[Comp-neuro] AREADNE 2014 Meeting Announcement

John Pezaris jpezaris at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 15:53:27 CET 2013


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                     CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

                          AREADNE 2014

              Research in Encoding and Decoding of
                        Neural Ensembles

                         25-29 June 2014
                    Nomikos Conference Center
                        Santorini, Greece

                     http://www.areadne.org
                        info at areadne.org



INTRODUCTION

A fundamental problem in neuroscience is to understand how the
activation of large populations of neurons gives rise to higher
order functions of the brain including learning, memory, cognition,
perception, action and ultimately conscious awareness.
Electrophysiological recordings have revealed considerable
information about the firing patterns of single neurons, but it
remains largely a mystery how collections of individual neurons
interact to perform these functions.  Understanding ensemble
activity is critical to understanding the brain.


CONFERENCE MISSION

Toward that end, the AREADNE Conferences have been created to
gather global scientific leaders who work on neural ensembles and
create a touch-point for the widely disparate and hybrid field.
With a spectacular setting on Santorini, the conferences have
been carefully planned to foster discussion and interaction
between attendees to encourage the establishment of lasting
professional relationships.  The meetings continue our efforts to
promote systems neuroscience in Greece through creating a
world-class forum for cutting-edge research.


FORMAT AND SPEAKERS

The conference will span four days of presentations, in morning and early
evening sessions.  Confirmed speakers include experts in the field of
multi-neuron experiment, theory, and analysis (in alphabetic order):

Ken Britten
EJ Chichilnisky
Mark Churchland
Rosa Cossart
Allision Doupe
Loren Frank
Wulfram Gerstner
Gabriel Kreiman
Gilles Laurent
Eve Marder
Tom Mrsic-Flogel
Ole Paulsen
Carl Petersen
John Pezaris
Alexandre Pouget
Jennifer Raymond
Michael Roukes
Philip Sabes
Terry Sanger
Andreas Tolias
Susumu Tonegawa
Brian Wandell


In addition to our expert speakers, we have an august list of
session moderators to keep the discussions lively and
interesting.

Barry Richmond
Stelios Smirnakis
Kenny Blum
Irini Skaliora
Yifat Prut
Leslie Osborne
Nikos Logothetis


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

John Pezaris, Co-Chair
Nicholas Hatsopoulos, Co-Chair
Yiota Poirazi
Andreas Tolias
Dora Angelaki
Thanos Siapas



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please see the conference web site
http://www.areadne.org or send email to info at areadne.org.


--
Dr. J. S. Pezaris
AREADNE 2014 Co-Chair
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street, THR-425
Boston, MA 02114, USA
john at areadne.org

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