2020 News:

Congratulation to Alice Geminini for the interview entitled

“A virtual brain to create new treatments”

published on “La Stampa” in occasion of the “International Women’s day”

 


We are glad to invite you at the seminar entitled:

 

“Is seeing believing? – Building a model system

to study predictive coding in the cortex”

 

Prof. Ede Rancz

Cortical Circuits Laboratory
The Francis Crick Institute
London, England

Friday, 21 February 2020
h 14:30
Aula A, sec. of Human Physiology
Via Forlanini 6
Pavia

 

 

UniPV su «National Geographic» alla scoperta del cervello

 

Hackathon on cerebellum modelling

3-15 January 2020

The Hackathon on CEREBELLUM MODELLING will illustrate cerebellum models and provide tutorials for their development and applications. The course is designed with selected presentations and large space for hands-on experience. The attendees will be introduced to the main  themes of cerebellum modelling and to the use of the HUMAN BRAIN PROJECT research infrastructure, Brain Simulation Platform and future EBRAINS, addressing the principles of multiscale brain modeling.

In this Hackathon, the attendees will elaborate and simulate computational models of neurons and networks of the cerebellum. Topics will include:

  • an illustration of the Brain Simulation Platform models and use cases and of the related modeling languages (PYTHON, NEURON, NEST, PYNN, SONATA, ARBOR)
  • the foundations of realistic data-driven neuronal modeling, including biophysical principles, model matching to experimental data (optimization), supervised model simplification.
  • the foundations of realistic data-driven microcircuit modeling, especially cell placement and connectivity in microcircuit scaffolds
  • the scale-up to large-scale and brain models and their incorporation in robots, neuromorphic hardware and virtual brain. 

Organized by Neurocomputation Laboratory, Dept. of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, University of Pavia

Via Forlanini 6 – 27100 – Pavia, Italy

The participation of researchers and students is recommended, with particular reference to those involved in modeling and computational studies and attending to PhD programs.

Streaming, tutorials, virtual machine and pictures of the event are available at this link

Hackathon website

IDCD (http://idcd.unipv.it/streaming-hackathon/)


Progetto in collaborazione con Centro Fermi

Microcircuiti Neuronali Locali (MNL) 

Tecniche Avanzate per Applicazioni Biomediche


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Il Progetto Microcircuiti Neuronali Locali (MNL) si occupa della comprensione della organizzazione e delle funzioni del cervello (Figura 11). La complessità del cervello dipende dal modo in cui i neuroni interagiscono e comunicano a livello delle sinapsi. I neuroni sono circa 1000 miliardi e le sinapsi un milione di miliardi e generano in tempo reale funzioni complesse come il movimento, la percezione e il pensiero. Il Progetto MNL, inserito nell’Human Brain Project europeo, cerca di impiegare modelli matematici sofisticati per ricostruire la funzione neuronale, circuitale e cerebrale. Nel prossimo triennio si propone tre obiettivi principali: i) completare il campione di misure in corso per aumentarne la potenza statistica; ii) esplorare i meccanismi di non linearità dell’accoppiamento neuro-vasoclare; iii) comparare il comportamento della corteccia cerebellare con quello della corteccia cerebrale, sulla base delle sue proprietà molecolari e microstrutturali.

 


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