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From May 30, 2024
to May 31, 2024
Registration deadline 19 / 05 / 2024



Reduced for SCB or SCM members 100€

*It covers coffee breaks, lunch, and a reception.

Sala Prat de la Riba, Institut d’Estudis Catalans (IEC)

Carrer del Carme, 47, 08001 Barcelona

Institut d'Estudis Catalans


The annual Barcelona Computational, Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience (BARCCSYN) meeting is about bringing together researchers from computational, systems and cognitive neuroscience. Our goal is to provide a forum for lively discussion and promote active collaboration between Barcelona-based research groups, especially between theorists and experimentalists.
This is the 12th annual Barccsyn conference.  The conference will be held on May 30 and 31, 2024, at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans.  Each day we will have 8-10 brief oral presentations from local researchers, a poster session and two longer keynote lectures from two renowned researchers from abroad.
BARCCSYN 2024 is the second edition organised by the section Neurociència computacional i de sistemes that belongs to the Societat Catalana de Biologia and Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques.



Gloria Cecchini | Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
Ignasi Cos | Universitat de Barcelona
Thomas Gener | Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona, CSIC
Victoria Puig| Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques de Barcelona, CSIC
Melina Timplalexi | Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Keynote speakers

Jean Daunizeau

Institut du Cerveau, INSERM
Why do we do what we do? Motivation can be defined as the process that forms goals and transforms them into action. A goal can be reduced to a situation with anticipated positive (hedonic) value: earning money, performing well, being loved, etc… However, goal achievement typically involves investing effort, which is aversive. Hence, goal-directed behaviour necessarily trades incentive values with effort costs. This raises three basic questions we concern our research with: how does the brain computes net value? How do psychological and/or biological constraints influence value computations? How do value computations determine behavioural outputs? Understanding the mechanics of motivational processes from the multimodal observation of brain activity and behaviour thus requires relating processes of value computation to the neurobiology of the underlying brain networks in a quantitative manner. To do this, I rely on formal mathematical theories that I borrow from diverse academic fields, such as Artificial Intelligence, Control Engineering and Statistical Physics.


Julie Duqué

Université Catholique de Louvain

Full Professor, Head of the CoActions Lab. Our research broadly explores a range of questions pertaining to the cognitive neuroscience of human behavior. We conduct experiments to explore the interaction between cognition and action in neurologically healthy and impaired individuals. We use a variety of techniques to characterize the functional role of different parts of the motor pathways including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). Development of a closed-loop TMS-EEG setup will allow us to explore the role of sensorimotor neural oscillatory activity on motor output.


List of participants

Name Institution

Poster and contributed talks

Participants have the option to contribute with a talk or a poster presentation. The poster boards that are available at the venue measure one meter wide by two meters high. Any poster size within these limits is fine.
    • Deadline: April 14th, 2024
    • Resolutions will be sent before April 24th, 2024

To apply, please, finalise the registration procedure and then submit the abstract of your talk using the form below:



There will be prizes for the best students contributions​

social event

A social event at Torres del Paine is being organised for May 31st after the conference. Further information will be posted when the date approaches.


You will be asked to create a CRM web user account before registering to the activity through the following link (please note that it will be necessary to fill in both the personal and academic requested information in the web user intranet):


Once you have created your CRM user, you can sign in on the activity web page to complete your registration or click on the following link.



IF YOUR INSTITUTION COVERS YOUR REGISTRATION FEE: Please note that, in case your institution is paying for the registration via bank transfer, you will have to indicate your institution details and choose “Transfer” as the payment method at the end of the process.


*If the paying institution is the UPF / UB/ UPC / UAB, after registering, please send an email to with your name and the institution internal reference number that we will need to issue the electronic invoice. Please, send us the Project code covering the registration if needed.


*If the paying institution is IDIBAPS, please send an email to with the Project reference code that will cover the registration cost, to be added to the invoice if necessary.

Paying by credit card

IF YOU PAY VIA CREDIT CARD but you need to provide the invoice to your institution to be reimbursed, please note that we will also need you to send an email to providing the internal reference number given by your institution and the code of the Project covering the registration (if necessary).






For inquiries about this event please contact the Scientific Events Coordinator Ms. Núria Hernández at​​