Digital Health, Biology and Earth: Part V

Chairman

Dora Karvouniari – BIOVISION

Talk 1

Title:
Spike-Timing-Dependent-Plasticity (STDP) models or how to understand memory.

Speaker:
Pascal Helson – Mathneuro

Abstract:
Synaptic plasticity refers to a change of neuron’s morphology, sensitivity and reactivity. Such a plastic behaviour is thought to be at the basis of memory formation which makes it particularly interesting. Nowadays, popular plasticity models are based on Spike-Timing-Dependent-Plasticity (STDP) rules in which spikes timings are central. After explaining the biological context, I will present different STDP models and present some of our current work on the topic.

Content:

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Talk 2

Title:
Python: A crash course on scripting, debugging, testing and packaging.

Speaker:
Guillermo Gallardo Diez – Athena

Abstract:
During this brief course we will review some of the good practices in python coding. First, we will review how to write code in compliance with the PEP8 style. Then, I will introduce the ipdb package, which allows to interactively debug python code. After, I will show how to create a python package, making the process of sharing code/scripts easier. Finally, I will present how to write tests and make the testing process automatic. Following these steps will help you to create reliable code in an easy and fast way.

Content:

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