Our mission at the Allen Institute for Brain Science is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. By implementing a team science approach on a large scale, we strive to generate useful public resources, drive technological innovations and discover fundamental brain properties through integration of experiments, modeling and theory.
We are seeking to fill a position at the level of Scientist I to work on the relationship between neural systems, associated signals emerging from neural functioning (such as extracellular recordings, etc.) and reduced representations of such functioning.
More specifically, the SciI will (i) design and conduct simulations with an existing large-scale computational model of cortex consisting of a multitude of reconstructed, interconnected and biophysically realistic neurons emulating signals as typically measured in vivo (e.g. [Schomburg, Anastassiou et al, J Neurosci, 2012; Reimann, Anastassiou et al, Neuron, 2013; Taxidis, Anastassiou et al, Neuron, 2015); (ii) analyze simulations to define an effective mapping between neural functioning and measures of neural activity; (iii) compare computational findings with in vivo e-phys recordings (e.g. http://observatory.brain-map.org/visualcoding)
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