The Language of Neurons15th & 16th September 2023, Barcelona
the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute will be hosting the first Nat Conference entitled The Language of Neurons.
The aim of the conference is to take a fresh look at the issue of «neural representation». The notion of 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. Nevertheless, regardless of the centrality of the notion, we still lack a clear, universal and widely accepted view of what it means for a nervous system to represent something, what makes a neural activity a representation, and what is re-presented.
This conference will bring together some of neuroscience’s top researchers who have addressed the concept of neural representation in their studies and writings. Their different views on the subject will surely provide valuable insights and spark interesting discussions with the other speakers.