Bridging the neural circuit and cognition via computational neuroscience

Welcome to the Computational Neuroscience Lab (CNL) at UT Southwestern Medical Center, directed by Wen-hao Zhang. Our lab combines normative theories and biologically plausible neural circuit models to study the principles of neural information processing, in order to answer how perception, cognition, and behavior emerge from neural circuits. 


To conduct this interdisciplinary research, we combine techniques from nonlinear dynamics, Bayesian inference, neural coding, information theory, representation theory, etc. Meanwhile, we collaborate closely with experimental neuroscientists to verify our theories and models.



  • Jan. 26, 2022: new bioRxiv preprint "Sampling-based Bayesian inference in recurrent circuits of stochastic spiking neurons". [Link]

  • Dec. 21, 2021: Hello World! The first news from the brand new website of Zhang's CNL at UT Southwestern.

  • Nov. 1, 2021: The Zhang lab of computational neuroscience (CNL) opened at UT Southwestern.