KITP Program: Understanding the Brain (Jul 19 - Oct 1, 2004)
Coordinators: V.Balasubramanian, M.Berry, W.Bialek, D.Chklovskii, S.Laughlin, A.Schwartz, J.Si

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Time Speaker Title
7/20, 10:00 a.m. Group Meeting Brief Descriptions by Program Participants of Their Scientific Interests
7/22, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Anthony Brockwell
Carnegie Mellon University
Granger Causality and Time Series Modeling of Neuronal Data[Slides][Aud][Cam]
7/23, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Andrew Schwartz
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Historical Overview of Systems Neuroscience[Aud][Cam]
7/27, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Mingzhou Ding
Florida Atlantic University
Network Analysis of Neural Oscillations and Granger Causality Spectra[Aud][Cam]
7/28, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Dan Moran
Washington University
Hand Orientation and Translational Control in Motor Cortex[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/3, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Dan Butts
Simple Measures of Visual Encoding Versus Information Theory[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/4, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Ben Vincent
University of Bristol
An Overview of Neural Energy Efficiency and its Potential Role in Cognitive Model Building[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/5, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Tony Bell What, (if anything) is the Objective Function of the Brain?[Aud][Cam]
8/6, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Sara Solla Self-Sustained Activity in a Small-World Network of Excitable Neurons[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/10, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Bill Bialek
Features, Dimensions and Information[Aud][Cam]
8/11, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Alexei Koulakov
Cold Spring Harbor Lab
How to Find Decision-Makers in Neural Networks[Aud][Cam]
8/12, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Tali Tishby
KITP & Hebrew University/University Pennsylvania
Minimum Population Information: More on the Link Between Information, Learning, and Neurophysiology[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/13, 10:00 a.m. Dr. Misha Tsodyks
Weizmann Institute
Associative Memory Modeling and Psychophysics[Aud][Cam]
8/16, 2:00 p.m. Dr. Terry Sejnowski
The Salk Institute
Spike Time Patterns[Aud][Cam]
8/17, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Rob de Ruyter van Steveninck
University of Indiana
Neural Computation on Natural Signals: Lessons from the Fly Visual System[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/18, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Peter Sterling
University of Pennsylvania
Why the Retina Uses Parallel Channels[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/19, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Michael Berry
Constraints and Principles for Population Codes[Aud][Cam]
8/20, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Dawei Dong
Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University
Nonstationarity, Causality and Information Maximization in Awake and Behaving Cats: Some Hints on Sensory-Motor Integration[Aud][Cam]
8/23, 10:30 a.m. Dr. William Levy
University of Virginia
Understanding Neuronal Computation and Communication by Analyzing Metabolic Costs[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/24, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Pamela Reinagel
Coding of Information in a Mammalian Sensory Relay[Aud][Cam]
8/25, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Simon Laughlin
Relationships Between Energy Consumption and Information Capacity Illustrated by Fly Photoreceptors[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/26, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Markus Meister
Adaptation in the Neural Code of the Retina[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/27, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Garrett Stanley
Task Dependent Coding in Sensory Pathways[Aud][Cam]
8/30, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Gonzalo de Polavieja
University Madrid
Do Action Potential Waveforms Convey Infomation about the Stimulus?[Slides][Aud][Cam]
8/31, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Vijay Balasubramanian
KITP & Penn
Bright vs Dark in Natural Scenes: Implications for Retinal Structure[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/01, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Jan Karbowski
Conserved Relationships and Trade-Offs in the Brain Design[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/02, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Sam Wang
Speed Limits in Mammalian Brains: Scaling Constraints from Biophysics[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/03, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Mitya Chklovskii
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Wiring of a Cortical Column[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/07, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Mark Changizi
Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, Caltech
Natural Scene Statistics and the Structure of Visual Signs Over Human History[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/08, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Dan Lee
University Pennsylvania
Machine Learning for Sensorimotor Processing[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/09, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Theo Geisel
Universität Göttingen MPI
Speed Limits and Unstable Attractors in Synchronizing Networks[Aud][Cam]
9/10, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Susanna Still
Active Learning by Extraction of Predictive Information[Aud][Cam]
9/13, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Fred Wolf
Long-Range Coupling and Visual Cortical Architecture[Aud][Cam]
9/14, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Jorge José
Neurokinematic Model of Zebra Fish Swimming, and Maybe a Bit of Attention[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/15, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Charles Stevens
What V1 Computes[Aud][Cam]
9/15, 4:00 p.m. Dr. Fred Wolf
Symmetry, Multistability, and Long-Range Interactions in Brain Development[Aud][Cam]
9/16, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Ken Harris
Cell Assemblies in the Waking, Sleeping, and Anesthetized Brain[Aud][Cam]
9/17, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Leslie Osborne
Precision and Variability of Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements[Aud][Cam]
9/20, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Randy Gallistel
An Information Processing Perspective on Conditioning[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/21, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Ila Fiete
A Synaptic Theory of Gradient Learning with Empiric Inputs[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/22, 10:30 a.m. Dr. David Foster
Information Theory and the Limits on Colour Vision in Natural Scenes[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/23, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Greg Stephens
Motifs in the Functional Connectivity of Primary Neuronal Cultures[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/24, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Dezhe Jin
Penn State
The Tilt Aftereffect and Adaptation-Induced Changes in Orientation Tuning in Visual Cortex[Slides][Vid][Aud][Cam]
9/27, 10:30 a.m. Dr. David Kleinfeld
University of California San Diego
Dynamical Aspects of Sensorimotor Feedback in the Rat Vibrissa System[Aud][Cam]
9/28, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Andrei Khrennikov
Vaxjo University
P-Adic Tree-Like Models of representation of Mental States[Aud][Cam]
9/29, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Jeff Moehlis
Response Dynamics of Neural Oscillator Populations[Slides][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Ilya Nemenman
KITP & Columbia
Fluctuation-Dissipation Theorem and Models of Learning[Aud][Cam]
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