The theme of this GRC conference series is "Neuroplasticity of Sensory Systems" and is focused on neuroplasticity in the auditory, visual and somatosensory systems. In this conference series, we will endeavor to foster exchange and collaboration between scientists working at different levels, including in vivo systems, molecular, cognitive, computational, and clinical neuroscience. By fostering exchange between investigators using different approaches, we will provide much needed opportunities for collaborations between colleagues working on related problems, and to draw inspiration, more generally, for interdisciplinary and intermodal interactions.
In this year's meeting, we will be focusing on mechanisms of neuroplasticity at very different timescales, and their role in shaping attention, prediction and learning. Also, this year we will contrast the roles of experience driven plasticity and of innate mechanisms for shaping neural circuits, and we will explore how these two types of mechanisms for shaping brain functions interact. Finally, we will also highlight technological developments which make it possible to observe changes of brain function in unprecedented detail, from whole-brain activity down to sensory processing at the level of individual synapses.
To cover all this exciting ground we have lined up a star cast of over 40 top neuroscientists as presenters and discussion leaders. Join us for this feast of systems neuroscience at the 2020 GRC on Neuroplasticity of Sensory Systems.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.
- Cutting-Edge Technology in Neuroscience
- Synaptic Mechanisms of Sensory Plasticity
- Adaptation and Predictive Coding
- Neuroplasticity in Attention
- Neuroplasticity in Learning
- Innate Behavior and Neuroplasticity
- Neuroplasticity in Development
- Cross-Modal Plasticity
- Neuroprosthetics and Neuroplasticity