CNS*2017 Antwerp, Belgium |Workshop: “New advances in theoretical tools for the study of large scale neural systems”


Simona Olmi, David Angulo-Garcia, Benjamin Lindner

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Abstract of the workshop

New advances in mathematical and computational neurosciences require the development of mathematical tools able to explain the dynamical evolution observed at different spatiotemporal scales. Our idea is to focus on the specific issue of meso/macroscopic dynamical behaviors in neural systems, given their relevance for population coding and computation. This workshop aims at discussing some of the most recent analytical techniques and mathematical tools used to derive the evolution of neural populations and its emergent dynamics, with the hope of understanding how features of meso/macroscopic systems such as local dynamics, heterogeneity, noise and topology shape their response. With this workshop we expect to bridge the gap between models and data and to further shed light on the inter-relation between structure, dynamics and function of the brain circuitry by studying the transitions between different collective states.


Wed, 19 July:

9:00-9:05 Opening Benjamin Lindner

Chairman: Benjamin Linbner

9:05-9:50 Srdjan Ostoijc

9:50-10:35 Maurizio Mattia

Coffee Break

11:00-11:45 Tilo Schwalger

11:45-12:30 Ernest Montbrio


Chairman: David Angulo

14:00-14:45 Tatyana Sharpee

14:45-15:30 Davide Bernardi

Coffee Break

16:00-16:45 Olivier Faugeras

16:45-17:30 Simona Olmi

17:30-18:15 TBC 

Thu, 20 July:

Chairwoman: Simona Olmi

9:00-9:45 Boris Gutkin

9:45-10:30 David Angulo

Coffee Break

11:00-11:45 Raffaella Burioni

11:45-12:30 Alex Roxin

Concluding Remarks