[Comp-neuro] [call for papers] Entropy: special issue on "Information Theory in Neuroscience"
eugenio.piasini at iit.it
Mon Jul 10 10:41:36 CEST 2017
(apologies for cross-posting)
The journal Entropy is currently running a Special Issue entitled
"Information Theory in Neuroscience", that we believe could be of
interest for the members of this list.
As the ultimate information processing device, the brain naturally lends
itself to be studied with information theory. Application of information
theory to neuroscience has spurred the development of principled
theories of brain function, has led to advances in the study of
consciousness, and to the development of analytical techniques to crack
the neural code, that is to unveil the language used by neurons to
encode and process information. In particular, advances in experimental
techniques enabling precise recording and manipulation of neural
activity on a large scale now enable for the first time the precise
formulation and the quantitative test of hypotheses about how the brain
encodes and transmits across areas the information used for specific
This Special Issue emphasizes contributions on novel approaches in
neuroscience using information theory, and on the development of new
information theoretic results inspired by problems in neuroscience.
Research work at the interface of neuroscience, Information Theory and
other disciplines is also welcome.
Deadline for manuscript submission: 1 December 2017
For more information:
Eugenio Piasini and Stefano Panzeri, Italian Institute of Technology
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