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Workshop: Comparative Principles of Brain Architecture and Functions
November (16) 17-18, 2016 | San Diego, California

Workshop Synopsis

Evolution has led to a wide range of neural architectures that allow for specialized behavioral adaptation to a taxon’s life history. Comparing these neural organizations across species can help us understand fundamental, cross-cutting principles of circuit structure and dynamics that underlie the functionality of nervous systems and highlight alternative neural strategies for generating a given function. This conference seeks to elucidate common principles of functional brain architecture in a broad comparative context. Sessions in the meeting will move across scales of organization from whole nervous systems to specific circuits, in representative species from major clades, using modern tools and methods and how they can lead to new insights into brain function.

ORGANIZERS
Cory Miller, University of California, San Diego
Hideyuki Okano, Keio University
Partha Mitra, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Shigeo Okabe, University of Tokyo
Melina Hale, The University of Chicago

FUNDERS
Workshop Funded by the National Science Foundation | Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (BIO/IOS) and AMED: Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development


NSF Contacts:  Edda Thiels & Sridar Raghavachari