Computational Brain ScienceBrain and Mind Institute


    This is an image of a brain.

    Computational Brain Science is an inter-disciplinary effort that lies at the intersection of Neuroscience, Psychology, Neurology, Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, and Applied Mathematics. The brain is a biological organ that has evolved to perform the computations necessary for goal-directed, adaptive, and intelligent behavior.

    The computational sciences therefore can help us to better understand the computations neural circuits are performing, and in turn, many new computational methods are inspired by insights about how biological brains work. Furthermore, we are now able to record the activity of many neurons or brain areas simultaneously.

    These massive multi-variate data sets pose new challenges for analysis and require the application and development of modern statistical methods.

    This website brings together the many researchers at Western involved in this exciting effort.