Aalto Brain Centre showcasing the newest and coolest in neuroscience

Tommi Himberg

The ABC Seminar series will kick off on Wednesday 14th September. International top-level scientists present the newest and coolest in neuroscience.

The ABC seminar series will kick off on Wednesday 14th September. These seminars will feature top level international scientists presenting the newest results and methods of neuroscience.

"The ABC Seminar series is aimed for the whole School of Science. We have invited top scholars in different fields of neuroscience to give talks on their coolest and newest projects, in such a way that you can follow the talks even if you are not an expert in those particular fields", the convenors of the series, Mareike Bacha-Trams and Tommi Himberg explain. 

The first ABC Seminar will be a double bill with Olaf Sporns (Indiana University) and Michael Breakspear (Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane) talking about dynamics of brain networks and how brain activity can be seen as a system that is verging on unstability. "The topics of our opening seminar are a good example of how network theory and computational science can contribute to brain research. Studying how the brain works requires multi-disciplinary collaboration, and we hope to promote such collaboration across department boundaries in the School of Science with this seminar series", wishes the director of the Aalto Brain Centre, professor Lauri Parkkonen

The ABC Seminars and speakers for the autumn 2016: 
- Wed 14.9. dynamics of the connectome, Olaf Sporn (Indiana) and brain activity as an unstable system, Michael Breakspear (Brisbane)
- Mon 17.10. visual cognition and deep neural networks, Radoslaw Cichy (Berlin)
- Mon 24.10. cellular neuroscience, synaptic physiology, Joshua Singer (Maryland)
- Mon 7.11. interactive media and artificial intelligence, Marc Cavazza (Kent) 

Seminars will be held in F239 (Otakaari 3), starting 14:15. Coffee will be served after the seminar.

Aalto Brain Centre (ABC) is a thematic center, at the Aalto University School of Science (Aalto-SCI), aiming to stimulate synergy and collaboration in research on systems-level neuroscience, neuroimaging, and neurotechnology. 

More information: Tommi Himberg, Mareike Bacha-Trams