About Computational Neuroscience & Neurophysiology

Amrita Center for Computational Neuroscience has been instituted to comprehend the brain and its neural circuits by devising mathematical models. In contrast to other fields in biology, mathematical thinking and methodology have become entrenched in neuroscience since its very beginning, as witnessed by the classical work of Hodgkin and Huxley. Indeed, important developments in mathematics, and particularly in statistics, as in point processes theory, have their roots in this field.

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Research

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Our research involves the development and analysis of computational models in order to study synaptic plasticity, associative memory and information processing in the cerebellum and inter-related circuits. Other work at the lab is on bio-robotics and neuromorphic hardware, neuroscience of yoga and Indian relaxation techniqies besides development of tools and pedagogical techniques for enhancing bioscience laboratory education. Computational neuroscience research seeks to comprehend how the brain learns and computes to achieve intelligent behavior in addition to interpreting neurological conditions. It is an interdisciplinary endeavor at the intersection of computer science, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, physics, engineering, mathematics, and statistics.

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Teaching

The Center has members of faculty who impart education to graduate students and post doctoral scholars in courses like Computational Biology, Neurobiology, Molecular and Cell Biophysics in a holistic approach stimulating and nurturing the research interests in them. As is the case with any other course, theoretical knowledge alone cannot quench the thirst of true scholars. These subjects under the purview of researchers at the Center provides robust, live projects for the students to work on and gain rich exposure and vast experience that makes...

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Facilities

The Supercomputing facility attached to the Computational Neuroscience lab at the School of Biotechnology provides state of the art computing, storage, and visualization facilities supporting projects spanning the School’s various projects and as a backbone for large scale neural computation studies at the computational neuroscience laboratory. Supercomputing facilities currently support applications from such diverse fields as computational neuroscience, virtual laboratories, bioinformatics, molecular modeling and computer-aided drug design.

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Collaborators

Here at the Amrita Center for Computational Neuroscience, a large number of international link ups and collaborations have been set up to ensure that students receive proper guidance and mentoring of the highest quality in their research endeavors. Faculties from almost all parts of the world interact with our students and faculties either directly or via video conferences to invirgorate their research aspirations and innovations to transform them into cutting edge technologies and ground-breaking inventions that serve the novel...

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Dr. Shyam Diwakar
Computational Neuroscience & Neurophysiology
School of Biotechnology
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amritapuri Campus
Amritapuri, Clappana P. O.
Kollam - 690525, Kerala, India
+91 0476-2893116
+91 (0)476-2899722
shyam@amrita.edu

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