Friday, December 27, 2013

[Comp-neuro] Balance of excitation and inhibition in sensory cortex | Symposium in Paris, January 8, 2014

Balance of excitation and inhibition in sensory cortex ; January, 8, 2014
Center for Neurophysics, Physiology & Pathology - Institute of
Neuroscience and Cognition ; Paris Descartes University, 45 Rue des
Saints Pères, Paris

Organizers : Fréderic Chavane, David Hansel, Lionel Nowak & Carl van Vreeswijk
Sponsored by ANR and Ecole des Neurosciences de Paris

8:30 Coffee and croissants

9:00-11:00 : Chairperson : Claude Meunier (CNPP, Paris Descartes U.)

9:00 -10:00 Huizhong W.Tao (USC, Los Angeles) : Synaptic mechanisms
for visual information processing in mouse cortex

10:00-10:30 Lionel Nowak (CERCO, Toulouse): Mechanisms underlying
contrast-dependent receptive field expansion/contraction

10h30-11:00 Fréderic Chavane (INT, Marseille) : Normalization and
suppression within maps of awake monkey V1

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12h45 Chairperson : Laurent Perrinet (INT, Marseille)

11:30-12:15 David Hansel/Carl van Vreeswijk (CNPP, Paris Descartes
U.): On selectivity, balance and maps

12:15-12h45 Jonathan Touboul (Collège de France, Paris): Collective
phenomena in large neural networks: the role of noise, heterogeneity
and balance in the emergence of synchronized activity

12:45-14:15 Lunch

14:15-15:15 Chairperson : Ivo Vanzetta (INT, Marseille)

Cyril Monier*, Julien Fournier and Yves Frégnac (UNIC, Gif/Yvette):
Role of transient imbalance between excitation and inhibition in the
temporal precision of the neural code in the early visual system

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

15:45- 16:45 Chairperson : Dan Shulz (UNIC, Gif/Yvette)

Li I. Zhang (USC, Los Angeles): Functional synaptic circuitry of the
auditory cortex

David Hansel
Directeur de Recherche au CNRS
Center of Neurophysics, Physiology & Pathology - UMR 8119 CNRS
45 rue des Saints Peres 75270 Paris Cedex 06
Tel (33). - Fax (33).
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