Title and abstract of the planned talk

Kathryn Hess

EPFL

Homotopy theory, category theory,
applications of algebraic topology.

The title and abstract of the planned talk are on the right side.

Title: “Topological explorations in¬†neuroscience”

Abstract: Over the past decade, research at the interface of topology and neuroscience has grown remarkably fast.

Topology has, for example, been successfully applied to objective classification and digital synthesis of neuron morphologies, to automatic detection of network dynamics, and to the construction of a powerful and parameter-free mathematical framework for relating the activity of a network of neurons or brain regions to its underlying structure, both locally and globally.

In this talk I will present a medley of recent applications of topology to neuroscience, many of which resulted from the close collaboration of my lab with the Blue Brain Project.