In this session, Dr. Michael Mannino will describe and show how “The Virtual Brain,” a neuroinformatics package, simulates the human brain, using a computational model that explores the dynamics of large-scale brain networks, and information flow between different brain regions underpinning cognitive processes like working memory, attention, and perception. He will also discuss other conceptual issues about the use of simulation and computation in neuroscience.
Light Lunch will be provided. This lecture is free to UM Faculty/Staff/Students.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 12:00-1:30 PM
Shalala Student Center, Vista Room 308
Speaker: Michael Mannino, PhD | CCS Director of Programs
Speaker Bio: Dr. Michael Mannino joined the CCS in April 2019 as Director of Programs. He has his PhD in complex systems and brain sciences, and his research was in computational neuroscience, specifically computational modeling of large-scale brain networks using nonlinear dynamical systems and neural time series analysis. Michael also has his Masters in philosophy, focusing on the philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind, and has been a professor of philosophy at Miami Dade College, teaching several courses. He is passionate about the topics of science communication, complexity science, and all things brain.