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Computational
Neuroscientists of

Upper Canada
(CNUC's)

PAST ACTIVITIES

 

Dec. 9, 2010
Workshop Theme: Noise, Criticality and Dynamics: Networks and Representations
Organizers: Katie Ferguson and Frances Skinner
(Toronto Western Research Institute and University of Toronto)

  • Emily Stone (Montana)
    Detecting neurotransmitter spill-over: how a dynamical systems approach can be used to interpret field recording data
  • Dietmar Plenz (NIH)
    Neuronal avalanches and coherence potentials
  • Remus Osan (Boston)
    Robust neural encoding of sensory information in the olfactory bulb network
  • Ernest Ho (Toronto)
    Fast spiking interneurons control population slow activities through network multi-stability

October 20, 2010

Workshop Theme: Normal and Diseased Neurological States: Experimental and Mathematical Modeling in Hippocampus
Organizers: Katie Ferguson and Frances Skinner (Toronto Western Research Institute and University of Toronto)
Speakers:

  • Sylvain Williams (Montreal)
    Self-generated theta and gamma rhythms in the complete hippocampus in vitro: New insights into hippocampal organization
  • Katie Ferguson (Toronto)
    Modelling theta rhythms in the hippocampus
  • John Lisman (Brandeis University)
    Towards an understanding of all the excitatory connections of the dentate/CA3 circuitry
  • Liang Zhang (Toronto)
    In vitro sharp waves as a network readout of hippocampal CA3 neurons under "physiological" and "pathological" conditions
  • Muhammad Dur-e-Ahmad (Toronto/Waterloo)
    Computational model of CA3 pyramidal cells: From an adapting neuron to network bursting

July 7, 2007
Workshop Theme: Perspectives for Future Directions in Computational and Mathematical Neuroscience

(Satellite to the Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting (www.cnsorg.org) - CNS*2007)
Organizers: Frances Skinner (Toronto Western Research Institute and University of Toronto), Sue Ann Campbell (Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo), Mary Pugh (Math, University of Toronto), Richard Zemel (Computer Science, University of Toronto)
Speakers:

  • Doug Crawford (Centre for Vision Research, York University)
    "Levels of theory in sensorimotor neuroscience"
  • André Longtin (University of Ottawa)
    "Active sensory dynamics"
  • Hugh Wilson (Centre for Vision Research, York University)
    "Binocular rivalry: Waves, Feedback, Hysteresis & Perceptual Memory"
  • Ron Calabrese (Emory University)
    "A future for experimental models?"
  • Sue Becker (McMaster University)
    "Understanding hippocampal-cortical interactions in memory, sleep and dreaming: linking computational theory to large-scale brain dynamics"
  • Jonathan Rubin (University of Pittsburg)
    "From the Evans function to deep brain stimulation and back"

March 10, 2005
Workshop Theme: Memory Across Domains
Organizer: Jeremy Caplan
Speakers:

  • Christiane Linster (Cornell University)
    "Spike-timing dependent plasticity and olfactory learning"
  • Jeremy Caplan (Rotman Research Institute)
    "Unifying memory for associations and lists: behaviour, cognitive modelling and EEG"
  • Chris Eliasmith (University of Waterloo)
    "Higher-dimensional neurons explain the tuning and dynamics of working memory cells"
  • Eve De Rosa (University of Toronto)
    "The basal forebrain and mnemonic interference: from computational modelling to human functional networks"
  • Sue Becker (McMaster University)
    "A computational principle for hippocampal learning and neurogenesis"

July 7, 2004
Workshop Theme: Nonlinear Dynamics and Bifurcations

Organizer: Frances Skinner
Speakers:

  • Frances Skinner (Toronto Western Research Institute and University of Toronto)
    Outlined of several neuroscience papers that described mathematical models and used bifurcation analyses to attain physiological insight
  • Sue Ann Campbell (Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo)
    Gave a mathematical background of bifurcation analysis, including a basic overview of the numerical continuation of solutions. She outlined some of the challenges/pitfalls/interesting aspects by drawing on some specific examples from her work
  • Marty Golubitsky (Mathematics, University of Houston)
    "Symmetry and pattern formation in the primary visual cortex"

