The Gordon Research Seminar on Neurobiology of Cognition is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is to expose participants to cutting edge research spanning from psychophysics to computational modeling to neurophysiological mechanisms underlying cognitive processes such as memory, learning, attention, or language. Further goals of this meeting are:
- To foster interactions between young investigators who share an interest in systems, computational, and cognitive neuroscience.
- To complement the Gordon Research Conference with foundational principles of neurobiology by attracting researchers who are utilizing diverse approaches to study some of the GRC’s themes.
- To ascertain that the Gordon Research meetings bring together luminaries in the field of neurobiology of cognition and innovative young researchers who will shape the future of the field.
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session|
|Discussion Leader: Charles E. Schroeder (Nathan S. Kline Institute and Columbia University) |
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Li Zhaoping (Department of Computer Science, University College)
"V1's Role in the Three Stages of Vision: Encoding, Selection, and Decoding"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Neural Principles of Memory, Learning and Plasticity|
|Discussion Leaders: Becket Ebitz (Stanford University) and Caspar Schwiedrzik (The Rockfeller University)
|7:30 pm - 7:45 pm||Adrienne Mueller (Stanford University)
"Distribution of Dopamine Receptors in the Prefrontal Cortex and Its Relation to Current Models of Attention and Working Memory Modulation"
|7:45 pm - 7:55 pm||Discussion |
|7:55 pm - 8:10 pm||Jason Sherfey (Boston University)
"Cortical Rhythms and Interneurons for Reading Working Memory: A Computational Study of Laminar DLPFC"
|8:10 pm - 8:20 pm||Discussion |
|8:20 pm - 8:35 pm||Brian Sadacca (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
"VTA Neurons Exhibit Associative Activity to Cues Based on Inferred Value"
|8:35 pm - 8:45 pm||Discussion |
|8:45 pm - 9:00 pm||Jane Wang (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
"Brain Networks Supporting Information-Based Exploration Decisions that Enhance Learning"
|9:00 pm - 9:10 pm||Discussion |
|9:10 pm - 9:25 pm||Shaun Patel (Massachusetts General Hospital)
"Rapid Intermittent Deep Brain Stimulation Biases Behavior in Financial Decision-Making Task"
|9:25 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion |
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||From Models and Wiring Rules to Neural Computations and Behavior|
|Discussion Leaders: Adeen Flinker (New York University) and Saskia Haegens (Columbia University)
|9:00 am - 9:15 am||Ralf Haefner (Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology)
"The Relationship Between Neural Responses and Behaviour in a Probabilistic Inference Framework"
|9:15 am - 9:25 am||Discussion|
|9:25 am - 9:40 am||Loïc Magrou (INSERM U846, Stemcell and Brain Research Institute)
"The Role of the Exponential Distance Rule in Establishing the Dorsal and Ventral Functional Streams"
|9:40 am - 9:50 am||Discussion|
|9:50 am - 10:05 am||Logan Grosenick (Stanford University)
"Identification of Cellular-Activity Timing Relationship Spanning Large Tissue Volume During Behaviour"
|10:05 am - 10:15 am||Discussion|
|10:15 am - 10:30 am||Tyson Aflalo (California Institute of Technology)
"Encoding of Nonspatial Cognitive Signals at the Level of Single Units in the Human Posterior Parietal Cortex"
|10:30 am - 10:40 am||Discussion|
|10:40 am - 10:55 am||Jing Xu (Johns Hopkins University)
"Tracking Spontaneous Recovery of Digit Individuation After Stroke with a Novel Task and Multivariate Functional Imaging"
|10:55 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship and Career Development Panel: "Designing an Extraordinary Career"|
- Wendy Suzuki (New York University)
- Gabriella Jordan (Handel Group)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|