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NSF/NIH Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) Spring 2005 Principal Investigators' Meeting

AGENDA

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Thursday, April 21

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12:30 PM Registration
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1:00 PM Welcome
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1:15 PM CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR MECHANISMS
Research Reports
"Modeling Pathfinding and Target Recognition in the Olfactory System." [PDF 87 KB] David Lin
"Mechanisms of Axonal Gradient Detection." [PDF 84 KB] Geoffrey Goodhill and Jeffrey Urbach
"Concurrent Computational Modeling, Morphological Reconstruction and Guided Imaging of Living Nerve Cells." [PDF 109 KB] Peter Saggau
"Assembling Visible Neurons for Simulations - Merging of High-Throughput 3D Microscopies with Advanced Computational Tools." [PDF 156 KB] Mark Ellisman (Presented by Maryann Martone)
"Bioinformatics of Alternative Splicing in the Nervous System." [PDF 110 KB] Christopher Burge (Presented by Gene Yeo)

Preview
"Integrated Bioinformatics and Molecular Identification of cis-Elements Responsible for Dopamine-Response Gene Expression." [PDF 97 KB] Jiang-Fan Chen

Discussion
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2:30 PM Break
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2:45 PM ATTENTION AND DECISION-MAKING
Research Reports
"Stochastic Models of Executive Control in Monkeys and Humans." [PDF 81 KB] Gordon Logan (Presented by Thomas Palmeri)

Previews
"Dynamics and Neural Mechanisms of Decision Making in Primate Frontal Cortex." [PDF 89 KB] Daeyeol Lee
"Attentional Selection and Perceptual Organization." [PDF 88 KB] Ernst Niebur

Discussion
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3:15 PM EEG AND NEUROIMAGING ANALYSIS
Research Reports
"An Ensemble Based Incremental Learning Algorithm for Early Diagnosis, Confidence and Severity Estimation of Alzheimer's Disease." [PDF 117 KB] Christopher Clark (Presented by Robi Polikar)

Previews
"Development and Optimization of Magnetic Source MRI." [PDF 83 KB] Jia-Hong Gao
"MRI-Based Computational Modeling for Carotid Plaque Rupture and Stroke." [PDF 122 KB] Dalin Tang
"Using Machine Learning and Cognitive Modeling to Understand the fMRI-Measured Brain Activation Underlying the Representations of Words and Sentences." [PDF 83 KB] Tom Mitchell and Marcel Just

Discussion
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3:45 PM Break
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3:30 PM MOVEMENT
Research Reports
"Development of a Mechanistic Model of Multisensory Integration and Human Postural Control." [PDF 82 KB] John Jeka
"Modeling and Analysis of Neuronal Circuits for Locomotion with Sensory Feedback." [PDF 261 KB] Tetsuya Iwasaki
"Dynamics and Plasticity of a Neuromechanical System." [PDF 108 KB] Hillel Chiel

Previews
"Dynamic Models of a Neural Network for Locomotion." [PDF 76 KB] John Guckenheimer
"Sonar-Guided Steering for Obstacle Avoidance and Goal-Directed Movement." [PDF 87 KB] Cynthia Moss
"Learning the Neural Code for Prosthetic Control." [PDF 96 KB] Michael Black

Discussion
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5:00 PM SENSING AND SIGNALING
Research Reports
"Toward a Neurocomputational Theory of Olfactory Recognition." [PDF 89 KB] Zachary Mainen
"Statistics of Temporal Patterns in Sleep Mechanisms of Learning." [PDF 100 KB] Daniel Margoliash

Previews
"The Dynamical Basis of Hearing." [PDF 75 KB] Marcelo Magnasco
"Ethological Theories of Optimal Auditory Processing." [PDF 83 KB] Frederic Theunissen
"Scale-Dependent Processing of Clustered Sensory Signals." [PDF 77 KB] Mark Nelson

