Sleep, Slow Waves and Aging

EITN, Paris, France

Oct. 4, 2018 at 15:00 – Oct. 5, 2018 at 18:30

Slow wave sleep, and its underlying corticothalamocortical activity, slow oscillations, are critical for brain homeostasis, plasticity and cognition. This slow wave activity decreases significantly from adolescence through middle adulthood and into older adulthood in humans, with consequences on cognitive performance.

In this workshop, we will discuss the cortical circuitry that generates slow oscillations, the multiscale properties of this activity, and how computer models help scientists explore the dynamics of slow oscillations generation and its transformation with age. We will also discuss how slow wave activity can be modulated with the purpose of improving or rejuvenating brain function.

The registration is free however mandatory due to a limited number of seats.

Speakers:
Karim Benchenane (CNRS ESPCI)
Jan Born (University of Tubingen)
Alain Destexhe (CNRS UNIC EITN)
Karim El-Kanbi (CNRS ESPCI)
Tommaso Fellin (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
Lisa Marshall (University of Lübeck) 
Ruben Moreno-Bote (University Pompeu Fabra)
Trang-Anh Nghiem (CNRS UNIC EITN)
Stefano Panzeri (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
Mario Rosanova (University of Milan)
Mavi Sanchez-Vives (ICREA-IDIBAPS)
Nuria Tort-Colet (CNRS UNIC)
Vlad Vyazovski (University of Oxford)

This workshop is organized with the support of EITN and Flag-ERA project SloW-Dyn.

Information & Registration: https://eitnconf-041018.sciencesconf.org/