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Seminar in Maternal Infant Relationship Studies: Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence


Seminar in Maternal Infant Relationship Studies: Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence

March 7 and 9, 2020 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | ICBS, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Hosts: Débora Czarnabay, Grace Pardo and, Enver Oruro

Description

Determine the neural pathways by which the nervous system of the neonates establish attachment with their mothers is a problem that has motivated hypothesis and experiments at several scale levels, from neurotransmission to ethological level.

Goals
1. Discuss a Roadmap  for mother-Infant relationship research in the framework of the UNESCO Complex System Digital Campus project.
2. Provide an understanding of the neural basis of the mother-infant attachment and show the use of the computational modeling for unified hypothesis tests at different scale levels.
3. Identify strategic questions that can be studied using the modeling and computational simulation approach
4. Explore future convergence scenarios for neuroscience and artificial intelligence through the construction of theoretical framework and realistic models in computational neuroscience

Previous events
2015: e-session on Neuroscience and Behavior - UNESCO UniTwin CS-DC’15. E-satellites of CCS’15, the International Conference on Complex Systems. ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems. Arizona State University (USA). http://cs-dc-15.org/e-tracks/cognition/#neuro-behavior
2018: Mother-Infant Attachment and Supercomputing, Thursday, August 09, NY. USA and Porto Alegre, Brazil.
2019: Seminar in Experimental and Computational Studies on Mother-Infant Relationship, ICBS / UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil. https://www.comses.net/events/549/

Hosts
Débora Czarnabay, Grace Pardo and, Enver Oruro

Topics
Maternal Behavior
Neural Development
Neonatal Behavior
Electrophysiology
Odor Preference Learning
Agent-based Modeling
Computational Neuroscience
Artificial Intelligence
Learning and Memory

Speakers

The speakers are very enthusiastic young researchers in the field, they will provide talks of 45 min about their recent research findings, and it will continue with a lively discussion with the participants.

Amanda Stapenhorst, Ph.D. (s). Physiology Graduate Program, Department of Physiology, ICBS, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Centro de Terapia Gênica do Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Guilherme Mascarenhas Fontes, UG. Basic Physiology and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Physiology, ICBS, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Enver Oruro, Ph.D. (s).Neurocomputational and Language Processing Laboratory, Institute of Physics. Neurophysiology and Neurochemistry of Neuronal Excitability and Synaptic Plasticity Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry. ICBS, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Débora Czarnabay, Ph.D. (s). Physiology Graduate Program, Department of Physiology, ICBS, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Basic Physiology and Cognition Laboratory, ICBS, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Stem Cell Research Institute, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Grace Pardo, PhD. Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Society Studies, Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades, Peru; Center for Biomedical Research, Universidad Andina del Cusco, Peru.

Angel Arellano, Ph.D. (s). Neurobiology of Memory Lab, Neuroscience Graduate Program, ICBS UFRGS.

Arturo Deza, PhD. Cognitive and Neural Organization Lab, Department of Phychology, Center for Brain Science, Harvard University, Cambridge MA USA. Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT. USA

Rodrigo F. O. Pena, Ph.D. Federated Department of Biological Sciences, Institute for Brain and Neuroscience Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA.

Marcelo Zimmer Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry, ICBS, UFRGS, Brazil; Department of Comparative Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA.

Contact: Enver Oruro envermiguel@gmail.com

Seminar in Maternal Infant Relationship Studies: Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence

March 7 and 9, 2020 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm | ICBS, UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Hosts: Débora Czarnabay and Enver Oruro
PROGRAM

March 7, 2020

9:00 am | Enver Miguel Oruro, Ph.D. (s)
Neuroscience Graduate Program, ICBS, UFRGS, Brazil

Title: “Computational Neuroscience of Infant Maternal odor learning.”

10:00am | Débora Czarnabay, PhD (s)
Physiology Graduate Program, ICBS, UFRGS, Brazil

Title: “Changes in olfactory learning and neural development induced by disruptions in the mother-infant bonding.”

11:00 am | Marcelo Zimmer, PhD
Department of Biochemistry, ICBS, UFRGS, Brazil

Title: “Focusing on the behavioral analysis of the infant-to-mother attachment in animal models.”

12:00 m | Lunch

2:00 pm | Guilherme Mascarenhas Fontes, UG
Basic Physiology and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Physiology, ICBS, UFRGS

Title: “Neonatal maternal separation: potential neurological and behavioral outcomes.”

2:40 pm | Grace Pardo, PhD
Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Society Studies, UCH, Peru; Center for Biomedical Research, Universidad Andina del Cusco, Peru.

Title: “Patch-clamp study and computational simulation for the understanding of the GABAergic function on attachment cortical circuit.”

3:20 pm | Amanda Stapenhorst, PhD (s),
Physiology Graduate Program, ICBS, UFRGS, Brazil

Title: ” Mother-infant relationship and neuroinflammation

4:00 pm| Discussion
” Mother-infant separation: behavior, neuronal markers, neuroinflammation and its possible outcomes in later life. Can neurocomputing solve such complex puzzles?”
Chairs: Débora Czarnabay and Enver Oruro

March 9, 2020

9:00 am | Angel Arellano, PhD (s)
Neuroscience Graduate Program, ICBS, UFRGS, Brazil

Title: “Oxytocin and Memory Consolidation.”

10:00 am | Arturo Deza, PhD
Center for Brain Science, Harvard University. Center for Brains, Minds and Machines, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT. USA

Title: “Future of Computational Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence.”

11:00am | Rodrigo F. O. Pena, PhD
Institute for Brain and Neuroscience Research, New Jersey, USA

Title: “Perspectives in biophysics and computational neuroscience”.

12:00 m | Lunch

2:00 pm | Enver Miguel Oruro, PhD (s)
Neuroscience Graduate Program, ICBS, UFRGS, Brazil

Title: “Strategies to use computational modeling in a biobehavioral approach of attachment.”

3:00 pm| Roadmap discussion for UNESCO Complex Systems Digital Campus project
Title: “Challenges in infant attachment learning studies and artificial intelligence.”
Chairs: Grace Pardo and Enver Oruro
Paul Bourgine, PhD
President UNESCO UniTwin CS-DC (Complex Systems Digital Campus), French National Centre for Scientific Research.
Salma Mesmoudi, PhD
Sorbonnes University Paris 1, Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris Île-de-France (ISC-PIF), Paris, France.
Teresa Salinas Gamero, MSc.
Executive Director IPCEM, Ricardo Palma University, Peru, Board member of UNESCO UniTwin Complex System Digital Campus

Support
Aldo B. Lucion. PhD
Neuroendocrinology Laboratory, Institute of Basic Health Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Porto Alegre, Brazil

Salma Mesmoudi.PhD
Sorbonnes University Paris 1, Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris Île-de-France (ISC-PIF), Paris, France

Teresa Salinas Gamero. MSc
Executive Director IPCEM, Ricardo Palma University, Peru, Board member of UNESCO UniTwin Complex System Digital Campus

Marco Idiart. PhD
Leader of the Neurocomputational and Language Processing Laboratory, Institute of Physics
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Yuefan Deng. PhD
Co-director of the Institute of Engineering-Driven Medicine at Stony Brook University NY,USA and National Supercomputer Center of China

Paul Bourgine. PhD
President UNESCO UniTwin CS-DC (Complex Systems Digital Campus), French National Centre for Scientific Research, France

Discussion

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