Dartmouth Symposium on Mind/Brain Function, Part I: coordinate transformation in the human visual-motor system

With the help of the Provost's office, we are pleased to announce the first Dartmouth Symposium on Mind/Brain Function, Part I: coordinate transformation in the human visual-motor system, to be held at Dartmouth College, January 29--31, 1999.

Progress in this area, as well as other aspects of cognitive neuroscience will almost surely call for close collaboration and interaction among a variety of disciplines. It is the overarching goal of this and future symposia to both initiate and foster this sort of interdisciplinary work. It is in this collaborative spirit that the symposia have been conceived by a group of us from the departments of Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology, Biology and Physics. Members of these departments, as well as Dartmouth's School of Engineering will be the primary audience. The lectures will be videotaped and made publicly available on the web.

The current schedule, with lecture topics indicated, is as follows

Dartmouth Mind/Brain Symposium January 29-30, 1999


 Friday, January 29
 Registration 5:00 - 6:00 (Hanover Inn Lobby)
 Dinner: 6:00 - 7:30 (Hanover Inn, Wheelock Room)
 7:30 - 9:00 Hanover Inn, Wheelock Room
    o  Terry Sejnowski, UCSD
     Spatial transformations in the parietal cortex
  Saturday, January 30       Rockefeller 2
 Breakfast: 8:00 - 9:00 AM (Catered)
 9:00 - 10:30     o  Richard Andersen, Cal Tech
     Spatial representations and coordinate transformations in the primate sensory-motor pathway
 10:30 - 11:00   Coffee
 11:00 - 12:30     o  Emilio Bizzi, MIT
     Modular organization of the motor system
 2:00 - 3:30     o  Bruno Olshausen, UC Davis
     Neural mechanisms for coordinate transformation in the visual system:
             `shifter circuits' vs. `gain control'
 3:30 - 4:00   Coffee
 4:00 - 5:30     o  Carl Olson, CMU
    How the Primate Brain Represents Object-Centered Space
 5:30   Closing Remarks
 Dinner and Drinks: 6:30 -- ? (Mike Gazzaniga's House)

Conference Ends

For more information contact Dan Rockmore or Mike Gazzaniga .

We hope to see you.

Associated Faculty: Michael Gazzaniga (Cognitive Neuroscience); Leslie Henderson and David Roberts (Neuroscience and DMS); Marcelo Gleiser (Physics); Geoff Davis, Dan Rockmore (Mathematics and Computer Science) Bruce Donald (Computer Science); Victor Ambros (Biology); Jennifer Groh, Sandeep Prasada, Jamshed Barrucha, Jeffery Taube, Howard Hughes, George Wolford, Ann Clark, Robert Leaton (Psychology).