Beck Lab

101H Bryan Research

Jeff Beck, PhD, PI

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology
jeff.beck@duke.edu 

Phone: 919.684.4742

We are interested in how neural activity represents ecologically relevant information and how neural circuits operate on that representation in order to survive in a complex and uncertain world.  This involves the study of probabilistic inference and machine learning, decision making under uncertainty, complex (often Bayesian) behavioral models, information and coding theory, and statistical (latent state space) analysis of neural data.  Using these tools, we collaborate with physiologists to identify the fundamental properties of biologically plausible neural circuits that are capable of generating observed behavior.