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 THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ON COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS

 

May 27 – 30, 2009

 

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

 

Marisa Carrasco ( New York University )

How attention affects perception

Paul Cisek ( University of Montreal )

The blurry borders between deciding and doing

John Gabrieli (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Development of learning systems in the human brain

Mary Hayhoe ( University of Texas )

Adaptive gaze control in natural environments

David Knill ( University of Rochester )

Adaptive Bayesian priors for depth perception

Richard Krauzlis (The Salk Institute)

The soft underbelly of vision and action: The role of the brainstem in defining what's behaviorally relevant

William Marslen-Wilson (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge )

Neurobiological foundations for human language: General and specific constraints

Alexandre Pouget ( University of Rochester )

Generalized probabilistic population codes

Robert Remez ( Columbia University )

Specificity and versatility in the perceptual organization of speech: Findings and implications

Wolfram Schultz ( University of Cambridge ) (Plenary Speaker)

Efficient reward processing through subjective, predictive, and adaptive coding

Barbara Shinn-Cunningham ( Boston University )

How learning influences everyday communication

David Van Essen ( Washington University )

Functional specialization of cerebral cortex in humans and nonhuman primates

Stan Williams (Hewlett Packard) (Plenary Speaker)

The memristor: An inorganic synapse for neural computation

 

WORKSHOP ON OBJECT AND SPATIAL LEARNING, RECOGNITION,

AND ATTENTION: FROM CIRCUITS TO CONSCIOUSNESS

 

Ed Connor ( Johns Hopkins University )

Neural representation of object shape in ventral pathway visual cortex

James DiCarlo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Untangling object recognition:  How does the ventral visual stream achieve invariant object representation?

Stephen Grossberg ( Boston University )

Neural dynamics of attentive object and scene learning and recognition

Nancy Kanwisher (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Feedback of visual object information to foveal retinotopic cortex

Aude Oliva (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Remembering thousands of images with high fidelity

Carl Olson ( Carnegie Mellon University )

What neurons in monkey inferotemporal cortex tell us about human perception

Keiji Tanaka (RIKEN Brain Science Institute)

Representation of object categories in activity patterns of inferotemporal cell population

 

WORKSHOP ON THE NEURAL BASIS OF MENTAL DISORDERS

 

Ann Graybiel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Learning and memory mechanisms of the basal ganglia

Ralph Hoffman ( Yale University )

Steps towards developing an artificial patient with schizophrenia

David Plaut ( Carnegie-Mellon University )

Surface dyslexia and semantic dementia: Beyond single-case studies in cognitive neuropsychology

Terje Sagvolden ( University of Oslo )

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder as RED – A reinforcement/extinction disorder

Roger Traub ( IBM Watson Research Center )

Fast and very fast (>75 Hz) oscillations in neuropsychiatric disease

 

 

 

 

 

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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 November 21, 2008

 

 


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