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Seminar in Experimental and Computational Studies on Mother-Infant Relationship

Seminar in Experimental and Computational Studies on Mother-Infant Relationship

October 8 and 15, 2019 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | ICBS, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Hosts: Enver Oruro and Grace Pardo
Description
Determine the neural pathways by which the nervous system of the neonates establish attachment with their mothers is a problem that has motivated hypothesis and experiments at several scale levels, from neurotransmission to ethological level.
Goals:
- Provide an understanding of the neural basis of the mother-infant attachment and show the use of the computational modeling for unified hypothesis tests at different scale levels.
- Identify strategic questions that can be studied using modeling and computational simulation approach
- Discuss challenges and a road map for the integration of experimental studies and complex system simulation.
Previous event
“Mother-Infant Attachment and Supercomputing”, Thursday, August 09, 2018 NY. USA and Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Topics
Maternal behavior
Neural development
Electrophysiology
Odor Preference Learning
Agent based modeling
Computational neuroscience

Speakers
The speakers are very enthusiastic young researchers in the field. They will provide talks of 45 min about their recent research findings, and continued with a lively discussion with the participants.

Débora Czarnabay, PhD (s). Physiology Graduate Program, Basic Physiology and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Physiology, ICBS, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Enver Oruro. PhD (s). Neuroscience Graduate Program UFRGS. Neurocomputational and Language Processing Laboratory, Institute of Physics. Neurophysiology and Neurochemistry of Neuronal Excitability and Synaptic Plasticity Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry. ICBS, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Gustavo Soroka, MSc (s). Neuroscience Graduate Program, UFRGS, Neurocomputational and Language Processing Laboratory, Institute of Physics, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Joaquin Gonzalez, MSc(s) Neuroscience Graduate Program, Neurobiology of Sleep Laboratory, Departamento de Fisiologıa de Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Thais Ferreira de Barros, PhD (s). Neuroscience Graduate Program, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Laboratory, Department of Physiology, ICBS, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Andréa Dulor Finkler, PhD. Universidade Luterana do Brasil, ULBRA, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Grace Pardo, PhD. Department of Physiology, ICBS, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Society Studies, Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades, Lima, Peru.

Contact: Enver Oruro envermiguel@gmail.com
Grace Pardo grace.pardo@gmail.com

Seminar in Experimental and Computational Studies on Mother-Infant Relationship

October 8 and 15, 2019 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | ICBS, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Hosts: Enver Oruro and Grace Pardo

PROGRAM

October 8, 2019
9:00am | Enver Miguel Oruro, PhD (s)
Neuroscience Graduate Program, UFRGS, Brazil

Title: “Basic neural circuits for the learning of the approximation to the maternal odor. An operant hypothesis”.

10:00am | Grace Pardo, PhD
Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Society Studies, UCH, Peru.

Title: “A computational model for maternal odor learning during the sensitive period of attachment”

11:00pm | Debora Czarnabay, PhD (s)
Physiology Graduate Program, Physiology Department, UFRGS, Brazil

Title: “Early-life maternal separation stress and neural development”

12:00m | Lunch

1:15pm| Gustavo Soroka, MSc (s)
Neuroscience Graduate Program, UFRGS, Brazil

Title: “Theta-gamma oscillations and information processing”

2:00pm | Andréa Finkler, PhD
ULBRA, Brazil

Title: “Effects of repeated cross-fostering on maternal behavior and olfactory preference in infant rats”

2:45pm | Roadmap 1

October 15, 2019
9:00am | Joaquin Gonzalez, MSc(s), Neuroscience Graduate Program, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay.

Title: “Permutation entropy and temporal complexity during wakefulness and sleep”

9:45am | Grace Pardo, PhD
Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Society Studies, UCH, Peru.

Title: “Possible role of the GABAergic input in the olfactory cortex in the maternal odor learning in infant rats”

10:30am | Debora Czarnabay, PhD (s)
Physiology Graduate Program, Physiology Department, UFRGS, Brazil

Title: “Does early-life stress affects the brain communication pattern and neuronal network?”

11:15am| Thaís Ferreira de Barros, PhD(s)
Neuroscience Graduate Program, UFRGS, Brazil

Title: “Role of gut microbiota in pre and postnatal development”

12:00pm | Lunch

1:15pm | Grace Pardo, PhD
Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Society Studies, UCH, Peru.

Title: “Attachment formation in a natural environment. An experimental and computational hypothesis”.

2:00pm| Enver Miguel Oruro, PhD (s)
Neuroscience Graduate Program, UFRGS, Brazil

Title: “Perspectives and challenges in infant attachment learning studies and supercomputing”.

2:45pm| Roadmap 2

Support

PhD Maria Elisa Calcagnotto
Neurophysiology and Neurochemistry of Neuronal Excitability and Synaptic Plasticity Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry. UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil

PhD Marco Idiart.
Neurocomputational and Language Processing Laboratory, Institute of Physics
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

PhD Yuefan Deng
Co-director of the Institute of Engineering-Driven Medicine at Stony Brook University NY,USA and National Supercomputer Center of China

PhD Paul Bourgine.
President UNESCO UniTwin CS-DC (Complex Systems Digital Campus), French National Centre for Scientific Research.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.comses.net/events/549/