School of Brain Cells & Circuits "Camillo Golgi"
Modeling the brain and its pathologies
Course Directors: Egidio D'Angelo, Claudia Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott, Viktor Jirsa
Date: 27th August – 1st September 2019
Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice (Italy)
The 2019 Course of the school of brain cells and circuits will be dedicated to modelling the brain and its pathologies. Modelling local microcircuits properties as well as large scale network properties is essential to understand how the brain works. The complexity of the brain requires all different modelling strategies to deal with both the complexity of its physiology and biology as well as with the large data generated by current imaging techniques. The problem therefore requires understanding local microcircuits as well as global network behaviours. The course will conclude by discussing the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics for modelling brain function and dysfunction.