Mainak Patel, M.D., Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Duke University, Durham, NC
BS Neuroscience, University of Rochester
Faculty Mentor: David McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Ever since I took my first neuroscience course in college I’ve been captivated by the seemingly impossible feats of computation performed by the brain. In order to study the mathematical codes used by the brain to encode, transform, and synthesize information, I chose to do my PhD through the Computational Biology Program at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Our work consists of creating and studying mathematical models of neural networks.
Emergence of Dual Coding Mechanisms in a Network Model of the Locust Antennal Lobe: Transient Temporal Binding vs. a Delayed, High Dimensional Rate Code
Mathematical Neuroscience; Information processing and stimulus encoding by neural networks