Plenary Talk: Realistic modeling-new insight into the functions of the cerebellar network @ Amriteshwari Hall
Aug 12 @ 1:37 pm – 2:24 pm

egidioEgidio D’Angelo, MD, Ph.D.
Full Professor of Physiology & Director, Brain Connectivity Center, University of Pavia, Italy

Realistic modeling: new insight into the functions of the cerebellar network

Realistic modeling is an approach based on the careful reconstruction of neurons synapses starting from biological details at the molecular and cellular level. This technique, combined with the connection topologies derived from histological measurements, allows the reconstruction of precise neuronal networks. Finally, the advent of specific software platforms (PYTHON-NEURON) and of super-computers allows large-scale network simulation to be performed in reasonable time. This approach inverts the logics of older theoretical models, which anticipated an intuition on how the network might work.  In realistic modeling, network properties “emerge” from the numerous biological properties embedded into the model.

This approach is illustrated here through an outstanding application of realistic modeling to the cerebellar cortex network. The neurons (over 105) are reproduced at a high level of detail generating non-linear network effects like population oscillations and resonance, phase-reset, bursting, rebounds, short-term and long-term plasticity, spatiotemporal redistrbution of input patterns. The model is currently being used in the context of he HUMAN BRAIN PROJECT to investigate the cerebellar network function.

Correspondence should be addressed to

Dr. EgidioD’Angelo,
Laboratory of Neurophysiology
Via Forlanini 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Phone: 0039 (0) 382 987606
Fax: 0039 (0) 382 987527


This work was supported by grants from European Union to ED (CEREBNET FP7-ITN238686, REALNET FP7-ICT270434) and by grants from the Italian Ministry of Health to ED (RF-2009-1475845).


Delegate Talk: BrainSurfer- A Novel Neurofeedback Tool for ADHD Training @ Amriteshwari Hall
Aug 12 @ 3:25 pm – 3:35 pm
Delegate Talk: BrainSurfer- A Novel Neurofeedback Tool for ADHD Training @ Amriteshwari Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India

David Ibanez, Laura Dubreuil and Alejandro Rier

Neurofeedback (NF) is a type of biofeedback that uses real time display of electroencephalography to illustrate brain activity. EEG features are extracted and displayed allowing the user to, with practice, modulate their temporal evolution. Neurofeedback training has many therapeutic applications such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), migraine, depression or conduct disorders. This document presents NeuroSurfer, a novel general-purpose tool for neurofeedback training with a use case of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment.