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)
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.
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:
Michael J. Berry, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts:
Paul R. Adams, State University of New York, Stony Brook:
Terry Sejnowski, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, California:
Augmenting responses enhance thalamocortical interactions.
Chair: Terry Sejnowski, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, California
David L. Ferster, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois:
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.
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.
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.
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.