The branch of neuroscience using computational research techniques to explore, examine and test the theories and principles of brain functions

## Computational Simulation Computer models of brain functions |
## Computational Analysis Computer analysis of brain functions |

**The Objectives of Computational Neuroscience Research**

## Simulation ObjectivesTo test the theories and principles |
## Analysis ObjectivesTo deduce brain functions based on |

**Techniques in Computational Neuroscience Research:**

* Develop mathematical equations that govern brain functions

* Develop equations that describe electrical, biochemical properties of neurons & neural networks

* Reconstruct biologically-realistic model of neural networks

* Simulate the functions of neural networks based on the model

* Perform experiments to test the model to see if it works as predicted

* Develop analytical techniques to decode the functions of the brain

* Develop metholodologies to analyze brain signals

* Using mathematical/statistical analyses to deduce principles of operation

* Apply analyses to reduce the complexity of the neural system

* Based on the analyses, formulate theories and principles of brain functions