Connectivity, activity fronts and resilience in neuronal cultures: experiments and models
12:00 - 13:30
Prof. Jordi Soriano
Universitat de Barcelona, Department FMC, Facutlat de Fisica
Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation (MPIDS)
Seminarraum 0.77 - Foyer
Neuronal cultures offer a unique platform to study collective phenomena in neuronal networks. The ability of experimentalists to modify the connectivity among neurons and their dynamics offer a unique scenario to investigate key open questions in neuroscience, including the emergence of spontaneous activity patterns, the importance of spatial embedding, network connectivity, and the resilience of the networks to attack. In this talk he will present different experimental techniques and theoretic-numerical resources to shed light on these questions, and he will pinpoint their potential to advance in the understanding and treatment of neurological disorders.