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Final Program 2012

December 15 - 16, 2012
No. 1 Meeting Room, Yifu Science and Technology Building
Fudan University
220 Handan Road, Shanghai, China

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Saturday  Dec. 15, 2012

9:00‐9:10  Welcome and introduction. J. Weng, J. Feng, Z. Shi, X. Xue, C. Yu, and H. Yu.

AM Session
Chair: Jianfeng Feng
9:10‐9:50  Keynote 1: Molecular Mechanism Underlying Intrinsic and Activity-Dependent Dendrite Development and Neural Circuit Formation
Xiang Yu, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences

9:50‐10:10 Coffee Break

10:10‐10:50  Keynote 2: Experience-Dependent and Brain State-Dependent Processing in the Visual Cortex
Haishan Yao, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences

10:50‐11:40  Panel A: Molecular and cellular mechanisms of visual circuits
Coordinator: Tiande Shou
: Tiande Shou, Xiaohong Xu, Haishan Yao, Hongbo Yu, and Xiang Yu.

Panel questions:
A1: How are the dendritic and axonal growths guided?
A2: How do neuronal activities affect the dendritic and axonal growth, targeting, and branching?
A3: What molecular factors are likely involved in the maintenance of synapses (e.g., spine and conductance) and how they work?
A4: How do presynaptic and post-synaptic activities affect the conductance (weight) of a synapse?
A5: What is known about how the plasticity of a neuron is affected by the cellular age counted from the neurogenesis?

11:40‐13:30  Lunch, Danyuan Dining Hall (旦苑餐厅), all participants are invited

PM Session
Chair: Juyang Weng
13:30‐14:10 Keynote 3:Olfactory Processing in Drosophila Attenal Lobes
Zuoren Wang, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences

14:10‐14:50 Keynote 4: Mind Computation
Zhongzhi Shi, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

14:50‐15:10 Coffee Break

15:10 - 15:50 Keynote 5: Endothermia Facilitates Evolution of Large Brains
Yuguo Yu, Center for Computational Systems Biology, Fudan University

15:50‐16:30 Keynoter 6: Can Natural Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence Be Unified?
Juyang Weng, Fudan University, China and Michigan State University, USA

16:30‐17:20 Panel B:What Is Evolved, Innate, and Experience Dependant?
Juyang Weng
: Jianfeng Feng, Zhongzhi Shi, Zuoren Wang and Juyang Weng

Panel questions:
B1: How are multisensory information integrated in the Drosophila (fruitfly) brain?
B2: Is there a master feature map (Re: Anne Treisman and David Van Essen) that normalizes positions and scales of an object?
B3: What roles does the top-down projections from the primary motor area (or actions) play in object representation?
B4: What roles does neuromodulation play in object perception, representation, motivation, and behavior generation?
B5: Without a central controller, how does a brain perform consistent visual detection, attention, recognition, and action generation?

17:20‐20:30  Welcome Dinner, Danyuan Dining Hall, all participants are invited

Sunday,  Dec. 16, 2012

AM Session
Chair: Hongbo Yu
9:00‐9:40  Keynote 7: Visual Perceptual Learning and Its Specificity and Transfer: A New Perspective
Cong Yu, Department of Psychology and Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Peking University

9:40‐10:20 Keynote 8: The Gating Role of the Intermediate Level Visual Mechanisms in Object and Space Perception
Zijiang J. He, University of Louisville, USA and East China Normal University, China

10:20‐10:40  Coffee Break

10:40‐11:20  Keynote 9: Task-Dependent Effects of Perceptual Decision and Learning
Sheng Li, Department of Psychology, Peking University

11:20‐12:00  Panel C:How Can We Reconcile the Behavior Data and Computational Models?
Coordinator: Cong Yu
Panelists: Zijiang J. He, Sheng Li, Cong Yu and Juyang Weng

Panel questions:
C1: What is perceptual learning in general?
C2: What is transfer in perceptual learning?
C3: What are intermediate representations?
C4: What is the role of task settings in perceptual decision?
C5: How general are the mechanisms underlying the known transfer properties in perceptual learning?

12:00‐13:30  Lunch, Danyuan Dining Hall (旦苑餐厅), all participants are invited

PM Session
Chair: Yu Cong
13:30‐14:10 Keynote 10: Brainnetome: A New Avenue to Understand the Brain Disorders
Tianzi Jiang, LIAMA Center for Computational Medicine, National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition,
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences

14:10‐14:25 Analysis and Circuit Modeling for Multi-Electrode Matrix Data
Hui Wei, Fudan University

14:25‐14:40  Visualizing an Emotional Valence Map in the Limbic Forebrain by Tai-Fish
Jianbo Xiu, Tao Zhou, Qi Zhang, Tingting Zhou, and Hailan Hu, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences

14:40‐14:55  Brain-Inspired Where-What Visual Network 7: Deal with Object Scales
Yukai Wang, Xiaofeng Wu, and Juyang Weng, Fudan University

14:55‐15:10  How Does a Brain-Inspired Developmental Network Deal with Inconsistent Training?
Hao Ye, Xuanjing Huang, and Juyang Weng, Fudan University

15:10‐15:30 Coffee Break

15:30‐16:10 Keynote 11: Brain Computer Interfaces and Neurofeedback for Motor Functional Rehabilitation
Liqing Zhang, MOE-MSRA Joint Lab for Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

16:10‐17:00 Panel D: Brain, Technology, and Applications
Tianzi Jiang
: Tianzi Jiang, Hui Wei, Juyang Weng, Hongbo Yu, and Liqing Zhang

Panel questions:
D1: What are the roles of brain connections in assisting our understanding brain mechanisms?
D2: How do brain areas (e.g., Brodmann areas) arise from activities?
D3: What are the roles of the mid-brain, the hind brain, and the spinal cord?
D4: How does a brain integrate information in the forebrain, midbrain, hind brain, and spinal cord?
D5: What roles can government policy and applications (e.g., rehabilitation, disease treatment, and robotics) play in the future of brain-mind research, education, and technology transfer?

17:00  End of Workshop


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