Neurosim Lab   @  Downstate

Our lab uses computer simulations of the brain to uncover the mechanisms responsible for normal brain function as well as neurological and psychiatric disease.

Governing hypotheses

The details of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology are critical to understanding the brain: function follows forms through multiple scales from molecular up through local connections (microconnectomics), to large-scale brain connectomics. Properties emerge at each scale. Simulations are used to detect and understand these emergences. Specific conjectures include:

Support

Research and curriculum development at the Neurosimulation Laboratory has been supported by National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke, National Institute of Mental Health, National Insitute of Aging, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, Epilepsy Foundation of America, American Epilepsy Society, State University of New York, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.