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- Oxford Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence (Dr. Simon Stringer) Research Group
- Director, Oxford Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence
- Course Director for the MSc in Psychological Research Course
Theoretical neuroscience and artificial intelligence
I lead the Oxford Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence based within the Department of Experimental Psychology. Our laboratory houses a team of theoreticians, who are developing computer models of a range of different aspects of brain function. Our current research covers vision, spatial processing, motor function, language and consciousness. For example, one of the major research topics that we are exploring is how the primate visual system learns to make sense of complex natural scenes.
A number of the research programmes taking place within our laboratory involve collaborations with experimental laboratories across the university and at other leading UK institutions. The computer models that we are developing are needed to investigate and understand the neural and synaptic dynamics that underpin brain function. We hope that this work will help to inform biomedical research into neurological disorders, as well as inspire new techniques in artificial intelligence and robot control.