Research groups

Conor Houghton group

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Conor Houghton group works on language processing in the brain, models of the cerebellum and information theory for neural data.

keywords: neurolinguistics, language, cerebellum, information theory.


Cian O'Donnell group

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Cian O’Donnell group works on synaptic plasticity, memory, neural circuits in autism, and statistical methods for neural data analysis.

keywords: Synaptic plasticity, biophysics, memory, fragile-X, autism and statistical data analysis.


Neural & machine learning group
(Principal investigator: Rui Ponte Costa)

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The Neural and machine learning group seeks to understand the principles of learning in the brain. Our work draws inspiration from different disciplines (neuroscience, machine learning, statistics, computer science, physics) across multiple levels of analysis, from single synapse to cross-area interactions via neural circuits. We collaborate with experimental and theoretical/machine learning labs in the UK and internationally.


keywords: Cortical circuits, synaptic plasticity, credit assignment, reinforcement learning, probabilistic inference, machine learning and deep learning.


Laurence Aitchison group

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Laurence Aitchison group uses Bayesian approaches to uncover the theoretical principles behind biological and artificial intelligence, and at the same time we develop novel algorithms for data-analysis and apply them to datasets ranging from calcium-imaging to human behaviour.

keywords: synaptic plasticity, representation learning, calcium-imaging, probabilistic inference, deep learning, variational autoencoders


Nathan Lepora group

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Nathan Lepora group does research at the intersection between robotics, sensory neuroscience and machine learning. The group is also affiliated with the Bristol Robotics Lab.

keywords: Tactile robotics, decision making and machine learning.


We collaborate with research groups nationally and internationally, but also across the university:


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