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FIFTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS

May 11–14, 2011

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

Edward Adelson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
The perception of materials and surfaces
George Alvarez (Harvard University)
How does neural architecture constrain attentional selection?
Daphne Bavelier (University of Rochester)
Action video games as an exemplary learning tool
Ed Boyden (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Controlling brain circuits with light: New tools for analyzing neural systems
Marvin Chun (Yale University)
Competitive interactions in memory encoding and retrieval
James DiCarlo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Untangling object recognition in the ventral visual stream
Howard Eichenbaum (Boston University)
The hippocampus in space and time
Michale Fee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Prime movers of the brain: Neural circuits that drive complex motor behavior
Michael Goldberg (Columbia University) [Plenary Speaker]
Attention and arousal in the parietal cortex
Stephen Grossberg (Boston University)
Neural dynamics of invariant object recognition, sequential memory, and action
Okihide Hikosaka (National Institutes of Health) [Plenary Speaker]
Basal ganglia mechanisms for reward-based learning
Takao Hensch (Harvard University)
Shaping neural circuits by early experience
Nancy Kopell (Boston University) [Plenary Speaker]
Multiple brain rhythms: Temporal structure and its functional implications
Laurence Maloney (New York University)
Perception, action, and uncertainty
John Maunsell (Harvard Medical School)
A neuronal population code for attentional state
Michael Paradiso (Brown University)
Saccadic eye movements and their role in neural coding and perception
Ning Qian (Columbia University)
Low- and high-level contributions to face perception: An adaptation study
Kamal Sen (Boston University)
At a cocktail party for songbirds
David Sheinberg (Brown University)
Effects of visual experience on temporal cortical activity 
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham (Boston University)
Understanding individual differences in auditory attention: From physiology to behavior
Herbert Terrace (Columbia University) [Plenary Speaker]
Missing links in the evolution of language
Steven Zucker (Yale University)
Learning long-range horizontal connections in visual cortex

 

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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 Cynthia Bradford cindy@bu.edu

Last updated November 9, 2010

 

 


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