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“BRAIN SCIENCES FROM A COMPLEX SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE”

The Conference on Brain Sciences from a Complex Systems Perspective will first celebrate the 31st year of the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences at FAU. It will bring together former and present students, faculty, and friends of the Center for a time of meeting, conversation, and reconnecting. The Conference will also present a panel of experts on topics related to complex systems approaches in the brain sciences in order to explore innovative means of understanding complex brain activity and multimodal neuroscience data. The Conference is intended to foster informal discussions of neural data analysis and brain modeling. The Conference will focus on:

-- nonlinear dynamical and complex network analysis of neural data

-- how cognition arises from the brain’s metastable dynamics

-- the features of large-scale brain network activity that predict brain dysfunction

-- recent theoretical advances in large-scale brain modeling

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 Host:

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Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fl

Date: May 27th, 2016

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Hotel Accommodations and Cost

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Wyndham Boca Raton

Individual Reservations: Each individual guest must make their own reservations ( Standard: $89;  Pool View: $99)  by phone at (888) 404-6880 or by calling the local hotel number of (561) 368-5200 and refer to the Group Name or Group Code: 05266745CE. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Conference Registration is Free! // Reception Will Follow

Click here for Boca Raton Campus Map 

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Confirmed Conference Distinguished Speakers 

                                       kelso    Scott Kelso (FAU)

“From Spontaneity to End-Directedness: The Self-Organizing Brain and the Origins of Agency”

 

vik    Viktor Jirsa (CNRS)  

"Translational Neuroscience: From Dynamic Models to Epilepsy Surgery"

   

chris      Chris Kello (UC Merced) 

“Critical Branching Neural Networks”

 

wil Wilson Truccolo (Brown)

"From Neuronal Point Process Observations to Collective Dynamics in Neocortex" 

                                                                                                      

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Conference Agenda 

 

8:30

Breakfast

9:00

Dr. Steven Bressler, Acting Director, CCSBS, FAU

9:20

Dr. Janet Blanks, Acting Dean, College of Science, FAU

9:40

Dr. Randy Blakely, Director, Brain Institute, FAU

10:00

Dr. J.A. Scott Kelso, Glenwood & Martha Creech Chair in Science, FAU

“From Spontaneity to End-Directedness: The Self-Organizing Brain and the Origins of Agency”

11:00

Lunch & Networking

13:15

Dr. Christopher Kello, Professor, University of California, Merced

“Critical Branching Neural Networks”

14:15

Coffee Break & Networking

15:00

Dr. Viktor Jirsa, TNG Team Leader, INSERM, Aix Marseille Universite, France

“Translational Neuroscience: From Dynamic Models to Epilepsy Surgery”

16:00

Coffee Break & Networking

17:00

Dr. Wilson Truccolo, Goldman Sachs Assistant Professor, Brown University

“From Neuronal Point Process Observations to Collective Dynamics in Neocortex ”

18:00

Closing Remarks

18:30

Reception

20:15

Shuttle to Hotel


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Conference location

FAU Student Union House Chambers, 1st Floor, FAU Boca Raton Campus

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                                          Organizer                      Coordinators     

steve                              owl                             michael

Dr. Steven L Bressler               Keyla Thamsten            Michael Mannino

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Sponsorship

Brain Institute - Florida Atlantic University 

Davimos Family Endowment of Science – FAU Foundation 

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