Neural mechanisms of information processing and transmission

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Title: Neural mechanisms of information processing and transmission
Authors: Leugering, Johannes
ORCID of the author: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0956-4139
Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Gordon Pipa
Thesis referee: Prof. Dr. Peter K√∂nig
Prof. Dr. Sen Cheng
Abstract: This (cumulative) dissertation is concerned with mechanisms and models of information processing and transmission by individual neurons and small neural assemblies. In this document, I first provide historical context for these ideas and highlight similarities and differences to related concepts from machine learning and neuromorphic engineering. With this background, I then discuss the four main themes of my work, namely dendritic filtering and delays, homeostatic plasticity and adaptation, rate-coding with spiking neurons, and spike-timing based alternatives to rate-coding. The content of this discussion is in large part derived from several of my own publications included in Appendix C, but it has been extended and revised to provide a more accessible and broad explanation of the main ideas, as well as to show their inherent connections. I conclude that fundamental differences remain between our understanding of information processing and transmission in machine learning on the one hand and theoretical neuroscience on the other, which should provide a strong incentive for further interdisciplinary work on the domain boundaries between neuroscience, machine learning and neuromorphic engineering.
URL: https://repositorium.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/urn:nbn:de:gbv:700-202111055552
Subject Keywords: Theoretical Neuroscience; Neural Information Processing; Artificial Intelligence
Issue Date: 5-Nov-2021
Type of publication: Dissertation oder Habilitation [doctoralThesis]
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