Prof. Dr. Ines Samengo


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsExperimental and Theoretical Network Neuroscience,Mathematical and Applied Statistics,Biophysics
KeywordsNeural Code, Sensory systems, Computational Neuroscience, Dynamical Systems, Neural Networks

Current contact address

CitySan Carlos de Bariloche
InstitutionComision Nacional de Energia Atomica
InstituteInstituto Balseiro

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Andreas V.M. HerzInstitut für Theoretische Biologie (ITB), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Susanne SchreiberInstitut für Theoretische Biologie (ITB), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin
Start of initial sponsorship01/05/2003


2003Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme
2022Georg Forster Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Samengo is internationally renowned for her contributions to uncovering principles of computation in nervous systems. She has developed mathematical models that bridge the gap between physiological descriptions of sensory perception and the resulting subjective experience. Lately she has focused on colour perception, including optical illusions. During her stay in Germany, she plans to investigate how the biophysical properties of visual neurons shape colour perception.

Publications (partial selection)

2005Damián Oliva, Inés Samengo, Stefan Leutgeb and Sheri J. Mizumori: A Subjective Distance Between Stimuli: Quantifying the Metric Structure of Representations. In: Neural Computation, 2005, 969-990