2014 Cognitive Neuroscience Spring Retreat And 9th Annual KIBM Symposium On Innovative Research


  • Saturday, May 10, 2014
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Continental Breakfast served at 8:00 am


  • University of California, San Diego
    San Diego Supercomputer Center (Auditorium- Room B211, Floor B-2)
    10100 John Jay Hopkins Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0523

Guidelines for INC Cognitive Neuroscience Fellows Blitz Talks (5-minute presentations):

  • Your presentation will be required to be submitted as a pdf file with a maximum of 3 pages/slides (excluding the title/opening slide).
  • Please submit your presentation in PDF file format to:
  • Luis Palacios (lpalacio@ucsd.edu) no later than Wednesday, May 7th.


Guidelines forEighth Annual KIBM Symposium on Innovative Research.

  • Presenters are expected to bring their presentations pre-loaded on their own personal laptops.




8:00 am Welcome Continental Breakfast


Symposium:  Human Neuroscience
Chair: Steve Hillyard

8:30 am 

Eric Halgren
Department of Radiology, UCSD
"The Next 10 Years of Human Intracranial Recordings: Deep Roots, Many Branches"

9:00 am

Todd Coleman
Department of Bioengineering, UCSD
"Brain Machine Interfaces - Applications and Implications"

9:30 am

Terry Sejnowski
Salk Institute & Department of Biology, UCSD
"A Sneak Preview of Human Neuroscience in the Final NIH BRAIN Initiative Report"

10:00 am


10:15 am


Keynote Speaker:
Ralph Greenspan, Director, Center for Brain Activity Mapping, UCSD
Talk Title: "Seymour Benzer, Drosophila, and the Improbable Origins of the BRAIN Initiative"


11:00 am




INC Cognitive Neuroscience Fellows Blitz Talks
(5-minute presentations)
Chair: Terry Sejnowski

11:15 am

Emily Mankin
"The Contibutions of Distinct Subregions of Hippocampus to What-Where-When Memory"

11:20 am

Jena Hales
"Medial Entorhinal Cortex Lesions and Memory Retrieval in Rats"

11:25 am

Luke Miller
"The Role of Vision in Tool Embodiment"

11:30 am

Philip Lai
"Characterizing the Social and Affective Phenotype of Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disorders"

11:35 am

Krista Perks
"Mechanisms of Auditory Signal Processing in Natural and Noisy Environments"

11:40 am

Lavanya Krishnan
"Cortical Mechanism Underlying Crossmodel Influences on Visual Time-Order Illusion"

11:45 am

Amanda Casale
"Behavioral State Determines Cell-Type Specific Gamma-Band Synchronization in V1 of the Awake Mouse"

11:50 am

Ross Metusalem
"Hemispheric Difference in Processing the Scenario Relevance of Words in Context"

11:55 am

Edward Ester
"Intrinsic Oscillations Modulate the Information Content of Feature-Selective Representations in Human Cortex"

12:00 pm


Ninth Annual KIBM Symposium on Innovative Research
Chair: Nick Spitzer
(1:30pm – 4:15pm)


1:30 pm

Nick Spitzer and Ralph Greenspan
Overview of KIBM and CBAM

2:00 pm

Andrea Chiba
"Set Me Free: The Potential for Pro-Social Behavior Between Animats and Rats"

2:15 pm

Timothy Gentner
"Synaptic Mechanisms for Natural Signal Integration"

2:30 pm

Jason Klug
"Dissecting the Pathways of Action Sequence Learning: From Multisite Optogenetics to Computational Models"

2:45 pm

Afternoon Break

3:15 pm

Pamela Reinagel
"How Rats Decide to Decide"

3:30 pm

Danielle John
"Development of a Novel Electrochemical Immunosensor Method for Biomarker Detection"

3:45 pm

John Wixted
"The Representation of Episodic memory in Single Neurons of the Human Hippocampus"

4:00 pm

Nick Spitzer - Farewell remarks


*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.