Redwood Center Inaugural Symposium

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UC Berkeley, October 7, 2005

Note: All talks were videotaped and are available here.


8:00-8:45 continental breakfast/registration
8:45-9:00| Bruno Olshausen, Redwood Center, UC Berkeley
Welcome and introduction
9:00-9:45 Horace Barlow, Cambridge University
"The Roles of Theory, Commonsense, and Guesswork in Neuroscience"
9:45-10:30 Dan Kersten, University of Minnesota "Human Object Perception:
"Theory, Psychophysics & Imaging"
10:30-11:00 break
11:00-11:45 Sue Becker, McMaster University
"The role of the hippocampus in memory, contextual gating, stress and depression"
11:45-12:30 Florentin Worgotter, University of Goettingen
"Learning in Neurons and Robots"
12:30-2:00 lunch
2:00-2:45 Panel Discussion
"The Role and Future Prospects for Math/Computational Theories in Neuroscience"
2:45-3:30 David Heeger, New York University
"What fMRI Can Tell Us about How Visual Cortex Works"
10:30-11:00 break
4:00-4:45 Kevan Martin, ETH/UNI Zurich
"Canonical Circuits for Neocortex"
4:45-5:30 Terry Sejnowski, Salk Institute
"Dendritic Darwinism"
5:30-8:30 Reception & Banquet talk
Jeff Hawkins, Numenta
"Prospects and Problems of Cortical Theory"