14-17 May, 2000

at The Banbury Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Organizers: Christoph Koch (CalTech), Tony Zador (CSHL)

Session 1

Christof Koch, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena:
A framework for discovering the neuronal basis of consciousness.
  • Abstract

    David J. Heeger, Stanford University, California:
    Attentional modulation and stimulus-evoked activity in human primary visual cortex.

    Geraint E. Rees, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena:
    Linking visual attention and awareness with functional MRI.

    David A. Leopold, Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybemetics, Tuebingen, Germany:
    Neural correlates of multistable visual perception.

    Stephen L. Macknik, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts:
    The visibility and invisibility of Spatiotemporal Edges in the Primate Visual System.

    Session 2

    Giulio Tononi, The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, California:
    Consciousness and complexity.
  • Abstract

    Carlos Brody, New York University, New York, New York:
    The "unified percept" hypothesis and its quantitative neurophysiological consequences.
  • Abstract

    Earl K. Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge:
    Executive function: The neural basis of cognitive control.

    Victor A.F. Lamme, Academical Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands:
    Neural correlates of visual awareness in Vi.

    Jeffrey D. Schall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee:
    Antecedents and correlates of visual attention and awareness in prefrontal cortex.

    Session 3

    S. Murray Sherman, State University of New York at Stony Brook:
    Don't forget the thalamus.

    Charles D. Gilbert, The Rockefeller University, New York, New York:
    Attention and learning in the primary visual cortex.

    Paul R. Adams, State University of New York, Stony Brook:
    Neocortical plasticity control, thalamic bursting and awareness.

    Andreas K. Engel, Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany:
    The possible role of temporal binding for consciousness.

    Anthony M. Zador, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York:
    Is the simunculus just watching TV?

    Session 4

    Yasushi Miyashita, University of Tokyo School of Medicine, Japan:
    Top-down activation of higher-order visual representations.

    Nancy G. Kanwisher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge:
    Mechanisms of attention in human visual cortex.

    Itzhak Fried, University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine:
    Single unit recordings in the human temporal lobe during encoding and retrieval of visual stimuli.

    Larry R. Squire, University of California, San Diego:
    Conscious and nonconscious memory systems.

    Anna C. Nobre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom:
    Brain-imaging/ERP studies of attention or flexible modulation of sensor/motor processing by selective expectancies.

    Session 5

    John H. Reynolds, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland:
    Visual salience, competition and selective attention.
  • Abstract

    Jochen Braun, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena:
    Neural basis of "early" selection.

    Alexandre Pouget, University of Rochester, New York:
    Statistical constraints on theories of attention.

    Melvyn A. Goodale, University of Western Ontario, Canada:
    Dissociations between conscious visual perception and the visual control of action in neurological patients and normal observers.
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