Welcome to the Corticonic project website


  • Workshop, International Centre for Scientific Debate, 28th-29th April 2015, Barcelona.


Corticonics, echoing electronics, consists of abstracting salient features of cortical organization for use in the simulation of the cortex executing higher level brain functions.
Our final objective is to identify computational principles of the cerebral cortex underlying network dynamic patterns. In our long term vision, interfacing with the brain will take place: i)Towards the brain, delivering stimuli onto the nervous tissue to induce recovery, correct imbalances or to augment function and cognition, and ii)From the brain: to be able to operate machines by thinking.

Both interfaces require a detailed understanding of brain function.
Our project has a multilevel experimental approach, covering scales from the micro to the macro, combined with a theoretical/computational approach.
The approach and technologies developed in this project will have implications for areas including brain-computer interfaces, brain repair, brain modelling and massive scale computing.


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Participant institution Country Principal Investigator
Consorci Institut d'Investigacions Biomediques August Pi I Sunyer (IDIBAPS) Spain Prof. M. Sanchez-Vives
Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) Germany Prof. Arthur Konnerth
Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) Italy Prof. Paolo del Giudice
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) Italy Prof. Guglielmo Fortunato
Università degli studi di Milano Italy Prof. Marcello Massimini