NEUROBIOLOGY OF DECISION-MAKING (May, 2005)

 

The Banbury Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 22-25 May 2005

 

Organized By:

Carlos Brody, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Michael N. Shadlen, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Washington

Xiao-Jing Wang, Brandeis University

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

Sunday, 22 May

 

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, 23 May

 

7:15-8:30 am Breakfast at Robertson House

 

8:40-8:45 am Jan A. Witkowski, Banbury Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York: Introductory remarks.

 

8:45-12:15 am SESSION 1:

 

Chair: Michael N. Shadlen, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Washington, Seattle

 

8:45-9:05 am Randy Gallistel, Rutgers University - New Brunswick, Piscataway, New Jersey:

The irrelevance of the law of effect in unconstrained free choice with random rewards.

9:05-9:15 am Discussion

 

9:15-9:35 am Daeyeol Lee, University of Rochester, New York: Computation of values in the primate frontal cortex.

9:35-9:45 am Discussion

 

9:45-10:05 am Paul W. Glimcher, New York University, New York: Physiological and economic models of decision-making.

 

10:05-10:15 am Discussion

 

10:15-10:45 am Break

 

10:45-11:05 am Wolfram Schultz, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom: Reward responses as potential input signals for decision-making.

 

11:05-11:15 am Discussion

 

11:15-11:35 am P. Read Montague, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas: Neural correlates of policy adjustment in a dynamic economic game.

 

11:35-11:45 am Discussion

 

11:45-12:15 pm General Discussion

 

12:30 pm Luncheon at Robertson House

 

2:00-5:30 pm SESSION 2:

 

Chair: Carlos Brody, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York

 

2:00-2:20 pm Hauke R. Heekeren, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany: A general mechanism for perceptual decision-making in the human brain.

 

2:20-2:30 pm Discussion

 

2:30-2:50 pm Michael N. Shadlen, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Washington, Seattle: Awaiting Title

 

2:50-3:00 pm Discussion

 

3:00-3:20 pm Xiao-Jing Wang, Brandies University, Waltham, Massachusetts: A microcircuit neural model of reaction time behaviors.

3:20-3:30 pm Discussion

 

3:30-4:00 pm Break

 

4:00-4:20 pm Roger Ratcliff, Ohio State University, Columbus: An analysis of the effects of aging in two choice tasks using sequential sampling models.

 

4:20-4:30 pm Discussion

 

4:30-4:50 pm Jeffrey D. Schall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee: Choice, decision and action investigated with visually guided saccades.

4:50-5:00 pm Discussion

 

5:00-5:30 pm General Discussion

 

6:00 pm Reception at Robertson House

 

7:00 pm Dinner at Robertson House

 

Tuesday, 24 May

 

7:30-8:45 am Breakfast at Robertson House

 

9:00-12:30 pm SESSION 3:

 

Chair: Gordon D. Logan, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

 

9:00-9:20 am Joshua Gold, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Multiple roles of experience in neural circuits that form perceptual decisions

 

9:20-9:30 am Discussion

 

9:30-9:50 am Phil Holmes, Princeton University, New Jersey: What’s optimal about decision-making for two and more choices?

9:50-10:00 am Discussion

 

10:00-10:20 am Kristine Krug, University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford, United Kingdom:

Controlled intervention in perceptual decision-making.

 

10:20-10:30 am Discussion

 

10:30-11:00 am Break

 

11:00-11:20 am Philip L. Smith, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia:  Reconceptualizing the mathematical and neural basis of diffusion processes in behavioral decision making.

11:20-11:30 am Discussion

 

11:30-11:50 am Sophie Deneve, Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Bron, France: Explicit neural space and implicit probability space.

 

11:50-12:00 pm Discussion

 

12:00-12:30 pm General Discussion

 

12:45 pm Luncheon at Robertson House

 

2:00-5:30 pm SESSION 4:

 

Chair: Xiao-Jing Wang, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

 

2:00-2:20 pm Zachary F. Mainen, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York:

Neural circuits underlying olfactory decisions in the rat.

 

2:20-2:30 pm Discussion

 

2:30-2:50 pm Okihide Hikosaka, National Eye Institute, Bethesda, Maryland: Basal ganglia mechanisms of reward-oriented eye movement.

 

2:50-3:00 pm Discussion

 

3:00-3:20 pm Michele Basso, University of Wisconsin, Madison: Awaiting Title

 

3:20-3:30 pm Discussion

 

3:30-4:00 pm Break

 

4:00-4:20 pm Alex Foulakov, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York: Awaiting Title

 

4:20-4:30 pm Discussion

 

4:30-4:50 pm William B. Kristan, University of California, San Diego: The dynamics of decision-making by leech neurons.

4:50-5:00 pm Discussion

 

5:00-5:30 pm General Discussion

 

6:00 pm Reception at Robertson House

 

7:00 pm Dinner at Robertson House

 

Wednesday, 25 May

 

7:30-8:45 am Breakfast at Robertson House

 

9:00-12:30 pm SESSION 5:

 

Chair: 9:00-9:20 am Jonathan D. Cohen, Princeton University, New Jersey: The role of locus coeruleus in adaptive adjustments of gain and optimal performance in simple decision-making tasks.

 

9:20-9:30 am Discussion

 

9:30-9:50 am Carlos Brody, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York:

Combining working memory and decision-making in a simple neural model of prefrontal cortex.

 

9:50-10:00 am Discussion

 

10:00-10:20 am Michael Platt, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina: Neural mechanisms of social decision-making.

 

10:20-10:30 am Discussion

 

10-30-11:00 am Break

 

11:00-11:20 am Alex Kacelnik, Oxford University, United Kingdom: Decision-making under risk: biological perspectives.

 

11:20-11:30 am Discussion

 

11:30-11:50 am Scott Makeig, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, University of California San Diego, La Jolla: Decisions have consequences.

11:50-12:00 pm Discussion

 

12:00-12:30 pm General Discussion - Key Points of Meeting

 

12:45 pm Luncheon at Robertson House

 

Afternoon departure

 

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