It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

- All Categories 2.2K
- Programming with Categories Course 24
- Exercises - Programming with Categories Course 15
- Mini-Talks - Programming with Categories Course 3
- Applied Category Theory Course 341
- Applied Category Theory Seminar 4
- Exercises - Applied Category Theory Course 149
- Discussion Groups 50
- How to Use MathJax 15
- Chat 487
- Azimuth Code Project 108
- News and Information 147
- Azimuth Blog 149
- Azimuth Forum 29
- Azimuth Project 189
- - Strategy 108
- - Conventions and Policies 21
- - Questions 43
- Azimuth Wiki 711
- - Latest Changes 701
- - - Action 14
- - - Biodiversity 8
- - - Books 2
- - - Carbon 9
- - - Computational methods 38
- - - Climate 53
- - - Earth science 23
- - - Ecology 43
- - - Energy 29
- - - Experiments 30
- - - Geoengineering 0
- - - Mathematical methods 69
- - - Meta 9
- - - Methodology 16
- - - Natural resources 7
- - - Oceans 4
- - - Organizations 34
- - - People 6
- - - Publishing 4
- - - Reports 3
- - - Software 21
- - - Statistical methods 2
- - - Sustainability 4
- - - Things to do 2
- - - Visualisation 1
- General 41

Options

in Chat

Hi everyone!

I am a Master student in Mathematics and in Computational Science at the University of Amsterdam. I have a Bachelor in Mathematics, Physics and in Neuroscience.

I started fantasizing about applications of Category Theory in linguistics during my first course on the subject. I was happy to stumble upon the paper "Towards a Categorical Theory of Creativity for Music, Discourse, and Cognition" through which I came in contact with Ehresmann. She gave me some nice research directions how to apply Memory Evolutive Systems to neuroscience. Still working on this. Since, I had been considering different possibilities of applying Category Theory, but so far I am just trying to read up on the existing literature. More recently, I learned about John and the Azimuth project through a poster of the Applied Category Theory workshop in Leiden.

Currently, I am looking for a project for my Master's thesis on Applied Category Theory in Neuroscience.

## Comments

If I recall, doesn't categorical neuroscience have a lot of colimits in it?

`If I recall, doesn't categorical neuroscience have a lot of colimits in it?`

That is indeed one way to look at it! We can define the colimit of a pattern as the neuron (or neural ensemble) that it "projects" to, i.e. the neuron(s) that are functionally interconnected to the pattern which we could define in their way of firing.

`That is indeed one way to look at it! We can define the colimit of a pattern as the neuron (or neural ensemble) that it "projects" to, i.e. the neuron(s) that are functionally interconnected to the pattern which we could define in their way of firing.`

Welcome, Abel!

If you're interested in categories and neuroscience I hope you watch this talk by a friend of mine at Applied Category Theory 2018:

She's a homotopy theorist who does a lot of work with neuroscientists; you can find a lot of papers of hers on her website I think... but they use topology, not category theory.

`Welcome, Abel! If you're interested in categories and neuroscience I hope you watch this talk by a friend of mine at Applied Category Theory 2018: * Kathryn Hess, [Towards a categorical approach to neuroscience](https://youtu.be/1TyNInHXLcE). She's a homotopy theorist who does a lot of work with neuroscientists; you can find a lot of papers of hers on her website I think... but they use topology, not category theory.`

Thank you for the recommendation, although I have watched it before. In fact, I talked to prof. Hess and will do a project in her research team next year!

`Thank you for the recommendation, although I have watched it before. In fact, I talked to prof. Hess and will do a project in her research team next year!`