##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Food For Thought Seminar

## Christian Bick

#### UCSD

## Neuroscience, just another reason to study math!?

##### Abstract:

Neural dynamics, from the dynamics of a single cell to the modeling of the activity of whole neural clusters, give rise to high dimensional dynamical systems. Unfortunately computers are too slow to solve them and math does not provide the theorems to make qualitative statements. This talk will be about models, what we can actually do and why the Fibonacci numbers keep popping up everywhere. Even when studying neural dynamics.

### May 28, 2009

### 11:00 AM

### AP&M 7321

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