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BCS Spring Colloquium Series
Fridays at 4:00 PM, Bldg 46-3002 Auditorium
****Note the colloquium on Friday the 16th of February will be at 2pm****

Spring 2007
Talk Title

February 9

Garrett Stanley, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences Harvard University

Reading the Neural Code in the Natural Visual World (PDF)

February 16 Haim Sompolinsky, PhD
Hebrew University and Harvard University ****Note unusual start time of 2 pm

The Tempotron: a neural model of spike time decoding (PDF)
February 23

John Reynolds, PhD
Systems Neurobiology Laboratory
Salk Institute

Attention-dependent response modulation varies across cell classes in visual area V4 (PDF)

March 2

Christopher A. Walsh, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Genetics, Children's Hospital, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, BIDMC, Bullard Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Genes that control shape and size of the human cerebral cortex (PDF)

March 9


Krish Sathian, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Neurology
Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Emory University; Medical Director, Atlanta VA Center of Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Veterans with Vision Loss

Tactile Perception: Beyond Somatosensory Cortex (PDF)
March 16 Jean Rossier MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Biology, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI)

Characterization and Roles of Neocortical Interneurons (PDF)

March 23

Marcelo Wood, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
University of California , Irvine

Investigating the role of chromatin remodeling in
synaptic plasticity and memory processes. (PDF)

April 6 György Gergely, Ph.D.,. D. Sc.
Professor of Psychology Head of Department of Developmental Research Institute for Psychological Research Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Learning ‘about' versus learning ‘from' other minds: Natural ‘pedagogy' as a core system for transmitting cognitively opaque cultural knowledge in humans (PDF)

April 13
Edward Scolnick, MD
Director of the Psychiatry Initiative
The Broad Institute
The Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research: Beginnings and Directions (PDF)
April 27
Nick Chater, PhD
Professor of Cognitive and Decision Sciences
Department of Psychology
University College London

General principles of cognition? (PDF)
May 4

Larry Abbott, PhD
Center for Neurobiology and Behavior
Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

  The Role of Spontaneous Activity in Sensory Processing (PDF)
May 11   Rachael L. Neve, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
  Faulty Signaling in Alzheimer's disease (PDF)

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