Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization -- Department for Nonlinear Dynamics and Network Dynamics Group
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Jens Wilting

(Ph.D. Student)
Group: Neural Dynamics and Information Processing
Projects: Self-Organized Criticality in the Activity Dynamics of Neural Networks
Address:  Am Faßberg 17
37077 Göttingen
Office: 1.07
Phone: +49-(0)551-5176-433
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I am interested in neuronal population dynamics under epilepsy. In particular, the brain has been proposed to operate at the margin between stable and unstable activity - a state called criticality - because in models criticality maximizes information processing capacities. But criticality also comes with the risk of instability, runaway activity, and epileptic seizures. I am investigating how epileptic brain areas approach criticality and become unstable, and how stability can be reestablished. I build this work on a novel analysis method to assess stability under subsampling that I have already developed, on models of neuronal networks, on data analysis, and on close collaboration with experimentalists.

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