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Dr Máté Lengyel


Máté Lengyel

Reader in Computational Neuroscience

Academic Division: Information Engineering

Research group: Computational and Biological Learning

Telephone: +44 1223 7 48532


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Research interests

Our group studies learning and memory from computational, algorithmic/representational and neurobiological viewpoints. We also maintain an active interest in the possible computational functions of neural oscillations, particularly those present in the hippocampus and neocortex.

Computationally and algorithmically, we use ideas from Bayesian approaches to statistical inference and reinforcement learning to characterize the goals and mechanisms of learning in terms of normative principles and behavioural results. We also perform dynamical systems analyses of reduced biophysical models to understand the mapping of these mechanisms into cellular and network models.

We collaborate very closely with experimental neuroscience groups, doing in vitro intracellular recordings, multi-unit recordings in behaving animals, and human psychophysical and fMRI experiments.

Strategic themes


Computational Neuroscience

Other positions

Member of Cambridge Neuroscience Initiative