Researchgroups in The Netherlands

Neuroinformatics, CWI, Amsterdam

The CWI Neuroinformatics group interfaces the fields of neuroscience with mathematics and computer science. Questions in neuroinformatics are particularly involved with understanding and modeling learning and information processing in biologically plausible networks of neurons. Many such processes are still poorly understood, and experimental neuroscience data is often open to different interpretations. Mathematical modeling combined with insights and techniques from statistical machine learning and estimation are key methods for progress in this area.


Central to our efforts are two - closely related - research questions:

“How do biological neurons compute information?” and “How do biological neurons learn to compute information?”.

To answer the research questions, theoretical models are developed to fit data from experimental neuroscience, and insights from neuroscience are translated into novel models of neural computation.

Dr S. Bohte