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2008 Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience

Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe, California



EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT – Pasko Rakic, MD, ScD & Leo Chalupa, PhD - Section Editors
Monday, June 23, 2008
7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am Rakic, Pasko – Neuronal Migration and Formation of Cortical Maps
10:00 am Chalupa, Leo – A New Perspective on the Role of Retinal Waves in Formation of Segregated Retinogeniculate pPojections
11:30 am Kostovic, Ivica – Early Development of Neuronal Circuitry of the Human Prefrontal Cortex 
12:30 pm Lunch on own
2:00 pm Bunge, Silvia – Brain Changes Underlying the Development of Cognitive Control and Reasoning   
3:00 pm Gabrielli, John – Development of Learning Systems in the Human Brain


PLASTICITY – Helen Neville, PhD & Mriganka Sur, PhD - Section Editors
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
12:00 pm Welcome Lunch at Resort ( Cascades Room )
2:00 pm  Sur, Mriganka – Patterning and plasticity of the cerebral cortex
3:15 pm  Witlock, Jonathan – Synaptic Plasticity and Neuronal Representations in the Hippocampus       
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am  Hensch, Takao – Critical Period Revisited: Relieving Brakes on Plasticity in Adulthood
10:15 am Gilbert, Charles – Visual Cortical Plasticity and Perceptual Learning                         
11:30 am Pascual-Leone, Alvaro – Neuroplasticity of the Metamodal Human Brain
 12:30 pm Lunch on own
2:00 pm  Bavelier, Daphne – Exercising your brain: Training-related brain plasticity  
3:15 pm Neville, Helen – Profiles of Development and Plasticity in Human Neurocognition 
 
ATTENTION – Steven Luck, PhD & George R. Mangun, PhD - Section Editors
Thursday, June 26, 2008
7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am Mangun, George R. – Overview of Attention Section
9:30 am Kastner, Sabine – Mechanisms of Selective Attention in the Human Visual System: Evidence from Neuroimaging
11:00 am Hopf, Jens-Max – Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Visual Attention
12:30 pm Lunch on own
 
Friday, June 27, 2008
7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am Mangun, George R. – Cross-Modal Attentional Orienting: ERP and  Neuroimaging Studies 
10:00 am Karnath, Hans-Otto – A Right Perisylvian Neural Network for Human Spatial Orienting
11:15 am  Robertson, Lynn – Spatial Deficits and Selective Attention 
12:30 pm Lunch on own 
2:00 pm  Maunsell, John – The Effect of Attention on the Responses of Individual Visual Neurons
3:15 pm  Fries, Pascal – Selective Attention through Neuronal Synchronization
 
MOTOR SYSTEMS – Emilio Bizzi, MD & Scott Grafton, MD - Section Editors
Saturday, June 28, 2008
7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am Bizzi, Emilio – Neurobiology of Coordinate Transformation   
10:15 am Grafton, Scott & Ivry, Richard – Lateralizing the Representation of Action
11:30 am Graybiel, Ann – Basal Ganglia and Control of Action
12:30 pm Welcome Lunch at Resort  (Cascades Room)
2:00 pm Todorov, Emo – Computational Motor Control    
3:15 pm Rizzolatti, Giacomo – The Mirror Neuron Systems: A Mechanism for Action and Intention Understanding
 
Sunday, June 29, 2008
7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am Shadmehr, Reza – Computational Neuroanatomy of Voluntary Motor Control 
10:15 am Mulliken, Grant – Forward Models in Posterior Parietal Cortex
11:30 am Strick, Peter – Motor Systems
12:30 pm Lunch on own
 
MEMORY – Daniel Schacter PhD - Section Editor   
Monday, June 30, 2008

7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am Schacter, Daniel – Constructive Memory and the Prospective Brain 
10:15 am Wagner, Anthony – Cognitive Control and Memory: Contributions from Prefrontal Cortex
11:30 am Kensinger, Elizabeth – Phases of Influence: How Emotion Modulates the Formation and Retrieval of Declarative Memories
12:30 pm Lunch on own
2:00 pm Nader, Karim – Reconsideration as a Bridge between Physiological and Cognitive Views of Memory Processing
3:15 pm Squire, Larry – Amnesia and the Medial Temporal Lobe 
 
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am Suzuki, Wendy – Neuroanatomy of the Medial Temporal Lobe  
10:15 am Miller, Mike – Brainprints: Unique and Persistent Individual Brain Activity During Episodic Memory Tasks 
12:30 pm Welcome Lunch at Resort in the Cascades Room
 
SENSATION AND PERCEPTION – Tony Movshon, PhD & Brian Wandell, PhD - Section Editors
Wednesday, July 2, 2008

7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
10:00 am Movshon, Tony & Wandell, Brian – Introduction
10:15 am Williams, David – Color Vision and the Cone Mosaic
11:30 am Brainard, David – Bayesian Approaches to Color Vision 
12:45 pm  Lunch on own
2:00 pm Wright, Beverly – Learning on Basic Auditory Tasks
3:15 pm Semple, Mal – Auditory Cortical Emphasis on Slow Temporal Modulations in the Structure of Sounds
4:30 pm Griffiths, Tim – Auditory Object Analysis in the Cognitive Neurosciences
 
