NINTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS
May 18 – 21, 2005
677 Beacon Street
Boston , Massachusetts 02215 USA
Sponsored by Boston University 's
Center for Adaptive Systems
Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems (http://www.cns.bu.edu/)
with financial support from
the National Science Foundation (http://cns.bu.edu/CELEST/)
the Office of Naval Research
This interdisciplinary conference is attended each year by approximately 300 people from 30 countries around the world. As in previous years, the conference will focus on solutions to the questions:
HOW DOES THE BRAIN CONTROL BEHAVIOR?
HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY EMULATE BIOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE?
The conference is aimed at researchers and students of computational neuroscience, cognitive science, neural networks, neuromorphic engineering, and artificial intelligence. It includes tutorial and invited lectures, and contributed lectures and posters, by experts on the biology and technology of how the brain and other intelligent systems adapt to a changing world. The conference is particularly interested in exploring how the brain and biologically-inspired algorithms and systems in engineering and technology can learn. Single-track oral and poster sessions enable all presented work to be highly visible. Three-hour poster sessions with no conflicting events will be held on two of the conference days. Posters will be up all day, and can also be viewed during breaks in the talk schedule.
CONFIRMED INVITED AND
Andreas Andreou (Johns Hopkins University)
"Synthetic cortical architectures: From networked systems on a chip to distributed processing in wireless networks"
Mark Bear (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"How monocular deprivation shifts ocular dominance in visual cortex"
Dan Bullock (Boston University)
"Learning processes in motivated selection of goal objects"
Gail A. Carpenter (Boston University)
"Adaptive resonance theory"
Mark D'Esposito (University of California , Berkeley)
"Neural mechanisms underlying cognitive control"
Apostolos Georgopoulos (University of Minnesota Medical School)
"Brain mechanisms of spatial cognition"
Stephen Grossberg (Boston University)
"Cortical architecture and dynamics of 3D vision and figure-ground perception"
Nancy Kopell (Boston University)
"Rhythms in the nervous system: Where do they come from and what are they good for?"
Markus Lappe (Westfalische Wilhelms University)
"Perception of visual space and object features during eye movements"
Christoph von der Malsburg (University of Southern California and Ruhr-University Bochum)
"Learning in visual perception"
Douglas Munoz (Queen's University)
"Neural correlates of bottom-up and top-down biases in orienting attention"
Elisabeth A. Murray (National Institutes of Mental Health)
"Neural substrates of stimulus-reward association, emotion, and response selection"
Dr. Bruno Olshausen (University of California and Redwood Neuroscience Institute)
"Natural image statistics and efficient coding"
David Pisoni (Indiana University)
"Perceptual learning and adaptation in speech perception and spoken word recognition"
Stefan Schaal (University of Southern California)
"Planning, control, and learning with motor primitives in humans and humanoids"
Erik de Schutter (University of Antwerp)
"Interaction between excitability and synaptic plasticity in cerebellar Purkinje cells"
Robert Shapley (New York University)
"Network models and ensemble activity of primary visual (V1) cortex"
David Sheinberg (Brown University)
"From seeing to knowing: The role of inferotemporal cortex in vision"
Leslie Ungerleider (National Institutes of Mental Health)
"Investigating the role of attention and awareness in the processing of fearful faces"
Takeo Watanabe (Boston University)
"Perceptual learning without perception is active"
Matt Wilson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"Hippocampal-neocortical interactions in the formation of memory"
Robert Wurtz (National Institutes of Mental Health)
"Brain circuits for perception of a stable visual world"
Robert J. Zatorre (McGill University and Montreal Neurological Institute)
"Structure and function of the human auditory cortex: Speech and music"