The Language of Neurons 15th & 16th September 2023

Museu de Ciències Naturals
de Barcelona, Parc del Fòrum

Oscar Vilarroya

Research Director at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Coordinator of the Research Group in Neuroimaging of mental disorders IMIM, Spain.

The notion of neural representation is a basic conceptual building block in neuroscience. Representations are used as “the thing to be explained” when talking about brain function, such as identifying environmental markers associated with a specific neuronal activity. However, regardless of the centrality of the notion, we still lack a clear, universal and widely accepted view on what it means for a nervous system to represent something, on what makes a neural activity a representation, and on what is re-presented.

The aim of the conference is to take a fresh look at the issue of «neural representation».

About the event

Neural representation


15 September


09:00 - 18:15

Academic session

The Language of Neurons


16 September


09:15 - 13:00

General public