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Kaapi with Kuriosity – The Visions of Shamans and Saints: Dynamic instabilities in neuroscience

May 13, 2017

International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and  Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum is organising Kaapi with Kuriosity – The Visions of Shamans and Saints: Dynamic instabilities in neuroscience

Bard Ermentrout received his PhD in Theoretical Biology in 1979. He is currently a Distinguished University Professor of Computational Biology and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh. e has mentored over two dozen PhD students and written over 0 papers. Along with Nancy Kopell, he won the 2015 Mathematical Neuroscience Prize. He is an avid, if feckless ardener and an expert on Popeye.

The Visions of Shamans and Saints: Dynamic instabilities in neuroscience

Patterns are ubiquitous in the nervous system. These range from the temporal patterns of locomotion (e.g. gaits such as the trot, walk, and gallop) and other motor activity (head bobbing, scratching, tail wagging) to spatio-temporal patterns of neural activity seen during imaging of human brains and in electrical recordings in animal brains. In this talk, I will discuss the mechanisms that underlie the emergence of patterns in space and me. Within this context, I will try to connect palaeolithic cave paintings with spontaneous patterns in the excited brain. I will also discuss some recent experimental ork on the interactions of external stimuli with the internally generated patterns of eural activity. The talk is free of equations and should be accessible to general audience.

About the event
Kaapi wiht Kuriosity is a monthly public lecture series organised by the INternational for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR), in collaboration with the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Musuem, Bengaluru.

Sunday | 14th May 2017 | 4:00 PM

Venue:
Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium,
Sri. T Chowdiah Road,
High Grounds,
Bengaluru

Entry Free.

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