2010 NIMH Cognitive Neuroscience Training Program Annual Spring Retreat and 5th Annual Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind Annual Symposium on Innovative Research


Saturday, May 1, 2010
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Registration closed.



Trustees Room, Salk Institute



  Continental Breakfast served in Foyer

9:00am  Welcome – Terry Sejnowski

9:00am  Symposium on Neural Circuits
Chair:  Steve Hillyard

9:00am  Terry Sejnowski, Salk and UCSD
"Cortical Circuits: Maximizing Reliability"

9:30am  Andrea Hasenstaub, Salk
"Cortical Circuits: Linking network Processes to Cellular properties"

10:00am  Break

10:15am  Keynote Talk
Alcino Silva, UCLA
"Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Memory Allocation in Neural Circuits"

11:00am Break

11:15am INC Cognitive Neuroscience Blitz Talks
Chair:  Terry Sejnowski

11:15 – 11:20am   Frank Haist, Psychiatry Department Center for Human Development, UCSD  
"Brain Systems for Processing "own" and "other" Race Faces"

11:20 – 11:25am   Ricardo Gil-da-Costa, Vision Center Lab, Salk
"Novel MRI Compatible EEG System for Human and Non-human Primates: Investigating Semantic Categories Across Species"

11:25 – 11:30am   Angela Yu, Cognitive Science, UCSD  
"Gauging One's Own Uncertainty"

11:30 – 11:35am   Ben Cipollini, Cognitive Science, UCSD  
"An Explanation of Lateralized Local/Global Processing via Differential Columnar Connectivity"

11:35 – 11:40am  Anup Doshi, ECE, UCSD
"Head and Eye Gaze Dynamics during Visual Attention Shifts in Complex Environments"

11:40 – 11:45am  Hulusi Kafaligonul, Vision Center Lab, Salk
"Evidence That Static Sounds Shift the Temporal Tuning of Lower Visual Motion Areas"

11:45 – 11:50am  Christopher Kanan, Computer Science and   Engineering, UCSD
 "Image Recognition Using Fixations"

11:50 – 11:55am  Vicente Malave, Cognitive Science, UCSD
 "Functional Connectivity with Sparse Graphical Models"

11:55 – 12:00pm  Emily Mankin, Neuroscience, UCSD
 "Coding of Temporal Context in the Hippocampus"

12:00 – 12:05pm  Ned Sahin, Radiology, UCSD
"Sequential Processing in Broca’s Area of Word Identity, Structure, and Sound: Revealed with Intra-cranial Electrophysiology (ICE)"

12:05 – 12:10pm  Pradeep Shenoy, Cognitive Science, UCSD
"An Optimality Framework for Understanding the Psychology and Neurobiology of Inhibitory Control"

 12:15pm  Lunch

1:30pm – 4:00pm  
Fifth Annual KIBM Symposium on Innovative Research
"From Brains to Minds: Innovative Research Supported by the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind"
Chairs: Jeff Elman and Nick Spitzer

1:30 – 1:45pm  Stephani Otte, UCSD and Salk
 "Interactions Between Intrinsic Properties and Gamma Oscillations to Control Neuronal Responsiveness"

1:45 – 2:00pm  James Marshel, SNL, Salk and Neurosciences, UCSD
 "Relating Specific Neuronal Network Structure and Function to    Perceptual Experience"

2:00 – 2:15pm  Howard Poizner, INC, UCSD
"Unsupervised Learning:  From Brain to Behavior"

2:15 – 2:30pm   Ayse P. Saygin, Cognitive Science, UCSD
"The Thing That Should Not Be: Human Perception of Natural and Artificial Agents"

2:30pm  Afternoon Break

2:45 – 3:00pm  Katie Travis, Neurosciences, UCSD
"Lexical-Semantic Brain Activity in Infants”

3:00 – 3:15pm  Scott Makeig, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, INC, UCSD
  "Mobile Brain/Body Imaging, a New Functional Brain Imaging      Modality”

3:15 – 3:30pm  Brad Aimone, Salk
 "Feed-forward Inhibition, Theta, and Neurogenesis - How Spike Timing May Reveal New Neurons”

3:30 – 3:45pm  Andrea Chiba, Cognitive Science, UCSD
  “Affective Influences on Neurogenesis”

This retreat is sponsored by the NIMH Cognitive Neuroscience Training Program for the Institute for Neural Computation and the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, at UCSD.