Current Schedule

Monday, March 5, 2001

7:00-8:15 am Registration & Continental Breakfast - Alice Pratt Brown Foyer, Rice University

Opening 8:30 - 9:00 am James R. Pomerantz, Eugene H. Levy, Michael C. Crair

Higher Order Perception 9:00 - 9:45 am "Attention as an Organ System1"
Chair: Michael I. Posner, Sackler Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry; and Director, Sackler Institute

9:45 - 10:05 am Break

10:10 - 10:55 am "Cortical Dynamics and Visual Perception"
Charles D. Gilbert, Professor, The Rockefeller University

10:55 - 11:40 am "Mechanisms of Visual Attention in the Human Brain"
Leslie G. Ungerleider, Chief, Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, NIMH

12:00 - 1:15 pm Lunch - Alice Pratt Brown Hall Foyer

Language 1:30 - 2:15 pm "The Cortical Architecture of Speech Perception in Space and Time"
David Poeppel, Assistant Professor, Departments of Linguistics and Zoology, University of Maryland

2:15 - 3:00 pm "Varieties of Silence: The Impact of Neuro-Degenerative Diseases on Language Systems in the Brain"
Karalyn Patterson, Research Staff, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit; Cambridge, England

3:00 - 3:20 pm Break

3:25 - 4:10 pm "Language in Infancy: A Look at the Biological Foundations of Language"
Jacques Mehler, International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy; Directeur de recherches au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; Paris, France

4:10 - 4:55 pm "Specificity and Plasticity in Human Brain Development: ERP and fMRI Studies"
Chair: Helen J. Neville, Lab Director, Brain Development Lab, University of Oregon

Banquet 5:30 - 6:00 pm Reception

6:00 - 7:15 pm Banquet - Alice Pratt Brown Hall Foyer

7:30 - 7:35 pm "Introduction"
James W. Patrick

7:35 - 8:35 pm "What Happens to Choice and Responsibility if the Brain is a Causal Machine?"
Patricia S. Churchland, Professor of Philosophy, University of California at San Diego

Tuesday, March 6, 2001

7:00-8:15 am Continental Breakfast - Alice Pratt Brown Hall Foyer

Memory 8:30 - 9:15 am "Memory Systems of the Brain: Human, Monkey, Rodent"
Chair: Larry R. Squire, Research Career Scientist, Veteran's Administration Medical Center, San Diego; Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, University of California at San Diego

9:15 - 10:00 am "The Hippocampus and Declarative Memory: Cognitive Mechanisms and Neural Codes"
Howard Eichenbaum, Professor of Psychology, University Professor, Boston University

10:00 - 10:20 am Break

10:25 - 11:10 am "Emotional Synapses"
Joseph E. LeDoux, Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, Center for Neural Science, New York University

11:10 - 11:55 am "Roles of CA3 NMDA Receptiors in Memory and Memory Representation"
Susumu Tonegawa, Whitehead Professor of Biology and Neuroscience; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Director, Center for Learning and Memory; The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sensory Process 1:15 - 2:00 pm "How Hearing Happens: Mechanoelectrical Transduction and Amplification by Hair Cells of the Internal Ear"
Chair: A. James Hudspeth, Investigator, HHMI; F. M. Kirby Professor, The Rockefeller University

2:00 - 2:45 pm "Songbirds: A Model System for the Study of Vocal Learning and Basal Ganglia Function"
Allison Doupe, Associate Professor, Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Depts of Physiology and Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco

2:40 - 3:30 pm "Targeting Olfaction"
Peter Mombaerts, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Developmental Biology and Neurogenetics, The Rockefeller University

3:30 - 4:00 pm Break

Closing Panel 4:00 - 5:00 pm Michael P. Stryker, W. F. Ganong Professor of Physiology at the University of California, San FranciscoPhysiology , U. C. San Francisco

4:00 - 5:00 pm Huda Zoghbi, Investigator, HHMI; Professor in Departments of Pediatrics, Neurology, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine

5:00 - 5:10 pm Wrap Up - James Pomerantz and Michael Crair

5:30 - 6:00 pm Shuttle Bus to Baylor College of Medicine

6:00 - 7:30 pm Reception - Baylor College of Medicine

7:30 - Shuttle Bus to hotels and Rice University


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