[Comp-neuro] "Dynamics of Memory: What is the Evidence?", Barcelona July 12-13, 2012. Satellite to FENS Forum

Albert Compte acompte at clinic.ub.es
Wed Feb 1 16:18:20 CET 2012

"Dynamics of memory: What is the evidence?"
Satellite event of FENS Forum
Barcelona, Spain, July 12-13, 2012

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS to FENS Forum, DEADLINE: February 5, 2012 !!

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS to the satellite workshop, deadline: June 30, 2012

This workshop is organized as a satellite event of the FENS Forum in
Barcelona (http://fens2012.neurosciences.asso.fr/), the largest
international neuroscience meeting in Europe. The 2-day workshop will
take place immediately before the FENS forum in Barcelona (Spain) and it
will bring together leading experimental and theoretical neuroscientists
to discuss about experimental validations of mechanistic theories for

The overall scientific goal of the workshop is to discuss experimental
approaches that evaluate and assess different proposed theoretical
frameworks comprising mechanistic explanations for how memories are
stored, retrieved and maintained in the brain. Several reasons make this
the right time to bring together theoreticians and experimentalists to
discuss the dynamics of memory. First, the existence of a diversity of
experimental techniques which are capable of providing evidence
sufficiently precise so as to discard proposed theoretical alternatives.
Also, the progressive infiltration of theoretical ideas into
experimental journals and forums has made it possible for
experimentalists to become familiar and interested in quantitative
approaches which, until recently, were only discussed among
theoreticians. Because of this, we feel like this conference will be of
great interest to systems neuroscientists, both those using experimental
as well as theoretical approaches.

"Dynamics of memory: What is the evidence?" will be organized by the
Center for Mathematical Research (CRM) in a beautiful 17th century
building in the old city of Barcelona, minutes away from the Rambla
boulevard. Thirty-minute  bus connection to Barcelona-El Prat airport is
within a 5 minute walk of the workshop venue. This central location
offers a broad range of accommodation, food and entertainment options
within walking distance. Registration for this event will open shortly

Poster presentations will complement oral presentations by the following
confirmed invited speakers:

Moshe Abeles, Hebrew University, Israel
Matthew Chafee, University of Minnesota, USA
Albert Compte, IDIBAPS, Spain
Daniel Durstewitz, BCCN Heidelberg-Mannheim, Germany
Rainer Friedrich, FMIBR, Switzerland
Mark Goldman, UC Davis, USA
Gilles Laurent, MPI Frankfurt, Germany
Wolfgang Maass, Graz Univ. of Technology, Austria
Matthias Munk, MPI Tuebingen, Germany
Alessandro Treves, SISSA, Italy
Misha Tsodyks, Weizmann, Israel

Please direct any enquires about the "Dynamics of Memory: What is the
evidence?" workshop to nportet at crm.cat

We look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona!

Alfonso Renart
Albert Compte

Scientific Coordinators        

Alfonso Renart, PhD

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Av. Brasília s/n (Doca de Pedrouços)
1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal

Albert Compte, PhD

Theoretical Cortical Neurobiology Group
C/ Rosselló 149-153
08036 Barcelona

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