Brain Activity across Scales and Species: Analysis of Experiments and Simulations (BASSES)

EBRAINS Workshop

13–15 June 2022 | Rome & virtual

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FAQ's and all you need to know

Registration was free of charge but mandatory. Attendance was open for interested scientists. 

The link to our virtual workshops platform as well as the online credentials will be sent out to all registered participants a few days prior to the workshop.

Yes, the virtual platform is accessible to all registered participants.

To make the virtual workshop an interactive experience, it is important that you have access to a stable internet connection, good audio (with microphone) and ideally (not mandatory) a webcam for video communication.

Also, to have the full workshop experience it is important that you have installed the Zoom Desktop Client application (v5.7.0 or higher) and that you access the workshop platform via the latest version of Google Chrome.

The workshop will start on Monday 13 June 2022 at 13:00 CET and will end in the afternoon of Wednesday 15 June 2022. The programme comprises plenary sessions, hands-on sessions and social events.

All times in the programme schedule are UTC+2/GMT+2= CEST. To prevent missed sessions, we recommend to use a time zone converter in advance.

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The HBP and EBRAINS invited interested scientists to join the forthcoming EBRAINS Workshop on Brain Activities across Scales and Species.
The study of brain rhythms and of spatio-temporal patterns of brain activation is an important test-bench for understanding connectivity and the mechanisms that determine cognitive systems in mammals.
The large variety of available experimental protocols and measurement techniques enable researchers to investigate new scientific questions. In addition, the input from experimental observations is used to design theoretical models able to emulate brain dynamics and cognitive mechanisms in in-silico experiments.
The goal of the BASSES Workshop (Brain Activity across Scales and Species: analysis of Experiments and Simulations) was to provide an overview of the scientific topic of brain states and complexity, state transitions, and their connection with cognitive functions, and to demonstrate the achievements in this field obtained within the Human Brain Project thanks to the functionalities provided by the EBRAINS research platforms.
Lectures showcased the latest advancements in analysis strategies and whole-brain modelling tools. Hands-On Sessions allowed the participants to be actively engaged and test the EBRAINS functionalities for data storage, curation, analysis, and modelling.
BASSES allowed people with different expertises, from experimental and theoretical neuroscientists to computer scientists, to share results and ideas and connect into a wider community.

Special Issue "New Insights into Computational Neuroscience"

Participants are invited to submit their manuscripts to a related special issue of Applied Sciences “New Insights into Computational Neuroscience”, devoted to the illustration of new research in the field of Computational Neuroscience, focusing on its multidisciplinary aspects that gather expertise in physics and mathematics as well as biology, chemistry, engineering, and computer science. Submissions can be original research articles, review articles as well as short communications. 

Further details can be accessed on the Journal website:

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2023.

Workshop participants are eligible to a discounted Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. 



Times displayed are in CEST/GMT+2/UTC+2.

Plenary Session I: Brain states and complexity
Coffee break

Plenary Session II: State transitions and their cognitive role

Informal discussions
from 19:30
Social Programme


Plenary Session III: Introduction to EBRAINS resources
Coffee break
Plenary Session IV: Multi-scale approaches to investigate the brain complexity

Lunch break

Plenary Session V: Multi-scale data analysis pipelines
Coffee break
Hands-on Session I: Data handling
Hands-on Session II: Running analysis in EBRAINS
from 19:30
Social Programme


Plenary Session VI: Models and Simulation: Mean Field Simulation
Coffee break
Plenary Session VII: Models and Simulation: Spiking Simulations

Lunch break

Hands-on Session III: Models and simulation platform
Hands-on Session IV: Validating models against data in EBRAINS
Closing remarks


Scientific Chairs & Local hosts

Dr. Anna Letizia Allegra Mascaro | LENS - European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy, Firenze, Italy

Dr. Giulia De Bonis | INFN - National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Rome, Italy



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