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CRM > English > Research > Thematic Networks > Computational Neuroscience > Computational Neurosciences Seminar
Computational Neurosciences Seminar
This monthly seminar is designed for researchers and PhD and master's students interested in the mechanisms of the nervous system, whether their work is focused on experimental or on computational techniques. The invited speakers are internationally renowned scientists with different backgrounds, who share a mechanistic and quantitative approach to their research of the brain.
With this series of seminars we want to establish a forum for discussion on current challenges in neuroscience that emphasizes both the computational and the mathematical methods applied to research on the brain and in new theoretical issues that arise due to experimental results.
We also wish to stimulate dialogue between researchers from different disciplines involved in studying the dynamics of the neuronal system, both experimental and theoretical, to contribute to the consolidation of a neurosciences multidisciplinary research space in the Barcelona area. The seminar is itinerant (CRM, IDIBAPS, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Institut d’Estudis Catalans) and typically the lectures are at 12 noon. It is important to read the information below for individual details.

This seminar is made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the above participating institutions and La Caixa Foundation, through the training program on Collaborative Mathematics. 

Alex Roxin, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
Albert Compte, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)
Gustavo Deco, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Jaime de la Rocha, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS)
Antoni Guillamon, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Ruben Moreno-Bote, Fundació Sant Joan de Déu
Jordi G. Ojalvo, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Programme: Future sessions

Wednesday, November 9, 2017
Rune W. Berg, University of Copenhagen
Title: Neuronal population activity responsible for rhythmic movements: Lognormality, spiking regimes and connectivity
Additional information

Participation in the seminar is free.

If you wish to receive information on future sessions please contact us at (Núria Hernandez).

Programme: Past sessions

Friday, July 10, 2015 
Horacio Rotstein, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title: Inhibition-based theta resonance in a hippocampal network: a modeling study

Friday, May 15, 2015
Tobias Donner, University of Amsterdam
Title: Brainstem Modulation of Cortical Decision Computations​ Abstract

Thursday, May 21 2015
Michael Graupner, Laboratoire de Physiologie Cérébrale- Université Paris Descartes
Title: Unreliable tone-evoked activity in the auditory cortes Abstract​

April 16, 2015 
Alla Borisyuk, University of Utah
Title: Periodically driven noisy neuronal models: a spectral approach​ Abstract​

April 9, 2015 
Guillaume Hennequin, University of Cambridge
Title: Inhibition-stabilized balanced dynamics account for stimulus-induced changes of noise variability in the cortex​ Abstract

March 5, 2015 
Susanne Ditlevsen, University of Copenhagen
Title: Partially observed stochastic models in neuroscience Abstract​

May 12, 2014 
Speaker: N. Alex Cayco Gajic, Washington University
Title: Coordinated activity and implications for coding in neural circuits​ (Abstract

May 15, 2014 
Speaker: Diego Pazó, Instituto de Física de Cantabria
Title: Collective synchronization: from fireflies to cells  Abstract
April 10, 2014 
Speaker: Kenneth Harris, University College London
Title: The Neural Marketplace (Abstract)

March 21, 2014
Speaker: Srdjan Ostojic (Ecole Normale Superieure)
Title: Two types of asynchronous activity in networks of excitatory and inhibitory spiking neurons (Abstract)

February 14, 2014

Place: Sala Nicolau d'Olwer. Institut d'Estudis Catalans (carrer del Carme, 47. Barcelona)
Speaker: Eric Shea-Brown, University of Washington
Title: Neural integrators -- what's optimal and what can we get away with? (Abstract)

September 16, 2013
Speaker: Brent Doiron, University of Pittsburgh
Title: Formation of neuronal assemblies and their maintenance during spontaneous cortical activity (Abstract)

December 17, 2013
Speaker: Belen de Sancristobal Alonso, Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG)
Title: Role of frequency mismatch in neuronal communication through coherence (Abstract)

July 20, 2012
Place: Sala Nicolau d'Olwer. Institut d'Estudis Catalans (carrer del Carme, 47. Barcelona)
Speaker: Romain Brette, École Normale Supérieure
Title: An ecological approach to neural computation (Abstract)

May 24, 2012
Speaker: Francisco Barceló, University of Illes Balears
Title: A bayesian model of human sensorimotor control during task switching (Abstract)

April 27, 2012
Speaker: Henning Sprekeler, Institut für Theoretische Biologie
Title: Inhibitory plasticity balances excitation and inhibition in sensory pathways and memory networks (Abstract)

January 27, 2012
Speaker: Francesco Battaglia, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Neural oscillations and communication between the hippocampus and the neocortex (Abstract)