9th  Granada  Seminar
Computational and Statistical Physics

September 11-15, 2006

Organized by the Institute “Carlos I” for Theoretical and Computational PhysicsUniversity of Granada. Sponsored by the Spanish Minister for Science and Technology, the European Physical Society (EPS), and the SNN Adaptive Intelligence

Computational and Mathematical Modeling of
Cooperative Behavior in Neural Systems

Organizing Comittee:

  • Pedro Luis Garrido
  • Joaquín Marro
  • Pablo Hurtado
  • Miguel Ángel Muñoz
  • Francisco de los Santos
  • Joaquín Torres


Cooperative Behavior in Neural Systems – Ninth Granada Lectures, AIP Conference Proceedings, volume 887, New York 2007.

Main oral contributions:

  • Licurgo de Almeida,Neuroscience Graduate Program, Brazil
    Coupled Map Model for Space-Time Processing in the Olfactory Bulb
  • Julyan Cartwright, LEC, C.S.I.C.
    The dynamics of a sensory apparatus: the case of the auditory system
  • Dante R. Chialvo, Dept. of Physiology, Northwestern University
    Critical brain networks
  • Mauro Copelli, Fisica Teorica e Computacional, Pernambuco
    Psychophysics: Optimal dynamic range in a critical network of excitable elements
  • Jesus Cortes, Institute for Adaptative and Neural Computation, Edinburgh University
    Dynamical processes on familiarity discrimination
  • Gustavo Deco, Dept. of Technology, UPF
    A neurophysiological model of decision-making: the role of fluctuations in neurodynamics
  • Eytan Domany, Weizmann, Israel
    Mining high-throughput biological data: methods, algorithms and applications
  • David Dominguez, EPS, UAM
    Structured information in metric neural networks
  • Rubem Erichsen Jr, Instituto de Fisica, Brazil
    Synchronization of Hindmarsh-Rose neurons: a numerical study
  • Wulfram Gerstner, EPF Lausanne
    Networks of spiking neurons (A tutorial)
  • Stan Gielen, Biophysics, Radboud University
    Synchronization and propagation of oscillatory activity: multi-stability and hysteresis
  • Geoffrey Grinstein, IBM, New York
    Power-law tails and universality in human dynamics
  • Claudius Gros, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Germany
    Autonomous dynamics in neural networks
  • Hilbert J. Kappen, SNN and University of Nijmegen
    Control issues in biological systems
  • Elka Koroutchev, Dept. Fundamental Physics, UNED
    Bump formation in attractor neural network
  • E. Kropff, SISSA/ISA Int. School for Advanced Studies, Italy
    On pattern correlation effects in attractor networks
  • Daniele Marinazzo, Dipartamento di Fisica, University of Bari
    Causal interactions and delays in a neuronal ensemble
  • Jorge Mejias, Fisica de la Materia, University of Granada
    Signal detection in networks of spiking neurons with dynamic synapses
  • Toru Ohira, Sony Computer Science Labs, Japan
    Predictive dynamical and stochastic systems
  • Silvia Ortin, Instituto de Física de Cantabria
    Reconstruction with neural nets of chaotic time-delay communication systems
  • Michael RosenblumDepartment of Physics, Postdam University
    Controlling collective synchrony in neural ensembles
  • Mavi Sanchez-VivesInstitute of Neuroscience, UMH-CSIC
    Persistent activity and rhythmicity in the cortical network
  • Miguel A.F. SanjuanUniversidad Rey Juan Carlos
    Networks of map-based neuron models
  • Jordi Soriano, Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute
    Percolation in living neural networks
  • Walter K. TheumannInstituto de Fiusica, Univ. Fed. do Rio Grande, Brazil
    Cycles in symmetric sequence processing
  • Raul ToralIMEDEA, UIB-CSIC
    Collective behavior induced by diversity
  • Joaquín J. Torres, Institute Carlos I, Granada University
    Efficient information processing with unstable memories
  • Pablo Varona, GNB, EPS, UAM
    Neural signatures and multiple coding in spiking bursting neurons
  • Manuel G. Velarde, Instituto Pluridisciplinar, Madrid University
    Anharmonicity, neural-like lattices and fast signal/electric transmission (A tutorial)

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Important notice: this edition of the Seminar will be coordinated with FisEs 2006 (the Spanish meeting of statistical physicists) to be held also in the Facultad de Ciencias of Granada, from 14 to 16 of September. Your registration fee for the Seminar will cover the FisEs 2006 as well.