63 - Dr. Peter Dayan and Computational Neuroscience

How can quantitative methods help us understand how the brain works? On this episode Joe, Jeremy, and Alex are joined by Dr. Peter Dayan the director of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tubingen, Germany. They'll discuss the different computational approaches taken to understand how the brain works, Dr. Dayan's own work using models to understand reinforcement learning and the role of the neurotransmitter dopamine in this process, and the goal of the International Brain Laboratory. Enjoy!