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Neurobiology of Cognition (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

From Computational Rules to the Neurobiology of Cognition


July 19-20, 2014


Sunday River
Newry, ME


Lucia Melloni

Associate Chair:
Ayelet N. Landau

Meeting Description

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:

  1. To foster interactions between young investigators who share an interest in systems, computational, and cognitive neuroscience.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Neurobiology of Cognition" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session
Discussion Leader: Charles E. Schroeder (Nathan S. Kline Institute and Columbia University)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmLi 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 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNeural Principles of Memory, Learning and Plasticity
Discussion Leaders: Becket Ebitz (Stanford University) and Caspar Schwiedrzik (The Rockfeller University)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmAdrienne 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 pmDiscussion
7:55 pm - 8:10 pmJason Sherfey (Boston University)
"Cortical Rhythms and Interneurons for Reading Working Memory: A Computational Study of Laminar DLPFC"
8:10 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmBrian Sadacca (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
"VTA Neurons Exhibit Associative Activity to Cues Based on Inferred Value"
8:35 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:00 pmJane Wang (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
"Brain Networks Supporting Information-Based Exploration Decisions that Enhance Learning"
9:00 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmShaun Patel (Massachusetts General Hospital)
"Rapid Intermittent Deep Brain Stimulation Biases Behavior in Financial Decision-Making Task"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
9:30 pmSocial
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amFrom 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 amRalf Haefner (Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology)
"The Relationship Between Neural Responses and Behaviour in a Probabilistic Inference Framework"
9:15 am - 9:25 amDiscussion
9:25 am - 9:40 amLoïc 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 amDiscussion
9:50 am - 10:05 amLogan Grosenick (Stanford University)
"Identification of Cellular-Activity Timing Relationship Spanning Large Tissue Volume During Behaviour"
10:05 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
10:15 am - 10:30 amTyson 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 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amJing 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 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship and Career Development Panel: "Designing an Extraordinary Career"
  • Wendy Suzuki (New York University)
  • Gabriella Jordan (Handel Group)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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