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The Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting

July 14 - 17, 1996, Cambridge, Massachusetts

CNS*1996 Meeting Agenda

This year's meeting is anticipated to be the best meeting yet in this series. Submitted papers increased by more than 80% this year, with representation from many if not most of major institutions involved in computational neuroscience. All papers submitted to the meeting were peer reviewed, resulting in 230 papers to be presented in either oral or poster form. These papers represent contributions by both experimental and theoretical neurobiologists along with engineers, computer scientists, cognitive scientists, physicists, and mathematicians interested in understanding how biological neural systems compute. The agenda is well represented by experimental, model-based, and more abstract theoretical approaches to understanding neurobiological computation.

Condensed Schedule

Full schedule

Saturday, July 13

6pm-9pm : Registration

6:30 : Reception in Salons 4-7

Sunday, July 14

9:00 : Talks

11:05 : Break

11:20 : Talks

12:20 : Lunch Break

3:50 : Break

5:20 : End of Day Announcements

8:00 : Poster Session A

Monday, July 15

9:00 : General Information

9:15 : Talks

11:05 : Break

12:40 : Lunch Break

2:00 : Talks

3:50 : Break

4:10 : Talks

5:20 : End of Day Announcements

8:00 : Poster Session B

Tuesday, July 16

9:00 : General Information

9:15 : Talks

11:05 : Break

11:20 : Talks

12:00 : Lunch Break

1:30 : Workshop I Organization

6:30 : Banquet at Museum of Science, Boston

Wednesday, July 17

9:30 : General Information

9:45 : Talks

11:35 : Business Meeting

12:00 : Lunch Break

1:30 : Workshops II - Organization

7:00 : End of Meeting

Full Schedule

Saturday, July 13, 1996

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Registration

6:30 Reception in Salons 4 - 7 (subject to change)

Sunday, July 14, 1996

9:00 Welcoming Remarks and General Information

9:15 Invited Talk - Eve Marder (Brandeis University)
Modulation and Modeling of Neurons, Synapses, and Networks

Contributed Talks

10:05 : Jeffrey B. Colombe (University of Chicago) Philip S. Ulinski
Functional Organization of Cortical Microcircuits: II. Anatomical Organization of Feedforward and Feedback Pathways

10:25 : D. C. Somers (MIT) Emanuel V. Todorov, Athanassios G. Siapas, and Mriganka Sur
A Local Circuit Integration Approach to Understanding Visual Cortical Receptive Fields

10:45 : Emilio Salinas (Brandeis University) L.F. Abbott
Multiplicative Cortical Responses and Input Selection Based on Recurrent Synaptic Connections

11:05 : Break

11:20 : Leslie C. Osborne (UC Berkeley) John P. Miller
The Filtering of Sensory Information by a Mechanoreceptive Array

11:40 : James A. Mazer (MIT)
The Integration of Parallel Processing Streams in the Sound Localization System of the Barn Owl

12:00 : Wulfram Gerstner (Institut fur Theoretische Physik) Richard Kempter, J. Leo van Hemmen and Hermann Wagner
A Developmental Learning Rule for Coincidence Tuning in the Barn Owl Auditory System

12:20 : Lunch Break

2:10 : Dennis L. Glanzman (NIH)
Discuss the Status of Federal Funding for Scientific Research

2:20 Invited Talk : Miguel Nicoleis (Duke University Medical Center)
Dynamic Representations of Tactile Information by Neural Ensembles.

Contributed Talks

3:10 : Allan Gottschalk (University of Pennsylvania Hospital)
Information Based Limits on Synaptic Growth in Hebbian Models

3:30 : S. P. Strong (NEC Research Institute) Ronald Koberle, Rob R. de Ruyter van Steveninck, and William Bialek
Entropy and Information in Neural Spike Trains

3:50 Break

4:10 : Hans Liljenstrom (Royal Institute of Technology) Peter Arhem
Investigating Amplifying and Controlling Mechanisms for Random Events in Neural Systems

4:30 Invited Talk : Joe Atick (Rockefeller University)
A General Statistical Theory for Object Representation

5:20 End of Day Announcements

8:00 Poster Session A


E. Adi-Japha (Hebrew University) I. Levin and S. Solomon
Traces of Thought

Billie Faulkner (Yale University) Thomas H. Brown
Mechanism for Temporal Encoding in Fear Conditioning: Delay Lines in Perirhinal Cortex and Lateral Amygdala

Mitra Hartmann (Caltech) James M. Bower
Cerebellar Granule Cell Responses in the Awake Freely Moving Rat: The Importance of Tactile Input

