### Stanley Klein, Professor

**(1) Using electrocorticogram data to explore neural dynamics**

*Applications for Fall 2019 are now closed for this project. *

After reading several articles on the topic, the undergraduate would collaborate with Sean O’Nuallain and Stanley Klein on developing models of neural processing that would enable neurons to carry out Fourier processing of stimuli.

Qualifications: The student would need to be familiar with Fourier processing and be able to program in Matlab. Prior knowledge of Matlab isn’t needed if the student is familiar with Python’s NumPy.

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Related website: http://cornea.berkeley.edu

**(2) Getting real neurons to do Fourier/Gabor transforms
**

*Applications for Fall 2019 are now closed for this project. *

While the current neural net approaches of deep learning seem impressive, we believe along with many in the community that simply calling them “convolutional nets” is more accurate. They are not neural, assuming a linear model of the neuron on which they impose non-linearity in a randomly-chosen transfer function. We propose a neuron that is a harmonic oscillator. Similarly, their model parses photos from the web that already exploit Western laws of perspective. We propose that no such assumption is valid, and all that exists out there is a power spectrum.

In that we follow the great American scientists David Bohm and Karl Pribram whose metaphysics and epistemology of perception is explored at length in our Feb 2016 book. We attach a summary of this approach; the first task of the student is to implement the system described in the attached slides about the Bohm/Pribram model

It involves resonate and fire models of the neuron based on the harmonic oscillator which are available open source in:

http://freesourcecode.net/matlabprojects/65239/fitting-critically-damped-simple-harmonic-oscillator-in-matlab#.VmcQHG4U6pp

http://www.compadre.org/osp/items/detail.cfm?ID=8290

Qualifications: The undergraduate would collaborate with Stanley Klein and Sean O’Nuallain on developing models of neural processing that would enable neurons to carry out Fourier processing of stimuli. The student would need to be familiar with Fourier processing and be able to program in Matlab. Prior knowledge of Matlab isn’t needed if the student is familiar with Python’s NumPy.

Weekly Hours: to be negotiated

Related website: http://cornea.berkeley.edu