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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Shaping Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
A Symposium in Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences Graduate Program

December 2, 2005
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Atrium of the BCS Complex, Building 46
43 Vassar St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts


Mriganka Sur (Moderator)
Sherman Fairchild Professor of Neuroscience
Head, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Brenda Milner
Dorothy J. Killam Professor
Montreal Neurological Institute
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery McGill University
"The First Prong: Brain and Behavior, Then and Now"

Karen Hsiao Ashe
Edmund Wallace and Anne Marie Tulloch Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Director, Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease Research Laboratory
University of Minnesota Medical School
"Forgetful Mice: Helping Us Cure Alzheimer's Disease"

Michael P. Stryker
W.F. Ganong Professor of Physiology
Chair, Department of Physiology
University of California , San Francisco
"Creation of Maps in the Visual Cortex"

Shimon Ullman
Samy and Ruth Cohn Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
Weizmann Institute of Science
"Recognizing Objects and Natural Classes"

The Dedication of the New Home for
The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
The McGovern Institute for Brain Research
The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

hosted by
The Corporation and The President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The bold and elegant facilities - the result of a collaboration between two firms - reflect the extraordinary vision of the lead designers, Charles Correa Associates, and the exceptional design of the laboratories and research spaces by Goody Clancy & Associates.

Dedication Ceremony 3:00 pm
Reception and Tours 4:00 pm

Atrium of the BCS Complex
43 Vassar Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

These events are free and open to the public