Symposium Agenda

Thursday, April 18, 2019
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
Session 1  
9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Modeling a giant neuron that shapes neural codes for odors

Mark Stopfer, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, MD, USA

9:50 – 10:40 a.m. Algorithms and circuits for olfactory navigation in Drosophila

Kathy Nagel, New York University, NY, USA

10:40 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Toward a high-fidelity artificial retina

EJ Chichilnisky, Stanford University, CA, USA

11:50 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Image statistics and cortical visual processing: V1, V2, and deep learning

Odelia Schwartz, University of Miami, FL, USA

12:40 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch Break
Session 2  
1:45 – 2:35 p.m. Processing of perceptual manifolds in deep networks and the brain

SueYeon Chung, MIT, MA, USA

2:35 – 3:25 p.m. Computations and neural mechanisms of multisensory perception

Uta Noppeney, University of Birmingham, UK

3:25 – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 – 4:35 p.m. Quantifying cognitive states with canonical circuit models

Shashaank Vattikuti, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, MD, USA

4:35 – 5:25 p.m. Computational efficiency of cortical circuits

Alex Pouget, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Friday, April 19, 2019
Session 3  
9:00 – 9:50 a.m. New latent variable models for extracting low-dimensional structure from high-dimensional spike train data

Jonathan Pillow, Princeton University, NJ, USA

9:50 – 10:40 a.m. Learning interpretable models of neural population dynamics from data

Tatiana Engel, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA

10:40 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Using models to bridge data to mechanism

Adrienne Fairhall, University of Washington, WA, USA

11:50 – 12:40 p.m. Navigating response gain and network stability in networks with diverse interneurons

Brent Doiron, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA

12:40 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch Break
Session 4  
1:45 – 2:35 p.m. Learning hierarchical structure with simple computations

Anne Collins, University of California  – Berkeley, CA, USA


2:35 – 3:25 p.m. Affect and Decision Making in Health and Disease

Tali Sharot, University College London, UK

3:25 – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 – 4:35 p.m. Linking models for human systems neuroscience

Justin Gardner, Stanford University, CA, USA

4:35 – 5:25 p.m. Computational perspectives on human learning: from network theory to neural representations

Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA

Lunch Options

There is a cafeteria in Building 35 where you can purchase lunch on site during the breaks. Food selection can be viewed at: Building 35 Dining.

However, if you prefer to order a boxed lunch for April 18th, 2019 or April 19th, 2019, please visit The Fresh Fork to view the options and place your order by 4 pm on April 15th, 2019.

When placing your order, please enter the following meeting information when prompted:

  • Meeting Name: From Neural Activity to Behavior
  • Delivery Date and Time: April 18th, 2019, 12:00 p.m. or April 19th, 2019, 12:00 p.m.
  • Delivery Location: NIH Campus, Building 35A, GE620/630