[Comp-neuro] Workshop on New Directions in Motor Control, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, May 18-19, 2017

Nemenman, Ilya ilya.nemenman at emory.edu
Tue Apr 25 18:20:12 CEST 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce a workshop on “New Directions in Motor Control", which will take place at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) on May 18-19, 2017. Speakers will discuss their work exploring how the nervous system controls complex behaviors, with emphasis on how the brain employs sensory information to guide motor action and how patterns of motor activity are organized in space and time. The workshop will include both formal presentations and small-group tutorials on advanced methods for analyzing neural and behavioral data. It will emphasize the importance of collaborative interactions between neurophysiologists on the one hand and theorists and modelers on the other.

Workshop website: http://www.physics.emory.edu/home/new-directions-in-motor-control/
Registration (by May 4): http://www.physics.emory.edu/home/new-directions-in-motor-control/register.html
Lodging (by Apr 26): http://www.physics.emory.edu/home/new-directions-in-motor-control/lodging.html

The list of confirmed speakers includes:
(External Speakers)
Dr. Michael Brecht, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin
Dr. Nicholas Hatsopoulos, University of Chicago
Dr. Mackenzie Mathis, Harvard University
Dr. Leslie Osborne,  University of Chicago
Dr. Carl Petersen, EPFL Lausanne
Dr. Jennifer Raymond, Stanford University
Dr. Reza Shadmehr, Johns Hopkins University
(Atlanta-area Speakers)
Dr. Don Edwards, Georgia State University
Dr. David Hofmann, Emory University
Dr. Dieter Jaeger, Emory University
Dr. Ilya Nemenman, Emory University
Dr. Chethan Pandarinath, Emory University/Georgia Tech
Dr. Sam Sober, Emory University
Dr. Simon Sponberg, Georgia Tech
Dr. Lena Ting. Emory University/Georgia Tech

Hand-on tutorials will include:
Information theoretic analysis of neural spike trains, Dr. Ilya Nemenman, Emory University
Application of generalized linear models to spike trains, Dr. David Hofmann, Emory University
Beyond Spikes: Insights from local field potential recordings in electrode array data, Dr. Audrey Sederberg, Georgia Tech
Quantitative behavioral analysis using dimensionality reduction, Dr. Gordon Berman, Emory University


The Organizers
Sam Sober, Simon Sponberg, David Hofman

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