Updating the Roadmap to Whole Brain Emulation Part 6: NEURAL MODELING - Patient Specific Selection, Fitting and Validation

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The Carboncopies Foundation is continuing the workshop series around updating the Roadmap to Whole Brain Emulation, the first version of which was published in 2008 as the Oxford University manuscript, "Whole Brain Emulation: A Roadmap."

This upcoming workshop will focus on the practical problems of model selection and model fitting. Modeling brain function is currently done using software simulations that include representations of the dynamic processes in neurons and synapses that transform signal data obtained from experimental recordings or generated by software. The ultimate goal for Whole Brain Emulation (WBE) continues to be to achieve animal-specific or patient-specific emulation of brain activity that is needed for cognitive function and subjective cognitive experience. In other words, we can assume that a successful model will operate on spatio-temporal patterns of neural activity, and will include the ability to adapt and learn that is generally referred to as brain plasticity.

Panelists include:

  • Ken Hayworth: President and Co-Founder of the Brain Preservation Foundation
  • Yoonsuck Choe: Professor at Texas A&M University
  • Dong Song: Professor at Southern California University
  • Christof Koch: Chief scientist of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle
  • Keith Wiley: Carboncopies Foundation
  • Mike Cerullo: Carboncopies Foundation
  • Konrad Kording: Professor of bioengineering and neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania

    N.B. The event is about 4 hours long so feel free to come and go as necessary
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