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21st Joint Symposium on Neural Computation

University of California, Irvine
CalIT2 Auditorium



May 17, 2014



In 1994, the Institute for Neural Computation at UCSD hosted the first Joint Symposium on Neural Computation with Caltech. This Symposium brought together students and faculty for a day of short presentations. Since then, this Symposium has rotated between San Diego, Caltech, UCI, UCLA, USC and UCR.
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Program Schedule

Poster presentations are below.

8:00-8:25 am Registration & Breakfast
8:25-8:30 am Opening Remarks
8:30-9:15 am Retrosplenial Cortex: Interface Between Cortical and Hippocampal Maps of Space
Doug Nitz, University of California, San Diego
9:15-10:00 am Information, Motivation and Goal-Directed Choice
Mimi Liljeholm, University of California, Irvine
10:00-10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 am Brain Machine Interfaces
Richard Andersen, California Institute of Technology
11:15-12:15 pm Keynote Speaker
Computing with a Periodic Table of the Neurons
Giorgio Ascoli, George Mason University
12:15-12:30 pm

Poster Highlights

12:30-1:30 pm

Lunch (in the Atrium) and Poster Session

1:30-2:15 pm Robot-assisted Neurorehabilitation: Toward a Computational Approach
Dave Reinkensmeyer, University of California, Irvine
2:15-3:00 pm Where the Insect Brain and Machine Learning Connect: Neural Circuits for Pattern Recognition
Ramon Huerta, University of California, San Diego
3:00-3:30 pm Coffee Break and Poster Session
3:30-4:15 pm Making Choices: From Behavior to Circuits
Michele Basso, University of California, Los Angeles
4:15-5:00 pm Synaptic Plasticity Enables Adaptive Self-Tuning Critical Networks
Narayan Srinivasa, HRL Laboratories
5:00-5:45 pm Engineering Memories: A Cognitive Neural Prosthesis for the Hippocampus
Ted Berger, University of Southern California

Poster Information

Cell Assemblies of the Basal Forebrain Exhibit Beta-frequency Dynamics
David Tingley, Andrew Alexander, Sean Kolbu, Andrea Chiba, Douglas Nitz

Transition to Chaos in Heterogeneous Networks
Johnatan Aljadeff, Merav Stern, Tatyana O. Sharpee

Modeling Optogenetic Manipulation of Neural Circuits in macaque visual cortex. Michael Avery, Jonathan Nassi, John Reynolds

Large-scale spiking neural network model of visual motion processing. Michael Beyeler, Micah Richert, Jayram M. Nageswaran, Nikil D. Dutt, Jeffrey L. Krichmar

Mechanisms of interneuronal control of spontaneous oscillations in a full-scale parallel computer model of the CA1 network.
M. Bezaire, K. Burk, I. Soltesz.

CARL-SJR: A Socially Assistive Robot with Rich Tactile Sensory Interaction. Liam D. Bucci, Ting-Shuo Chou, and Jeffrey L. Krichmar

Using Evolutionary Algorithms and the Efficient Coding Hypothesis to Tune Spiking Neural Networks
Kristofor D. Carlson, Micah Richert, Jayram Moorkanikara Nageswaran, Nikil D. Dutt, Jeffrey L. Krichmar

Neural and Behavioral Mechanisms of Action Selection in Value-based Decisions: A Computational Approach
V N Christopoulos, J Bonaiuto, R A Andersen

What's It Like to Be a Non-zombie Machine?
Stephen Deiss

Distributed Classifier Based on Genetically Engineered Bacterial Cell Cultures

Andriy Didovyk, Oleg I. Kanakov, Mikhail V. Ivanchenko, Jeff Hasty, Ram´on Huerta, Lev Tsimring

Sequence Learning in Spiking Winnerless Competition Networks
Jordi Fonollosa, Emre Neftci, Henry Abarbanel, Mikhail Rabinovich

Formulation and Performance-assessment of Linear Ideal Observers for Neural Spiketrain Decoding
Arvind V Iyer, Norberto M Grzywacz

Dendritic Computations May Contribute to Contextual Interactions in the Neocortex
Lei Jin, Bardia F. Behabadi, Chaithanya A. Ramachandra and Bartlett W. Mel

Predicting an Observer's Task using Multi-Fixation Pattern Analysis
Christopher Kanan, Dina Bseiso, Nicholas Ray, Janet Hsiao, and Garrison Cottrell

Sleep Stage Transitions in the Network Model of the Thalamocortical System
Giri P Krishnan, Eric Halgren, Maxim Bazhenov

A Computational Model of the Cerebellum with Plasticity at the Parallel Fiber - Molecular Layer Interneuron Synapses
William Lennon, Robert Hecht-Nielsen and Tadashi Yamazaki

Mechanisms of Ripple Generation and Sequence Repetition in the Hippocampus
Paola Malerba, Giri P. Krishnan, Maxim Bazhenov

Plasticity of Rat Somatosensory Cortex Following Sensory Deprivation
Samat Moldakarimov, Daniel E. Feldman, and Terrence J. Sejnowski

Predicting Synchronization with Strong Resetting
Thiago S. Mosqueiro, J. M. Amigo and R. Huerta

Generalization of Memories by Spatial Patterning of Protein Synthesis
Cian O'Donnell & Terrence J Sejnowski

Medial Precentral Cortex Neurons Mediate the Transformation of Spatial Information Into Action Planning and Execution
D. A. Nitz, J. Olson, A. Kappel, A. Overoye, S. Montgomery

The Size-Weight Illusion is Not Anti-Bayesian After All
Megan A. K. Peters and Ladan Shams

A Multimodal Study of Disgust in the Ultimatum Game
F. Rossi, V. von Son, I.R. Fasel, A.G. Sanfey, & M.S. Bartlett

Comparing Roles of Feedback and Feedforward Inhibition in Sparsening of Sensory Codes
Pavel Sanda, Tiffany Kee, Nitin Gupta, Mark Stopfer, Maxim Bazhenov

Context-Driven Generation of Virtual Dendritic Morphologies Enables Complete Population-Level Construction and Analysis
Calvin Schneider, Hermann Cuntz, Ivan Soltesz

Characterizing Vision with Persistent Homology
Avani Wildani, T.O. Sharpee

Place Cell Response Variance in an Attractor Network Model of Hippocampal CA3

H. N. Yousif, T. Solstad, T.J. Sejnowski

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