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 FOURTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS

 

May 19 – 22, 2010

 

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

Moshe Bar (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School)

The proactive brain: Predictions in visual cognition

Leon Chua (University of California, Berkeley) [Plenary Speaker]

Memristor minds

Carol Colby (University of Pittsburgh)

Active vision

Heiner Deubel (University of Munich)

Attention before goal-directed actions

Stephen Grossberg (Boston University)

Linking What and Where in visual attention, recognition, navigation, and planning

Earl Miller (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) [Plenary Speaker]

The prefrontal cortex: Brain rhythms and cognition

Anthony Movshon (New York University)

Reading visual information from neuronal populations

Steven Petersen (Washington University)

Using network analysis tools to study the brain's control systems

Russell Poldrack (UCLA)

Stopping ourselves: The neural basis of response inhibition

Josef Rauschecker (Georgetown University Medical Center)

A functional and computational role for the dorsal stream in space and speech

Barry Richmond (National Institutes of Health)          

Studies into the neurobiological basis of stimulus-outcome learning in monkeys

Xiao-Jing Wang (Yale University)

Computational neurobiology of decision making

 

WORKSHOP ON “TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO DREAM”

Steffen Gais (Ludwig Maximilians University)

Cholinergic and other neurotransmitter influences on memory processing during sleep

Michael Hasselmo (Boston University)

Modulation of grid cells and head direction cells during waking and sleep

Bruce McNaughton (University of Lethbridge)

Memory trace reactivation in sleep

Cliff Saper (Harvard Medical School)

Sleep switches

Robert Stickgold (Harvard Medical School)
Sleep, memory, and dreams:  Beyond consolidation

Erin Wamsley (Harvard Medical School)

Memories in the sleeping brain: A function for our dreams?

Matt Wilson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Hippocampal memory reactivation during sleep

 

WORKSHOP ON “NEUROMORPHIC COMPUTING: FROM BRAINS TO NANOCHIPS”

Gail Carpenter (Boston University)

The ART of neuromorphic computing

Ralph Etienne-Cummings (Johns Hopkins University)

Implementing a spike-based HMAX vision system with a silicon neural array

Karlheinz Meier (University of Heidelberg)

Neuromorphic computing – Are we ready for a big step?

Ennio Mingolla (Boston University)

Neural designs for nanochip applications

 

 

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Information on the Thirteenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems can be found here:
http://cns-web.bu.edu/cns-meeting/conference09.html

Information on the Twelfth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems can be found here:
http://cns-web.bu.edu/cns-meeting/conference08.html

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 December 14, 2009

 

 


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