The team at this institute analyses how behaviour is generated in the brain and what we can learn from nature to further the development of technological systems.
How does a certain behaviour develop in the brain under the influence of external stimuli? And what can be learned from this to teach technical systems similar behaviours? Both of these questions guide researchers at the Institute for Neural Computation. This concerns perception as well as cognition and movement, for instance of robot and driver assist systems. The researchers use experimental methods from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrotechnology, and applied information technology. They also use mathematical methods such as the theory of neuronal networks.