LASCON IV Program
Date:  Time:  Activity:  Coordinator(s): 

Sun Jan 15  14:00–18:00  Arrival  A. Roque 
18:30–19:00  LASCON presentation  A. Roque  
19:00–20:00  Introduction of Students  A. Roque  
20:00–21:00  Welcome reception  A. Roque  
Mon Jan 16  09:00–10:00  Lecture 1. Basic neuroscience  V. Steuber 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Lecture 2. The cable equation  A. Roth  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Lecture 3. The HodgkinHuxley model  V. Steuber  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 1. LINUX tutorial  D. Vieira and J. Tejada  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Tutorial 2. PYTHON tutorial  L. Figueira and D. Vieira  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Tutorial 3. Introduction to NEURON  A. Roth and S. Neymotin  
17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–20:00  Computational exercises  Tutors  
Tue Jan 17  09:00–10:00  Lecture 4. Matching passive neuron models to data  A. Roth 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Lecture 5. Modeling ionic currents and their effects  V. Steuber  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Lecture 6. Introduction to reduced neuron models and phase plane analysis  G. Cymbalyuk  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 4. NEURON 1  A. Roth and S. Neymotin  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Tutorial 5. NEURON 2  A. Roth and S. Neymotin  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Tutorial 6. XPPAUTO 1: Introduction to XPPAUTO  G. Cymbalyuk and W. Barnett  
17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–20:00  Computational exercises  Tutors  
Wed Jan 18  09:00 – 10:00  Lecture 7. Modeling synapses  A. Roth 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Lecture 8. Compartmental modeling  V. Steuber  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Lecture 9. Reduced neuron models 1: periodic tonic spiking and subthreshold oscillations  G. Cymbalyuk  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 7. NEURON 3  A. Roth and S. Neymotin  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Tutorial 8. NEURON 4  A. Roth and S. Neymotin  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Tutorial 9. XPPAUTO 2: analysis of stationary states  G. Cymbalyuk and W. Barnett  
17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–20:00  Computational exercises  Tutors  
Thu Jan 19  09:00–10:00  Lecture 10. Dendritic computation  A. Roth 
10:00–10:20  Coffeebreak  
10:20–11:20  Lecture 11. Realistic modeling of small neuronal circuits  V. Steuber  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Lecture 12. Reduced neuron models 2: dissection of bursting dynamics  G. Cymbalyuk  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 10. neuroConstruct tutorial 1  V. Steuber  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Tutorial 11. NEURON 5  A. Roth and S. Neymotin  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Tutorial 12. XPPAUTO 3: following orbits with XPPAUTO  G. Cymbalyuk and W. Barnett  
20:00–23:00  Confraternization party 1  A. Roque  
Fri Jan 20  09:00–10:00  Lecture 13. Reduced neuron models 3: burst control  G. Cymbalyuk 
10:00–10:20  Cofee break  
10:20–11:20  Invited lecture 1. Energyefficient propagation of action potentials (1st part) and Neural circuit reconstruction (2nd part)  A. Roth  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Lecture 14. Simple neuron models: Integrateandfire, MAT* and Izhikevich model  T. Tetzlaff  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 13. XPPAUTO 4: analysis of bursting dynamics with XPPAUTO  G. Cymbalyuk and W. Barnett  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Tutorial 14. Resources for neural modeling  V. Steuber  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Tutorial 15. NEURON 6  A. Roth and S. Neymotin  
17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–20:00  Computational exercises  Tutors  
Sat Jan 21  09:00–10:00  Invited lecture 2. Multiscale models of information processing in the cerebellum  V. Steuber 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Lecture 15. Simple neuron models: Firingrate models  T.Tetzlaff  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:00–12:30  Invited lecture 3. Neurons with multiple personalities: multistability in neuronal dynamics  G. Cymbalyuk  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 16. Leaky integrateandfire neuron  T. Tetzlaff  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Tutorial 17. Rate dynamics of LIF neurons with strong synapses  T. Tetzlaff  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–18:00  Tutorial 18. neuroConstruct tutorial 2  V. Steuber  
18:00–20:00  Confraternization: Football match  Students  
20:00–  Dinner and evening free  
Sun Jan 22  Day off  
Mon Jan 23  09:00–10:00  Invited lecture 4. Care and feeding of simulations  W. Lytton 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Lecture 16. Networks models: Random networks & dynamics of firing rates  T. Tetzlaff  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Lecture 17. Synaptic plasticity and memory: Introduction  H. Shouval  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 19. Biophysical neural networks tutorial 1  W. Lytton and S. Neymotin  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Tutorial 20. NEST tutorial 1: Overview, Hello world, Help  T. Tetzlaff  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Tutorial 21. Hopfield network  H. Shouval  
17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–20:00  Exercises and project work  Tutors  
Tue Jan 24  09:00–10:00  Lecture 18. Networks of biophysical neuron models 1  W. Lytton 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Lecture 19. Networks models: stochastic dynamics of LIF networks  T. Tetzlaff  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Lecture 20. Unsupervised learning in abstract neurons  H. Shouval  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 22. Biophysical neural networks tutorial 2  W. Lytton and S. Neymotin  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Tutorial 23. NEST tutorial 2: balanced random network model  T. Tetzlaff  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Tutorial 24. Hebb and principal component analysis (PCA)  H. Shouval  
17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–20:00  Exercises and project work  Tutors  
Wed Jan 25  09:00–10:00  Interviews with students for projects definitions  A. Roque and lecturers 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Interviews with students for projects definitions  A. Roque and lecturers  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Interviews with students for projects definitions  A. Roque and lecturers  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Interviews with students for projects definitions  A. Roque and lecturers  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Exercises and project work  Tutors  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–18:30  Exercises and project work  Tutors  
20:00–23:00  Confraternization party 2  A. Roque  
Thu Jan 26  09:00–10:00  Invited lecture 5. Decorrelation of neuralnetwork activity by inhibitory feedback  T. Tetzlaff 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Lecture 21. Networks of biophysical neuron models 2  W. Lytton  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Lecture 22. The biophysics of synaptic plasticity and spike time dependent plasticity (STDP) 
H. Shouval 

