a CNS 2017 workshop
19 Jul 2017 Antwerpen (Belgium)


This workshop gathers in an open and interactive forum, the Principal Investigators of the Theoretical Neuroscience “pillar” (SP4) of the Human Brain Project. SP4 provides novel mathematical descriptions for multi-scale representations of the brain and its components, from cellular to network levels. We propose to focus this workshop on how microscopic processes in the brain express themselves parametrically on a higher level of organisation, ranging from populations of neurons, entire brain areas to the whole-brain networks. Individual talks will address and discuss the following research questions:

  • How can mean-field models achieve a direct faithful integration between mesoscopic and macroscopic signals (e.g. LFP, EEG, fMRI)?
  • How can building blocks, including different signals of the brain, be incorporated into simplified descriptions of dendrites, generic models, and synaptic plasticity?
  • What is the state-of-the art of large-scale models of the whole brain?
  • Which do recent advances in modelling synaptic plasticity and memory tell about computational properties of the neocortex?
  • How close is our community to the modelling of the whole-brain?



  • Andrej Bicanski, University College London
  • Neil Burgess, University College London
  • Marc De Kamps, University of Leeds
  • Alain Destexhe, EITN CNRS UNIC
  • Gaute Einevoll, NMBU
  • Olivier Faugeras, INRIA
  • Michele Giugliano, University of Antwerpen
  • Sonja Grün, FZ Juelich
  • Moritz Helias, FZ Juelich
  • Viktor Jirsa, Aix Marseille University
  • Marja-Leena Linne,Tampère University of Technology
  • Sacha van Albada, FZ Juelich
  • Gorka Zamora-López, UPF


Participation to the workshop requires a preliminary registration to the CNS2017 meeting:

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