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Day I. Thursday, November 10, 2016

 

08:00 - 08:15: Welcome address

Session 1: Learning and Memory I (Chair: Ueli Rutishauser)

08:15 - 08:40: Rodrigo Quian-Quiroga (Leicester): Concept cells and memory

08:40 - 09:05: Josh Jacobs (Columbia): Neuronal representations in spatial navigation and memory

09:05 - 09:35: Gabriel Kreiman (Harvard): Computational, behavioral and physiological mechanisms of episodic memory formation

09:35 - 10:00: Nanthia Suthana (UCLA): Neuronal characterization and modulation of human episodic memory

10:00 - 10:30 Break

Session 2: Vision (Chair: Ralph Adolphs)

10:30 - 10:55: Pieter Roelfsema (Amsterdam): The activity of neurons in early visual cortex of humans and monkeys during perceptual organization

10:55 - 11:20: James Bisley (UCLA): Representations of stimulus similarity in parietal cortex

Session 3: Clinical Neuroscience (Chair: Gabriel Kreiman)

11:20 - 11:45: William Anderson (Johns Hopkins): Applied Computational Modeling of the Neocortex

11:45 - 12:10: Nicholas Schiff (Cornell): Cognitive motor dissociation: underlying mechanisms and challenges for establishing communication intefaces

12:10 - 12:35: William Hutchison (U Toronto): Beta activity in motor thalamus and STN during an inverted centre out task.

12:35 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:15: Keynote 1. Christof Koch (Allen Institute): Characterizing neocortical mouse and human cell types

Session 4: Funding Initiatives (Chair: Gabriel Kreiman)

14:15 - 14:45: James Gnadt (NIH) and Kurt Thoroughman (NSF): New and innovative federal funding opportunities

Session 5: Flash Presentations

14:45 - 15:05: [4 presenters, 5 minutes each, 1 slide. Chosen from submitted posters]
 

15:05 - 16:35: Posters

Session 6: Novel ECoG approaches (Chair: Richard Andersen)

16:35 - 17:00: Florian Mormann: Single-neuron correlates of memory encoding and consolidation in the human MTL

17:00 - 17:25: Ralph Adolhps (Caltech): Concurrent electrical stimulation and fMRI to map out effective connectivity in the human brain

18:30: Conference dinner

Align

Day II. Friday, November 11, 2016

Session 7: Brain-Machine Interfaces (Chair: Ueli Rutishauser)

08:30 - 08:55: Richard Andersen (Caltech): Brain-machine interfaces using the posterior parietal cortex

08:55 - 09:20: Jaimie Henderson (Stanford): Brain-Computer Interfaces for Communication and Generalized Computer Use

09:20 - 09:45: Elizabeth Tyler-Kabala (U. Pittsburgh): Chronic human single unit recordings: Balance of ethical considerations and potential benefits for future users of BCI technology

09:45 - 10:10: Bolu Ajiboye (Case Western): Re-thinking Paralysis: Brain machine interfaces for movement restoration in persons with Chronic High Tetraplegia

10:10 - 10:30 Break

Session 8: Executive Function / Decision Making (Chair: Gabriel Kreiman)

10:30 - 10:55: Michelle Basso (UCLA): Impaired Decision-Making in Parkinson’s Disease

10:55 - 11:20: Ueli Rutishauser (Cedars-Sinai): Mechanisms of error monitoring in human medial frontal cortex

Session 9: Learning and Memory II (Chair: Gabriel Kreiman)

11:20 - 11:45: Itzhak Fried (Tel-Aviv University): Present and future landscape of human single neuron recordings

11:45 - 12:10: Karem Zaghoul (NIH): Human cortical neurons reinstate spiking activity during episodic memory encoding and retrieval

12:10 - 12:35: Kari Hoffman (York): Sharp-wave ripples during memory-guided visual search

 

12:35 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 14:15: Keynote 2. Wolfram Schultz: Well controlled risky gambles suitable for neuronal recording studies

Session 10: Ex-vivo Human Recordings (Chair: Ueli Rutishauser)

14:15 - 14:40: Taufik Valiante

14:40 - 15:05: Huib Mansveider (University of Amsterdam): Unique properties of neuronal microcircuits of the human neocortex

15:05 - 15:20: Gold Sponsor Talk. Casey Stengel, Neuralynx, Inc. : Research in a Clinical Setting: DC Recording and Stimulation

15:20 - 16:00: Break

Session 11: Epilepsy and Sleep (Chair: Richard Staba)

16:00 - 16:25: Yuval Nir (Tel Aviv University): Sleep, sleepiness, and anesthesia: a view from inside

16:25 - 16:50: 

16:50 - 17:20: 

17:20 - 17:30 Conclusion