Explore dynamical consequences of neurostimulation using neural mass modeling Computational Neurology


Personalization of neurostimulation can improve its efficacy whilst taking into account the increasing complexity of the corresponding technology and the amount of technical choices (regarding stimulation location and stimulation settings). In this project we aim to create a whole-brain neural mass model that can accurately predict the effect of different neurostimulation settings in healthy and neurologically impaired individuals.

Prerequisites: Python programming, completed courses on computational neuroscience

The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

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