[Comp-neuro] Workshop "Anesthesia and sleep: recent theoretical and experimental aspects"

Axel Hutt axel.hutt at loria.fr
Mon Jul 13 10:57:02 CEST 2009

[Apologies for multiple copies]

Announcement of the workshop

"Anesthesia and sleep: recent theoretical and experimental aspects"


as part of the

Computational Neuroscience Conference (CNS) 2009 in Berlin, Germany, 
July 18 – July23 2009.

General anaesthesia has attracted much research attention in recent 
years since new
experimental findings on the molecular action of anesthetic agents shed 
some more light on
the underlying mechanisms. In addition several theoretical models have 
been developed in
recent years which, for instance, reproduce the power spectrum changes 
in EEG during
anesthesia. Interestingly sleep shows similarities to anesthesia, such 
as the loss of
consciousness. Further the thalamus seems to play an important role both 
in GA and sleep.
Hence it is assumed that both phenomena are based on similar neuronal 
mechanisms. The
workshop aims to present some recent aspects on the modeling and the 
experimental side of
both phenomena and hence allows for an interaction of both research fields.

When : July 23 2009, 9:00-18:00

Where: Berlin Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science 
(BBAW), room 3

9:00 - 9:10 Axel Hutt

9:10 - 9:50 Jamie Sleigh
The transition from slow-wave sleep to REM sleep: experiment and theory

9:50 - 10:30 Nikolai Axmacher
Intracranial EEG evidence for sleep-related memory consolidation

11:00 - 11:40 Victoria Booth
A novel population model for sleep-wake regulation

11:40 - 12:20 David Liley
Modeling the electrocortical effects of anaesthetic agents

14:00 - 14:40 Behnam Molaee-Ardekani
Mean-field models and slow mechanisms in general anesthesia

14:40 - 15:20 Falk von Dinklage
In-vivo electrophysiology of anesthetic action

15:50 - 16:30 Aneta Stefanovska
Brain and cardiovascular interactions in anesthesia

16:30 - 17:20 Aylin Cimenser
A new EEG correlate of general anesthesia-induced loss of consciousness

17:20 - 18:00 Axel Hutt
The mathematical analysis of neural population dynamics subject to the 
anesthetic propofol

Axel Hutt 
Charge de Recherche (Premiere Classe INRIA)
INRIA CR Nancy - Grand Est 
615, rue du Jardin Botanique
54603 Villers-les-Nancy Cedex

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