On the Convexity of Neural Codes

Start: 11/04/2015 - 4:15pm
End  : 11/04/2015 - 5:15pm


Bill Kronholm (Whittier College)


Neurons transmit electrical signals through the nervous system, and the patterns of firing neurons invoke responses from the host. For certain neurons, it is reasonable to assume that the receptive field for the neuron (the region in the stimulus space within which that neuron fires) is a convex region in some Euclidean space. In this talk, we discuss ways to detect whether or not a particular collection of neural firing patterns can arise from convex receptive fields. 


Argue Auditorium, Millikan, Pomona College

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