[Comp-neuro] ITCAN'09: Call for Participation
s.schultz at imperial.ac.uk
Sat Apr 11 14:03:15 CEST 2009
We wish to announce a focused, 1-day workshop, "Information transfer
and causal network analysis in neuroscience" (ITCAN-09) to be held in
Brighton on July 16th, 2009. This email is a call for participation.
The workshop has been made possible by the generous support of the UK
Mathematical Neuroscience Network.
Over recent years substantial progress has been made in the
application of causal analysis techniques to neuroscience. The goal of
this workshop is to bring together researchers applying different
causal network analysis approaches - such as Granger causality,
partial directed coherence, transfer entropy, and Bayesian approaches
- to neurophysiological data. These topics are becoming more widely
used in the field, however there has not to date been a workshop to
bring practitioners, who often present at different conferences,
together. Issues for discussion will include: pros and cons of
different causality measures, practical issues relating to their use
with real data (both spikes and continuous signals), relationship to
measures of network complexity, theoretical links to information
theory and nonlinear dynamics, and most importantly: what can causal
network analysis tell us about how the brain works?
A preliminary programme, including details of invited speakers, can be
found at the workshop website:
The timing of the workshop may be convenient for attendees of CNS '09
en route to Berlin.
If you wish to attend the workshop as a participant, please send an
email to Simon Schultz (s.schultz at imperial.ac.uk) before May 30th
with ITCAN in the subject line. As numbers will be limited, please
include a one-sentence statement of your research interests and let us
know if you are a member of the UK Mathematical Neuroscience Network.
Simon Schultz and Anil Seth (Workshop Organisers)
Dr. Simon R. Schultz
Department of Bioengineering
Imperial College London
South Kensington, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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