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9th Bernstein Sparks Workshop: Recent advances in recurrent network theory: fluctuating correlated dynamics across scales

Date:   Wednesday, 25.05.2016 09:00
Contact:  Fred Wolf

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9th Bernstein Sparks Workshop: Recent advances in recurrent network theory: fluctuating correlated dynamics across scales  (25.-27.05.2016)

The theory of recurrent networks has a long history in physics and its ramifications are highly relevant for our understanding of dynamics and learning in neural networks. Despite impressive progress in computational neuroscience, we are still far from a canonical theory of biologically realistic recurrent networks. Bridging from the ​microscopic single cell dynamics ​to observable ​macroscopic population phenomena ​remains a challenge. A consistent theory of the ​fluctuating and correlated dynamics ​on multiple spatio-temporal scales, which ​is ubiquitously reported experimentally, is still lacking.

The workshop will bring together key researchers to survey and discuss recent advances of recurrent network theory of fluctuating and correlated dynamics on multiple temporal and spatial scales to pinpoint limitations of the existing theoretical tools and methods. The organizers seek active discussions among participants and speakers, the exchange of new approaches and methods, and presentations that will spark new ideas for future developments.

The meeting aims to serve as a forum for key researchers working with mean-field approaches and/or their emerging alternatives to exchange their tools and views. These exchanges will be complemented by poster presentations from students and postdocs.

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