May 22, UCLA: Symposium on Neural Computation

17th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation – UCLA
Saturday, May 22, 2010
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration: $35 http://www.jsnc.caltech.edu/

We invite you to submit an abstract for a poster presentation by May 7.
Email abstracts in PDF format to “(email omitted)”.
See registration website for further details:

Preliminary Program:

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
“Mechanisms of competition and plasticity in developing visual cortex”
Michael Stryker
USCF

SESSION 1: MOTOR CONTROL

“What Does the Brain Control?”
Gerald E. Loeb, M.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director of the Medical Device Development Facility
University of Southern California

“Stochastic Control by Neural Populations”
Terence D. Sanger, MD PhD
Dept. Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California

“New Strategies for Studying Higher Level Motor Disorders”
Howard Poizner
Institute for Neural Computation
UCSD

SESSION 2: VISION

“Functional impacts of modular organization in primary visual cortex”
David C. Lyon
Dept. of Anatomy and Neurobiology
UC Irvine

“Neural Mechanisms of Visual Crowding”
Prof. Bosco Tjan
Dept. of Psychology and Neuroscience Graduate Program
USC

Title TBA
George Sperling
Dept. of Cognitive Sciences & Dept. of Neurobiology & Behavior
UC Irvine

SESSION 3: PERCEPTION & ATTENTION

Title TBA
Charles Chubb
Dept. of Cognitive Sciences
UC Irvine

“From attention to decision: Optimal reward harvesting in complex
perceptual environments”
Vidhya Navalpakkam
Caltech

“Crossmodal interactions and causal inference in perception and learning”
Ladan Shams
Dept. of Psychology
UCLA

SESSION 4: LEARNING & NEURAL CODING

“Coincidence Detection vs. Temporal Integration in Insect Olfaction”
Maxim Bazhenov
UC Riverside and Salk Institute

“Mechanisms of hippocampal rate and temporal codes”
Mayank Mehta
Dept. of Physics
UCLA

“Infomax control”
Javier Movellan
Machine Perception Laboratory
UCSD

Registration fee: $35. Payable at the door by cash or by check made out
to UC Regents. Registration fee includes lunch and refreshments.

Please register online before Wednesday, May 21:
http://www.jsnc.caltech.edu/

Location: UCLA’s Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) auditorium

Symposium Organizer: Tad Blair (email omitted)

Program Committee:

Bartlett Mel, USC
Geroge Sperling, UCI
Pietro Perona, Caltech
Gert Cauwenberghs, UCSD
Dario Ringach, UCLA

Webmaster:

Trity Pourbahrami, Caltech

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