Towards a mechanistic interpretation of neural data
NCCD17 is the third in a series of meetings focusing on topics in theoretical and experimental neuroscience.
Techniques for recording and manipulating large-scale neural activity in awake behaving animals are developing at an accelerating pace. Identifying the principles of neural processing requires a mechanistic interpretation of the large amounts of collected data. The aim of this workshop is to make progress in that direction by bringing together three different communities: (i) experimentalists performing large-scale recordings in behaving animals; (ii) modelers specialized in statistical data-analysis; (iii) theorists working with mechanistic network models. We are looking for talks that build bridges across these different approaches.
As with previous workshops, our goal is to foster the strong interactions we believe are so important for this field. So the meeting will be small (~70 people). About half the talks will be invited and half contributed, and there will be poster sessions on two of the nights. Time for informal discussion will be emphasised during breaks and at mealtimes — with lunch and dinner at the conference venue included in the cost of registration.