[Comp-neuro] COSYNE 2007: Abstract Submission and Registration Open

Eero Simoncelli eero at cns.nyu.edu
Fri Dec 1 07:02:07 CET 2006

         Computational and Sytems Neuroscience (COSYNE)

            MAIN MEETING                    WORKSHOPS
          Feb 22-25, 2007                Feb 26-27, 2007
        Salt Lake City, UTAH            The Canyons, UTAH


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION and REGISTRATION are now open at   http://cosyne.org/

  * Abstract submission deadline: 15-Dec-06
  * Complete schedule release: 25-Jan-07
  * Early on-line registration ends: 31-Jan-07

The annual COSYNE meeting provides an inclusive forum for the discussion 
of experimental and theoretical approaches to problems in systems 
neuroscience.  The meeting is expected to draw about 350-400
researchers from a wide variety of disciplines.   Topics include but
are not limited to: neural coding; natural scene statistics;  dendritic
computation; neural basis of persistent activity; nonlinear  receptive
field mapping; representations of time and sequence; reward  systems;
synaptic plasticity; map formation and plasticity;  population coding;
attention; computation with spiking networks.

The MAIN MEETING, held in Salt Lake City, will be single-track, and
will consist of both oral and poster sessions. Some oral  presentations
will be invited, while others will be drawn from short  submitted
abstracts. Poster presentations will be drawn from  submitted
abstracts.  Invited speakers for this year include:

  * Ehud Ahissar (Weizmann Institute)
  * Richard Andersen (Caltech)
  * Ed Callaway (Salk Institute)
  * Paul Glimcher (NYU)
  * Michael Goldberg (Columbia)
  * Judith Hirsch (USC)
  * Mitsuo Kawato (ATR)
  * Eric Knudsen (Stanford)
  * Mike Lewicki (CMU)
  * Zhaoping Li (UCL)
  * Dan Margoliash (U Chicago)
  * Bruce McNaughton (U Arizona)
  * Bartlett Mel (USC)
  * Sheila Nirenberg (Cornell)
  * Mike Shadlen (U Washington)

The WORKSHOPS will be at the Canyons ski resort nearby, and will  offer
parallel sessions for more in-depth discussion of specialized  topics.
Preliminary workshop topics are as follows:

   1. How silent/active is the brain?
   2. Hippocampal and entorhinal coding across species (2 days)
   3. Emerging information-theoretic measures and methods in
   4. Neurally plausible statistical inference
   5. Functional requirements of a visual theory
   6. Conserved functions of the basal ganglia circuit
   7. What role does spike synchrony or correlation play in sensory
   8. Asking why - normative models in neuroscience
   9. Quantitative analysis of shape representation in mid and higher
      level visual areas
  10. Random matrix theory and neural networks
  11. Motor control
  12. Decision making

For further information, please consult http://cosyne.org  or send
email to cosyne at rochester.edu

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