My research is in theoretical neuroscience, computational vision, and computational linguistics. I study the mechanisms used by brains to create and work with complex, detailed, hierarchical representations of the external world. With colleagues in neuroscience and applied math, I investigate the hypothesis that the fine temporal structure of cortical activity, e.g. the synchronous firing of neurons, plays an important role in these representations.
I was born and grew up in France. I received an M.Sc. degree in mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1975, a Diploma in engineering from the ENST in Paris in 1977, and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Brown in 1980. From 1980 to June 1991, I was a researcher with the French CNRS in Paris. I have been at Brown since 1991, as a visiting professor until 2000, and then as an associate professor of applied mathematics and neuroscience.
LUCIEN ELIE BIENENSTOCK, PhD
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