Friedrich "Fritz" Sommer

Friedrich Sommer

Title
Adjunct Professor
Department
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
Phone
(510) 642-7251
Research Expertise and Interest
Bayesian methods, information theory, memory, sensory processing, visual system
Research Description

Many impressive capabilities of the brain are not yet understood, for example, abilities in perception to rapidly analyze cluttered visual scenes, spoken language, morse code or the virtually unlimited capacity of our long-term memory. My lab investigates the theoretical principles of how neurons and networks in the brain collaborate and organize to produce perception, memory, action and ultimately cognition. To study these issues we develop computational models of the brain, as well as advanced techniques of data analysis.

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