Computations in the cerebellar circuit - advances on the modeling front

Université Paris Descartes - Paris, 17-18 July, 2013

Organizers: Egidio D’Angelo, John Porrill, Paul Dean, Christian Rössert, Sergio Solinas

Overview
Investigation of the olivo-cerebellar system has attained a high level of sophistication, leading to the characterization of several structural and functional properties of neurons, synapses and circuits. Research has expanded and deepened in so many directions, and so many theories and models have been proposed, that an ensemble review of the matter is now needed. One major question, here as well as in the other brain circuits, is how single neuron and synaptic properties combine at the circuit level and contribute to circuit computations. A powerful tool for gaining insight into circuit 
functions is computational modeling. This workshop deals with the state of the art of single neuron and network models of the cerebellum, in order to stimulate future research. 

The major aspects that will be covered in this Workshop are:

• single cell modeling: granular layer, molecular layer, DCN, IO neurons
• cerebellar network models
• system models, closed-loop models, hybrid models
• robotic control
• theoretical model vs. computational models
• impact of single neuron properties on circuit computation


Invited Speakers

Claudia Casellato
Alessandra Pedrocchi
Egidio D’Angelo
Erik De Schutter 
Jesús Garrido
John Porrill
Thierry Nieus
Eduardo Ros
Christian Rössert
Angus Silver
Sergio Solinas
Volker Steuber
Patrick Van Der Smagt
Tadashi Yamazaki
Reinoud Maex
Padraig Gleeson
Nicolas Brunel


Program


Wednesday (9:00 - 17:30), July 17, 2013

Morning Session (9:00 - 12:10): Cerebellar neurons and microcircuit modelling 1

9:00 - 9:40 John Porrill

9:40 - 10:20 Volker Steuber

10:20 - 10:50 Break

10:50 - 11:30 Erik De Schutter

11:30 - 12:10 Sergio Solinas

12:10 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session (14:00 - 17:30): Cerebellar neurons and microcircuit modelling 2

14:00 - 14:40 Egidio D’Angelo

14:40 - 15:20 Reinoud Maex

15:20 - 15:40 Break

15:40 - 16:20 Nicolas Brunel

16:20 - 17:00 Padraig Gleeson

17:00 - 17:30 Discussion


Thursday (9:00 - 17:30), July 18, 2013

Morning Session (9:00 - 12:10): Cerebellar granular layer

9:00 - 9:40 Angus Silver

9:40 - 10:20 Jesús Garrido

10:20 - 10:50 Break

10:50 - 11:30 Thierry Nieus

11:30 - 12:10 Christian Rössert

12:10 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session (14:00 - 17:30): Robotics and applications

14:00 - 14:40 Tadashi Yamazaki

14:40 - 15:20 Eduardo Ros

15:20 - 15:40 Break

15:40 - 16:20 Claudia Casellato and Alessandra Pedrocchi

16:20 - 17:00 Patrick Van Der Smagt

17:00 -17:30 Discussion

Subpages (1): Abstracts