[Comp-neuro] AREADNE 2016 Conference Announcement

John Pezaris jpezaris at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 21:53:48 CET 2015


CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

AREADNE 2016
Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles
22-26 June 2016
Nomikos Conference Centre
Santorini, Greece
http://www.areadne.org
info at areadne.org


INTRODUCTION

A fundamental problem in neuroscience is to understand how the
activation of neuronal populations gives rise to higher order
functions 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

The AREADNE Conferences have been created to gather global scientific
leaders who work on neural ensembles and establish 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.  For 2016, we
will be Celebrating Ten Years of AREADNE Conferences!


FORMAT AND SPEAKERS

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

Michele Basso, University of California Los Angeles
Matthias Bethge, University of Tuebingen
Rick Born, Harvard Medical School
Rosa Cossart, INSERM
James DiCarlo, MIT
Lisa Giocomo, Stanford
Konrad Kording, Northwestern University
Matthew Larkum, Humboldt University of Berlin
Albert Lee, HHMI Janelia Farm
John Maunsell, University of Chicago
Edvard Moser, Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology
May-Britt Moser, Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology
Stephanie Palmer, University of Chicago
Liam Paninski , Columbia University
Xaq Pitkow, Rice University
Michael Roukes, Caltech
Peter Schiller, MIT
Stelios Smirnakis, Baylor College of Medicine
Nelson Spruston, HHMI Janelia Farm
Gina Turrigiano, Brandeis University


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Dora Angelaki
Nicholas Hatsopoulos, co-chair
John Pezaris, co-chair
Panayiota Poirazi
Thanos Siapas
Andreas Tolias


SPECIAL NOTE AND FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information on AREADNE 2016 please see the conference web
site http://www.areadne.org or send email to info at areadne.org.

The timing of the DENDRITES 2016 meeting (http://dendrites2016.gr) in
Crete dovetails quite nicely with the AREADNE 2016 meeting in
Santorini.



--
Dr. J. S. Pezaris
AREADNE 2016 Co-Chair
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street, THR-425
Boston, MA 02114, USA
john at areadne.org


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