[Comp-neuro] Neuronal Variability and its Functional Significance

Glanzman, Dennis (NIH/NIMH) [E] dglanzma at mail.nih.gov
Tue Sep 9 18:00:10 CEST 2008

16th Annual Dynamical Neuroscience Satellite Symposium

"Neuronal Variability and its Functional Significance"

Preceding the 38th Annual Meeting
of the Society for Neuroscience

Thursday and Friday,
November 13-14, 2008

The Capital Ballroom of the
JW Marriott Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC

The brain is restless. Physiological data recorded from the brain often
have random-appearing components. Repeated stimuli evoke responses that
are not identical from trial to trial. Not too long ago this variability
was dismissed as noise and, through techniques such as signal averaging,
removed from further consideration. More recent work has begun to
examine the rich content of this variability and shed light on its
functional consequences. Neural variability and noise has become an
active field of research, generating a wealth of new knowledge and
information. This symposium will assess the current status of four
related areas:  Characterizing Neuronal Variability; The Dynamics of
Neural Ensembles; Neural Variability and Cognition; Neural Variability
and Brain Disorders.

Invited Speakers:
Henry Abarbanel, Larry Abbott, Emery Brown, Richard Coppola
Charles Gray, Terran Lane, Daeyeol Lee, Stephen Lisberger, Helen Mayberg
Anna Roe, Nicholas Schiff, Charles Schroeder, Richard Stein and Akaysha

Keynote Address
 Presented by the inaugural recipient of the 
Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

Symposium Organizers:
Mingzhou Ding, University of Florida
Dennis Glanzman, NIMH/NIH

For programmatic information, please contact:

D. Glanzman  <glanzman at nih.gov>
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone:  (301) 443-1576
Register for the meeting, and to submit a poster abstract 
(October 17 deadline for abstracts) here:
http://neuro.dgimeetingsupport.com, or, contact:
Nakia Wilson <nwilson at dixongroup.com>
Telephone:  (877) 772-9111

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