Mechanisms Of Epilepsy & Neuronal Synchronization
August 8-13, 2010
Colby College, Waterville, ME
The main goal of the study of seizures is to identify the causes and complex mechanisms that underlie synchronous electrical discharges in hyperexcitable neuronal networks. A unique, intellectually challenging aspect of epilepsy research arises from the fact that it encompasses virtually all major levels of biological organization, from genes and ion channels to circuits and behavior. The major purpose of this Gordon conference is to bring together geneticists, molecular biologists, developmental neuroscientists, neuroanatomists, electrophysiologists and computational neuroscientists working on basic mechanisms related either directly or indirectly to seizure generation to synthesize current advances and to set the stage for future discoveries.