Computational Approaches on Animal & Human Behavior: Using Computational Approaches to Build a Two-way Bridge
The overall goal of this workshop is to identify means to better bridge the gap between animal models of maladaptive behavior and human psychopathology. Specifically, the focus of this workshop will be on integrating theory and computation across neuroscience sub disciplines to bridge the “translational gap”. Computational approaches emerging from nascent fields like computational psychiatry allow us to: (1) assess the predictive validity and explanatory power of animal models; (2) account for individual differences in behavior using mathematical terms; and (3) exploit large datasets to identify the best predictors of psychiatric illness. Such approaches will advance rigorous mechanistic understanding of the processes that underlie brain-behavior relationships and improve our strategies for the successful treatment of psychopathology.
Shelly Flagel and Martin Paulus
EBPS Workshop Organizers
- Trevor Robbins, PhD, CBE, FRS, FMedSciProfessor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Head of Department of
Psychology, University of Cambridge
- Karl Friston, M.D., FRS, FMedSci, FRSBProfessor of Neuroscience, University College London; Wellcome Trust Principal Fellow and Scientific Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging
- Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, NIMH
1) Translational Models of Impulsivity: Relevance to Psychopathology
Jeff Dalley, Ph.D., Professor, University of Cambridge, UK
Frederike Petzschner, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Karen Ersche, Ph.D., Lecturer, University of Cambridge, UK
Katia Harle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University California San Diego, USA
2) Neurocomputational Models of Maladaptive Decision-making
Jacqueline Gottlieb, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Columbia University, USA
Phillip Schwartenbeck, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London, UK
Adam Kepecs, Ph.D., Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
David Redish, Ph.D., Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota, USA
3) The Value of Reinforcement Learning Models for Understanding Psychopathology
Michael Browning, Ph.D., Director Computational Psychiatry Lab, University of Oxford, UK
Patricia Janak, Ph.D., Professor, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Mehdi Khamassi, Ph.D., Tenured Research Scientist, CNRS, ISIR, UPMC, France
Yael Niv, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Princeton University, USA
4) Does the Two-way Bridge Already Exist for Addiction?
Miriam Sebald, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Xiaosi Gu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Aldo Badiani, M.D., Professor, University of Sussex, UK
Shelly Flagel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Michigan, USA
5) Computational Psychiatry “Data Blitz”
This session will consist of 10-min presentations from junior investigators chosen based on their abstract submission. Abstracts will be selected according to the significance of the work relative to the overall goals of the workshop as well as innovation.
6) Identifying Remaining Gaps and Next Steps in Computational Psychiatry
This final session will be an open discussion led by Co-Organizers (Dr. Flagel and Dr. Paulus) with Keynote Speakers (Dr. Robbins, Dr. Friston and Dr.Gordon) as panelists.