Workshop on "Information Theory, Neurobiology and Cognition"

Final program

All lectures will be held in Leibniz-Hörsaal (G 10),
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Inselstraße 22).

Thursday, July 06, 2006
09:00 - 09:10Introduction
09:10 - 10:05Wolfgang Maass  (Technische Universität Graz, Austria)
Models for Cortical Computation
10:05 - 11:00Klaus Pawelzik  (Universität Bremen, Germany)
Signalling and Computation with Stochastic Action Potentials
11:00 - 11:20Coffee break
11:20 - 12:15Alessandro Treves  (SISSA Trieste, Italy, and Norwegian University of Science and Technolgy, Trondheim, Norway)
Latching dynamics as a model of recursion in language and beyond  (see abstract)
12:15 - 14:15Lunch break
14:15 - 15:10Wolf Singer  (Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany, and Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany)
Oscillations, synchrony and temporal codes in cortical processing  (see abstract)
15:10 - 16:05Moshe Abeles  (Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel)
Space and Time of Cortical Activity  (see abstract)
16:05 - 16:25Coffee break
16:25 - 17:20Florentin Wörgötter  (Universität Göttingen, Germany)
Predictive Mechanisms in Neuronal Processing for the Generation of simple Semantics in Artificial Agents  (see abstract)
17:20 - 17:50André Grüning  (SISSA Trieste, Italy)
U-shape in learning faces reveals universal non-grammar  (see abstract)
17:50 - 18:20Lubomir Kostal  (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic) (joint work with Petr Lansky)
Comparison of variability and randomness in stationary neuronal firing  (see PDF abstract)
19:30 Conference dinner (on the basis of à la carte and individual payment)
Friday, July 07, 2006
09:00 - 09:55Nicolas Brunel  (Université René Descartes - Paris 5, France)
Effects of spatial connectivity and delays on spatio-temporal dynamics of cortical networks models
09:55 - 10:50David Wolpert  (NASA Ames Research Center, USA)
Probability Collectives and Supervised Learning  (see abstract)
10:50 - 11:10Coffee break
11:10 - 12:05Gustavo Deco  (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
Fluctuation-driven Neurodynamics: A model of Decision-Making  (see abstract)
12:05 - 14:05Lunch break
14:05 - 15:00Daniel Durstewitz  (University of Plymouth, United Kingdom)
Neural Dynamics and Biophysics of Active Memory  (see abstract)
15:00 - 15:55Sophie Deneve  (École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France)
Bayesian inference and learning with spiking neurons  (see abstract)
15:55 - 16:15Coffee break
16:15 - 16:45Boris Gutkin  (Institut Pasteur, Paris, France)
GABA Reversal Pontetials Control Synchronization of Neuronal Oscillators  (see abstract)
16:45 - 17:15Nihat Ay  (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)
Information Flows in Causal Networks  (see abstract)
17:15 - 17:45Werner Backhaus  (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Psychophysiological Modeling of Spatial Color Vision in Man  (see abstract)
17:45 - 18:15Fatihcan Atay  (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany)
Time delays and neural field dynamics  (see abstract)
Saturday, July 08, 2006
09:00 - 09:55Helge Ritter  (Universität Bielefeld, Germany)
Probing Generic Integration Principles for Cognitive Functions   (see abstract)
09:55 - 10:50J. Leo van Hemmen  (Technische Universität München, Germany)
Neuronal Map Formation & Time-Resolved Learning: Do Different Modalities "Observing" the Same Object Compete?  (see abstract)
10:50 - 11:10Coffee break
11:10 - 12:05Thomas Wennekers  (University of Plymouth, United Kingdom)
Operational Cell Assemblies
12:05 - 12:35Thimo Rohlf  (Santa Fe Institute, USA)
Topological self-organization and critical dynamics of input-driven neural threshold networks   (see abstract)
12:35 - 12:45Closing

Date and Location

July 06 - 08, 2006
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig
see travel instructions

Scientific Organizers

Jürgen Jost
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Henry Tuckwell
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Contact by Email
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05.04.2017, 12:42