CNS 2019 Workshop W13: Integrative Theories of Cortical Function
Wednesday 17th July 2019
28th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting (CNS*2019), Barcelona, Spain.
Brief Description: Understanding how our brain computes and analyses sensory inputs from our external environment whilst enabling us to experience such rich and varied mental lives is one of the great scientific challenges of the 21st century. An attempt to understand the underlying integrative principles of cortical functions have led to appealing computational theories. In concert with these theories, multiple models have been developed that are implementing cortical computations as diverse as sensory perception, control of voluntary motor activity and high-level cognitive functions. This workshop aims to look at some of the recent advances in development of theories governing these cortical computations, the models implementing those computations, and the experimental evidence that is used to differentiate between models. We plan to foster a dialogue between theoreticians, modellers and experimentalists.
· Hamish Meffin, National Vision Research Institute, and Department of Optometry & Visual Science, The University of Melbourne,
· Anthony N. Burkitt, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Melbourne,
· Ali Almasi, National Vision Research Institute of Australia,
Program of speakers:
9:30 – 10:50am: Session 1, Chair: Hamish Meffin
10:50 – 11:20am: Morning Tea
11:20 – 12:40pm: Session 2, Chair: Ali Almasi
12:40 – 2:50pm: Lunch
2:50-4:10pm: Session 3, Chair: Tony Burkitt
4:10 – 4:40pm: Afternoon Tea
4:40 – 6:00pm: Session 4, Chair: Hamish Meffin