Dr. Anna Levina

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Understanding Self-Organization of the Brain

The human brain is an immense computing device capable of performing many difficult tasks simultaneously. However, it consumes a very small amount of energy, that seems particularly tiny if we compare the brain to supercomputers of similar power. How does the nervous system manage to be this computationally effective? Can our computers mimic its capabilities? To find answers to these questions, we will venture into the mathematical modeling of the developing cultures and try to uncover their building principles.