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.

Textbook: Theoretical Neuroscience Peter Dayan and LF Abbott


UCL Publication List (under-edited)

Contact Information:  
Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
Alexandra House
Room 407, 17 Queen Square
London WC1N 3AR

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7679 1175
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