LASCON V

LASCON 2014

V Latin American School on Computational Neuroscience

Natal, RN, Brazil

January 12 – February 07 2014

The fifth edition of the Latin American School on Computational Neuroscience – LASCON V was held at Hotel Eurosol Tibau Resort in Tibau do Sul (Pipa beach), State of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. The school was four weeks long and covered the following topics: biophysically detailed single neuron models; simplified neuron models; neural network models; synaptic plasticity and memory models; biochemical modeling; spike train analysis; neuroprosthetics; and methods of extracting information from neural populations. These models were illustrated with the use of programs NEURON, GENESIS, neuroConstruct, XPP-AUTO, NEST and Matlab. The faculty was composed of an international team of world-renowned researchers in the field of computational neuroscience.

Organizing Committee

Organizers

Antonio Roque
(University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil)

Adriano Tort (Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, RN, Brazil)

Local Organizers

Julian Tejada
 (University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil)

Wilfredo Blanco Figuerola (State University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil)

César Rennó-Costa (Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, RN, Brazil)

Rodrigo Pavão (Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, RN, Brazil)

Vítor Lopes-dos-Santos (Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, RN, Brazil)

Bryan da Costa Souza (Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, RN, Brazil)

Markus Hilscher (Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, RN, Brazil)

Sérgio Andrés Conde Ocazionez (Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, RN, Brazil)

Scientific Committee

Adriano Tort (Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, RN, Brazil)

Antonio Roque
(University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil)

Arnd Roth
(University College, London, UK)

David Beeman (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA)

Gennady Cymbalyuk (Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA)

James Bower (University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA)

Osame Kinouchi
(University of Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil)

Reynaldo Pinto
(University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, SP, Brazil)

Richardson Leão (Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, RN, Brazil)

Rodrigo Oliveira
(Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Lisbon, Portugal)

Sidarta Ribeiro (Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, RN, Brazil)

Volker Steuber
(University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK)

Sponsors

IBRO – International Brain Research Organization (IBRO Latin American Regional Committee)

CNPq – Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico

CAPES – Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior

OCNS – Organization for Computational Neuroscience

Instituto do Cérebro – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte

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