Searching for Principles Underlying Memory in Biological Systems
 
April 12-15, 2009
The Banbury Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, NY
(http://www.cshl.edu/banbury/index.html)
 
Sponsored by the Swartz Foundation (http://www.theswartzfoundation.org)
 
Organizers
Wendy Suzuki
New York University
 
Stefano Fusi
Columbia University
 
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.
 
Conference Overview
The goal of this workshop is to bring together experimentalists and theoreticians focused both on medial temporal lobe functions, prefrontal functions as well as their interactions. We have included experimentalists working on questions of synaptic plasticity, systems level behavioral neurophysiology as well as human neuropsychologists, and hope to encourage interaction and discussion between theoreticians and experimentalists working at all of these different levels of analysis.
 
Program (as of April 12, 2009)
 
Sunday, 12 April
 
Afternoon Arrival at Robertson House, Banbury Center, for registration and room assignment
 
6:00 pm Reception at Robertson House
   
7:30 pm Dinner at Robertson House
   
Monday, 13 April
 
7:15-8:15 am Breakfast at Robertson House
   
8:30-8:35 am Jan A. Witkowski (Banbury Center)
  Banbury Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
  Introductory Remarks
   
8:35-8:45 am W. A. Suzuki (New York University)
  S. Fusi (Columbia University)
  Introduction
   
8:45-12:30 pm SESSION 1: Functional Organization of the Medial
  Temporal Lobe: Views From Across Different Experimental Systems
  Chair: D. Shohamy (Columbia University)
   
8:45-9:05 am H. Eichenbaum (Boston University)
  What information processing is performed by district structures within the MTL
   
9:05-9:15 am Discussion
   
9:15-9:35 am J. T. Wixted (University of California at San Diego)
  Interpreting memory-related activity in the medical temporal lobe
   
9:35-9:45 am Discussion
   
9:45-10:05 am Y. Dudai (New York University)
  Predicting not to predict too much: How the cellular machinery of memory anticipates the uncertain future
  • Presentation: dudai-banbury-2009.ppt
   
10:05-10:15 am Discussion
   
10:15-10:45 am Break
   
10:45-11:05 am W. A. Suzuki (New York University)
  Principles of Memory Organization in the Monkey Medial Temporal Lobe
  • Presentation: suzuki-banbury-2009e.ppt
   
11:05-11:15 am Discussion
   
11:15-11:35 am P. Dayan (University College London)
  Episodic control: Singular recall and optimal actions
  • Presentation: dayan-banbury-2009.pptx
  • Presentation: NIPS2007_0927.pdf
   
11:35-11:45 am Discussion
   
11:45-12:30 pm General Discussion
   
12:45 pm Luncheon at Robertson House
   
2:00-5:45 pm SESSION 2: Functional Organization of the Medial Temporal
  Lobe: Views From Across Different Experimental Systems (Cont’d.)
  Chair: H. Eichenbaum (Boston University)
   
2:00-2:20 pm D. L. Schacter (Harvard University)
  Episodic Simulation of Future Events and the Medial Temporal Lobe
  • Presentation: schacter-banbury-2009.ppt
   
2:20-2:30 pm Discussion
   
2:30-2:50 pm D. Shohamy (Columbia University)
  Principles of Memory: Striatal & Hippocampal Contributions to Different Forms of Learning
  • Presentation: shohamy-banbury-2009.pdf
   
2:50-3:00 pm Discussion
   
3:00-3:20 pm L. Davachi (New York University)
  Memory signals in the human medial temporal lobe
   
3:20-3:30 pm Discussion
   
3:30-4:00 pm Break
   
4:00-4:20 pm G. Buzsaki (Rutgers)
  Cell assembly sequences in the service of memory
  • Presentation: buzsaki-banbury-2009.ppt
   
4:20-4:30 pm Discussion
   
4:30-4:50 pm C. Stark (University of California)
  Pattern separation in the human hippocampus
   
4:50-5:00 pm Discussion
   
5:00-5:45 pm General Discussion
   
6:00 pm Reception at Robertson House
   
7:00 pm Dinner at Robertson House
   
Tuesday, 14 April
 
7:15-8:15 am Breakfast at Robertson House
   
8:45-12:30 pm SESSION 2: Hippocampal Functions: Theoretical
  and Experimental Views
  Chair: G. Buzsaki (Rutgers)
   
8:45-9:05 am N. Burgess (University College London)
  Neural mechanisms of spatial memory
  • Presentation: burgess-banbury-2009.pdf
   
9:05-9:15 am Discussion
   
9:15-9:35 am L. Colgin (Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience)
  High and low frequencies of gamma oscillations serve as discrete communication channels in the hippocampus
   
9:35-9:45 am Discussion
   
9:45-10:05 am J. J. Knierim (Johns Hopkins University)
  Medial and lateral entorhinal inputs to the hippocampus
   
10:05-10:15 am Discussion
   
10:15-10:45 am Break
   
10:45-11:05 am M. A. Wilson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  Memory reactivation in the hippocampus
   
11:05-11:15 am Discussion
   
11:15-11:35 am S. Fusi (Columbia University)
  Memories on multiple timescales: the importance of heterogeneity and memory transfer
  • Presentation: fusi-banbury-2009.ppt
   
11:35-11:45 am Discussion
   
11:45-12:30 pm General Discussion
   
12:45 pm Luncheon at Robertson House
   
2:00-5:45 pm SESSION 3: Working Memory
  Chair: L. F. Abbott (Columbia University)
   
2:00-2:20 pm E. K. Miller (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  Phase-Dependent Coding of Objects in Short-Term Memory
   
2:20-2:30 pm Discussion
   
2:30-2:50 pm X.J. Wang (Yale University School of Medicine)
  Slow reverberation mechanism of working memory
   
2:50-3:00 pm Discussion
   
3:00-3:20 pm S. Ganguli (University of California)
  Short term sequence memory in neuronal networks
   
3:20-3:30 pm Discussion
   
3:30-4:00 pm Break
   
4:00-4:20 pm A. Treves (SISSA - Cognitive Neuroscience)
  Creative latching dynamics in simplified cortical networks
   
4:20-4:30 pm Discussion
   
4:30-4:50 pm M. V. Tsodyks (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  Synaptic theory of working memory
   
4:50-5:00 pm Discussion
   
5:00-5:45 pm General Discussion
   
6:00 pm Reception at Robertson House
   
7:00 pm Dinner at Robertson House
   
Wednesday, 15 April
 
7:15-8:15 am Breakfast at Robertson House
   
8:45-12:45 pm SESSION 4: Synaptic Plasticity: Theory and Experiments
  Chair: Y. Dudai (New York University)
   
8:45-9:05 am L. F. Abbott (Columbia University)
  Chemical kinetics and memory
   
9:05-9:15 am Discussion
   
9:15-9:35 am S. Grant (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute)
  Synapse complexity
  • Presentation: grant-banbury-2009.pptx
   
9:35-9:45 am Discussion
   
9:45-10:05 am A. Maffei (SUNY at Stony Brook)
  Plasticity of inhibition in visual cortex
   
10:05-10:15 am Discussion
   
10:15-10:45 am Break
   
10:45-11:05 am S. Wang (Princeton University)
  Elements of Synaptic Learning Rules
  • Presentation: wang-sam-banbury-2009.ppt
   
11:05-11:15 am Discussion
   
11:15-11:35 am M. A. Hausser (University College London)
  How do the properties of dendrites influence synaptic plasticity and memory storage?
   
11:35-11:45 am Discussion
   
11:45-12:30 pm General Discussion
   
12:45 pm Luncheon at Robertson House
   
  Afternoon departure
   
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