The Gordon Research Seminar on Neurobiology of Cognition is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
2016 meeting will provide participants with the opportunity to interact with
fellow neuroscientists from a broad spectrum of backgrounds who share an
interest in understanding the neural mechanisms underlying behavior. Attendees will
have the opportunity to present and discuss cutting edge neuroscience topics
and methods related to the neurobiology of perception, social and emotional
processing, memory, and consciousness. The program will consist of poster
presentations and a series of talks given by the attendees, who will be
selected based on the content of their submitted abstracts. An important goal
of the meeting will be to prepare participants for the upcoming GRC to follow. The
GRS will include an interactive panel, titled "Faculty Transitions", focused on
helping the attendees navigate the difficult world of transitioning from
trainee to independent investigator.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Neurobiology of Cognition" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Final Meeting Program
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: Conceptual Integration|
|Discussion Leader: Kara Blacker (Johns Hopkins University, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Sharon Thompson-Schill (University of Pennsylvania, USA)|
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||From Visual Perception to Action|
|Discussion Leader: Sebastien Tremblay (McGill University, Canada)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Michele Cox (Vanderbilt University, USA)|
"Interocular Suppression in the Input Layers of V1"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Diana Burk (Brown University, USA)|
"How Does Associating Movement Patterns with Objects Affect Recognition?"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||William Johnston (The University of Chicago, USA)|
"Looking Where We Want to Look: Relating Neuronal and Behavioral Correlates of Image Familiarity"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Aishwarya Parthasarathy (National University of Singapore, Singapore)|
"Transitions in Temporally Stable Population Codes in Prefrontal Cortex During Visual Short Term Memory"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Motivational States in Decision-Making|
|Discussion Leader: Wei Song Ong (Duke University, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Shuo Chen (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan)|
"Go Social or Spatial: Divergent Information Routing by a Hypothalamo-Hippocampal Circuit in Working Memory"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Hanfei Deng (Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)|
"Periaqueductal Gray Neuronal Activities Underlie Different Aspects of Defensive Behaviors"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Zhe Maya Wang (University of Rochester, USA)|
"Reward Simulations in OFC"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Becket Ebitz (Princeton University, USA)|
"Altered Balance Between Top-Down and Bottom-Up Saccadic Control Across Exploration and Exploitation"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: Faculty Transitions|
|Discussion Leaders: Sarah Heilbronner (University of Rochester, USA) and Brian Russ (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"Faculty Transitions: Getting and Succeeding in Your First Position"|
- Marlene Behrmann (Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
- David Leopold (National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, USA)
- Rebecca Shansky (Northeastern University, USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13NS096762. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.