The Computational Neurodynamics group studies the dynamics of large-scale networks of spiking neurons using computer simulation and robotics. Our interests include:

  1. Dynamical properties such as complexity, metastability, and phenomena of local and global synchronisation.
  2. Structural connectivity, in particular the importance of small-world networks, (hierarchical) modularity, and hub nodes.
  3. The relationship between connectivity and dynamics.
  4. The role of the neural dynamics in an embodied (robotic) setting.
  5. The technology of neural simulation, especially using commodity hardware such as GPUs.

The over-arching agenda is to understand how cognition and consciousness are realised in the embodied, situated brain.

More information about our research can be found on Murray Shanahan's webpage here.