Recent years have witnessed rapid progress in the extraction and quantification of connectomes, the wiring diagrams of nervous systems, at both local circuit and whole brain scales. This research program is fuelled by the hope that reconstructing the brain’s detailed wiring patterns will facilitate a deeper understanding of its function. However, connectomes are by no means static, but they dynamically change across a wide range of time scales. This raises important questions: What can we infer about the function of a dynamic network structure based on single snapshots? How can we best describe and understand the dynamics of connectomes? What are the mechanisms by which connectomes dynamically modify their wiring? What are the functional benefits of dynamic connectomes? This workshop will address these questions from experimental and computational perspectives.
Schedule to be announced.