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Talk by Till Schumann

01 Mar 2016 11:00
01 Mar 2016
Bldg. 15.22, E1, Seminar Room 3009, 1. OG

Master thesis - Simulating the mouse brain model constructed from Allen Institute for Brain Science data on the Blue Brain 4.

In 2014, the Neurorobotics team at the Blue Brain Project (BBP), project of the Ecole Federale Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, successfully produced a point-neuron model of a mouse brain from data provided by the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Using the neural network simulator NEST, the BBP Neuro- robotics team was able to simulate a scaled-down model of a mouse brain on a laptop computer, paving the way towards a mouse brain that can interact with an environment. In order to make full-scale implementation of the mouse brain model possible, a large scale of resources with low latency requirements is needed. Only modern supercomputers can provide these resources. The current functionality of NEST generates large neuronal networks on a supercomputer based on random distributions, not yet from big experimental data contained in brain atlases. The purpose of this thesis is to develop the means to fully model a mouse brain from experimental data using NEST software on available supercomputing architectures.

The talk takes place in building 15.22, E1, seminar room 3009.


Prof. Dr. Markus Diesmann