What can topology tell us about the neural code?

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Abstract

Neuroscience is undergoing a period of rapid experimental progress and expansion. New mathematical tools, previously unknown in the neuroscience community, are now being used to tackle fundamental questions and analyze emerging data sets. Consistent with this trend, the last decade has seen an uptick in the use of topological ideas and methods in neuroscience. In this paper I will survey recent applications of topology in neuroscience, and explain why topology is an especially natural tool for understanding neural codes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-78
Number of pages16
JournalBulletin of the American Mathematical Society
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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