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School on Neuromathematics of Vision

Partially supported by GNAMPA

4 September 2006 - 9 September 2006


The conference is devoted to afford and analyze contemporary problems of visual perception with particular attention to development of mathematical and theoretical tools. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from vision cognitive neuroscience, neurophysiology, bioengineering and mathematics, in order to favour the synergy between these disciplines. It is motivated by the fact that recent important advances in neurophysiology have been concerned with geometrical issues. These discoveries call for new mathematical concepts and instruments, in particular PDE's and geometric measure theory instruments in the setting of fiber bundles and Lie groups.

Research Directions

Main topics and speakers:

The transparent brain: Neurophysiology of the visual cortex Alessandra Angelucci, University of Utah Yves Fregnac, Unité de Neuroscience Integrative et Computationnelle - CNRS Claudio Galletti, Università di Bologna Jean Lorenceau, Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives et Imagerie Cérébrale Lamberto Maffei, Scuola Normale Superiore

Mathematical Models of Visual Cognition Paul Bresloff, Department of Mathematics University of Utah, Salt Lake City Giovanna Citti, Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Bologna Jack Cowan, Mathematics Department University of Chicago Jean Petitot, CREA, Ecole Polytechnique Alessandro Sarti, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informatica, Sistemistica, Università di Bologna Steven Zucker, University of Yale

Geometric Analysis in Lie groups and Applications Pekka Koskela, Department of Mathematics, University of Jyväskylä Finland Scott Pauls, Department of Mathematics, Dartmouth College Hanover Martin Reimann, Mathematica Institute, University of Bern Walter Schempp, Lehrstuhl fuer Mathematik I, University of Siegen, Germany Francesco Serra Cassano, Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita' di Trento Sergiey Vodopyanov, Sobolev Institute of Mathematics Novosibirsk, Russia

Computer Visions Foundations and Applications Andrés Almansa, University of the Republic, Montevideo Marcelo Bertalmio, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona Jean Michel Morel, Le Centre des Mathématiques et de Leurs Applications