INS conference: The Dynamic Brain


Marseille*, 27-29 November 2013


Wednesday 27. November 2013

9:15 Patrick Chauvel – Welcome

Session 1. Conceptualizing brain function through cognitive representations
Chair: Catherine Liégeois-Chauvel
9:30 Eric Halgren (San Diego): Dynamics of word understanding
10:15 E.T. Rolls (Oxford): The dynamics of hippocampal and related attractor networks in memory
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Elizabeth Murray (Bethesda): What’s it worth? Orbital prefrontal cortex contributions to reward-based decision making
12:15 Lunch

Session 2. Epilepsy: a dynamical disease
Chair: Christophe Bernard
14:00 Fernando Lopes da Silva (Amsterdam) Dynamics of absence seizures: insights from experimental and computational models
14:45 John Huguenard (Stanford): Dynamic and adaptive responses of the thalamocortical system in epilepsy with emphasis on endozepines
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Andreas Schultze-Bonhage (Freiburg) Seizure occurence in focal epilepsy – to what degree are we approaching predictability in the long run?
EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics Lecture
16:45 Giacomo Rizzolatti (Parma) Mirror neurons: 20 years after the discovery
17:45 Cocktail

Thursday 28. November 2013

Session 3. Dynamic Mapping of the Brain
Chair: Christian Bénar
9:30 Ole Jensen (Nijmegen): An oscillatory mechanism for prioritizing neuronal processing
10:15 Christoph Michel (Genève): Electrical neuroimaging as a tool for the investigation of neuronal dynamics in the healthy and the epileptic brain
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Pedro Valdes-Sosa (La Havane): Incorporating prior knowledge into the estimation of effective connectivity
12:15 Lunch

Session 4. Modeling the functional brain

Chair: Viktor Jirsa,
14:00 Randy McIntosh (Toronto): Noise as information currency in the brain
14:45 Peter Tass (Jülich): Unlearning pathological synchrony by coordinated reset neuromodulation
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Michael Breakspear (Brisbane): Dwelling quietly in the rich club : brain network determinants of slow cortical fluctuations
20:00 Gala diner at cercle des nageurs

Friday 29. November 2013

Rising stars at INS
Chair: Patrick Chauvel
09:00 Pascale Quilichini : Brain state-dependent functional mapping of entorhinal cortex networks in experimental epilepsy
09:20 Andreas Spiegler : Spatiotemporal dynamics in the human brain during rest: A virtual brain study
09:40 Anne-Sophie DuBarry : Simultaneous recording of MEG, EEG and intracerebral EEG during visual stimulation: from feasibility to single-trial analysis
10:00 Demian Battaglia : Function follows Dynamics
10:20 Coffe break
11:00 Rita Sleimen-Malkoun : Towards a System Neuroscience View of Aging
11:40 Alexandre Eusebio : Reward- and effort-related neuronal activity in the subthalamic nucleus of Parkinson’s disease patients
11:40 Anaïs Llorens : Neural dynamics of picture naming: a focus on hippocampal activity
12:00 Marmaduke Woodman : Interictal needles in the sEEG haystack

* MPM Hémicycle, Le Pharo, 58 boulevard Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille