The symposium Systems Neuroscience was organized by Prof. Dr. Christian Alzheimer from the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) and Prof. Dr. Vahid Sandoghdar from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) on January 19 - 20th, 2017. A highly interdisciplinary audience from physics, life sciences and medicine gathered at the newly opened Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen to listen to a series of inspiring lectures on recent developments and future prospects in Systems Neuroscience. The presentations covered fundamental issues such as the principles of information processing, the underpinnings of cognitive functions and affective states, and the mechanisms that disrupt normal circuit operations in neuropsychiatric diseases. Befitting the futuristic spell that emanates from the superb architecture of the meeting site, the speakers placed particular emphasis on technology-driven approaches in their research. Their presentations underscored that high-end electrophysiological and optical methods are indispensable prerequisites to unravel the functional connectivity and the networks dynamics in the normal and diseased brain.
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