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Mathematical Neuroscience March 15, 2004 - March 19, 2004
Registration Deadline: March 19, 2004 over 14 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: December 15, 2003 almost 15 years ago
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Organizers Paul C. Bressloff, Jack D. Cowan (chair), G. Bard Ermentrout, Mary Pugh, and Terry J. Sejnowski

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The goal of this workshop is to provide an overview of the current state of research in mathematical and computational neuroscience both to those already working in the field and to those who are considering moving into it. The workshop will focus on neural networks and their properties. Several major themes will be addressed: (1) Oscillations, (2) Waves, (3) Synchrony, (4) Maps, (5) Visual Cortex Dynamics, and (6) Information Processing. This workshop is supported by: National Institute of Mental Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institute of Biological Imaging and Bioengineering National Institute on Drug Abuse
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-238-7268. When making reservations, guests must request the MSRI preferred rate. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to this link and enter the promo/corporate code MSRI123. Our preferred rate is $129 per night for a Deluxe Queen/King, based on availability.

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Mar 15, 2004
09:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  Introduction and Overview
Jack Cowan (University of Illinois, Chicago)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  Slow and Steady Wins the Game: Consequences of fast rising slowly decaying excitation
Bard Ermentrout (University of Pittsburgh)
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  Activity Patterns in Purely Excitatory Networks
Jonathan Rubin
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
  Self-sustained localized neural activity
Carson Chow
03:30 PM - 04:15 PM
  Scale-up and the Visual Cortex
David McLaughlin (New York University, Courant Institute)
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
  The Role of Dominant Feedforward Inhibition in Layer 4 Processsing
Kenneth Miller
Mar 16, 2004
09:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  Bumps and Waves in a Two Dimensional Neural Model
Tanya Baker
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  Neural networks with space-dependent delays
Stephen Coombes
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  A model of frequency-dependent latency in the thalamocortical response of the rat vibrissa system
David Golomb
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
  Synchrony, Pattern Formation, and the Adiabatic Principle: How Neuronal and Synaptic Dynamics Cooperate on Diffent Time Scales
Leo van Hemmen
02:45 PM - 03:30 PM
  Spike-Timing Patterns in Cortial Networks With Conduction Delays
Eugene Izhikevich
Mar 17, 2004
09:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  Subthreshold mechanisms for precise temporal processing
John Rinzel (New York University, Courant Institute)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  Firing Patterns in the Subthalamopallidal Network
David Terman
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  Coupled Systems, Gaits, and Synchrony
Martin Golubitsky
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
  Neuronal Synchrony and the Interplay between Cellular Properties, Electrical and Inhibitory Synapses
David Hansel
02:45 PM - 03:30 PM
  How singularity affects learning and decision in neural networks
Shun-ichi Amari
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
  Euclidean shift-twist symmetry in nonlocal population models
Paul Bressloff (University of Utah)
Mar 18, 2004
09:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  Introduction to Coding in Visual Cortex
Thang Duong
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  Probabilistic Computation in Neural Circuits
Rajesh Rao
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  Neural Characterization using Stochastic Stimuli
Eero Simoncelli
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
  Adaptation over many timescales
Adrienne Fairhall
02:45 PM - 03:30 PM
  Wiring of the Cortical Column
Dmitri Chklovskii (Simons Foundation)
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
  Heterogeneity and Contrast Invariance in Primary Visual Cortex
Carl van Vreeswijk
Mar 19, 2004
09:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  Cortical Maps: Activity Dependent Plasticity and Functional Implications
Klaus Obermayer
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  Coverage, Polymaps and the Visual Cortex
Nicholas Swindale
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  Is there one brain for each of us? - Multistability and symmetry in the dynamics of cortical plasticity
Fred Wolf
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
  Modeling Cortical Maps with the Elastic Net Algorithm
Geoffrey Goodhill
02:45 PM - 03:30 PM
  A salienccy map in primary visual cortex
Zhaoping Li
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
  Concluding Remarks
Jack Cowan (University of Illinois, Chicago)