Sloan/Swartz Centers for Theoretical Neurobiology
Annual Summer Meeting 2001

Organized by Allison Doupe and Ken Miller, UCSF

July 15th - 18th, 2001
At Lake Tahoe, NV
Plumpjack's Squaw Valley Inn


Session 1: Higher Cortical Function

Chair: Tom Albright, Salk Insitute

Charles Stevens, Salk Institute
Predicting functional properties of visual cortex from an evolutionary scaling law

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    J. Andrew Hendrie
    Population models for coding orientation in the visual cortex, and the effect of stimulus size

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    Shinsuke Shimojo, CalTech
    Integration beyond sensory modalities

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    Shau-Ming Wu, Cal Tech
    Cortical representation of auditory space

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    Mark Kvale, UCSF
    Statistical properties of natural acoustic environments

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    Mike Kahana, Brandeis
    The role of brain oscillations in human spatial and verbal cognition: Evidence from intracranial recordings

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    Session 2: Plasticity and spike timing/ Biophysical and Circuit Models I

    Chair: Ken Miller, UCSF

    Moo-ming Poo, Invited speaker, UC- Berkeley
    Modulation of synaptic efficacy and neuronal excitability by correlated activity

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    P J. Sjostrom, Brandeis
    Cooperativity and frequency dependence of spike timing-dependent plasticity in visual cortical layer-5 pairs

    A. J. Doupe, UCSF
    Developmentally restricted synaptic plasticity in a songbird nucleus required for song learning

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    P. Drew, Brandeis
    Modeling temporal combination selective neurons in the songbird

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    Alfonso Renart, Brandeis
    Homogenization by homeostatic synaptic plasticity in a recurrent cortical network model of continuous bump attractors

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    Astrid Prinz, Brandeis
    Coupling a model neuron to a rhythmic biological circuit with the dynamic clamp

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    Frances Chance, Brandeis
    Synaptic input variance controls the gain not the variability of cortical neuronal responses

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    Session 3: Biophysical and Circuit Models II

    Chair: Charles Stevens, Salk Institute

    Toni Guillamon, New York University
    Estimation of synaptic conductances in conductance-based models

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    Mary B. Kennedy, CalTech
    Modeling of a glutamatergic synapse in Mcell

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    Peter Thomas, Salk Institute
    Information processing in the single cell

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    Adam Kepecs, Brandeis
    Biophysical basis for differentiate-and-burst neurons

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    Tim Lewis, NYU
    Dynamics of neurons coupled by inhibitory synapses and gap junctions

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    Anders Lansner, Invited speaker, Royal Institute of Technology, Copenhagen
    Large-scale models of spinal and brainstem locomotor circuits

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    Session 4: Primary Visual Cortex

    Chair: Robert Shapley, NYU

    Yang Dan, Invited speaker, UC-Berkeley
    Stimulus-timing-dependent plasticity in the visual cortex

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    Ken Miller, UCSF
    Opponent Inhibition: A developmental model of layer 4 of the neocortical circuit

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    Mike Shelley, NYU
    High conductance state in a model of visual cortex

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    Louis Tao, NYU
    Simple and complex cells in a large-scale neuronal network model of primary visual cortex

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    M. P. Stryker, UCSF
    Brain maps and receptive fields.

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    Session 5: Higher Cortical Function II

    Chair: Tony Movshon, New York University

    Ted Adelson, Invited Seaker, MIT
    Perceptual Organization in Motion and Lightness Perception

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    L. C. Osborne
    Time course of information about motion direction in visual area MT in primates.

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    Tony Movshon, New York University
    Local And Global Operations Performed By Neurons In Macaque Area MT

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    B. D. Wright, UCSF
    Discovering features of natural stimuli relevant to songbird auditory neurons

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    Richard Andersen, Cal Tech
    Theoretical And Experimental Research For The Development Of A Neural Prosthesis For Paralyzed Patients

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    Session 6: Modulation, Optimization, and Control of Neuronal Function

    Chair: Eve Marder, Brandeis

    Peter Dayan, Invited speaker, University College, London
    Computational Neuromodulation

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    Tony Bell, Salk Institute
    The Self-organising Kinetic Automaton

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    Xiao-Jing Wang, Brandeis
    Perceptual Decision-Making by Slow Reverberation in a Local Cortical Network

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    Alex Koulakov, Salk Institute
    On the Nature of Logarithmic Retino-Cortical Mapping

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    Alex Bäcker, CalTech
    Learning Pattern Recognition In The Olfactory System

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    Eve Marder, Brandeis
    Neuronal Network Stability Built on Mechanisms of Intrinsic and Synaptic Plasticity

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    Session 7: Higher Cortical Function/New approaches to data acquisition and analysis

    Chair: John Reynolds, Salk Institute

    John Reynolds, Salk Institute
    Visual Salience, Competition, Neuronal Response Synchrony and Selective Attention

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    Paul Tiesinga, Salk Institute
    Synchronization as a mechanism for attentional gain

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    Bijan Pesaran, Cal Tech
    Spectral Properties Of Neuronal Spiking Activity

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    Ofer Mazor, CalTech
    Automated model-based spike-sorting: a method for classification with confidence intervals

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    V. K. Kalatsky, UCSF
    Rapid acquisition of intrinsic signal cortical maps using periodic stimulation.

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    Odelia Schwartz, New York University
    Characterizing neural gain control using spike-triggered covariance

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