The Barcelona Knowledge Hub collaborates in the Systems Neuroscience Christmas Mini Symposium entitled “Push the limits of your brain”. The Symposium is organised by the Center of Genomic Regulation (CRG), Cellular and Systems Neurobiology lab directed by Prof. Mara Dierssen, Member of the Academia Europaea, and the Neurosciences Research Program Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) directed by Prof. Rafael de la Torre.

The event will be held on Wednesday, 17 December, in the Marie Curie Room at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park Building.

Symposium site


  • Gustavo Deco, Computational Neuroscience Group (UPF)
  • Stephen Dunne, Neuroscience Research Starlab Consulting Division (Starlab Ldt.)
  • Luis Martínez Otero, The Visual Analogy Lab (Instituto Neurociencias Alicante, CSIC-UMH)
  • María Victoria Sánchez-Vives, Cortical Networks and Virtual Environments in Neuroscience (ICREA-IDIBAPS and EventLab-UB)

Call for the poster session#

Deadline: 15th December, 2014

Send your poster to Marta Fructuoso, with the subject “Systems Biology Christmas Symposium 2014 Poster Submission”. Confirmation will be sent via e-mail.


11:00-11:10h Opening
Mara Dierssen

11:15-12:30h Dry Neuroscience
Session chair: Linus Manubens Gil

11:15-11:20h - Introduction

11:20-11:40h – Linking the functional and structural connectome
Gustavo Deco

11:40-11:55h – Discussion

11:55-12:15h – Neuromodulation and cognitive enhancement
Stephen Dunne

12:15-12:30h – Discussion

12:30-13:00h Speedy Poster Session
Session chair: Marta Fructuoso Castellar

13:15-14:15h Christmas tapas & Posters

14:15-15:15h Wet Neuroscience
Session chair: Thomas Gener

14:15-14:20h - Introduction

14:20-14:40h – Information bottlenecks in the early visual pathway
Luis Martínez Otero

14:40-14:55h – Discussion

14:55-15:15h – What spontaneous activity can tell us about cortical function
María Victoria Sánchez-Vives

15:15-15:30h – Discussion

15:30-16:00h Roundtable “the future of neuroscience”
Session chair: María Martínez de Lagrán/ Marcos Quevedo Díaz

15:15-15:20h - Introduction

16:00h Closure and farewell drink
Mara Dierssen


Marie Curie Room at PRBB Building
C/ Dr. Aiguader, 88
08003 Barcelona, Spain

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