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Multi-area models of cortex

July 7, 2016
25th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting (CNS*2016)
Jeju Island, South Korea.

Cortical areas do not operate in isolation; rather, they interact extensively even during rest, and work together to produce function. Due to a lack of available human and computational resources as well as anatomical and physiological data, multi-area models of cortex are traditionally heavily simplified. Recent advances in computational resources, simulation technology and experimental data are expanding the options for large-scale cortical modeling. Through their integrative nature, large-scale brain models help identify gaps in experimental knowledge.

This workshop aims to provide an overview over current multi-area cortical modeling efforts, prominent experimental findings addressed by such models, and ways in which systematic knowledge can be gained from large-scale simulation studies, for instance with the help of mean-field theory.

The workshop targets modelers, theorists and experimentalists interested in multi-area cortical models, the underlying methodology, and the data needed to specify them.