Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
University College London

Professor Peter Dayan

Research Interests

I build mathematical and computational models of neural processing, with a particular emphasis on representation and learning. The main focus is on reinforcement learning and unsupervised learning, covering the ways that animals come to choose appropriate actions in the face of rewards and punishments, and the ways and goals of the process by which they come to form neural representations of the world. The models are informed and constrained by neurobiological, psychological and ethological data.

UCL Publication List (under-edited)

Textbook: Theoretical Neuroscience Peter Dayan and LF Abbott

For a book on the computational neuroscience of vision, see Understanding Vision by Li Zhaoping

Contact Information:  
Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
Room 241, 25 Howland Street
London W1T 4JG

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3108 8101
Email: email