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  • Monday, 16 June 2008
    • 08:30 - 09:30 Registration outside Giambiagi Lecture Hall, Adriatico guest house, lower level one.
      • 08:30 Registration outside Giambiagi Lecture Hall, Adriatico guest house, lower level one. 1h0'
    • 09:30 - 09:45 Opening Remarks
      • 09:30 Opening Remarks 15'
    • 09:45 - 11:15 Multiple time scales in the dynamics of the hippocampus
    • 11:15 - 12:45 Fast and slow rhythms emerging in the cortical network
      • 11:15 Fast and slow rhythms emerging in the cortical network 1h30'
        Speaker: Maria SANCHEZ-VIVES (ICREA Research IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain)
    • 12:45 - 14:30 Lunch break
      • 12:45 Lunch break 1h45'
    • 14:30 - 16:00 Recurrent neural circuit mechanism of decision making and working memory
      • 14:30 Recurrent neural circuit mechanism of decision making and working memory 1h30'
        Speaker: Xiao-Jing WANG (Neurobiology, Yale Univ., New Haven, USA)
  • Tuesday, 17 June 2008
  • Wednesday, 18 June 2008
    • 09:00 - 09:45 Functional tradeoffs in axonal scaling: implications for brain dynamics
    • 09:45 - 10:30 State transitions in the hippocampus and enthorhinal cortex
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
    • 11:00 - 11:45 Mechanisms and computational role of slow oscillations in cortical dynamics
      • 11:00 Mechanisms and computational role of slow oscillations in cortical dynamics 45'
        Speaker: Daniel DURSTEWITZ (Theoretical & Computational Neuroscience, Plymouth, UK)
    • 11:45 - 12:30 Adaptation and integration in cortical neurons through slow ionic currents
      • 11:45 Adaptation and integration in cortical neurons through slow ionic currents 45'
        Speaker: Maria SANCHEZ-VIVES (ICREA Research IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain)
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch break
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:15 Working memory in visual and pre-frontal cortex
      • 14:30 Working memory in visual and pre-frontal cortex 45'
        Speaker: Gregor RAINER (Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany)
    • 15:15 - 16:00 Timing and economic choice behavior
      • 15:15 Timing and economic choice behavior 45'
        Speaker: Xiao-Jing WANG (Neurobiology, Yale Univ., New Haven, USA)
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
    • 16:30 - 17:00 POSTER SESSION
      • 16:30 POSTER SESSION 30'
    • 19:00 - 21:00 Welcome Reception at Adriatico Cafeteria Terrace
      • 19:00 Welcome Reception at Adriatico Cafeteria Terrace 2h0'
  • Thursday, 19 June 2008
    • 09:00 - 09:45 Fast and slow dynamics in neural networks
      • 09:00 Fast and slow dynamics in neural networks 45'
        Speaker: Larry ABBOTT (Neurobiology & Behaviour, Columbia Univ., New York, USA)
    • 09:45 - 10:30 Shannon information capacity of discrete synapses
      • 09:45 Shannon information capacity of discrete synapses 45'
        Speaker: Adam BARRETT (Inst. Adaptive & Neural Computation, Univ. Edinburgh, UK)
        Material: Abstract A.B. Barrett.pdf
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
    • 11:00 - 11:45 Binary synapses: better than expected
      • 11:00 Binary synapses: better than expected 45'
        Speaker: Amit MILLER (Gatsby Computational Neurosc. Unit. UCL, UK & Center for Neural Computation, Hebrew Univ., Israel)
        Material: Abstract Amit Miller.pdf
    • 11:45 - 12:30 Adding a weak, stochastic, nonspecific reinforcement process to the clipped perception algorithm lets it efficiently solve the supervised learning problem in neuronal models with binary synapses
      • 11:45 Adding a weak, stochastic, nonspecific reinforcement process to the clipped perception algorithm lets it efficiently solve the supervised learning problem in neuronal models with binary synapses 45'
        Speaker: Carlo BALDASSI (ISI Institute for Scientific Interchange Foundation, Torino, Italy)
        Material: Abstract C. Baldassi.pdf
    • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch break
      • 12:30 Lunch break 2h0'
    • 14:30 - 15:15 Synaptic theory of working memory
      • 14:30 Synaptic theory of working memory 45'
        Speaker: Gianluigi MONGILLO (CNRS - Univ. Rene Descartes, Paris, France)
        Material: Abstract G. Mongillo.pdf
    • 15:15 - 16:00 Memory traces in neuronal circuits
      • 15:15 Memory traces in neuronal circuits 45'
        Speaker: Haim SOMPOLINSKY (Neurophysics Lab., The Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem, Israel)
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30'
    • 16:30 - 17:15 Latching dynamics
    • 17:15 - 18:00 The representation of sequences in the monkey and human brain
      • 17:15 The representation of sequences in the monkey and human brain 45'
        Speaker: Ehud ZOHARY (A.Silberman Inst. Life Sciences, The Hebrew Univ., Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Friday, 20 June 2008
    • 09:00 - 09:45 Fast and slow dynamics in neural networks with small-world connectivity
    • 09:45 - 10:30 Irregular persistent activity in a model of a local cortical network
      • 09:45 Irregular persistent activity in a model of a local cortical network 45'
        Speaker: Francesco BARBIERI (ISI Institute for Scientific Interchange Foundation, Torino, Italy)
        Material: Abstract F. Barbieri.pdf
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'
    • 11:00 - 11:45 Stochastic integration in counting, timing and binocular rivalry
      • 11:00 Stochastic integration in counting, timing and binocular rivalry 45'
        Speaker: Maurizio MATTIA (Dept. Technologies & Health Inst., Ist. Superiore di Sanita' Roma, Italy)
        Material: Abstract M. Mattia.pdf
    • 11:45 - 12:30 Stochastic transitions in neuronal systems: taste, decisions and timing
      • 11:45 Stochastic transitions in neuronal systems: taste, decisions and timing 45'
        Speaker: Paul MILLER (Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis Univ., Waltham, USA)
        Material: Abstract Paul Miller.pdf
    • 12:30 - 12:45 Closing Remarks
      • 12:30 Closing Remarks 15'