Department of Mathematics

CIM CoSy Seminar

  • Date: 5/23/2017 at 12:05 PM 1:00 PM
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Å11167
  • Lecturer: Dr Antoni Guillamon Grabolosa, Department of Mathematics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Contact person: Joel Dahne
  • Phone: 0762020507
  • Seminarium

The role of nonlinear dynamics in some neuroscience problems; Speaker: Dr Antoni Guillamon Grabolosa, Department of Mathematics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

23 May
Speaker: Dr Antoni Guillamon Grabolosa, Department of Mathematics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Title: The role of nonlinear dynamics in some neuroscience problems
Place: Å11167
Time: 12:05 -- 13:00
Abstract:
The talk will turn around several vehicular examples from our recent work that illustrate important current challenges in neuroscience. The examples chosen have a common factor of showing the importance of applying recent methods in nonlinear dynamics that help getting a better understanding of the underlying neuroscience problems. A first example will be the problem of estimating synaptic conductances as a sample problem within those related to brain connectivity. Next, phase response curves associated to biological oscillators will be used to introduce synchronization questions. Finally, models on bistable perception will serve as an approximation to cognitive issues. We thus aim at showing different neuroscience challenges, together with different ways of modelling and different mathematical techniques used to solve theoretical questions, although we will not deepen in technical details, but rather try to bring up inspiring problems and show modi operandi as mathematicians.