The meeting will take place on three days in hybrid format. Presentations will be live, with substantial discussion time and recorded for offline (re-)viewing. A choice of contributed abstract will be selected for spotlight presentations.

Posters (online and in presence) are on show all time, questions for online posters can be posted as comments. Discussion time with poster presenters planned on Day 2.

All times in Bethesda, MD time (EST), see time conversion table below for other time zones.

Day 1 – Monday November 7 2022 | Day 2 | Day 3




Klaus LINKENKAER-HANSEN (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Excitation/Inhibition Balance as a Multi-scale Mechanism Regulating Brain Function

Enzo TAGLIAZUCCHI (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Machine Learning Critical Brain Dynamics

Demian BATTAGLIA (Marseille & Strasbourg, France)
The Revenge of the Weak: Decoding Cognition and Behavior from Oscillatory Bursts


30 min break


Irene GIARDINA (Roma, Italy)
The elegant power of imitation: cooperativity, self-organization and adaptability in collective animal behavior

Moritz HELIAS (Jülich, Germany)
Gell-Mann–Low Criticality in Neural Networks


90 min break (~Lunch for EST time)


3 spotlight talks
Hilgo Bruining (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – Criticality at the Core of Precision Medicine for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Matthieu Aguilera (Strasbourg, France) – Microstate Dynamics through Longitudinal Recordings in a Mouse Model of Early Alzheimer’s Disease
John Beggs (Bloomington, IN) – Quasicritical Brain Dynamics


Karin DAHMEN (Urbana-Champaign, IL)
Dynamics of Neuronal Avalanches

Miguel Ángel MUÑOZ (Granada, Spain)
Quasi-Universal Scaling in Mouse-Brain Neuronal Activity Stems from Edge-Of-Instability Critical Dynamics


15 min break


Special lecture
Dante CHIALVO (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Correlations at or near criticality


Closing discussion


End of day

quick Time zone conversion

Valid on November 7th-9th 2022

Honolulu, HI (-5h)3:456:009:0011:0013:00
San Diego, CA (-3h)5:458:0011:0013:0015:00
Boulder, CO (-2h)6:459:0012:0014:0016:00
St Louis, MO (-1h)7:4510:0013:0015:0017:00
Bethesda, MD8:4511:0014:0016:0018:00
Buenos Aires (+2h)10:4513:0016:0018:0020:00
London (+5h)13:4516:0019:0021:0023:00
Rome (+6h)14:4517:0020:0022:000:00+1
Hong Kong (+13h)21:450:00+13:00+15:00+17:00+1
Sydney (+16h)0:45+13:00+16:00+18:00+110:00+1