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Neural Coding, Computation and Dynamics (NCCD)

Neural Coding, Computation and Dynamics (NCCD)

August 30 - September 2, 2015

Bilbao, Spain

Second call, and registration is now open!!!

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.

Thanks to a very generous grant from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, we will have a limited number of travel grants (10-15) for students and postdocs. Details will follow shortly.

Important dates:

May 15: 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 Gottinge

Peter Latham
Jaime de la Rocha
Maneesh Sahani
Pedro Gonçalves

Posted on 13/05/2015

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