12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 25. Biophysical neural networks tutorial 3 
W. Lytton and S. Neymotin  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Tutorial 26. NEST tutorial 3: topological connections  T. Tetzlaff  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Tutorial 27. STDP  H. Shouval  
17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–20:00  Exercises and project work  Tutors  
Fri Jan 27  09:00–10:00  Lecture 23. Networks of biophysical neuron models 3  W. Lytton 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Lecture 24. The Calcium dependent model of synaptic plasticity (CaDP)  H. Shouval  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Lecture 25. Information theory and spike train analysis 1  R. Pinto 

12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 28. Networks of biophysical neuron models 4  W. Lytton and S. Neymotin  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Tutorial 29. CaDP 
H. Shouval  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Invited lecture 6. Optimization of neuronal morphologies for pattern recognitions  G. de Sousa  
17:30–17:40  Interval  
17:40–18:40  Tutorial 30. Information theory and spike train analysis tutorial 1  R. Pinto  
Sat Jan 28  09:00–10:00  Invited lecture 7. What does Weber’s law tell us about neural spike statistics  H. Shouval 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Lecture 26. Computer modeling of epilepsy  W. Lytton  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Lecture 27. Information theory and spike train analysis 2  R. Pinto 

12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 31. Information theory and spike train analysis tutorial 2  R. Pinto 

15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Exercises and project work  Tutors  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Exercises and project work  Tutors  
18:00–20:00  Confraternization: Football match  Students  
20:00–  Dinner and evening free  
Sun Jan 29  09:00–19:00  Day off  
MonJan 30  09:00–10:00  Lecture 28. Quantitative anatomy of the cerebral cortex  M. Abeles 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Lecture 29. Memories and the hippocampus  E. Kropff  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Lecture 30. Information theory and spike train analysis 3  R. Pinto  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 32. Memories and the hippocampus tutorial  E. Kropff  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Tutorial 33. Information theory and spike train analysis tutorial 3  R. Pinto 

16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Exercises and project work  Tutors  
17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–20:00  Exercises and project work  Tutors  
Tue Jan 31  09:00–10:00  Lecture 31. The synfire model: general description  M. Abeles 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Lecture 32. The music of the hippocampus  E. Kropff  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Lecture 33. Information theory and spike train analysis 4  R. Pinto  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 34. Music of the hippocampus tutorial  E. Kropff  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Tutorial 35. Information theory and spike train analysis tutorial 4  R. Pinto 

16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Invited lecture 8. Bringing rest into consideration: analyzing databases of computational models for multistability  B. Marin  
17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–20:00  Exercises and project work  Tutors  
Wed Feb 01  09:00–10:00  Lecture 34. Modeling synfire chains  M. Abeles 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Lecture 35. Correlated memories and the role of the dentate gyrus  E. Kropff 

11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Lecture 36. Brain networks: segregation and integration  O. Sporns  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 36. Correlated memories and the role of the dentate gyrus tutorial  E. Kropff  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Tutorial 37. Brain networks: segregation and integration tutorial  O. Sporns  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Invited lecture 9. Oscillations and information transfer in neocortex and hippocampus  S. Neymotin  
17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–20:00  Exercises and project work  Tutors  
Thu Feb 02  09:00–10:00  Lecture 37. The fit between cortical anatomy and neural network models (perceptron, attractor neural network and synfire chain)  M. Abeles 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Lecture 38. Entorhinal grid cells: feeding the hippocampus?  E. Kropff  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Lecture 39. Brain networks: modules and hubs  O. Sporns  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 38. Entorhinal grid cells tutorial  E. Kropff  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Tutorial 39. Brain networks: modules and hubs tutorial  O. Sporns  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Invited lecture 10. Forming whatwhere associations  A. Tort  
20:00–23:00  Confraternization party 3  
Fri Feb 03  09:00–10:00  Lecture 40. Structural and functional brain connectivity  O. Sporns 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Invited lecture 11. Binding activities in the cortex – an MEG study  M. Abeles  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Invited lecture 12. Scaling and universality in spike avalanches of freelybehaving rats  M. Copelli  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 40. Structural and functional brain connectivity tutorial 1  O. Sporns 

