ORGANISATION/COMPANYRIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
RESEARCH FIELDComputer science › InformaticsEngineering › Knowledge engineeringNeurosciencesTechnology › Information technology
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE26/06/2020 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
LOCATIONJapan › Saitama
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
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Laboratory for Neural Circuits and Behavior, Center for Brain Science (Laboratory head:Andrea Benucci)
The research focus of the laboratory is to study how the dynamics of neurons in large cortical networks gives rise to a sensory percept, as well as to complex cognitive processes such as decision-making. We address this question using a combination of experimental and computational methods. Experimentally, we work with the mouse animal model and use cutting-edge techniques for the interrogation of neural circuits, such as fluorescence imaging and optogenetics. Computationally, we use the framework of recurrent neural networks (RNN), considered as an ideal tool to study the dynamics of biological recurrent neuronal networks (bRNN).
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Research Scientist: 1 position
The project will focus on implementing a large-scale RNN to capture key computational aspects of cortical processing using data recorded from the cerebral cortex of mice while engaged in a behavioral task. This work will be done in close collaboration with experimentalists to jointly design new experimental paradigms based on observations and predictions spurring from the theoretical simulations.
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RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)
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