Prof Kevin Gurney (ABRG Co-director)

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Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TP, UK.

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 6566

Email: k.gurney/at/sheffield.ac.uk

Summary

I am a Professor of Computational Neuroscience at Sheffield and co-Director of the ABRG. My formal education and research experience have spanned a variety of disciplines including mathematical physics, digital systems, neural networks, experimental psychology, and computational neuroscience. Over the last decade I have specialised in the "action selection" problem and its solution in the basal ganglia and associated brain circuits. Recently this has expanded to include an investigation of sensorimotor loops controlling visual gaze. I am also interested in plasticity in basal ganglia and its role in developing new action repertoires. I have worked on models at many levels of description - from single neurons to brains systems and robots; each level of description has a role to play in our understanding of the brain. I am a firm believer in data sharing, and the need to develop powerful and widely used tools for building models in neuroscience.

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