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EPSRC Symposium Workshop on Computational Neuroscience

Computational Neuroscience

Monday 8 – Thursday 11, December 2008

Mathematics Research Centre, University of Warwick, UK

Organisers: Jianfeng Feng (Warwick University), David McLaughlin (New York University) and Dimitris Vavoulis (Warwick University

PROGRAMME

All talks will be in Lecture Room B3.03, Mathematics Institute, Zeeman Building

Monday 8th December 2008

09:00 – 09:45 Claude Meunier (CNRS and Paris) How membrane currents interact to shape the integrative properties of motoneurons ( (PDF Document) pdf of talk)
09:45 – 10:30 Erik De Schutter (OIST) The Purkinje neuron model parameter space: implications for homeostasis and synaptic plasticity ( (PDF Document)  pdf of talk)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:45 Magnus Richardson (Warwick) Reduced neuron models - experiments and theory
11:45 – 12:30 Susanne Ditlevsen (Copenhagen) Simple stochastic neuronal models and their parameters ( (PDF Document)  pdf of talk)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch in the Mathematic Institute Common Room (Zeeman Building)
13:30 – 14:15 Paul Bressloff (Utah) Mathematical models of protein trafficking in dendrites ( (PDF Document)  pdf of talk)
14:15 – 15:00 Karl Friston (Wellcome UCL) Variational filtering ( (PDF Document) pdf of talk )
15:00 – 15:30 Tea in the Mathematics Institute Common Room

Tuesday 9th December 2008

09:00 – 09:45 Hugh Robinson (Cambridge) Synaptic conductances and the generation of regular and irregular firing patterns in cortical neurons ( Abstract of talk)
09:45 – 10:30 Gareth Leng (Edinburgh) Firing patterns in neuroendocrine neurones: intrinsic mechanisms and emergent behaviours ( (PDF Document)  pdf of talk)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:45 Stephen Coombes (Nottingham) Gap junctions and emergent brain rhythms ( (PDF Document) pdf of talk)
11:45 – 12:30 Roger Traub (IBM New York) Gap junctions and the very fast oscillations (>70 Hz) that precede seizures ( Abstract of talk)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:15 Ding Mingzhou (Florida) 10 Hz rhythms in the brain: characterization and function ( (PDF Document) pdf of talk)
14:15 – 15:00 Xiao-Jing Wang (Yale) Synchronous rhythms with irregular neural firing in the primate cortex during selective attention and working memory ( Abstract of talk)
15:00 – 15:30 Tea in the Mathematics Institute Common Room
15:30 – 16:15 Colin Ingram (Newcastle) Developing an e-science platform for supporting time-series data ( Abstract of talk)
18:30 – … Dinner at Loch Fyne Restaurant, Kenilworth

Wednesday 10th December 2008

09:00 – 09:45 Wulfram Gerstner (Lausanne) Tag-trigger consolidation: a model of synaptic plasticity across different time scales ( (PDF Document) pdf of talk )
09:45 – 10:30 Nigel Stocks (Warwick): Optimal information processing in neural populations ( (PDF Document) pdf of talk )
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:45 Henry Tuckwell (MPI Leipzig) Stochastic effects on nonlinear waves in neural systems ( (PDF Document) pdf of talk)
11:45 – 12:30 David Cai (New York) Computational modeling of the primary visual cortex and insect olfactory system
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch in the Mathematics Institute Common Room (Zeeman Building)
13:30 – 14:15 Andre Longtin (Ottawa) Coding with dynamic synapses and receptive fields( (PDF Document) pdf of talk )
14:15 – 15:00 Rasmus Petersen (Manchester) Representation of high bandwidth sensory information by small neuronal circuits in the whisker system ( (PDF Document) pdf of talk)
15:00 – 15:30 Tea in the Mathematics Institute Common Room
15:30 – 16:15 Grigory Osipov (Nizhny Novgorod) Sequential synchronous activity in neural networks ( (PDF Document)  pdf of talk)

Thursday 11th December 2008

09:00 – 09:45 Shun-ichi Amari (RIKEN) Information-geometric studies on neuronal spike trains ( (PDF Document) pdf of talk)
09:45 – 10:30 Hiroyuki Nakahara (RIKEN) Analyzing neural dynamics by considering higher-order interaction and, also, the effect of time on reward prediction ( Abstract of talk)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:45 Edmund Rolls (Oxford) Memory, vision, attention, decision-making, and their disorders: linking cellular and subcellular properties to global behaviour ( Abstract of talk )
11:45 – 12:30 David McLaughlin (Provost) Quantifying neuronal network dynamics through coarse-grained event-trees
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:15 Jianfeng Feng (Warwick) Moment neuronal networks and rhythmic activity
14:15 – 15:00 Stefan Klampfl (Graz) Computing with transient network dynamics ( (PDF Document)  pdf of talk)
16:00 – … Drinks and snacks in the Mathematics Institute Common Room

Aerial photograph of Maths Houses

See also:
Mathematics Research Centre
Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick (MIR@W)
Past Events 
Past Symposia 

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