Mathematics of Brain Dynamics

"The Mathematics of Brain Dynamics", is a one-day meeting to be held in the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham on Tuesday 8th April 2014. Click here for the poster for this event.

The focus of the meeting will be on the important role that mathematics has to play in determining the functional roles of brain oscillations and rhythms. To register for this meeting please complete the booking form here. There is a registration fee of 10. 

The meeting will be supported by a Scheme 1 grant from the LMS who will provide some support for travel for research students. To make a claim you will need to collect a reimbursement form from Rachel Nicks on the day. 


10.00 Coffee available MAGIC Room, 2nd floor, Watson Building
10.30 Yulia Timofeeva (Warwick) Dendritic gap junctions and membrane resonance: a recipe
for tuning network dynamics
11.10 Jaroslav Hlinka
(Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Relating (large-scale) structural and functional brain connectivity
11.50 John Terry (Exeter) Dynamics on Networks: The role of local dynamics and global networks on hypersynchronous neural activity
12.30 Lunch break Buffet provided in MAGIC Room, 2nd floor, Watson Building
13.30 Zoe Kourtzi (Cambridge) Functional networks for learning and plasticity in the human brain
14.10 Marcus Kaiser (Newcastle) The Dynamic Connectome: How changes during development and evolution affect human brain activity
14.50 Marc Goodfellow (Exeter) Dynamic transitions of brain networks in epileptic seizures 
15.30 Coffee break MAGIC Room, 2nd floor, Watson Building
16.00 Kyle Wedgwood (Nottingham) Perturbative techniques in the analysis of neural rhythms and oscillations: limitations and extensions
16.40 Peter Ashwin (Exeter) Design of cell coupling and dynamic transitions between states

All talks will be held in Lecture Room A, Watson Building. The meeting will finish at around 17.30. A buffet lunch will be provided.

We will go for dinner at The White Swan at 7pm. If you wish to join us please email Rachel Nicks.

Travel and accommodation information

The meeting will be held in the School of Mathematics, Watson Building, R15 on the campus map.This is just a 5 minute walk from University train station. For those arriving by car, details of how to get to the Edgbaston Campus and where to park can be found here. Please use the North car park.

If you wish to stay overnight, bed and breakfast accommodation is available at the Conference Park (about 10 mins walk). There are, of course, many other places to stay nearby.