|Name:||Simulation Technology for Brain-Scale Neuronal Networks|
|Time:||Wednesday, June 19, 2013
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
CCL - Congress Center Leipzig
|Breaks:||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Coffee Break|
|Speakers:||Markus Diesmann, INM/IAS Jülich & RWTH|
|Abstract:||The cortical microcircuit, the network comprising a square millimeter of brain tissue, has been the subject of intense experimental and theoretical research. In parallel simulation has been established as a tool to explore the relation of network structure and dynamics .
The explanatory power of such models is limited as half of the incoming contacts (synapses) of each excitatory nerve cell have non-local origins and the brain constitutes a recurrent network of networks.
The talk presents the technology we have developed and implemented in the software NEST to overcome the restriction to local networks by employing supercomputers like K .
NEST technology is used in the Human Brain Project (HBP) to explore brain-scale networks at cellular and synaptic resolution.
 Potjans TC, Diesmann M (2012) Cerebral Cortex (online first) doi:10.1093/cercor/bhs358
 Helias M, Kunkel S, Masumoto G, Igarashi J, Eppler JM, Ishii S, Fukai T, Morrison A, Diesmann M (2012) Front Neuroinfrom 6:26