CNS-2019 Workshop, Barcelona, Spain

Neuronal Oscillations: Mechanisms, Computational Properties and Functionality


Oscillations at various frequency ranges have been observed in several brain structures (hippocampus, entorhinal cortex, olfactory bulb and others). They are believed to be important for cognitive functions such as learning, memory, navigation and attention. These rhythms have been studied at the single cell level, as the result of the interaction of a neuronís intrinsic properties, at the network level, as the result of the interaction between the participating neurons and neuronal populations in a given brain region, and at higher levels of organization involving several of these regions. Recent advances in this field have benefited from the interaction between experiment and theory, and models with varying levels of detail.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together modelers, experimentalists and theorists with the goal of sharing and discussing their current results and ideas on the underlying mechanisms that govern the generation of these rhythms at various levels of organization, and their functional implications.

Following the tradition of this workshop we have reserved slots for students and postdocs to speak and we will allow for ample time for discussion by keeping the talks relatively brief. With the goal of making this workshop as inclusive as possible, time permits, we will be happy to include additional contributed talks from scientists not included in this list.

This year we will incorporate a new modality of participation by calling for a spontaneous five minutes long data blitz where interesting students and postdocs can briefly present their work and contribute to the discussion.

Talk schedule

All talks will be held in Aula Capella on July 17.

09:30 - 09:40 Welcome notes
09:40 - 10:10 Nikolai Axmacher, Ruhr-Universitat, Bochum, Germany
Oscillations as an interface between single cells and networks: the case of grid representations
10:10 - 10:40 Karim Benchenane, ESPCI/CNRS, France
Dissociation of fear initiation and maintenance by breathing-driven prefrontal oscillations
10:40 - 11:10 John White, Boston University, MA, USA
The Biophysical Bases and Consequences of Correlated Activity in Hippocampus
11:10 - 11:40 Coffee/tea break
11:40 - 12:10 Jozsef Csicsvari, IST, Austria
Assembly reactivation dynamics are governed by ripple and gamma oscillations
12:10 - 12:40 Wilten Nicola, Imperial College London, U.K.
The rhythms of the hippocampus can be functionally interpreted as the operations of a Hard Disk Drive
12:40 - 13:10 Alexandra Chatzikalymniou, University of Toronto, Canada
Linking abstract computational models of theta rhythms with biologically sophisticated models, guided by a common experimental foundation
13:10 - 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 - 15:00 Adrien Peyrache, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
A link between dynamics and function in the anterior thalamus
15:00 - 15:30 Dan Levenstein, NYU, USA
Excitable dynamics of NREM sleep
15:30 - 16:00 Imre Vida, Charite, Berlin, Germany
Perisomatic and dendritic inhibitory mechanisms in gamma and fast oscillations in hippocampal networks
16:00 - 16:20 Coffee/tea break
16:20 - 16:50 Bijan Pesaran, NYU, USA
Dynamic modulation of network excitability mediates multiregional communication in the primate brain
16:50 - 17:20 Carmen Canavier, Louisiana State University, USA
Mechanisms of Inhibitory Interneuronal Network Synchrony for Type 1 versus Type 2 Excitability
17:20 - 17:50 Farzan Nadim, NJIT/Rutgers, USA
Distinct mechanisms underlie electrical coupling resonance and membrane potential resonance
17:50 - 18:20 Horacio G. Rotstein, NJIT/Rutgers, USA
Resonance-based mechanisms of generation of oscillations in networks of non-oscillatory neurons
18:20 - 18:45 Data blitz

Instructions for the speakers

The workshop will consist of:

Workshop will run for one day. Attendance is open to all CNS attendees.

Organising team

Horacio Rotstein (e-mail, Web page)
Adrien Peyrache (e-mail, Web page)
Vassilis Cutsuridis (e-mail, Web page)