Neuroscience Day Agenda


Neuroscience Day

May 13, 2003


Weinan E - IAS/Princeton University

Thomas Spencer - Institute for Advanced Study


The conference will be held in the Dilworth Room.

The purpose of this conference is to examine the role of noise in neural networks.



Morning Session

09:30 - 10:15 Mike Shelley, Courant Institute, New York University,

Title:Analysis of a biologically inspired model of visual cortex.

10:15 - 10:30 BREAK

10:30 - 11:15 David McLaughlin, Courant Institute, New York University,

Title:Scale-up for cortical dynamics.

11:15 - 11:30 BREAK

11:30 - 12:15 David Cai, Courant Institute, New York University,

Title:Kinetic theory of neural networks mean-driven vs. fluctuation-driven dynamics.

Continued on back

02:00 - 02:45 Jonathan Cohen, Dept. of Psychology, Princeton University,

Title: From brain to behavior: a unified framework for understanding optimization, reward and decision-making.

02:45 - 03:30 Phil Holmes, PACM, Princeton University,

Title:Neural mechanisms of response optimization:from spikes to drift-diffusion processes.

03:30 - 04:00 Tea Break (Fuld Hall Common Room)

04:00 - 04:45 Carson Chow, University of Pittsburgh,

Title: Synchrony, synaptic depression and enhancing signal propagation in the brain.

Date & Time

May 13, 2003 | 12:00am