Organized by Jennifer S. Goldman (CNRS), Trang-Anh E. Nghiem (École normale supérieure de Paris), Alain Destexhe (CNRS) and Wolf Singer (Ernst Strüngmann Institute, Max Planck Society).


In this workshop we address mechanisms by which brains encode information.

We will discuss how neurons - leaky, stochastic channels - interact nonlinearly to entrain synchrony and resonance phenomena thereby reducing dimensionality in dynamics of the cell assemblies coding particular representations. From unconscious to conscious brain states, spontaneous neural signals increase in dimensionality. Since neural codes likely lie on low dimensional manifolds, we explore collapses in dimensionality within encoding networks as mechanisms supporting neural information specifically in conscious states.

We aim to bring together researchers in neuroscience, mathematics, physics, and computer science to explore substrates promoting self-organization of neural dynamics, toward a robust understanding of neural codes important for reverse engineering next generation biomimetic computing architectures.

The registration is free however mandatory and selective, since the seats are limited.
The workshop stand on two afternoons (from December 3rd to December 4th from 13h45 to 19h30 GMT+1). 

List of speakers:

Alain Destexhe (Centre National de La Recherche Scientifique)
David Ruelle (Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, University of Paris-Saclay)
Hermann Haken (Universität Stuttgart, Institute of Theoretical Physics)
Jennifer Goldman (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Julie Grollier (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/Thales Lab)
Leon Glass (McGill University)
Maris Ozols (University of Amsterdam/QuSoft)
Martin Vinck (Ernst Strüngmann Institute, Max Planck Society)
Randy McIntosh (University of Toronto)
Rava da Silveira (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel)
Rosalyn Moran (King's College London)
Sacha van Albada (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
Sara Solla (Northwestern University)
Selen Atasoy (University of Oxford)
Trang-Anh Nghiem (Ecole Normale Supérieure)
Viktor Jirsa (Aix-Marseille Université)
Wolf Singer (Ernst Strüngmann Institute, Max Planck Society)


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