Scientific Themes of the EITN

The different scientific themes investigated at the EITN, as well as the different HBP researchers involved, are described below.

Examples of such research themes are:

  • Bridging scales: Derive simplified neuron and neural circuit models from biophysically morphologically detailed models; Modeling brain signals at different scales, from intracellular, local field potentials, VSD up to EEG and MEG signals;
  • Generic models of brain circuits: provide theoretical methods for large-scale simulations with generic networks models. The models investigated are aimed at being fully compatible with the Human Brain Projects platforms;
  • Learning and memory: Derive learning rules from biophysical synapse models; Unsupervised learning rules and emergent connectivity;
  • Models of cognitive processes: Models for perception-action; Models for working memory; Models of biologically realistic network states, wakefulness and sleep;
  • Linking model activity and function to experimental data: link theoretical models at different levels of description to cross-bridge neuroscience and models implemented in various Human Brain Project platforms.

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Each of these themes are the basis of the events organized at the EITN during the year. External visitors whose expertise is related to these themes are encouraged to apply to the visitor program and participate to workshops.