Computational Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics Workshop

24 June, 2014
Informatics Forum
University of Edinburgh


Computational neuroscience and neuroinformatics is a multidisciplinary endeavour pooling together methods from computer science, mathematics and physics to complement experimental research in neuroscience, and to addresses the analysis of complex data sets. This workshop will bring together scientists from across the UK and beyond to exchange the latest ideas and developments.

The workshop will feature invited and contributed scientific talks, a presentation by Leslie Smith (Stirling) on recent INCF developments, and a presentation/discussion session with the representative of the Medical Research Council Neurosciences and Mental Health board Emily Gale.

Invited speakers

Sarah Jarvis, Imperial

Peggy Series, Edinburgh
The brain as a probabilistic machine and the quest for the Bayesian priors

Henning Spekeler, Cambridge
What can you learn with interacting excitatory and inhibitory plasticity?

Hernan G. Rey, Leicester
Ready, aim, fire !!! Single cell firing dynamics of concept neurons in the human Medial Temporal Lobe

Tim Vogels, Oxford


The workshop will be held in the Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, EH8 9AB. Talks are in room 4.31/33 on level 4. Registration and coffee breaks are in Mini Forum 2 (MF2) adjacent to the meeting room. Lunch and posters are in Mini Forum 1 (MF1), the open area on level 2.

from 09:00 registration and coffee (MF2)
09:25-09:30 Welcome
09:30-10:10 Tim Vogels, Oxford
10:10-10:25 Short talk: Thomas Suslak, Edinburgh: Piezo is essential for stretch-activated mechanotransduction in larval Drosophila dbd neurons
10:25-10:40 Short talk: Daniele Avitabile, Notingham - Detection of Coarse-Grained Activity in Networks with Nonlocal Coupling
10:40-11:00 Coffee (MF2)
11:10-11:50 Sarah Jarvis, Imperial
11:50-12:05 Short talk: Marcus Kaiser, Newcastle - The Human Connectome: Developmental and Pathological Changes
12:05-12:20 Short talk: Short talk: David Lee, Edinburgh - Neural Information for Guiding Movement
12:20-13:30 lunch and posters (MF1)
13:30-14:10 Henning Sprekeler, Cambridge
14:10-14:25 Short talk: Sid Henriksen, Newcastle - Temporal integration of binocular correlation signals consistent with a single mechanism underlying stereopsis
14:25-15:30 INCF and MRC discussion session with Leslie Smith (Stirling) and Emily Gale (MRC)
15:30-15:50 coffee (MF2)
15:50-16:30 Hernan Rey, Leicester
16:30-16:45 Short talk: Christopher Buckley, Sussex - Brain State Modulation by Closed Loop Sensory Feedback
16:45-17:25 Peggy Series, Edinburgh


Attendance of the workshop is free. We are fully booked now. Please contact the organisers if you want to attend.


Bruce Graham, Stirling
Matthias Hennig, Edinburgh
Mark van Rossum, Edinburgh
Leslie Smith, Stirling


The Wellcome Trust The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation INCF