Dynamics of Rhythm Generation


Schedule

  • The ability of distinct anatomical circuits to generate patterns of rhythmic activity is widespread among vertebrate and invertebrate species. These patterns correspond to different functions like motor behaviors and odor recognition and pathological events like seizure episodes. The dynamics of the circuits producing such patterns are based on the basic principles conserved across phyla. For example, the swimming behavior of the tadpole is sporadic and transient, lasting for a few tens of periods. In contrast the heart-beating of the leech must sustain through its life and the pattern of the activity stays constant even in the variable environment.
  • We would like to bring together experts applying experimental approaches and the methods developed in the neuroscience, neurophysics, neuro-informatics, neuroethology, and the bifurcation theory to determine the basic principles of the transient and steady dynamics of rhythm generation from different phyla.
  • Organizers: Roman Borisyuk, Ronald Calabrese, Alan Roberts, and Gennady Cymbalyuk

    For questions contact Gennady Cymbalyuk (gcymbalyuk@gsu.edu).

    Schedule


    Invited Speakers:
    Barreto, Ernest
    George Mason University, -School of Physics, Astronomy
    Ion concentration dynamics as a unifying mechanism for bursting of many different morphologies
    Borisyuk, Roman
    University of Plymouth, - School of Computing, Communication, and Electronics
    Computational Modelling of the Structure and Function of a Neuronal Network in Young Frog Tadpole nervous system: a Developmental Approach
    Calabrese, Ronald
    Emory University, - Biology Department
    Harnessing experimentally observed individual variation in neuronal network models.
    Cohen, Netta
    University of Leeds, - School of Computing
    Nematode locomotion: a neuromechanical perspective
    Cymbalyuk, Gennady
    Georgia State University, Neuroscience Institute
    Dynamics of leech heart interneurons
    Dzakpasu, Rhonda
    Georgetown University, - Dept. of Physics
    The effects of synaptic potentiation modulation on in vitro neuronal network dynamics
    Edwards, Donald
    Georgia State University, - Neuroscience Institute
    A neuromechanical model of locomotion in crayfish
    Fink, Christian
    Univeristy of Michigan, - Dept. of Physics, Zochowski's Lab
    A Bottom-Up Approach to Understanding Network Dynamics
    Nadim, Farzan
    New Jersey Institute of Technology, - Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
    The central role of linear conductances in pacemaker activity
    Nusbaum, Michael
    University of Pennsylvania, - Dept. of Neuroscience
    Convergent Rhythm Generation from Divergent Cellular Mechanisms
    Prinz, Astrid
    Emory University, - Biology Department
    Homeostatic regulation in a central pattern-generator circuit
    Prilutsky, Boris
    GaTech, School of Applied Physiology
    One CPG, two different rhythmic behaviors: Slow walking and fast paw shake
    Roberts, Alan
    University of Bristol, -School of Biological Sciences
    Starting, running and stopping the tadpole swimming network
    Rulkov, Nikolai
    University of California, San Diego, -BioCircuits Institute
    Oscillations and transient dynamics in a large network of reduced neuronal models.
    Rybak, Ilya
    Drexel University, - Dept. of Neurobiology and Anatomy
    Mechanisms for rhythmic bursting in excitatory neural networks of the brainstem and spinal cord.
    Sakurai,Akira
    Georgia State University, - Neuroscience Institute
    Potential mechanisms underlying termination of a transient rhythmic motor behavior
    Spardy, Lucy
    University of Pittsburgh, - Dept. of Mathematics
    Inferring spinal cord network architecture responsible for turtle swimming and scratching
    Wiggin, Tim
    University of Minnesota, - Dept. of Neuroscience, Masino's Lab
    The Spatial Distribution and Modular Organization of the Larval Zebrafish Swimming CPG.