Computational Neuroscience Connection

Computational Neuroscience Colloquium


2nd Northwest Computational Neuroscience Connection

Held at the University of Washington, Seattle

October 1-2, 2010




10:00-10:45 - Tutorial: Introduction to Dynamical Systems in Neural Science (Andrea Barreiro)

11:00-11:50 - Michael Dickinson: Straighten up and fly right: Visual navigation in Drosophila

11:50-12:20 - Michael Rudd: How attention and contrast gain control interact to modulate contrast and assimilation in lightness perception: A computational neural model

12:20 - 1:30 - Lunch

1:30 - 2:00 - 2 short talks

Guillaume Lajoie, Shea-Brown lab (Applied Mathematics, UW): Desynchronizing a neural population with shared input
Cara Stepp, Matsuoka lab (Electrical Engineering, UW): Neurobotics for Sensorimotor Rehabilitation

2:00-2:50 - Terry Sejnowski: A New View of the Hippocampus

2:50-3:15 COFFEE

3:15-3:45 - Emo Todorov: Dynamic intelligence through online optimization

3:45-4:15 - 2 short talks

Michael Carroll, Ramirez lab (Children's Neuroscience Research Institute): Topology and dynamics in respiratory rhythm generation
Jon Cafaro, Rieke Lab (Physiology and Biophysics, UW): Noise correlations improve response fidelity and stimulus encoding

4:15-5:00 - Intros, want-ads, spotlights

5:00 - 7:00 (room open until 7:30) Poster session and buffet dinner



8:30-9:30 - Tutorial: Neural Coding (Adrienne Fairhall)

9:30-10:00 - Jay Rubinstein: The impact of biophysical modeling on cochlear implant signal processing

10:-00-10:50 - Nicholas Swindale: Polytrode studies of response variability in visual cortex

10:50-11:10 COFFEE

11:10-12:00 - Terry Takahashi

12:00 - 12:30 - Michael Shadlen: Believing and Time: A Neural Mechanism for Combining Evidence and Prior Probability

12:30 - Lunch served (buffet)