15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Invited lecture 13. Entorhinal grid cells: experiments defeat models  E. Kropff  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Invited lecture 14. Phaseamplitude coupling between field potential oscillators  A. Tort 

17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–20:00  Exercises and project work  Tutors  
Sat Feb 04  09:00–10:00  Lecture 41. Modeling brain dynamics  O. Sporns 
10:00–10:2 0 
Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Invited lecture 15. Applications of complex networks in neuroscience  L. da F. Costa  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Invited lecture 16. Dynamic range enhancement at the vertebrate retina: a NEURON model  R. Publio  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Tutorial 41. Modeling brain dynamics tutorial  O. Sporns  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Exercises and project work  Tutors  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Exercises and project work  Tutors  
18:00–20:00  Confraternization: Football match  A. Roque  
20:00–  Dinner and evening free  
Sun Feb 05  09:00–19:00  Day off  
Mon Feb 06  09:00–10:00  Invited lecture 17. Connectomics: the complex brain  O. Sporns 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Invited lecture 18. Between bifurcations: a cellautonomous model for phase constancy  W. Barnett  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Student poster preparation  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Student poster session  A. Roque  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Student poster session  A. Roque  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Student poster session  A. Roque  
17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–22:00  Project work  
Tue Feb 07  09:00–10:00  Invited lecture 19. The many cycles of gamma: a critical review of the neuronal synchronization hypothesis  S. Neuenschwander 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Invited lecture 20. Propagation of “network belief” in cat V1 revealed by apparent motion  P. Carelli  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Invited lecture 21. The fly’s way to decode rotational information  R. Köberle  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Project work  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Project work  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Project work  
17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–22:00  Project work  
Wed Feb 08  09:00–10:00  Invited lecture 22. Gamma oscillations as a correlate of temporal expectation  S. Neuenschwander 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Invited lecture 23. Memory, sleep and dreams  S. Ribeiro  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Project work  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Project work  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Project work  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Project work  
17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–22:00  Project work  
Thu Feb 09  09:00–10:00  Invited lecture 24. Topics in animals communication: from calls to symbols, from songs to psycographs  S. Ribeiro 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–11:20  Invited lecture 25. Characterization of the rat exploratory behavior in the elevated plusmaze with Markov chains  G. Bosco and J. Tejada  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–12:30  Project work  
12:30–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–15:00  Project work  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–16:10  Project work  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–17:30  Project work  
17:30–18:00  Interval  
18:00–22:00  Project work  
Fri Feb 10  09:30–10:00  Introduction to the project presentations  A. Roque 
10:00–10:20  Coffee break  
10:20–10:35  Project presentation 1  B. Medeiros and D. Padilla  
10:35–10:50  Project presentation 2  F. Matias and F. Reis  
10:50–11:05  Project presentation 3  F. Mayoral and G. Hammen  
11:05–11:20  Project presentation 4  E. Salido and J.P. Machado  
11:20–11:30  Interval  
11:30–11:45  Project presentation 5  A. Reimer and T. Mosqueiro  
11:45–12:00  Project presentation 6  B. Araujo and D. Penalva  
12:00–14:00  Lunch  
14:00–14:15  Project presentation 7  A. Godoi and T. Borduqui  
14:15–14:30  Project presentation 8  C. Zugarramurdi and R. Kulkarni  
14:30–14:45  Project presentation 9  J. Dornas and L. Fernandes  
14:45–15:00  Project presentation 10  A. Coleman and D. Fernandes  
15:00–15:10  Interval  
15:10–15:25  Project presentation 11  G. Sanguinetti and R. Siqueira  
15:25–15:40  Project presentation 12  F. Davoine and M. Bayati  
15:40–15:55  Project presentation 13  B. Souza and V. dos Santos  
15:55–16:10  Project presentation 14  A. Canena and W. Godoy  
16:10–16:30  Coffee break  
16:30–16:45  Project presentation 15  M. Hilscher and T. Moulin  
16:45–17:00  Project presentation 16  J. Sanguinetti and S. Conde  
17:00–17:15  Project presentation 17  K. Batista and L. Suarez  
17:15–17:45  Closing remarks  A. Roque  
20:00–  Final party  A. Roque  
Sat Feb 11  09:00–  Return home  