A question pondered since time immemorial, by philosophers and the layman alike, still receives as much interest as ever; and not surprisingly so since we are a species capable of self-reflection. Yet, we can only go so far with metaphysics
Half the credits ain’t fair! It’s been more than 37 years of science in the making, since Bienenstock, Cooper and Munro proposed their groundbreaking theory of synaptic plasticity to account for seemingly disparate experimental results on feature selectivity emergence in the feline visual cortex. Indeed, their plasticity rule, among a handful of others (Hebbian, STDP, […]
Together with a group of amazing scientists, we recently wrote a Perspective on how Deep Learning principles may help advance Neuroscience and vise-versa. It started as heated discussions in a meeting in Barbados last February and resulted in an article that seamlessly integrates our very different views. We hope you enjoy it as much […]
The Foundation’s distinguished grant is limited to ~ 8 postgraduates per year, aiming to support and secure the full-time continuation of their studies and research. May you achieve your PhD goals to their fullest extent, Kostas! We are looking forward to the fruits of your research.
Άλλη μια Βραδιά του Ερευνητή είναι εδώ! Σας προσκαλούμε να συμμετάσχετε στη σημερινή εκδήλωση που διοργανώνει το Ίδρυμα Τεχνολογίας και Έρευνας, του Ηρακλείου Κρήτης, με σκοπό την προβολή και επικοινωνία των ερευνητικών δραστηριοτήτων που διεξάγονται εδώ στο ευρύ κοινό. Όπως κάθε εργαστήριο, έτσι κι εμείς, θα έχουμε τη δική μας γωνιά, και θα παρουσιάσουμε στους επισκέπτες […]
The Einstein Foundation Berlin was founded in 2009 by the State of Berlin, with a mission to establish the city as a centre of scientific excellence. To this aim, an independent commission awards researchers of high international calibre with research grants, so they can visit and collaborate with fellow investigators in Berlin. Research Director at IMBB-FORTH, Dr. […]
Dendritic non-linearities as chiefs in command It’s been 16 years since Dr. Poirazi, head of the lab, got to publish her research on the non-linear functions of pyramidal neurons; a theoretical prediction that, however prominent may be now, was against all odds and dogmas. Despite its success, the concept has yet to escape the realm of […]
The Poirazi lab is the recipient of and will coordinate a new FET-OPEN grant entitled “A smart, hybrid neural-silico-computo device for drug discovery (Acronym: NEUREKA). The program involves the development of a novel hybrid technology, whereby nanoelectrodes and sophisticated computational models of neuronal circuits are combined to readout and manipulate activity/connectivity in cultured neuronal networks […]
Superb news! Georgia Soursou and Maria Karatsoli, MSc students in our lab, were granted with funding to organize a Brain Awareness Week workshop, as part of the Dana Foundation global campaign to increase public’s awareness of the benefits stemmig from brain research efforts. Save the dates: March 14, 2019 6:30PM – March 15, 2019 8:30PM, and […]
Georgia Soursou, MSc student in our lab, successfully applied to and will attend the “Human Brain Atlas: Neuroscientific basis, tools and applications – School”. She’s also received financial support to do so from the high-esteemed organiser, namely the Human Brain Project. Students in our lab are always encouraged to pursue opportunities as such!