Unraveling the principles by which neural circuits process information and guide behavior is one of the central problems of neuroscience. One of the main challenges is that neural information processing takes place on multiple temporal and spatial scales, ranging from subcellular processes in neurons and synapses up to the level of the whole organism. Bridging these scales requires both experimental techniques which can monitor and probe the system at multiple levels of organization, as well as mathematical frameworks for interpreting experimental results and formulating testable theories.
This conference brings together scientists from experimental as well as theoretical neuroscience to discuss how observations and models of the nervous system at a multiple spatial and/or temporal scales can be integrated - from subcellular mechanisms up to neuronal network dynamics in behaving animals. The program will highlight several approaches that represent the state-of-the-art in systems neuroscience, and aims to foster discussions about how to bridge not only the relevant scales of brain structure and function, but also how to link experimental data, numerical simulations and conceptual models.The conference is organized by:
- Jakob Macke
- Bettina Schnell
- Johannes Seelig
- Marcel Oberlaender
- Bettina Bosse (administrative organizer)