12th GRANADA SEMINAR, on Physics, Computation, and the Mind

The Granada Seminar is defined as a small topical conference whose pedagogical power is especially channelled towards young researchers. In fact, one interesting aspect of this meeting is the opportunity given to young researchers to present their results and to discuss their problems with leading specialists.

The Seminar aims to cover the modelling of complex systems with an emphasis on the computational aspects of this timely topic. In practice, the modelling of complex systems essentially relies on the creative use of computers. Consequently, the Granada Seminar is not only of interest to physicists and mathematicians but also to many scientists whose field is in chemistry, biology, geology, engineering, communications, sociology and economics.
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Laurence F. Abbott, TBC, Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Columbia University

Lucilla de Arcangelis, "Spontaneous Neuronal Activity as a Self-Organized Critical Phenomena", Ingegneria dell'Informazione, University of Naples II

William Bialek, TBC, Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, New Jersey

Steven L. Bressler, "Large-scale Cortical Network Dynamics" (abstract), Florida Atlantic University

György Buzsáki, "Rhythms of the brain", Rutgers University, New Jersey

Dante Chialvo, "The brain is critical" (abstract), University of California, Los Angeles

Javier de Felipe, "The human nature of cortical circuits" (abstract), Instituto Cajal, C.S.I.C., Madrid

Stephen Grossberg, "Linking mind to brain through resonant and complementary computing: unifying vision, cognition, and action" (abstract), Boston University

Ramón Huerta, "Models of the insect brain for odor discrimination and decision making" (abstract), BioCircuits, University of California, San Diego

Gilles J. Laurent, TBC, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt

Henry Markram, TBC, Blue Brain Project, Cellular Neuroscience and Networks, EPFL, Lausanne

Bruce L. McNaughton, "A Toroidal Attractor Theory of the Cognitive Map", (abstract), University of Lethbridge, Alberta

María V. Sánchez-Vives, "Slow and fast rhythms in the cerebral cortex" (abstract), Institut d'Investigatcions Biomèdiques, CSIC, Barcelona

Lai-Sang Young, TBC, Courant Institute of Mathematica Sciences, New York University

17 Sep - 21 Sep 2012

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