Theme 4: Natural Computing & Neurotechnology
Theme 4 integrates theoretical, computational, experimental, and technological research at the Donders Institute and has as its scientific mission to uncover fundamental mechanisms of brain function. This common mission is realized via two distinct complementary research lines.
Natural Computing and Neurotechnology
Research within this theme is conducted via two distinct but complementary research lines: “Natural Computing” and “Neurotechnology”. The Natural Computing research line aims to understand the computational principles, mechanisms and algorithms that drive learning, memory, inference, perception and control in natural systems and replicate these processes in artificial systems. The Neurotechnology research line aims to achieve technological breakthroughs in the techniques for measurement, analysis and control of neural activity and the associated behavior of agents/animals.
Each of the four research themes of the Donders Institute has a Theme Leader. They coordinate discussions on subjects, host theme meetings and take part in the Research Platform to discuss strategic policy aspects. Contact Fleur Zeldenrust or secretary Marie-Louise Beenen if you want to know more. Sander Keemink and David Norris are panel members of this theme.