April 15, 2004
Workshop Theme: Dimensionality Reduction

Organizer: Randy McIntosh
Speakers:

  • Randy McIntosh (Rotman Research Institute and University of Toronto)
  • Geoff Hinton (Computer Science, University of Toronto)
  • Stephen Strother (Minnesota and Toronto)

October 28, 2003
Workshop Theme: Computational Approaches to Vision

Organizer: Hugh Wilson
Speakers:

  • James Elder (York University)
    "Visual processing of contours"
  • Niko Troje (Queens University)
    "Decomposing biological motion"
  • David Fleet (Computer Science, University of Toronto)
    "Appearance models for visual tracking"
  • Hugh Wilson (York University)
    "Models of migraine and other visual auras"

May 8, 2003
Workshop Theme: The Hippocampus: Memories, Rhythms, Neurogenesis and more!

Organizer: Frances Skinner
Speakers:

  • Frances Skinner (Toronto Western Research Institute and University of Toronto) "Introduction to CNUCs session"
  • Martin Wojtowicz (University of Toronto)
    "Modelling Neuronal replacement in the hippocampus"
  • Morris Moscovitch (University of Toronto)
    "Recent and remote memory: consolidation and hippocampal-neocortical interaction"
  • Liang Zhang (Toronto Western Research Institute and University of Toronto)
    "Cellular Mechanisms of Hippocampal Sharp Waves and Associated Fast Oscillations (~200Hz, ripples) in Isolated Rodent Hippocampus"
  • Frances Skinner (Toronto Western Research Institute and University of Toronto) "Picking off a (hippocampal) piece to chew" (or "Rationale and choices in cellular-based network modelling")

January 14, 2003
Workshop Theme: Spatial Representations in Motor Control and Navigation

Organizer: Sue Becker
Speakers:

  • Sue Becker (Psychology, McMaster University)
    Described computational models fo the neuronal mechanisms underlying allocentric and egocentric spatial representations for long-term spatial memory, mental imagery and navigation
  • Jeremy Caplan (Rotman Research Institute)
    Described the relationship between theta oscillations recorded from the human brain and performance on spatial navigation tasks
  • Hon Kwan (Physiology, University of Toronto)
    Described neural network models of navigation and memory-guided behaviour
  • Pieter Medendorp (York University)
    Described computational modelling and results from human neuroimaging experiements addressing the neural mechanisms involved in updating visual space during reaching movements.

October 21, 2002
Workshop Theme: Different Levels of Modelling

Organizer: Sue Ann Campbell (Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo)
Speakers:

  • Hugh Wilson (York University, Centre for Vision Research)
    "Dynamics of neurons, visual oscillations, and waves"
  • Hon Kwan (Physiology, University of Toronto)
    "Making use of network transients"
  • Suzanna Becker (Psychology, McMaster University)
    "Computational models of neural coding in the hippocampus"
  • Berj Bardakjian (IBBME, University of Toronto)
    "An in-silico epilepsy model : Prediction and control of seizure onset"

August 19, 2002
Workshop Theme: Neuroimaging

Organizer: Randy McIntosh
Speakers:

  • Randy McIntosh (Rotman Research Institute and University of Toronto)
    PET methods
  • Terry Picton (Rotman Research Institute and University of Toronto)
    EEG/MEG methods
  • Nancy Lobaugh (Sunnybrook Hospital and University of Toronto)
    MRI methods
  • Craig Easdon (Rotman Research Institute and University of Toronto)
    Analytic approaches

May 21, 2002
Workshop Theme: Spikes and Coding

Organizer: Richard Zemel
Speakers:

  • Geoffrey Hinton (Computer Science, University of Toronto)
    "A way of using spike-timing to represent beliefs about multi-dimensional analog variables"
  • Frances Skinner (Toronto Western Research Institute and University of Toronto)
    "Details matter, but which ones?"
  • David Tomlinson (Physiology, University of Toronto)
    "Calculating neuron firing rates: Does any approach make sense?"
  • Richard Zemel (Computer Science, University of Toronto)
    "Seeking neural signatures: Extracting information from populations"

 

 
   
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