Seminario Dottorato: “The influence of network structure in neuronal information transmission"

Wednesday 31 May 2017 h.14:30 - Room 2BC30 - Giacomo Baggio

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Wednesday 31 May 2017 h.14:30, Room 2BC30
Giacomo Baggio (Padova, DEI)
“The influence of network structure in neuronal information transmission"

Understanding how neurons communicate is one of the most challenging open problems in neuroscience. In this talk, I will present some recent results aiming at formulating this problem from a mathematical and information-theoretic viewpoint. After an overview on neuronal network dynamical models, I will introduce a digital communication framework for studying the information transmission problem in a neuronal network driven by linear dynamics. Within this framework, a novel metric for measuring the information capacity of a neuronal network based on Shannon’s capacity and the notion of inter-symbol interference will be discussed. Finally, I will illustrate how the structure of the network matrix and, in particular, its departure from normality, affects the information capacity of a network.
The talk will be introductory in nature and it is intended for a general audience.

Rif. int. C. Marastoni, T. Vargiolu

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