Thursday, July 3, 2008
7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am Ringach, Dario – Wiring of Receptive Fields and Functional Maps in Primary Visual Cortex
10:15 am Seidemann, Eyal – Encoding and Decoding with Neural Populations in the Primate Cortex
11:30 am DeAngelis, Greg – Roles of Visual Area MT in Depth Perception 
12:45 pm  Lunch on own
2:00 pm Barlow, Horace – Grandmother Cells, Symmetry and Invariance: How the Term Arose and What the Facts Suggest.
3:15 pm Simoncelli, Eero – Efficient Coding of Sensory Information 
4:30 pm Kanwisher, Nancy – The Cognitive and Neural Development of Face Recognition in Humans 
 
Friday, July 4, 2008
7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am Connor, Ed – Neural Representation of Object Shape in Ventral Pathway Visual Cortex 
10:15 am Goebel, Rainer – Perceptual Filling-in: From Experimental Data to Informed Neural Network Modeling
11:30 am Sobel, Noam – Olfaction: From Percept to Molecule  
12:45 pm Lunch on own
2:00 pm Angelaki, Dora – Multisensory Integration in Extrastriate Visual Cortex
3:15 pm Morrone, Concetta – Mechanisms of Visual Stability during Saccadic Eye Movements
6:00 pm Fourth of July BBQ at resort in the Cascades Room
 
LANGUAGE – Alfonso Caramazza, PhD - Section Editor
Saturday, July 5, 2008

7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am Caramazza, Alfonso – Lexical Access 
10:15 am Hagoort, Peter –  Semantic Unification
11:30 am Caplan, David – Syntactic Processing 
12:30 pm Lunch on own
2:00 pm Ramus, Franck – Genetics of Language
3:00 pm Fitch, William T – Comparative Approach
4:00 pm Cohen, Laurent – Word Processing in the Ventral and Dorsal Visual System

Sunday, July 6, 2008
7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am Shapiro, Kevin – Morphological Processes in Word Production 
10:15 am Hickok, Greg – The Cortical Organization of Phonological Processing
12:30 pm Lunch on own
HIGHER COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS AND DECISION MAKING – Elizabeth Phelps, PhD - Section Editor
2:00 pm Knowlton, Barbara – Prefrontal Substrate of Human Relational Reasoning
3:00 pm Koechlin, Etienne – Decision-Making and Prefrontal Executive Function
 
Monday, July 7, 2008
7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am Martin, Alex – Neural Representation of Object Concepts 
10:15 am McClelland, Jay – Semantic Cognition:  Principles, Development, and Neural Basis
11:30 am Raichle, Marc – Two Views of Brain Function
12:30 pm Lunch on own
2:00 pm Phelps, Liz – Emotion and Decision Making
3:00 pm Rangel, Antonio – The Neuroeconomics of Goal-Directed Choice.
 
EMOTION AND SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE – Todd Heatherton, PhD & Joseph LeDoux, PhD - Section Editors 
Tuesday, July 8, 2008

7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am LeDoux, Joseph – Emotional Reaction and Action: From Threat Processing to Goal- Directed Behavior
10:15 am Sullivan, Regina – Amygdala Ontogeny and Infant Fear Learning 
11:30 am Whalen, Paul – Context Effects and the Amygdala
12:30 pm Lunch on own
2:00 pm Beer, Jennifer – Emotion Regulation
3:15 pm Greene, Joshua – The Cognitive Neuroscience of Moral Judgment
    
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00 am Vuillemier, Patrick – Emotion and Attention Interactions 
10:15 am Hariri, Ahmad – Genetically Driven Variability in Human Threat-Related Amygdala Function
11:30 am Mitchell, Jason (with Heatherton as co-author on chapter) – Building a Social Brain   
12:30 pm Lunch on own
 
CONSCIOUSNESS – Christof Koch, PhD - Section Editor
Thursday, July 10, 2008   

7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM 
9:00 am      Koch, Christof – The Neurobiology of the Content of Consciousness
10:15 am    Block, Ned – Attention and Consciousness, an Introduction
11:30 am    Schiff, Nick – Neurology of Impaired Consciousness
12:30 pm    Lunch on own
2:00 pm    Rees, Geraint – Neural Correlates of Visual Consciousness
3:00 pm    Macknik, Stephen & Martinez-Conde, Susana – The Role of Feedback in Consciousness
 
Friday, July 11, 2008
7:30 am BREAKFAST MONUMENT PEAK ROOM
9:00  am      Lau, Hakwan – Volition and the Functions of Consciousness      
10:15 am     Koenings, Mike – Emotion and Consciousness           
11:30 am     Tononi, Giulio – Toward a Theory of Consciousness 

 

 

 

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Our Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience is supported by NIMH, NIDA and the Kavli Foundation