Brain Conference – June 2019

“Dynamics of the brain: temporal aspects of computation”

9 – 12 June 2019, Rungstedgaard, North of Copenhagen, Denmark

Gilles Laurent, MPIBrain Research, Frankfurt, Germany and Ila Fiete, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, USA

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The brain is an extraordinarily complex dynamical system whose critical operations run over timescales ranging from the sub-millisecond (e.g., auditory perception), to the circadian (e.g., sleep and homeostatic phenomena), to weeks and years (e.g., learning and memory).

Brain circuits express collective properties that can be detected macroscopically, such as traveling waves or oscillations, but recent developments also reveal, through large scale recordings of neuron populations, smaller-scale spatiotemporal phenomena such as transient dynamics (spatio-temporal multi-neuronal activation patterns in response to odours, in preparation for action, in “replay” during sleep). Those dynamics suggest strong constraints on the orchestration of activity in brain circuits. This conference will explore experimental and theoretical approaches to understand the underpinnings of such dynamics and their relevance for computation in the brain.

Speakers overview

György Buzsáki, NYU School of Medicine, USA
Mark Churchland, Columbia University, USA
Claudia Clopath, Imperial College London, UK
Laura Colgin, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Sandeep Robert Datta, Harvard University, USA
Stanislas Dehaene, CEA/SAC/DSV/DRM Neurospin Center, France
Michale Fee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Ila Fiete, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Julijana Gjorgjieva, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany
Robert Gütig, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Germany
Angela Langdon, Princeton University, USA
Gilles Laurent, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany

Michael Long, NYU School of Medicine, USA
Wolfgang Maass, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Eve Marder, Brandeis University, USA
Edvard Moser,NTNU Trondheim, Norway
Mala Murthy, Princeton University, USA
Joe Paton, Champalimaud Research, Portugal
Adrien Peyrache, McGill University, Canada
Jonathan Pillow, Princeton University, USA
Wolf Singer, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany
Matthew Wilson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Sarah Woolley, Columbia University, USA
Michael Yartsev, UC Berkeley, USA

The Lundbeck foundation have 20 free seats to the conference in June

To be considered, the applicant must be based in Denmark, below 40 years, bring an abstract and participate in the entire meeting.

You can apply by sending an e-mail to thebrainprize@lundbeckfonden.com with name, title, institution and age.
Deadline is 8 March 2019

It will be first come, first serve and we will inform the applicants after the deadline by mail whether they have received a free seat or not. The list of applicants will be forwarded to the FENS organizers.

The applicants must then register themselves and enclose their abstract using the go-to-the-application link above to FENS Brain conference.


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