How to integrate information between vertebrate and invertebrate systems? (e.g., circuit modularity, functions of oscillations in computation, coding); How to integrate information across biological levels of organization from single cells through small networks to large networks?
Major axes of theoretical neuroscience
What are the major axes of ideas in theoretical neuroscience? In order to advance to a theory or theories of neuronal function we need to identify the fundamental ideas that are prevalent today, how they relate to each other, and their conflicts.
Bounding neural code theories
Neural codes, as any other biological function, are not boundless. Energy consumption, wiring, and environmental fitness could affect the use and evolution of neural codes across species.
Neuronal computation across species
What is the organism trying to solve for a specific
problem? What is the role of oscillations, criticality, circuit modularity, coding in shaping
neuronal computations. How to integrate the biological and algorithmic view? How to
integrate the primarily dynamic and stochastic views?