The basal ganglia play a key role in normal behavior and multiple pathologies such as Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, Tourette syndrome and others. There is a growing interest in the impact of intrinsic properties of basal ganglia neurons on the computational transformation of information of sub-cellular compartments, single neurons, and neuronal networks. The major difficulty in assessing the contribution of intrinsic neuronal properties to computation is the need to safely transverse several levels of neuronal computation without losing key properties of the system. The workshop aims to bring together a multidisciplinary group of experimental and theoretical neuroscientists for a series of lectures and discussions focusing on the computational properties of basal ganglia neurons. Furthermore, the workshop aims to link the basic properties of the neuronal elements of the basal ganglia with the behavioral and clinical outcome of both normal and pathological computation.

The workshop will be held in the Gonda brain center between December 4th and 6th 2017.  Preliminary program, list of speakers and a registration form can be found at the conference web page at https://korngreen.wixsite.com/bgws2017 .