Random Structures in the Brain (workshop)

The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (NeuroMat) will hold the workshop “Random Structures in the Brain” in São Paulo, from October 16 to 20, 2017. NeuroMat is hosted by the University of São Paulo and funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).

Video presentation of ABRAÇO

Video of the NeuroMat network on the brachial plexus injury, ABRAÇO.

Aiming at new possibilities for the diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease

A NeuroMat-led initiative has aimed at developing a new tool for early diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease. This initiative relies on a game to identify behaviorial patterns associated to this disease in a cost efficient way. Parkinson's Disease is a degenerative disorder of the nervous system and affects 1% of the world population of over 65 years, according to the Association Brazil Parkinson. This work is part of the NeuroMat-led network AMPARO.

An almost virtual museu

The NeuroMat dissemination team has led the release of images from museums at the University of São Paulo to an open media repository, and this initiative has now been started with the Paulista Museum. Eduardo Nunomura, Carta Capital, 9/13/2017.

Multi-class oscillating systems of interacting neurons

Susanne Ditlevsen and Eva Löcherbach

We consider multi-class systems of interacting nonlinear Hawkes processes modeling several large families of neurons and study their mean field limits. As the total number of neurons goes to infinity we prove that the evolution within each class can be described by a nonlinear limit differential equation driven by a Poisson random measure, and state associated central limit theorems. We study situations in which the limit system exhibits oscillatory behavior, and relate the results to certain piecewise deterministic Markov processes and their diffusion approximations.




The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics is hosted by the University of São Paulo and funded by FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation).


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