RuCCS/Psychology Computational Neuroscience Conference
"Computation, Cognition and the Brain"
Wednesday, May 30 - Friday, June 1, 2018
New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 35 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ

This 2 1/2 day workshop focuses on how the brain codes for different aspects of experience. The workshop is jointly sponsored by the Rutgers Neuroscience Community and the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science. The workshop will have 5 sessions, with three eminent experimental or computational neuroscience speakers per session. The format will be heavily focused on big questions surrounding coding, representation, and decision making and their will be ample room for discussion and audience participation. Talk titles and abstracts to be updated shortly.

Conference Organizers: Drs. Randy Gallistel, Brian McLaughlin, Dimitri Metaxas, Sara Pixley, and David Vicario.

 

Wednesday, May 30th

9:00 –  9:30  Coffee
   
Processing Levels: What mechanisms for encoding experiential statistics operate at the circuit versus cellular levels?
Moderator: David Vicario (Rutgers)
09:30 – 10:10   Dan Margoliash (University of Chicago)
10:10 – 11:00 Michael Long (NYU School of Medicine)
11:00 – 11.10 Coffee Break
11:10 – 12.00 Adrienne Fairhall (U of Washington)
12:00 – 12:30 Open Discussion
   
12:30 –  02:00 Lunch
   
Decision Making: How is accumulating evidence represented and how are decisions based on those representations?
Moderator: TBD
02:00 – 02:40 Mike Shadlen (Columbia)
02:40 – 03:20 Jonathan Pillow (Princeton)
03:20 – 03:30 Coffee Break
03:30 – 04:10 TBD
04:10 – 04:40 Open Discussion
   
04:40 – 05:00 Daily wrap up

 

Thursay, May 31st

9:00 –  9:30  Coffee
   
Space and Time: How are simple quantities coded in neural firing and stored in memory for subsequent access?
Moderator: John McGann (Rutgers)
09:30 – 10:10  Randy Gallistel (Rutgers University)
10:10 – 11:00 Russell Epstein (UPenn)
11:00 – 11.10 Coffee Break
11:10 – 12.00 David Huber (UMass)
12:00 – 12:30 Open Discussion
   
12:30 –  02:00 Lunch
   
Higher Visual Perception: How do visual statistics subserve object encoding in the brain?
Moderator: Dimitri Metaxis (Rutgers)
02:00 – 02:40 Anitha Pasupathy (University of Washington)
02:40 – 03:20 Jack Gallant (Berkeley)
03:20 – 03:30 Coffee Break
03:30 – 04:10 James DiCarlo (MIT)
04:10 – 04:40 Open Discussion
   
04:40 – 05:00 Daily wrap up
05:00 – 07:00 Evening Cocktail Reception

 

Friday, June 1st

9:00 –  9:30  Coffee
   
Encoding Theory: What are computational mechanisms for information processing in the brain?
Moderator: Pernille Hemmer (Rutgers)
09:30 – 10:10  Aurel Lazar (Columbia)
10:10 – 11:00 Euro Simoncelli (Howard Hughes Medical Institite)
11:00 – 11.10 Coffee Break
11:10 – 12.00 Tatyana Sharpee (Salk)
12:00 – 12:30 Open Discussion
   
12:30 –  02:00 Closing Remarks and Conlcusion Lunch Reception

 

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