Congratulations to Dr. Yiota Poirazi on becoming FENS Secretary General!

We’re excited to congratulate our PI, Dr. Yiota Poirazi, on becoming Secretary General of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies! We’re incredibly proud of her achievement and look forward to her continued success. Find out more about the new FENS leadership:

Συνέντευξη με τη Δρ. Ποϊραζη στο Cretalive: Εξερεύνηση του ανθρώπινου εγκεφάλου και οι προκλήσεις της τεχνητής νοημοσύνης

Η Δρ. Ποϊράζη με αφορμή την επερχόμενη ομιλία της στο Athens Science Festival την Κυριακή 21 Απριλίου 2024 με τίτλο «Βιολογική εναντίον Τεχνητής Νοημοσύνης», μιλάει στο Cretalive και στην Κατερίνα Μυλωνά για την πρόοδο και τις προκλήσεις στην εξερεύνηση του ανθρώπινου εγκεφάλου, καθώς και τον ρόλο της τεχνητής νοημοσύνης σε αυτό το πεδίο. Επιπλέον, επισημαίνει […]

Η Τεχνητή Νοημοσύνη, Οι Ενεργειακές Προκλήσεις και Η Εμπνευσμένη Λύση από τη Βιολογία του Εγκεφάλου: Συνέντευξη με τη Δρ. Παναγιώτα Ποϊράζη στο DNEWS

Η ερευνήτρια Δρ. Παναγιώτα Ποϊράζη επισημαίνει την ενεργειακή αποδοτικότητα του ανθρώπινου εγκεφάλου, ο οποίος επεξεργάζεται πληροφορίες σε μαζική κλίμακα με ελάχιστη κατανάλωση ενέργειας. Αναφέρει την προοπτική της ανάπτυξης τεχνητής νοημοσύνης εμπνευσμένης από τον εγκέφαλο, η οποία θα μπορούσε να ανταποκριθεί στις ανάγκες της εποχής με ελάχιστες ενεργειακές επιβαρύνσεις για το περιβάλλον. Η Δρ. Ποϊράζη συζητάει για […]

Η Δρ. Παναγιώτα Ποϊράζη μιλάει στο podcast της Καθημερινής “Γυναίκες & Επιστήμη”!

Παρακολουθήστε το νέο podcast της Καθημερινής “Γυναίκες & Επιστήμη” αυτή τη φορά για τα μυστήρια του εγκεφάλου! Η Δρ. Παναγιώτα Ποϊράζη, εξερευνά τη σχέση μεταξύ εγκεφάλου και τεχνητής νοημοσύνης, και μας εμπνέει να ανακαλύψουμε περισσότερα για τον σύνθετο κόσμο του εγκεφάλου. Παρακολουθήστε ολόκληρο το επεισόδιο εδώ.

Dr. Panayiota Poirazi will give a talk entitled “Decoding the mysteries of biological and artificial intelligence” at Athens Science Festival 2024!

What are the differences and similarities between biological and artificial neural networks? Who would be the winner in a “biological versus artificial intelligence” battle? Dr. Panayiota Poirazi will guide us in a fascinating exploration of the wonderful world of the brain – both biological and artificial – through her talk entitled “Decoding the mysteries of […]

A Brain Awareness Week event: Brain and Artificial Inteligence, 26.03.2024 at Heraklion!

Come and join us in the upcoming event of Brain Awareness Week, on 26.03.2024, about Brain and Artificial Intelligence: A Fascinating Dynamic Interplay, organized by the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Panayiota Poirazi will be speaking about Unraveling the Brain-AI Dichotomy. For more details about the event check the files below: Event Poster  Αφίσα Εκδήλωσης […]

Check out our recent review article on the role of dendrites in brain efficiency!

We are excited to share our latest review, Dendrites and Efficiency: Optimizing Performance and Resource Utilization, which has been published in Current Opinion in Neurobiology. In this review, PhD candidates Roman Makarov and Michalis Pagkalos, together with Dr. Panayiota Poirazi, explore the growing body of recent experimental and theoretical works that highlight the crucial role […]

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidates Ioanna Pandi and Roman Makarov for receiving travel grants for the 30th Meeting of the HSfN!

We are overjoyed to congratulate two of the Ph.D. candidates in our lab for receiving travel grants for the 30th Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience at the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” in Athens. Both of them have been accepted to present their work in two different posters. Learn more about this […]

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Ioanna Pandi for receiving a travel grant to attend The Brain Conference: Structuring Knowledge for Flexible Behaviour!

We are excited and proud to announce that Ioanna Pandi a very talented Ph.D. candidate in our lab, recently received one of the 11 travel grants for international students for The Brain Conference: Structuring Knowledge for Flexible Behaviour organized by FENS in Rungsted Kyst, Denmark. She was also selected to give a talk and present […]

Dendrify: a new framework for adding dendrites to spiking neural networks

Deciphering the secrets of the brain is considered to be one of the most important scientific endeavours of the 21st century. A better understanding of the mechanisms underlying brain function will contribute both to research into the treatment of neurological diseases and to the field of Artificial Intelligence, which has become an integral part of […]

Long-range cortical inputs drive local dendritic spikes in hippocampal pyramidal neurons

We are excited to share our latest study in collaboration with the lab of Jayeeta Basu at NYU. In this work we joined forces to study how the brain conveys important environmental cues like novelty and reward. Using dendritic electrophysiology, optogenetics and computational modeling we uncovered a disinhibitory microcircuit that gates dendritic spikes in CA1 pyramidal neurons […]

Uncovering the role of neuromodulation in memory linking

We are excited to share our latest study in collaboration with the lab of Alcino Silva at UCLA.  This work, published in NEURON, explores the role of neuromodulation by dopamine to the linking of memories. Memories are often linked, meaning that recall of one memory triggers the recall of another. In this study, UCLA scientists A. Chowdhury, A. […]

FENS 2022 plenary lecture: Learning with dendrites in brain and machines

Dr Poirazi recently represented Greece and IMBB-FORTH as a plenary speaker in FENS Forum 2022, the largest European Neuroscience meeting that took place this year in Paris . In her presentation, she discussed how computational modelling has helped us illuminate dendritic functions and their role in cognitive processes. She also presented the main findings of […]

Dendrites meet The Economist

How neurons really work is slowly being elucidated. That will help both Medicine and the search for better Artificial Intelligence. A recent article from The Economist lists our lab’s work among pioneering studies with far reaching implications in the fields of Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence!! For more information click here.