[Comp-neuro] Neural Coding, Computation and Dynamics (NCCD)

Peter Latham pel at gatsby.ucl.ac.uk
Wed Feb 18 12:48:38 CET 2015


        Neural Coding, Computation and Dynamics (NCCD)
                August 30 - September 2, 2015
                          Bilbao, Spain

             http://www.gatsby.ucl.ac.uk/nccd/nccd15/

The goal of this workshop is to bring together experimentalists and
theoreticians who seek to understand how circuit dynamics underlies
representation and function in the nervous system, and to foster real
discussion. This year the workshop will focus on the interplay between
excitation (E) and inhibition (I) in cortical circuits. The balance between E
and I, an idea proposed twenty years ago to account for the stochastic nature
of cortical activity, has been seminal in the understanding of basic principles
of neural network dynamics. We are seeking talks that, building on this
paradigm, present recent findings on topics such as neuronal variability and
stochastic dynamics, the role of the different subtypes of interneurons,
plasticity and structure in EI networks, brain state and network dynamics, etc.

The workshop will be limited to about 70 people, the hope being to foster real
interaction and discussion.

Important dates: 
April 30: Abstracts due (there will be posters and contributed talks)
May 31: Early registration due


Confirmed invited speakers
Dean Buonomano, University of California at Los Angeles
Jess Cardin, Yale School of Medicine
Brent Doiron, University of Pittsburgh
Mike Hausser, UCL
Carl Petersen, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Karel Svoboda, Janelia Farm
Tim Vogels, University of Oxford
Fred Wolf, University of Gottingen


Best,
Peter Latham
Jaime de la Rocha
Maneesh Sahani
Co-organizers


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