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SEVENTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS

June 4–7, 2013

Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215 USA
http://iccns.bu.edu

Sponsored by the Boston University
Center for Adaptive Systems,
Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology (CompNet),
and
Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology (CELEST)
with financial support from the National Science Foundation (NSF BCS 1259780)

 

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.

This year's conference will include, in addition to regular invited and contributed talks and posters, two workshops on the topics:

NEURAL DYNAMICS OF VALUE-BASED DECISION-MAKING AND COGNITIVE PLANNING

SOCIAL COGNITION: FROM BABIES TO ROBOTS

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS

Todd Braver (Washington University, St. Louis)
Flexible neural mechanisms of cognitive control: Influences on reward-based decision-making
Alfonso Carramaza (Harvard University)
The organization of object processing in the visual ventral stream: The role of object domain
Marisa Carrasco (New York University)
Effects of attention on perceptual learning
Patrick Cavanagh (Universite Paris Descartes)
Common functional architecture for spatial attention and perceived location
Robert Desimone (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) [Plenary Speaker]
Prefrontal-visual cortex interactions in attention
Asif Ghazanfar (Princeton University)
Evolving and developing communication through coupled oscillations
Stephen Grossberg (Boston University)
Behavioral economics and neuroeconomics: Cooperation, competition, preference, and decision-making
Joy Hirsch (Columbia University Medical Center)
Neural circuits for conflict resolution
Roberta Klatzky (Carnegie Mellon University)
Multi-modal interactions within and between senses
Kevin LaBar (Duke University)
Neural systems for fear generalization
Randi Martin (Rice University)
Memory retrieval and interference during language comprehension
Andrew Meltzoff (University of Washington)
How to build a baby with social cognition: Accelerating learning by generalizing across self and other
Javier Movellan (University of California, San Diego)
Optimal control approaches to the analysis and synthesis of social behavior
Mary Potter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Recognizing briefly presented pictures: Feedforward processing?
Barry Richmond (National Institutes of Health)
Roles of prefrontal and temporal cortices in learning and assessing reward values
Pieter Roelfsema (The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience)
Neuronal mechanisms for perceptual organization
Daniel Salzman (Columbia University)
Cognitive signals in the amygdala
Daniel Schacter (Harvard University) [Plenary Speaker]
Constructive memory and imagining the future
Helen Tager-Flusberg (Boston University)
Identifying early neurobiological risk markers for autism spectrum disorder in the first year of life
Jan Theeuwes (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Prior history shapes selection
James Todd (Ohio State University)
The perception of 3D shape from texture
Jeremy Wolfe (Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital)
How selective and non-selective pathways contribute to visual search in scenes

EVENT ABSTRACTS

All abstracts for invited talks, contributed talks, and poster sessions are now available online at iccns.bu.edu/abstracts.

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Information on the Sixteenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems can be found here:
http://cns-web.bu.edu/cns-meeting/2012conference.html

Information on the Fifteenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems can be found here:
http://cns-web.bu.edu/cns-meeting/2011conference.html

Information on the Fourteenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems can be found here:
http://cns-web.bu.edu/cns-meeting/2010conference.html

Information on the Thirteenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems can be found here:
http://cns-web.bu.edu/cns-meeting/2009conference.htm

Information on the Twelfth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems can be found here:
http://cns-web.bu.edu/cns-meeting/2008conference.htm

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 Sarah Swenson swensons@bu.edu

 

 

 


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