Talk Series Abstracts 2009

January 12: Jim DiCarlo, MIT

Untangling object recognition in the primate ventral visual stream

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


January 19: Xin Chen, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, York University (Postdoctoral Candidate in Bavelier lab)

Joint attention using shared gaze

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


January 26: Reza Shadmehr, Johns Hopkins University

A computational view of motor control and the timescales of memory

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


February 2: Chris Sims, Postdoctoral Fellow, Brain & Cognitive Sciences & Center for Visual Science

Internal models of embodied dynamics: a computational theory of learning in routine interactive behavior

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


February 9: Ed Vul, MIT

Statistical decision theory and the allocation of cognitive resources in multiple object tracking

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


March 18: David Wozny, UCLA (Postdoctoral candidate in Knill lab)

Statistical inference in multisensory perception and learning

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 9:00-10:00 am


March 23: Ben Webb, University of Nottingham, UK

The computations mediating simple perceptual decisions

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


March 30: Krzysztof Palczewski, Department of Pharmacology School of Medicine Case Western Reserve University

Chemistry of vision: inherited retinal diseases and rhodopsin

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 4:00-5:00 pm


April 1: Lindsay Lewis, UCSD (Postdoctoral candidate in Tadin lab)

Cross-modal plasticity for auditory and tactile stimuli within the visual cortex of early blind human subjects

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


April 6: Jeffrey Macklis, Harvard University

Building or repairing a brain is complex, assembly instructions required; molecular development and repair of corticospinal motor neuron (and other cortical projection neuron) circuitry

CVS/NBA Boynton Colloquium: Class of '62 Auditorium, Medical Center, 12:00-1:30 pm


April 20: Dan Kersten, University of Minnesota

The problem of visual size perception

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


May 4: Michael Shadlen, University of Washington

Believing and time: a neural mechanism for decision making

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


June 12: Babak Razavi, Department of Biomedical Engineering (Advisors: Gary Paige and William O'Neill)

Multi-sensory integration: intra- and extra-auditory factors that influence sound localization

CVS Thesis Defense: 101 Goergen Hall, 9:00am


June 15: Sathyasri Narasimhan, Department of Optometry, University of Bradford, United Kingdom (postdoctoral candidate in Bavelier lab)

A threshold account of multiple object tracking

CVS Research Talk: Meliora 363, 12:00-1:00 pm


July 9: Yang Liu, University of Texas at Austin (postdoctoral candidate in Knill lab)

Scene statistics in 3D natural environment

CVS Research Talk: Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


July 30

CVS Undergraduate Fellowship Poster Session: Meliora Hall, 2nd Floor, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

CVS Picnic: Genesee Valley Park, 12:00-5:00 pm


August 12: Mark Albert, Cornell University (postdoctoral candidate in Knill's lab)

Developmental strategies of innate learning in the early visual system

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


September 28: Michael Stryker, UCSF

How neural activity and molecular cues guide map formation and connections between visual areas

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


October 12: Ralph Freeman, UC Berkeley

Neurometabolic coupling in the central visual pathway

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


November 2: EJ Chichilnisky, The Salk Institute

The retinal receptive field at the elementary resolution of single cones

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


November 9: Hany Farid, Dartmouth College

On the limitations of visually-based image forensics

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 4:30-5:30 pm


November 16: Josh Gold, University of Pennsylvania

Mechanisms of learning a visual discrimination

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


November 23: Duje Tadin, University of Rochester

Rethinking motion aftereffect: psychophysics and neurophysiology

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


December 7: Bill Warren, Brown University

Dynamics of visually guided locomotion

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


December 14: Chris Pack, McGill University

Simplicity and complexity in the primate visual cortex

CVS Boynton Colloquium: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:30 pm


December 16: Jennifer Hunter, University of Rochester

Seeing cellular mosaics in the living eye

CVS Research Talk: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 12:00-1:00 pm


December 17: Vik Rao, Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Computing in the face of uncertainty: from neurons to behavior

CVS Thesis Defense: Kresge Rm., Meliora 269, 10:00 am

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