Discussion
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5:45 PM Introduction of Breakout Topics and Agency Goals
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6:00 PM Dinner
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7:15 PM Discussion Forum: [PDF 123 KB]
Biological Relevance in Computational Neuroscience - Four Perspectives
Perspectives
"What is Biological Relevance in Computational Neuroscience, and Why is it Hard?" Nancy Kopell
"Models are Relevant if Taken Seriously by Neuroscientists." Tomaso Poggio
"How Relevant is Biological Relevance?" Rob de Ruyter van Steveninck
"Are There 'Design Principles' in Computational Neurobiology? How Do We Identify Them?" Daniel Margoliash

Discussion

Friday, April 22

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8:00 AM Coffee
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8:30 AM International Perspectives
  • Christiane Buchholz, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
  • Mika Tirronen, Academy of Finland
  • Declan Mulkeen, Medical Research Council, UK
  • Yuan Liu, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Jeanne Hudson, National Science Foundation
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9:00 AM Morning Breakout Discussions (Stafford II)
  • Room 525 International Collaborations
  • Room 535 The Role of Computation in Multi-Neuron Analysis
  • Room 545 Data- and Algorithm-Sharing
  • Room 555 Collaborative Research I
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10:00 AM Break
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10:15 AM LEARNING AND MEMORY
Research Reports
"Modeling Microcircuits of Realistic Hippocampal Neurons." [PDF 87 KB] Nelson Spruston
"Models of Signaling Mechanisms in LTP." [PDF 103 KB] William Holmes
"Development of a Model Neuron Encoding the Realistic Learning Rule." [PDF 80 KB] Makoto Nishiyama
"A Spiking Model of Hippocampus for Guiding Behavior." [PDF 110 KB] Michael Hasselmo
"Coherency - Measuring Representational Quality." [PDF 98 KB] A. David Redish

Previews
"Characterization of the Input/Output Relationship in CA3 Pyramidal Cells." [PDF 88 KB] Giorgio Ascoli
"Molecular Memory Mechanisms; Principles Underlying Modifiability and Stability." [PDF 91 KB] John Lisman (Presented by Xiao-Jing Wang)

Discussion
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11:45 AM Lunch
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1:00 PM Afternoon Breakout Discussions (Stafford II)
  • Room 525 Education, Training, and Career Development
  • Room 535 Brainstorming for FY07 and Beyond
  • Room 545 Role of Computation in Functional Imaging
  • Room 555 Collaborative Research II
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2:00 PM Break
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2:15 PM SEEING
Research Reports
"How Is Information Coded in Turtle Visual Cortex?" [PDF 97 KB] Philip Ulinski
"Detection and Recognition of Objects in Visual Cortex." [PDF 96 KB] Tomaso Poggio

Previews
"Optimal Computation of Flow Field Variables from Natural Visual Signals." [PDF 97 KB] Rob de Ruyter van Steveninck
"Representation and Computation in Natural Vision." [PDF 95 KB] Stuart Geman

Discussion
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3:00 PM RHYTHMS, CIRCUITS, AND NETWORK DYNAMICS
Research Reports
"Mechanisms of Persistent Neural Activity." [PDF 110 KB] David Tank
"The Pontine-Medullary Respiratory Network and Neural Control of Breathing: A Computational and Experimental Study." [PDF 181 KB] Bruce Lindsey
"Rhythms of the Nervous System: A Computational and Experimental Approach." [PDF 118 KB] Nancy Kopell

Previews
"A Joint Computational/Experimental Study of Hypothalamus-Pituitary Interactions." [PDF 102 KB] Richard Bertram
"Master-Slave Clock Networks: Modeling, Analysis and Neurobiology." [PDF 952 KB] Hava Siegelmann
"Dynamical Principles of Neuronal Motor Microcircuits." [PDF 82 KB] Allen Selverston
"Spontaneous Activity, Lateral Interactions and Cortical Maps." [PDF 78 KB] Kwabena Boahen
"Information Processing and Neuronal Coordination in Sensory Neocortex." [PDF 85 KB] Kenneth Harris
"Evolution Into Epilepsy: Integrating Electrophysiology, Imaging and Nonlinear Dynamics." [PDF 88 KB] William Ditto
"Design, Analysis and Validation of Biologically Plausible Computational Models." [PDF 84 KB] Jose Principe

Discussion
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4:15 PM Break
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4:30 PM Feedback to Agencies (Breakout Reports and Plenary Discussion)
 
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5:30 PM Adjourn

 

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