INC Cognitive Neuroscience Spring Retreat in conjunction with the 14th Annual KIBM Symposium on Innovative Research

WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 8:45am - 5:00pm
WHERE: Auditorium, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD

Lunch provided - authentic taco cart!

Registration is free; Parking is free at the Hopkins ramp next door

Please register here:

Keynote speaker: John Doyle, CalTech

14th Annual KIBM Symposium on Innovative Research

9:00 am

Nick Spitzer Co-Director, KIBM


9:15 am

Shyam Srinivasan KIBM & Salk

Coding properties of olfactory circuits

9:30 am

Donald Sirbuly Nanoengineering, UCSD

Multifunctional nanoprobes for optical, electrical and chemical interrogation of brain circuits

9:45 am

Julia Anna Adrian Cognitive Science, UCSD

Decision-Making in a Social Multi-Armed Bandit Task

10:00 am

Kun Tan UCSD

Transcription and RNA Decay Rates Defined in the Developing Olfactory System

10:15 am

Antonio Pinto-Duarte Salk

Keeping it “in mind": the critical role of early-developmental de novo methylation on prefrontal cortex-driven behavior

10:30 am


10:45 am

Sora Shin Neurobiology section, Division of Biological Science, UCSD

Deciphering the role of leptin receptor neural circuits in mediating early life trauma-induced vulnerability to obesity

11:00 am

Francesca Puppo Department of Neurosciences, UCSD

Bridging the brain-mind gap in developmental brain disorders with iPSC-derived model systems

11:15 am

Saket Navlakha Salk Institute

A neural algorithm for novelty detection

11:30 am

David Peterson CNL, Salk Institute & INC, UCSD

Unrolling time in space: the basal ganglia and behavioral context

11:45 am

Andrew Bohannon Azim Lab, Salk & Dayeh Lab, UCSD

Dissecting the neural control of fine movements: Novel high-density arrays for spinal recording and behavioral quantification


Pamela Rivière Cognitive Science, UCSD

Investigating rhythmic contributions to single-neuron activity during associative memory processing

12:15 pm

Gulcin Pekkurnaz Neurobiology Section, Division of Biological Sciences, UCSD

Energizing the Neuronal Network Oscillations

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm


Institute for Neural Computation Annual Spring Retreat on Cognitive Neuroscience

1:30 pm

Keynote Speaker

John Doyle Division of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology

Universal laws and architecture in complex networks with applications to sensorimotor control and cognition

2:30 pm

Eiman Azim Salk Institute

Feedback circuits for dexterous forelimb movement

3:30 pm


4:00 pm

Training Program in Cognitive Neuroscience Blitz Talks

by predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows, UCSD

Maggie Henderson UCSD Neurosciences, Predoctoral Fellow

Complementary visual and motor-based strategies for encoding information in working memory

Mahta Mousavi UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering, Predoctoral Fellow

Using feedback-related brain activity to improve reliability of brain-computer interfaces

Alejandro Ojeda UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering, Predoctoral Fellow

EEG source imaging methods for developing mental health therapies based on noninvasive brain-computer interfaces

Burke Rosen UCSD Neurosciences, Predoctoral Fellow

Genetic influences on human cortical variation

Kirsten Adam UCSD Psychology, Postdoctoral Fellow

Disentangling top-down enhancement and suppression of visual information

Wayne Doyle UCSD Cognitive Science, Postdoctoral Fellow

Determination of main olfactory bulb cell types through the integration of transcriptomic and epigenomic data

Kari Hanson UCSD INC, Postdoctoral Fellow

Genetic and phylogenetic contributions to human brain evolution

4:45 pm

Terrence Sejnowski Salk Institute

Closing 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 UC San Diego.