**THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA**

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**Department of Mathematical and **

**Statistical Sciences**

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**COLLOQUIUM**

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**“Cracking the
Neural Code”**

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**Professor Bo
Deng**

**Department of
Mathematics**

**University of
Nebraska-Lincoln**

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**Thursday, October 23, 2003**

**3:30 p.m.**

**CAB 657**

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**Abstract: **

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**Are there
universal laws governing neural communications? What would be the optimal
encoding schemes for neurons? What would be the mathematics of neural
communication like? In this talk we will try to answer these questions in the
context of a circuit model for bursting-spiking neurons and from a perspective
of dynamical system point of view, in particular, the view of singularly
perturbed differential equations.**

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**Refreshments will be served in CAB 649 at 3:00 p.m.**

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