2nd International Workshop On Neurodynamics (Ndy’18)
September 26-29, 2018
*** Scientific committee ***
Peter Ashwin, University of Exeter, UK.
Roberto Barrio, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain.
Silvia Daun, University of Cologne, Germany.
Mathieu Desroches, Inria, Sophia Antipolis, France.
Toni Guillamon, Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Spain.
Serafim Rodrigues, Basque Center of Applied Mathematics, Spain.
Neuroscience is nowadays one of the most collaborative and active scientific research fields as it has been increasingly involving the participation of experts from other disciplines. In particular, computational and mathematical aspects of neuroscience are currently playing an important role both in modeling and replicating experimental findings and in explaining the underlying mechanisms of neurophysiological or cognitive processes. Differential equations are ubiquitous in the modeling of such phenomena and, consequently, nonlinear dynamics and dynamical systems techniques become fundamental sources of new mathematical and computational tools to study neuroscience models.
The aim of this Second Workshop on Neurodynamics, NDy’18 (first edition was NDy’14) 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,…). Additional emphasis will be put on experimental findings seeking for theoretical explanations, and therefore this meeting is focussed on using mathematics as the primary tool for elucidating the fundamental mechanisms responsible for experimentally observed behavior in the applied neurosciences. Importantly, it will draw attention to those pieces of mathematical theory which are likely to be relevant to future studies of the brain. The final goal is spreading together mathematical methodology and neuroscience challenges and stimulating future cross-collaborations among participants, being Mathematical Neuroscience the generic topic for NDy’18.
The workshop length will be 4 days, distributed in special sessions and talks, with several round tables on different topics.