The Functional Organization of the the Thalamus and Cortex and Their Interactions

April 5-9, 1999

at The Banbury Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Organizers: Paul Adams (SUNYSB), S. Murray Sherman (SUNYSB), Karel Svoboda (CSHL)


Session 1:

Neurons and Synapses
Chair: David L. Ferster, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Barry W. Connors, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island:
An electrically coupled network of interneurons mediates feed-forward inhibition from thalamus to cortex.

Alain Destexhe, Laval University, Quebec, Canada:
Modeling dendritic integration in thalamic and neocortical neurons in vivo.

Yael Amitai, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel:
Thalamocortical and intracortical pathways in the barrel cortex: Distinctive synaptic properties and functional organization.

Alex M. Thomson, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, London, United Kingdom:
Synaptic specialization and frequency filtering in cortical circuits.


Session 2:

Thalamocortical I
Chair: Robert M. Shapley, New York University, New York

R. Clay Reid, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts:
Thalamocortical relations in the visual system: The role of synchronous input.

Edward G. Jones, University of California, Davis:
Untitled

Michael J. Berry, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts:
Untitled

Paul R. Adams, State University of New York, Stony Brook:
Untitled

Terry Sejnowski, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, California:
Augmenting responses enhance thalamocortical interactions.


Session 3:

Thalamocortical II
Chair: Terry Sejnowski, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, California

David L. Ferster, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois:
Untitled

Kenneth D. Miller, University of California, San Francisco:
Circuitry underlying orientation and temporal frequency selecting in cat visual cortex.

David A. McCormick, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut:
Dynamic properties of thalamocortical interactions in normal and abnormal (epileptic) function.

Terry Elliott, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom:
A neurotrophic model of synaptic competition in the developing visual cortex.


Session 4:

Cortical Circuitry
Chair: Kenneth D. Miller, University of California, San Francisco

Lyle Borg-Graham, IAF CNRS, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France
Silent shunting - It's not nothing: Synaptic dynamics in visual cortex.

Edward M. Callaway, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California:
Local circuits in visual cortex.

Robert M. Shapley, New York University, New York:
The dynamics of visual responses in macaque striate cortex.

Alexandre Pouget, University of Rochester, New York:
Information transfer in population codes: Implications for theories of cortical computation.


Session 5:

Cortico-cortico & Cortico-thalamo-cortical
Chairs: Paul R. Adams, State University of New York, Stony Brook and S. Murray Sherman, State University of New York, Stony Brook

Jean Bullier, Faculte de Medecine de Rangueil, Toulouse, France:
Role of feedback connections in the visual cortex: spatial and temporal aspects.

Ray W. Guillery, University Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison:
Corticothalamic pathways: Classification and organization.

H. Sebastian Seung, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge:
Cellular and circuit mechanisms of short-term memory.

Dana H. Ballard, University of Rochester, New York:
Synchronous models in predictive coding.


Session 6:

Cognitive
Chair: H. Sebastian Seung, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

James L. McClelland, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Complementary learning systems, Hebbian learning, and human amnesia.

Jack L. Gallant, University of California, Berkeley:
The function of the non-classical recapture field in natural vision.

Klaus-Peter Hoffmann, Ruhr-Univ Bochum, Germany:
Synchronisation of neuronal activity in extrastriate cortical areas during movement perception.

Stefan Treue, University of Tuebingen, Germany:
The role of attention in visual information processing.

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