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 TWELFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS

 

May 14 17, 2008

 

Boston University

677 Beacon Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02215 USA

http://www.cns.bu.edu/meetings/

 

Sponsored by the Boston University

Center for Adaptive Systems,

Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems (http://www.cns.bu.edu/),

and the

Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology (http://cns.bu.edu/CELEST)

with financial support from the National Science Foundation

 

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 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 SPEAKERS

Cynthia Breazeal (MIT Media Lab)

Computational models of embodied cognition to support human-robot teamwork

Gyorgy Buzsaki (Rutgers University) (Plenary Lecture)

Segregation of cell assembly sequences by oscillatory synchrony

Gail Carpenter (Boston University) (Plenary Lecture)

Large-scale neural systems for vision and cognition

Peter Dayan (University College London)

The misbehavior of value

Greg DeAngelis (University of Rochester)

Roles of visual area MT in depth perception

Stephen Grossberg (Boston University)

Cortical dynamics of attentive object recognition, scene understanding, and decision making

Joy Hirsch (Columbia University)

Functional specificity and cortical mechanisms that regulate emotion and cognition:

What the human face tells the human brain

Ranu Jung (Arizona State University)

Neurotechnology for making neural circuits functional

Gordon Logan (Vanderbilt University)

The mysterious story of cognitive control

Javier Movellan (University of California at San Diego)

Developing social robots: A paradigm for the scientific study of human behavior

Charan Ranganath (University of California at Davis)

Relational binding in human memory

John Reynolds (Salk Institute)

Mapping the microcircuitry of attention:

Attentional modulation varies across cell classes in visual area V4

Daniel Salzman (Columbia University)

Learning about rewards and punishments in the amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex

 

WORKSHOP ON DYNAMICS OF CORTICAL-HIPPOCAMPAL INTERACTIONS FOR MEMORY GUIDED BEHAVIOR

Neil Burgess (University College London)

Predictions of an interference model of grid cell firing

Howard Eichenbaum (Boston University)

Grid cells and place cells: Different roles in memory?

Michael Hasselmo (Boston University)

Oscillations, grid cells and episodic memory

David Redish (University of Minnesota)

Transiently prospective neural firing in CA3 at decision points

Trygve Solstad (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Spatial representations in hippocampus and entorhinal cortex

David Touretzky (Carnegie-Mellon University)

A spin-glass model of path integration in grid cells

 

WORKSHOP ON COMPUTING WITH NEURAL INTERFACES

Theodore Berger (University of Southern California)

Bi-directional communication with the brain through biomimetic microelectronics

John Donoghue (Brown University)

Neural ensemble activity as a direct control signal in humans

Donald Eddington (Harvard University)

Cochlear implants

Phil Kennedy (Neural Signals)

Speech prosthesis: An analysis of single unit recordings from human cortex

Krishna Shenoy (Stanford University)

Toward high-performance communication prostheses

John Wyatt (Boston Retinal Implant Project)

Steps in the development of a retinal Implant

 

 

 

 

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Information on the Eleventh International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems can be found here:
http://cns-web.bu.edu/cns-meeting/2007conference.html

Information on the Tenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems can be found here:
http://cns-web.bu.edu/cns-meeting/2006conference.html

Information on the Ninth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems can be found here:
http://cns-web.bu.edu/cns-meeting/2005conference.html

Information on the Eighth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems can be found here:
http://cns-web.bu.edu/cns-meeting/2004conference.html

 

Inquiries to Cynthia Bradford cindy@bu.edu

Last updated November 20, 2007

 

 


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