[Comp-neuro] 15th ICCNS Conference: Call for Registration

Brian Bowlby bowlby at bu.edu
Mon Apr 4 14:54:09 CEST 2011


FIFTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS
 
May 11–14, 2011
 
Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215 USA
http://cns.bu.edu/meetings/
 
Sponsored by the Boston University
Center for Adaptive Systems,
Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems (http://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
Takao Hensch (Harvard University)
Shaping neural circuits by early experience
Okihide Hikosaka (National Institutes of Health) [Plenary Speaker]
Basal ganglia mechanisms for reward-based learning
Nancy Kopell (Boston University) [Plenary Speaker]
Multiple gamma rhythms and their 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)
From shape to action 
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

 
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Early registration is recommended using the registration form below. Student registrations must be accompanied by a letter of verification from a department chairperson or faculty/research advisor.

 
REGISTRATION FORM
Fifteenth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems
May 11–14, 2011
Boston University
Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215 USA
Fax: +1 617 353 7755
 
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The registration fee includes a copy of the conference proceedings volume, a reception on Friday night, and 3 coffee breaks each day.
 
CHECK ONE:
(  ) $150 Conference (Regular)                  
(  )   $95 Conference (Student)       
 
METHOD OF PAYMENT:
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Checks must be made payable in US dollars and issued by a US correspondent bank. Each registrant is responsible for any and all bank charges.
 
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