# LASCON 2010 program

## Program

Date: | Time: | Activity: | Track | Coordinator(s): |
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Sun Jan 17 | 14:00 – 18:00 | Arrival | A. Roque | |

18:30 – 18:40 | Welcome speech | A. Roque | ||

18:40 – 20:10 | Opening lecture. Introduction to computational neuroscience | W. Lytton | ||

20:10 – 21:30 | Welcome reception | A. Roque | ||

Mon Jan 18 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 1. Basic neuroscience | W. Lytton | |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Lecture 2. Introduction to realistic neural modeling | Realistic neural modeling | D. Beeman | |

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Lecture 3. The Hodgkin-Huxley model | Realistic neural modeling | V. Steuber | |

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Lecture 4. The cable equation | Realistic neural modeling | A. Roth | |

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

19:30 – 22:30 | Tutorial 0. Introduction to Linux | B. Marin | ||

Tue Jan 19 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 5. Constructing passive dendritic neuron models | Realistic neural modeling | A. Roth |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Lecture 6. Constructing active compartmental neuron models | Realistic neural modeling | V. Steuber | |

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Tutorial 1. neuroConstruct | Realistic neural modeling | V. Steuber | |

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Tutorial 2. GENESIS 1: overview of GENESIS | Realistic neural modeling | D. Beeman | |

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

19:30 – 22:30 | Student exercises | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira and B. Marin | ||

Wed Jan 20 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 7. Modeling synapses | Realistic neural modeling | W. Lytton |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Lecture 8. Dendritic computation | Realistic neural modeling | A. Roth | |

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Tutorial 3. GENESIS 2: hands-on use of GENESIS | Realistic neural modeling | D. Beeman and V. Steuber | |

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Tutorial 4. GENESIS 3: single cell modeling with GENESIS | Realistic neural modeling | D. Beeman and V. Steuber | |

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

20:00 – 23:00 | Student exercises | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira and B. Marin | ||

Thu Jan 21 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 9. Realistic network modeling 1: small neuronal circuits | Realistic neural modeling | V. Steuber |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Lecture 10. Large networks: real/simple neuron trade-offs and hybrid networks | Realistic neural modeling | W. Lytton | |

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Tutorial 5. NEURON 1: overview of NEURON | Realistic neural modeling | A. Roth and W. Lytton | |

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Tutorial 6. NEURON 2: hands-on use of NEURON | Realistic neural modeling | A. Roth and W. Lytton | |

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

19:30 – 22:30 | Confraternization party 1 | A. Roque | ||

Fri Jan 22 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 11. Introduction to reduced neuron models and phase plane analysis | Simplified neural modeling | G. Cymbalyuk |

10:30 – 11:00 | Cofee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Invited lecture 1. Synaptic Plasticity and Information Processing in the Cerebellum | Realistic neural modeling | V. Steuber | |

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Tutorial 7. XPP-AUTO 1: Introduction to XPP-AUTO | Simplified neural modeling | G. Cymbalyuk | |

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Tutorial 8. NEURON 3: single cell modeling with NEURON | Realistic neural modeling | A. Roth and W. Lytton | |

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

19:30 – 22:30 | Exercises | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira and B. Marin | ||

Sat Jan 23 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Tutorial 9. GENESIS 4: network modeling with GENESIS | Realistic neural modeling | V. Steuber and R. Oliveira |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Tutorial 10. NEURON 4: network modeling with NEURON | Realistic neural modeling | A. Roth and W. Lytton | |

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Interviews with students for projects definitions | A. Roque and lecturers | ||

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 18:30 | Interviews with students for projects definitions | A. Roque and lecturers | ||

19:00 – 20:00 | Confraternization: Football match | A. Roque | ||

20:00 – | Dinner and evening free | |||

Sun Jan 24 | Day off | |||

Mon Jan 25 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 12. Neurons in action: periodic tonic spiking and subthreshold oscillations | Simplified neural modeling | G. Cymbalyuk |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Invited lecture 2. Energy-efficient propagation of action potentials | Realistic neural modeling | A. Roth | |

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Tutorial 11. XPP-AUTO 2: Analysis of stationary states | Simplified neural modeling | G. Cymbalyuk | |

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Tutorial 12: GENESIS 5 | Realistic neural modeling | V. Steuber and R. Oliveira | |

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

19:30 – 22:30 | Exercises and project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira and B. Marin | ||

Tue Jan 26 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 13. Bursting neurons: dissection of bursting dynamics | Simplified neural modeling | G. Cymbalyuk |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Invited lecture 3. Data-mining and data analysis: simulation as experiment | Realistic neural modeling | W. Lytton | |

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Tutorial 13. XPP-AUTO 3: Following orbits with XPP-AUTO | Simplified neural modeling | G. Cymbalyuk | |

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Tutorial 14. NEURON 5 | Realistic neural modeling | A. Roth and W. Lytton | |

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

19:30 – 22:30 | Exercises and project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira and B. Marin | ||

Wed Jan 27 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 14. Burst control: transitions between activities | Simplified neural modeling | G. Cymbalyuk |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Lecture 15. Signaling pathways involved in plasticity and learning | Learning and memory | A. Blackwell | |

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Tutorial 15. XPP-AUTO 4: Analysis of bursting dynamics with XPP-AUTO | Simplified neural modeling | G. Cymbalyuk | |

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Tutorial 16. Modeling biochemical reactions | Learning and memory | A. Blackwell | |

