Workshop Multistability in Neurodynamics

July 23 at the 18th annual CNS*2009 meeting

Organizer: Gennady Cymbalyuk, Neuroscience Institute at GSU, USA


This workshop is focused on the co-existence of regimes of activity of neurons. Such multistability enhances potential flexibility to the nervous system and has many implications for motor control, dynamical memory, information processing, perception and decision making. The goal of this workshop is to identify the scenarios leading to multistability in the neuronal dynamics and discuss its potential roles in the operation of the central nervous system under normal and pathological conditions. Multistability has been studied combining theoretical and experimental approaches since the pioneering works by Rinzel, 1978 and Guttman et al., 1980. It is intensively studied on different levels. On the cellular level, multistability is co-existence of basic regimes like bursting, spiking, sub-threshold oscillations and silence. On the network level, examples of multistability include co-existence of different synchronization modes, and polyrhythmic bursting patterns.


Key-note speakers:

William Kristan

William Kristan, UCSD USA

Leech swimming and crawling: Alternative states of the same CPG?

Andrey Shilnikov

Andrey Shilnikov, GSU USA

Polyrhythms in Central Pattern Generator motifs



Invited Speakers:

Bazhenov, Maxim, University of California Riverside, USA

Canavier, Carmen,  Louisiana State University, USA

Compte, Albert, University Miguel Hernandez, Spain

Cymbalyuk , Gennady, Georgia State University, USA

Moreno-Bote, Ruben, University of Rochester, USA

Pikovsky, Arkady Universität Potsdam, Germany

Popovych, Oleksandr Research Center Juelich, Germany



Abstracts of the Workshop,



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