Workshop 4A

Modeling what you can measure


Gaute T. Einevoll, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway


Christof Koch, CalTech, Pasadena, USA

  • Title: Modeling and recording from neurons in the human brain

Jason Kerr, Max Planck Institute Tuebingen, Germany

  • Title: Two-photon imaging of neuronal populations in vivo: turning calcium bumps into spikes



Gaute T Einevoll, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Alain Destexhe, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
Marja-Leena Linne, TUT, Tampere, Finland
Daniel Wojcik, Nencki Inst., Warsaw, Poland


A host of experimental techniques are now available for studies of neural activity in cortex. In addition to intracellular and extracellular recordings with various types of single-contact or multi-contact electrodes, several imaging techniques (e.g., two-photon calcium imaging, intrinsic optical, voltage-sensitive dye) have been developed and refined in the last decade. To take full advantage of these new powerful techniques, proper links between the underlying neural activity and what is recorded in the experiments, must be established.  Such quantitatively accurate links require insight on the physics of neural activity measurements as well as detailed mathematical modeling. This “modeling of what you can measure” is the topic of this workshop.

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