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Physiology Lunch Room/Library, Domus Medica, UiO (next to Rikshopitalet and Gaustad Hotel) October 24, 2018
Technical Workshop with Dr. Oliver Rhodes on SpiNNaker, a neuromorphic computing platform

Simulating the brain is a challenge, even for modern supercomputers. As simulations grow in
size, traditional memory and communications mechanisms do not scale, and energy consumption can
become prohibitive. A solution to this problem is to develop bespoke hardware tailored to brain
simulation, also known as neuromorphic hardware. This seminar will introduce SpiNNaker (Spiking
Neural Network Architecture), a neuromorphic platform developed at the University of Manchester.
This massively parallel machine, comprised of over 1 million programmable ARM cores with a unique
routing framework, enables real-time power-efficient simulation of large-scale spiking neural
networks. As well as introducing the machine architecture and software, a range of simulations will
be presented, including a discussion of how simulating the brain can also inform the field of computer
science in order to help us develop more efficient, fault-tolerant computing machines.

Auditorium 1, G. Sverdrups Hus/ Universitetsbiblioteket, Blindern, Moltke Moes vei 39 ved/ Blindernveien February 22, 2018
Open meeting: Prof. Dr. Cyriel M.A. PENNARTZ «Consciousness and the integration of modalities: theory and experiment»

Lecture by:  Prof. Dr. Cyriel M.A. PENNARTZ,  Head of Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience group, University of Amsterdam   Consciousness and the integration of modalities: theory and experiment   Thursday, 22…

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters/ Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi, January 22, 2018
A conversation with Björn MERKER about consciousness and the brain

Open meeting in Forum for Consciousness Research and  The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Monday, 22 January, 2018, 18:00:  A conversation with Björn Merker about consciousness and the brain  Place:…

Auditorium 2, Sverdrups Hus (Universitetsbiblioteket), Blindern May 5, 2017
Technical workshop: Prof. Jaakko NIEMINEN

Technical workshop: Uncovering dreams within sleep with magnetic brain stimulation and EEG   10.30–11.15   Dr. Jaakko NIEMINEN: Uncovering dreams within sleep with magnetic brain stimulation and EEG 11.15 – 11.30 …

Runde Auditorium, Domus Medica, University of Oslo April 20, 2017
Open Lecture w/Professor Bill PHILLIPS

Evolutionary and developmental transformations of apical function in neocortical pyramidal cells Prof. Bill PHILLIPS, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK An OPEN MEETING the 20th of April, 2016, 14.00-16.00: Runde Auditorium,…

Auditorium 13, in Domus Medica, Gaustad October 10, 2016
Open Meeting in the Forum for Consciousness Research: Rodolfo LLINAS

This Monday (October 10, 2016) there will be an OPEN MEETING in  the Forum for Consciousness Research. The meeting will be held in Auditorium 13, in Domus Medica,  Gaustad  (next to…

University of Oslo August 26, 2016
Symposium on Consciousness in Oslo, August 26, 2016

Symposium on Consciousness in Oslo,  August 26, 2016 At the Scandinavian Physiological Society Annual Meeting, which will take place in Oslo, August 26th – 28th, 2016. Venue:   The University of Oslo, Blindern…

Det Norske Vitenskapsakademi April 21, 2016
Meeting about Free will and Consciousness

The  Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Forum for Consciousness Research jointly present an  OPEN MEETING  concerning Free will and Consciousness.   Lecture by Prof. *John Dylan HAYNES* Director…

Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups Hus / Universitesbiblioteket, Blindern March 4, 2016
Lecture by Professor Jean-Pierre CHANGEUX

Forum for Consciousness Research  invites you to an open meeting with a lecture by Professor Jean-Pierre Changeux titled Toward a molecular biology of conscious processing: consequences for drug design The Lecture will take…

Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi, Drammensveien 78 November 4, 2015
Kenneth Hugdahl: Auditory hallucinations – To hear voices that do not exist

Prof. Kenneth Hugdahl is a Swedish-born psychologist (phD from Uppsala University in 1977) and a pioneer in fMRI research in Norway and Scandinavia. In 1984 he was appointed professor at…