Neuronal oscillations have been observed at many interacting levels of neuronal organization in the brain. Several structures process information in a frequency-dependent manner. Often frequency-dependent processing occurs not only at the circuit level, but also at the level of neurons and synapses, which posses frequency-filtering properties. Neuronal resonance generically refers to the ability of neuronal systems to exhibit an amplified response to oscillatory inputs at a preferred frequency band, and is often associated with preferred frequency phase responses. There is evidence that neuronal populations can maintain selective communication through oscillatory synchrony and that cognitive functions are flexibly chosen through such a mechanism.
The goal of this workshop is to gather theoreticians and experimentalists who work on these issues from different perspectives and focus on different levels of organization and the interactions between them. The topics will cover, but are not limited to subthreshold, spiking and network resonance, oscillatory synchrony, communication through coherence, entrainment, cognitive flexibility, cross level interactions.