Workshop on Cortico-Hippocampal dynamics: Navigation and Neuromodulation

The workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA, USA
and hosted by the KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics (RMKI) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Program of the workshop

Date: 1st September, 2006
Place: Meeting room of the RMKI (building 3)
Contact: ÉRDI, Péter

10.00: Introduction (Péter Érdi)

10.05 - 10.45: S. Bressler (Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University): Granger causality in neuroscience: scope and limits

10.45 - 11.25: T. Kiss (Cneuro-Budapest): Prefrontal cortex - hippocampal interaction: data analysis by Granger's method


11.40 - 12.05: C. Scholl (NIH/NIDA-IRP/Neuroimaging Branch, Baltimore): An interpretion of effective connectivity using fMRI time series

12.05 - 12.30: B. UJfalussy (Cneuro-Bpest): Competing models of theta synchronization in the medial septum

Lunch break

14.00 - 14.40: W. Freeman (Dept. Mol. and Cell Biol. UC Berkeley): Interactions between self-organizing fields in neocortical activity and feed-forward neuromodulatory fields from brain stem nuclei under cortical control

14.40 -15.20: R. Kozma (CNeurodyams Lab, Univ. Memphis): From K models to navigating algorithm


15.30 - 15.55: Zs. Huhn (Cneuro-Bpest): The role of grid cells in distance determination

15.55 - 16.30: M. Lengyel (Gatsby CNS, UCL): Uncertainty, phase and oscillatory hippocampal recall

16.30 - 17.00: Z. Somogyvari (Cneuro-Bpest): TBA

17.00 - 17.15: Closing discussions