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Why mathematics help to understand how the brain works

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June 10th 2008, École nationale supérieure de chimie de Paris (ENSCP),
11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75005 Paris

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Symposium preliminary program

8:30 am Registration

9:00-9:15 am Opening : Bernard ESAMBERT, Jean-Antoine GIRAULT, Jean-Yves CHEMIN and Alain BERTHOZ

1st session - Chairman : Jean-Christophe YOCCOZ

9:15 am Gyorgy BUZSAKI, Rutgers University, New Jersey, Scaling of functions in the brain by oscillations

9:55 am Misha TSODYKS, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Neural network models of working memory

10:35 am Olivier FAUGERAS, Inria, Sophia Antipolis and ENS Paris DI, From microscopic to macroscopic models of neurons and populations thereof: stochastic calculus, Mean Field Analysis, and bifurcation theory

11:15 am Coffee break

2nd session - Chairman : Nicolas BRUNEL

11:40 am Zhaoping LI, University College London, Mathematical analysis of the spinal cord neural circuit for locomotion in lamprey

12:20 pm Alessandro TREVES, Sissa, Trieste, Establishing one's own space: setting up new spatial representations in the rodent hippocampus

1:00-2:15 pm Lunch break / poster session

3rd session - Chairman : Jean PETITOT

2:15 pm Marty GOLUBITSKY, University of Houston, Symmetry and Geometric Visual Hallucinations

2:55 pm Jürgen JOST, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Dynamics and learning in neural networks

4th session - Chairman : Jean-Pierre NADAL

3:35 pm Daniel BENNEQUIN, Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, Grid cells in entorhinal cortex and Mathematics

4:15 pm Tea break

4:35 pm David HOLCMAN, Weizmann Insitute of Science, Rehovot, The degenerate synaptic cleft geometry strongly controls synaptic transmission

5th session - Chairman : Gilles LEBEAU

5:15 pm Jacques DROULEZ, Collège de France, Paris, Bayesian inferences: from cognition to molecules

6:00 pm Stanislas DEHAENE, Collège de France, Paris, Origins of the consciousness threshold: data and theory

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