Hebb Conference

David Brillinger brill at statBerkeley.EDU
Thu Mar 24 21:16:45 EST 1994


 THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

      HEBB SYMPOSIUM ON NEURONS AND BIOLOGICAL DYNAMICS

           Sunday, May 15 to Friday May 20, 1994
               Koffler Pharmaceutical Center
                  University of Toronto

D.O. Hebb's classic, "The Organization of Behavior" published in 1949,
sketched out how behavior might emerge from the properties of nerve cells
and assemblies of nerve cells.  This book was a landmark achievement in
neurophysiological psychology.  The modifiable synapse, discussed at length
by Hebb and now known as the "Hebb synapse", was a lasting contribution. 
Hebb was from Nova Scotia and spent most of his professional life at McGill
in the Psychology Department.  We are having this symposium in his honor. 
Topics will range from cellular level to systems level, with an eye towards
interesting dynamics and connections between dynamics and functions.  We
will bring together physiological and mathematical researchers with some
didactic and research talks oriented towards graduate students and
postdoctoral fellows. 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM:

Lectures will be presented by Nancy Kopell (Boston University) and David
Mumford (Harvard) in the Institute's Distinguished Lecture Series.

Invited talks by Larry Abbott (Brandeis), *Moshe Abeles 
(Hebrew U., Jerusalem), Harold Atwood (U. Toronto), David Brillinger 
(Berkeley), Jos Eggermont (U. Calgary), Bard Ermentrout (U. Pittsburg), 
Leon Glass (McGill), Ilona Kovacs (Rutgers), Gilles Laurent (Caltech), 
Andre Longtin (U. Ottawa), Leonard Maler (U. Ottawa), Karl Pribram 
(Radford U.), Paul Rapp (Med. Coll. Penn.), John Rinzel (NIH), 
Mike Shadlin (Stanford), Matt Wilson (Tucson), Martin Wojtowicz 
(U. Toronto), Steve Zucker (McGill).

Invited Attendees: Jose Segundo (UCLA), Alessandro Villa (Lausanne)

The meeting will emphasize poster sessions as well as discussion groups 
where participants can give short oral presentations of their work. 

(*=tentative)

TOPICS

Larry Abbott: Population vectors and Hebbian learning
Moshe Abeles: Information processing of synchronized activity
Harold Atwood: Synaptic transmission and plasticity
David Brillinger: Statistical analysis of neurophysiological data
Jos Eggermont: Spatial and temporal interactions in auditory cortex 
Bard Ermentrout: Patterns in visual cortex 
Leon Glass: Nonlinear dynamics of neural networks
Ilona Kovacs: Visual psychophysics/perceptual organization   
Gilles Laurent: Oscillations in olfaction
Andre Longtin: Stochastic nonlinear dynamics of sensory transduction
Leonard Maler: Bursting and recurrent feedback in electroreception
Karl Pribram: Behavioral neurodynamics
Paul Rapp: Dynamical characterization of neurological data 
John Rinzel: Thalamic rhythmogenesis in sleep and epilepsy
Mike Shadlin: Analysis of visual motion
Matt Wilson: Behaviorally induced changes in hippocampal connectivity
Martin Wojtowicz: Membranes, channels and synapses
Steve Zucker: Neural networks and visual computations
  


IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday April 11:    Last date to return questionnaire
Friday April 22:    Cut-off for registrations and Deadline 
                    for hotel/residence booking
Sunday May 15:      Arrival and registration (9 am - 12 noon)
Sunday May 15 to
 Friday May 20      Scientific program (ending Friday noon)

INFORMATION ON SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM:
David Brillinger (brill at stat.berkeley.edu)
Andre Longtin (andre at physics.uottawa.ca)

REGISTRATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION:
To receive registration information, please fill out the questionnaire
below and return it to:
                 Sheri Albers
                 The Fields Institute
                 185 Columbia St. W.
                 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 5Z5
                 Phone: (519) 725-0096
                 Fax: (519) 725-0704
                 e-mail: hebb at fields.uwaterloo.ca


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              *******   Questionnaire   *******

       TO BE COMPLETED BY ANYONE WISHING TO ATTEND THE
      HEBB SYMPOSIUM ON NEURONS AND BIOLOGICAL DYNAMICS

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FAX TO: (519)725-0704 or e-mail: hebb at fields.uwaterloo.ca




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