Jeffrey Beck

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Office: 101H Bryan Research
Campus mail: Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-4742
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We study neural coding and computation from a theoretical perspective with particular emphasis on probabilistic reasoning and decision making under uncertainty, complex behavioral modeling, computational models of cortical circuits and circuit function, dynamics of spiking neural networks, and statistical analysis of neural and behavioral data.  Previous work has been largely concerned with sensory-motor transformations and neural representations of complex stimuli such as odors.  More recently, we have been focusing on developing non-linear latent state space models of neural networks as standard linear models are incapable of generating even very simple behaviors.  

Education and Training

  • Northwestern University, Ph.D. 2003

Associated Faculty Labs

Department Affiliation

  • Department of Neurobiology