2011 NIMH Cognitive Neuroscience Training Program Annual Spring Retreat and 6th Annual Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind Annual Symposium on Innovative Research


Saturday, May 14, 2011
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Continental Breakfast served at 8:30 am
Registration closed.


University of California, San Diego
10100 John Jay Hopkins Drive San Diego Supercomputer Center (Auditorium- Room B211)
San Diego, CA 92093-0523



9:00 am Symposium:  Human Cognition and Cognitive Disorders
Chair: Terry Sejnowski

9:00 am 

Leanne Chukoskie, Institute for Neural Computation and Autism Speaks
“Advances in Autism Research”

9:30 am

Ursula Bellugi, Salk Institute
“Advances in Willams Syndrome Research”

10:00 am


10:15 am

Keynote Speaker:

Robert Knight, University of California at Berkeley
"Insights into Human Cognition from Intracranial Recording"

11:00 am



(11:15 am - 12:00 pm) INC Cognitive Neuroscience Fellows Blitz Talks
  Steve Hillyard

11:15 – 11:20

Anastasia Flevaris
"Attentional modulation of early perceptual processing: Interactions between selection of spatial location and spatial frequency." (flash drive presentation- not attending).

11:20 - 11:25

Elan Ohayon
"Simulation and synchrotron views into the fundamental elements of social networks"

11:25 - 11:30

David Peterson
“Dopamine and STDP in dynamic perception-action maps”

11:30 - 11:35

Nedim Sahin
"How might a large brain tackle large tasks? Clues from human intracranial electrophysiology (ICE) during language."

11:35 - 11:40

Marina Garrett
“Functional Specialization of Higher Visual Areas in the Mouse”

11:40 - 11:45

James Jeanne
"Behavioral relevance alters the neural encoding of natural auditory signals"

11:45 - 11:50

Adam Koerner
"Speech as a control signal for brain-computer interfaces"

11:50 - 11:55

Nicole Swann
“Deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus alters the cortical profile of response inhibition in the beta frequency band: a scalp EEG study in Parkinson's disease”

12:00 pm Lunch

(1:30 pm - 4:00 pm)   Sixth 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 - 1:45  

Sergei Gepshtein, Salk Institute
"Optimal sensory adaptation without prior representation of the environment"

1:45 - 2:00  

Katerina Semendeferi, Anthropology, UCSD;  Alysson Muotri, Pediatrics, UCSD
"Exploring human-chimpanzee neuronal differences using pluripotent stem cells"

2:00 - 2:15

  Ian Nauhaus, Salk Institute
"Mapping populations of V1 receptive fields with two-photon imaging."

2:15 - 2:30  

Michael Pitts, Neurosciences, UCSD
"Neural correlates of conscious and non-conscious visual processing"



2:45 - 3:00  

Stefan Leutgeb, Neurobiology Section, Biological Sciences, UCSD
"Development and Reorganization of Medial Entorhinal Cortex-Hippocampus Projections”

3:00 - 3:15  

Larry R. Squire, Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology, UCSD and San Diego VA "Progress report: Post-mortem of two well-studied amnesic patients”

3:15 - 3:30  

Hendrikje Nienborg, Salk Institute
“Optogenetic examination of the role of inhibition on visual responses in area V1 of the awake monkey”

3:30 - 3:45  

Andrea Chiba, Cognitive Science, UCSD
“Information Coding in the Dentate Gyrus”


Closing Remarks


Registration closed.

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.