PRINCIPLES OF AUTONOMOUS NEURODYNAMICS 2004
August 13, 2004
Principles of Autonomous Neurodynamics 2004 was a multi-disciplinary meeting exploring free dynamics in networks and the relation of autonomous neurodynamics and epilepsy.
ORGANIZING AND SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
- Elan Liss Ohayon, University of Toronto, Canada (Chair)
- W. McIntyre Burnham, University of Toronto, Canada
- Peter Carlen, Toronto Western Research Institute, Canada
- D. Sesath Hewapathirane, University of Toronto Epilepsy Research Program
- Kathryn Hum, University of Toronto Epilepsy Research Program
- Stiliyan Kalitzin, Dutch Epilepsy Clinics Foundation, The Netherlands
- Brian Scott, University of Toronto Epilepsy Research Program
- Piotr Suffczynski, Warsaw University, Poland
SESSIONS: AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS IN CONTEXT and
DYNAMICAL NEURAL SYSTEMS, EPILEPSY AND AUTONOMY
Autonomous neurodynamics and emergent epileptic activity was a major focus. The sessions included modeling and clinical approaches exploring neural dynamics with a particular attention to epilepsy and behavior. Presentations explored the theoretical underpinnings and implications of autonomous dynamics in relation to neural activity, cognition, social systems and general network dynamics.
Principles of Autonomous Neurodynamics meetings are meant to encompass a broad array of approaches including presentations from mathematics, physics, philosophy, psychology and theoretical neurosciences. We welcome both exploratory and advanced research on these subjects.
On August 13, 2004 marked the gathering of empirical scientists and theoreticians to initiate what we hope will be an annual examination of principles of autonomous neural dynamics. The gathering also marks the continuation of an international collaboration on the subject between researchers in the Netherlands and Canada including the Dutch Epilepsy Clinics Foundation (SEIN), the University of Amsterdam and the University of Toronto Epilepsy Program.