Research in the Center addresses fundamental questions in neuroscience from the perspective of complex systems. It deals with questions about how genes work together in networks to form and shape a neuron; about how neurons interact to form complex, emergent, patterns of activity; about how normal brain function is lost when the brain degenerates; about how our cognition is both shaped by and shapes our neural pathways; about how neurons and neuronal circuits support learning and memory; about how visual perception emerges from sensory inputs; about how we control cognition and behavior; and about how coordinated neural activity in brain networks allows us to perform various activities, and to perceive, attend to, and think about the world around us. Research in the Center uses a variety of different approaches, including, but not limited to, those from robotics and machine perception, gene therapy, noninvasive human neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuroanatomy, time series analysis, network theory, and nonlinear dynamics.
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Steven L. Bressler, Ph.D, Interim Director and Professor
The Complex Systems Doctorate is one of three options through the FAU Brain Institute. Click on the above link to learn more about the FAU Brain Institute.