Mathematical, Computational And Experimental Neuroscience Research groups

The focus of my research lies at the interface between Mathematical, Computational and Experimental Neuroscience and the aim is three-fold. First, to mathematically explain neurophysiological mechanisms that underlie the activity observed in experimental and clinical studies. These observables, depend on the measurement modality (e.g. chemical, light, electrical etc), which display complex spatio-temporal dynamics (both in normal and pathological brain states). The grand challenge is not only to mathematically explain these observations but also to unify these explanations across modalities. Second, to provide new mathematical and computational tools that enable the implementation of novel technologies, in order to push the boundaries of experimental design and clinical therapies. To this end, we are developing novel tools based on mathematical control theory to track stability boundaries and unstable states directly from noisy data measured in closed-loop experiments. This will lead for example to intelligent machine-brain interfaces (including deep-brain stimulators) to treat neurological disorders. The hope is that some of these technologies will be commercially exploited by targeting specific industries.

Science field

Engineering & Technology

BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
RIS3 Priorities
  • Biosciences & Health
Main researcher
Serafim Rodrigues
Alameda de Mazarredo 14 48009 Bilbao, Bizkaia (Basque-Country, Spain)
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