FEIT Research Project Database

Foundations of systems neuroscience

Project Leader: Jonathan Manton
Primary Contact: Jonathan Manton (jmanton@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: signal processing; signals and systems; systems neuroscience; systems theory
Disciplines: Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Research Centre: Nonlinear Signal Processing Lab

Engineers have developed ‘systems theory’ for understanding the behaviour of engineered systems, with sub-disciplines including information theory, control theory and signal processing. The extension and application of these tools to neuronal networks, called systems neuroscience, is in its infancy. This project aims to advance the theory of systems neuroscience, with particular emphasis on understanding the role of multiple feedback loops.