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1st International Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience (ICMNS)
June 8 – 10, 2015
Antibes – Juan les Pins, France
Submission deadline: February 2, 2015 Notification of acceptance: February 27, 2015
Oral presentations will be selected from the submission of one-page abstracts. Poster presentations will be selected from the submissions of a half a page abstracts. Accepted oral contributions will be considered for possible publication in a special issue of the Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience.
See the page https://icmns2015.inria.fr/accepted-papers/ for LaTeX and Word templates and how to submit.
The First International Conference on Mathematical NeuroScience (ICMNS) will be held at the Congress Center in Juan-les-Pins, on the French Riviera on June 8-10, 2015.
The goal of this conference is to bring together theoretical neuroscientists and mathematicians interested in using mathematical concepts and methods for solving problems posed by neuroscience.
It is motivated by the idea that many outstanding questions concerning the functioning/dysfunctioning of brains at multiple spatial and temporal scales require the use of a wide range of mathematical tools, including, but not restricted to, functional analysis, dynamical systems theory, bifurcation theory, probability and statistics, stochastic calculus, geometry, information theory, and numerical analysis. The conference is also aimed to illustrate that neuroscience is...
The team of associate editors is a critical piece of EEO‘s strategy in a new phase of its existence. After an extended launch and move to open access, we now promote sustainability and consolidate our reputation for excellence and creativity in explaining evolutionary biology and its consequences to a general audience.
EEO‘s publication model in its initial stages relied heavily on Niles Eldredge’s network of connections. Issues were assembled by a guest editor or editors, who would solicit articles on a particular topic in his or her area or areas of expertise. As a result, those in the community of evolutionists outside of those immediately connected with Niles and his colleagues have not come to see EEO as an outlet for their work, and...
The blog posts for this month’s carnival address fundamental problems in evoluitionary biology in novel and controversial contexts.Hunan evolution Mechanisms of evolution Conduct of science and its representation in the media Human evolution
Evolution and human races. A recent book by Nicholas Wade focuses controversy on the issue of whether human beings can be organized into races: Wade argues that they can be, and that people in the same race share behavior and other capacities because they share a common racial inheritance. Bradly Alicea challenges Wade by discussing the nature and interpretation of genetic variation and population differentiation in our species. Jennifer Raff, a postdoc at UT Austin with graduate level training both anthropology and genetics, challenges readers to identify...
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Allow for doubts.
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Opt for the best.
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Circle of magic:
by Sandi Ljubic, JoIS Board Member
We are pleased to announce that three renowned scientists in the field of Mathematical Neuroscience have accepted to join the Editorial Board of the JMN: Sue Ann Campbell from the University of Waterloo, Canada, Wilhelm Stannat from the Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany, and Stephan A Van Gils from the Universiteit Twente, Netherlands. We thank the four members of the Editorial Board, Romain Brette, Wulfram Gerstner, Vincent Hakim, and Hinke Osinga, who decided to step down from the Board, for their efforts in promoting the Journal.
The aim of this workshop is to present an overview of successful achievements in this rapidly developing collaborative field by putting together different types of applications of nonlinear dynamics (geometrical tools in dynamical systems, numerical methods, computational schemes, dynamical measures, …) to different problems in neuroscience (mononeuronal dynamics, network activity, cognitive problems, …). Registration deadline is 31st March 2014.
Solar forest designed by Neville Mars. Photo taken from bURB
Biomimetics is a growing discipline, where engineers and designers ask themselves how nature would solve a problem before opting to find a solution. Janine Benyus, who has written six books on biomimetics, describes biomimics as ‘Nature’s apprentices’ in one of her TED talks. The above photo is of a solar forest designed by Neville Mars. The solar forest consists of solar tree that contain panels that rotate throughout the day, absorbing maximal sunlight throughout the day and providing shading for the cars. The idea is to power up the electric cars, which are parked in the car parking underneath as well as providing an area for overworked cars...
3rd International Conference on Neural Field Theory
University of Reading, June 16 – 18, 2014
Organised by Ingo Bojak, Stephen Coombes, Peter beim Graben, Bashar Hasan, Roland Potthast, Etienne Roesch, Douglas Saddy and Kelly SloanNeural Mass Modelling and Neural Field Theory is a growing and very active area of research with important applications in medicine and technology. Activities range from the simulation of neural populations to the analysis of neural field equations, from neural modelling of cognitive and psychological processes to controlling artificial devices. The connection between these models and measurement data, including large-scale data assimilation tasks, is of growing interest to many researchers. The community includes researchers from medicine, psychology, physics, mathematics and engineering. The International Conferences on Neural Field Theory at the University of Reading contribute to the further development...
The EE&O editorial staff is happy to reach out to our friends who teach chemistry. Zak Zych has recently published the The Cartoon Periodic Chart. In his artist’s statement, he says that “my ambition is for my art to engage the viewer and to illuminate topics related to health and science, [and] these dynamics are on display in much of my work, but especially with The Cartoon Periodic Chart,” which can be seen at cocobee.com, the chart’s distributor. Zak also created the Evolution Flipbook and Hazardous To Your Health. His artist’s statement continues.
I love popular culture and I seek for my work to offer all the enticements of a beautifully illustrated children’s book or animated movie while at the same time serving as a catalyst...