Gemin lecture on “A positioning system in the brain”

Associated professor Trygve Solstad, from HiST is giving a talk on A positioning system in the brain: the role of computational models.

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser “…for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”. These cells have been given names like place cells, grid cells, head direction cells, and border cells.

Trygve Solstad will give an informal presentation of key discoveries in the field and discuss the role of neural network models in the ongoing work to understand how the different cell types work together to compute an animal’s position in space.

Time: Friday 31st, October, 12.15
Place: Room 454
Speaker: Trygve Solstad
Title: A positioning system in the brain: the role of computational models