Brain Connectivity Workshop 2015
|June 10–12, 2015
| UC San Diego
La Jolla, California
The neuroscience community is sensitive to the considerable gap that exists between theoretical neuroscience at different levels (e.g., subcellular/molecular processes, neuronal networks, and larger-scale system neuroscience) and applied neuroscience; the latter explored mostly using neurophysiological techniques and neuroimaging. A number of contradictory or disconnected experimental results observed using diverse techniques have motivated the development of both sophisticated systems to perform multimodal simultaneous recordings at different brain scales as well as unified theoretical models to explain the physiological mechanisms linking these scales. Human brain imaging data is by necessity mostly non-invasively recorded and therefore represents brain dynamics on larger scales; its robust interpretation therefore requires such a unified foundation.
Every year, the Brain Connectivity Workshop (BCW) draws together experimentalists and theoreticians from various disciplines to find feasible ways to fill this gap by combining computational neuroscience, neurophysiology and neuroimaging.
The 14th International Workshop on Brain Connectivity will be held in La Jolla, California, June 10 – 12, 2015. This edition of the workshop will take place at a climactic moment in the history of neuroscience, when several major global scientific efforts have begun to converge:
- The Human Brain Project (https://www.humanbrainproject.eu/) proposed by the European community to build a novel infrastructure of information computing technology for brain research
- The BRAIN initiative (http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/brain-initiative) and the Human Connectome Project (http://www.humanconnectomeproject.org/) by the US government to recruit national resources to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and brain, and to uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders
- Other large Brain Research initiatives in China, Korea, etc.
The La Jolla edition of the BCW will focus on the role of electrophysiology in understanding the fine temporal scale of brain network dynamics as well as the mechanisms by mean of which emergent dynamics, behavior, and human experience originate from multi-scale interactions. In light of limitations in temporal resolution encountered using other functional neuroimaging modalities, this topic is crucial for the advancement of the global efforts. The first day will be dedicated to Educational lectures by, followed by the two-day workshop in which short presentations will stimulate longer general discussions among the faculty and 100 attendees.
Note: There will be a poster session on June 10, though participants are not required to present a poster. After you register, we will send instructions about poster preparation.
Research Scientist and Director, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience
Institute for Neural Computation
University of California San Diego
La Jolla CA 92093-0559
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Florida International University
10555 West Flagler, Miami FL 33174
Professor, Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Division of Mental Health Research
300 Herston Rd, Herston, Queensland 4006
EGI (Electrical Geodesics)
ANT (Netherlands, EEG company)
Brain Vision (EEG/ERP software & hardware)
CORTECH Solutions (US, EEG distributor)
BlindSight (Germany, EEG software)