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

19:30 – 22:30 | Exercises and project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira and B. Marin | ||

Thu Jan 28 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 16. The role of calcium dynamics in STDP and LTP | Learning and memory | A. Blackwell |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Lecture 17. Models for rhythm generation in neuronal ensembles 1 | Simplified neural modeling | R. Pinto | |

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Tutorial 17. Modeling signaling pathways | Learning and memory | A. Blackwell | |

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Invited lecture 4. Neurons with multiple activities | Simplified neural modeling | G. Cymbalyuk | |

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

20:00 – 23:00 | Confraternization party 2 | A. Roque | ||

Fri Jan 29 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 18. Classical and operant conditioning: behavior, neural substrates and models | Learning and memory | A. Blackwell |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Lecture 19. Models for rhythm generation in neuronal ensembles 2 | Simplified neural modeling | R. Pinto | |

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Tutorial 18. Modeling calcium dynamics 1 | Learning and memory | A. Blackwell | |

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Tutorial 19. Modeling neural circuits with simplified neuronal models | Simplified neural modeling | R. Pinto | |

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

19:30 – 22:30 | Exercises and project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

Sat Jan 30 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 20. Information processing in Central Patterns Generators | Simplified neural modeling | R. Pinto |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Invited lecture 5. The role of temporal pattern and spatial localization in synaptic plasticity | Plasticity and learning | A. Blackwell | |

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Tutorial 20. Information theory | Simplified neural modeling | R. Pinto | |

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Tutorial 18. Modeling calcium dynamics 2 | A. Blackwell | ||

18:00 – 19:00 | Confraternization: Football match | A. Roque | ||

19:00 – | Dinner and evening free | |||

Sun Jan 31 | 09:00 – 19:00 | Day off | ||

Mon Feb 01 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 21. Evolution of neural computation 1 | Plasticity and learning | A. Treves |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Invited lecture 6. Entropy and information in neural spike trains | R. Köberle | ||

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Tutorial 21. Firing rate network modeling 1 | Plasticity and learning | A. Treves | |

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

19:30 – 22:30 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

Tue Feb 02 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 22. Evolution of neural computation 2 | Plasticity and learning | A. Treves |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Invited lecture 7. | Adriano Tort | ||

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Tutorial 22. Firing rate network modeling 2 | Plasticity and learning | A. Treves | |

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

19:30 – 22:30 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

Wed Feb 03 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 23. Evolution of neural computation 3 | Plasticity and learning | A. Treves |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Invited lecture 8. | M. Copelli | ||

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Tutorial 23. Firing rate network modeling 3 | Plasticity and learning | A. Treves | |

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

20:00 – 23:00 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

Thu Feb 04 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Lecture 24. Evolution of neural computation 4 | Plasticity and learning | A. Treves |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Tutorial 24. Firing rate network modeling 4 | Plasticity and learning | A. Treves | |

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

19:30 – 21:00 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

Fri Feb 05 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Invited lecture 9. Creativity and memory in the dynamics of large-scale cortical networks | A. Treves | |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Invited lecture 10. | R. Pinto | ||

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Student Poster Session | A. Roque | ||

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Student Poster Session | A. Roque | ||

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

20:00 – 23:00 | Confraternization party 3 | A. Roque | ||

Sat Feb 06 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Invited lecture 10. Title to be announced | J. Bower | |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

18:00 – 19:00 | Confraternization: Football match | A. Roque | ||

19:00 – | Dinner and evening free | |||

Sun Feb 07 | 09:00 – 19:00 | Day off | ||

Mon Feb 08 | 09:00 – 10:30 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | |

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 12:30 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 15:30 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 17:30 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

17:30 – 19:30 | Dinner | |||

19:30 – 21:00 | Exercises and Project work | R. Oliveira, R. Publio, D. Vieira, L. Figueira, B. Marin and L. Rodrigues | ||

Tue Feb 09 | 09:00 – 09:15 | Introduction to the project presentations | A. Roque | |

09:15 – 09:30 | Project presentation 1 | |||

09:30 – 09:45 | Project presentation 2 | |||

09:45 – 10:00 | Project presentation 3 | |||

10:00 – 10:15 | Project presentation 4 | |||

10:15 – 10:30 | Project presentation 5 | |||

10:30 – 11:00 | Coffee break | |||

11:00 – 11:15 | Project presentation 6 | |||

11:15 – 11:30 | Project presentation 7 | |||

11:30 – 11:45 | Project presentation 8 | |||

11:45 – 12:00 | Project presentation 9 | |||

12:00 – 12:15 | Project presentation 10 | |||

12:15 – 12:30 | Project presentation 11 | |||

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch | |||

14:00 – 14:15 | Project presentation12 | |||

14:15 – 14:30 | Project presentation 13 | |||

14:30 – 14:45 | Project presentation 14 | |||

14:45 – 15:00 | Project presentation 15 | |||

15:00 – 15:15 | Project presentation 16 | |||

15:15 – 15:30 | Project presentation 17 | |||

15:30 – 16:00 | Coffee break | |||

16:00 – 16:15 | Project presentation18 | |||

16:15 – 16:30 | Project presentation 19 | |||

16:30 – 16:45 | Project presentation 20 | |||

16:45 – 17:00 | Project presentation 21 | |||

17:00 – 17:15 | Project presentation 22 | |||

17:15 – 17:30 | Closing remarks | |||

17:30 – 19:00 | Free time | |||

19:00 – | Final party | |||

Wed Feb 10 | 09:00 – | Return home |