Conference on Neural Dynamics and Computation
held in honor of John Rinzel
Courant Institute, New York University
June 13-14, 2009
Sponsored by NSF; Courant Institute, NYU; Center for Neural Science, NYU; the Swartz Foundation
Saturday, June 13
9:15-9:30 am Opening Remarks
9:30-10:00 am Charles Peskin
  "Spontaneous Transitions between Synchrony and Asynchrony in a Network of Discrete-State Neurons with Stochastic Synaptic Transmissiont"
10:00-10:30 am Victoria Booth
  "Simulating microinjection of neurotransmitter agonists and antagonists in a novel model of the sleep-wake regulatory network"
10:30-11:00 am Break
11:00-11:30 am Shihab Shamma
  "Auditory perception through the cortical analysis of spectrotemporal modulations"
11:30-12:00 pm Dan Sanes
  "Exploiting development to evaluate sensory coding mechanisms"
12:00-12:30 pm Catherine Carr
  "On Hearing with More Than One Ear: Lessons from Evolution"
  • Presentation: CCarr-NDC-RINZEL-JUN-2009.ppt
12:30-2:30 pm Lunch Break
2:30-3:00 pm Michael O’Donovan
3:00-3:30 pm David Terman
  "A mathematical model of the sleep/wake cycle"
3:30-4:00 pm Joseph Keller
  "Sound source location by barn owls"
4:00-6:10 pm Poster session and reception
6:30-8:30 pm Banquet Dinner at the NYU Torch Club
Sunday, June 14
9:00-9:30 am Coffee and Continental Breakfast
9:30-10:00 am Bard Ermentrout
  "Some reflections on waves"
10:00-10:30 am Arthur Sherman
  "What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Cooperativity of Synaptic Release?"
10:30-11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 am Wilfrid Rall
11:30-12:00 pm Sharon Crook
  "Motoneuron model of self-sustained firing after spinal cord injury"
12:00-12:30 pm Leo van Hemmen
  "Theory of internally coupled ears – the ICE model: How lizards and birds provide us with a novel category of hearing"
12:30-2:30 pm Lunch Break
2:30-3:00 pm Jack Cowan
  "Statistical Mechanics of Large-Scale Brain Activity"
3:00-3:30 pm Xiao-Jing Wang
  "Reconciling coherent oscillation with rate modulation of irregular spiking activity in selective attention: gamma-range synchronization between sensory and executive cortical circuits"
3:30-4:00 pm David McLaughlin
  "Representing Neuronal Dynamics through Coarse-Grained Event-Trees"
Thursday, February 23, 2017
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