Vyacheslav L. Kalmykov (Russian Academy of Sciences)
The Integral Logic of Organization and Evolution of the Living is the Most Powerful Instrument for Creation of a Biocomputer and for Understanding How Nervous System to Compute

Cristiane Salum (Ciencias e Letras de Ribeirao Preto-USP) Silvio Morato and Antonio Roque-da-Silva
Modelling Rat Behavior in an Elevated Plus Maze Confronted With Experimental Data

Malle Tagamets (National Institutes of Health) Barry Horwitz
Modeling Brain Imaging Data with Neuronal Assembly Dynamics

Brendan Kitts (Brandeis University)
Disparate Biological Processes May Be Consistent with Holland Optimisation

Frances Chance (Brandeis University) Michael Kahana
Testing Composite Cues in Serial Recall


Hagai Agmon-Snir (NIDDK) Catherine Carr and John Rinzel
Phase-Locking and Coincidence Detection in Auditory Cells: Do we Understand How They Work?

Yehuda Albeck (Caltech)
A Biophysical Model of Fast Time Coincidence Detection

Ildiko Aradi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Peter Erdi
Simulation of the Whole Olfactory Bulb Based on Detailed Single Cell Models

Dimitrios Bairaktaris (University of Melbourne)
Modelling Primary-Like Cochlear Nucleus Cell Responses to Complex Auditory Stimuli

Bill Baird (University of California at Berkeley)
A Cortical Network Model of Cognitive Attentional Streams, Rhythmic Expectation, and Auditory Stream Segregation

Peter A. Cariani (Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary)
Temporal Coding of Sensory Information

John K. Chapin (Hahnemann University) M.A.L. Nicolelis
What Do Dynamic Receptive Field Properties Reveal About Computation in Recurrent Thalamocortical Circuits

S. G. Deligeorges (Boston University Hearing Research Center) D. C. Mountain
A Computational Model for Periodicity Coding in the Auditory System

Patricia M. Di Lorenzo (SUNY at Binghamton) Christian H. Lemon and Martin D. Kawamoto
Changes in Response Profiles of Taste Cells in the Brain Stem Parallel Those Observed in Somatosensory Thalamic Cells Following Anesthetization of Part of Their Receptive Fields

Marin N. Gjaja (Boston University) Frank H. Guenther
Experience-Based Auditory Map Formation and the Perceptual Magnet Effect

Frank Grasso (MBL) Patricia M. Di Lorenzo
GUSSTO a Neural Network Model of Gustation in the Rat NTS and PBN

Don Johnson (Rice University)
Measuring the Information Expressed by Neural Discharge Patterns

Sridhar Kalluri (Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) Bertrand Delgutte
A General Model of Spiking Neurons Applied to Onset Responders in the Cochlear Nucleus

Leslie Kay (Caltech)
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Dynamical Disease

Kenneth R. Leslie (Brandeis Univesity) L. F. Abbott, Hongkui Zeng, and Michael Rosbash
A Model of Circadian Rhythm Generation in Drosophila

Jacob E. Levin (University of California at Berkeley) John P. Miller
Noise Enhanced Neural Information Flow: Stochastic Resonance in the Cricket Cercal Sensory System

Christiane Linster (Harvard University) Michael Hasselmo
Olfactory Delayed Match-to-Sample in a Combined Model of Olfactory Bulb and Cortex

M. A. MacIver (University of Illinois) J. L. Lin and Mark E. Nelson
Estimation of Signal Characteristics During Electrolocation from Video Analysis of Prey Capture Behavior in Weakly Electric Fish

Lin Yue (Rice University) Don Johnson and Charlotte M. Gruner
Type-Based Analysis of Neural Ensembles

Israel Nelken (The Hebrew University) Yaron Rotman and Omer Bar-Yosef
Microscosmos and Macrocosmos: The Auditory System and the Structure of Natural Sounds

Madhvi Patil (Harvard University) Christiane Linster and Michael Hasselmo
Cholinergic Modulation of Synaptic Inhibition and the Role of Interneurons in the Piriform Cortex

Bret Peterson (Yale Medical School) Michael S. Singer and Gordon M. Shepherd
A Model of Self-Organization in Projections from the Olfactory Epithelium to the Olfactory Bulb

Jol Pham (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie) Khashayar Pakdaman and Jean-Francois Vibert
Simulation of an Excitatory Network Involved in the Control of the Respiratory Rhythm

Brian Rasnow (Caltech) James M. Bower
Imaging with Electricity: How Weakly Electric Fish Might Perceive Objects

J. Cooper Roddey (University of California at Berkeley) John P. Miller and Gwen A. Jacobs
Analysis of Stimulus Encoding Accuracy and Complexity in the Cricket Cercal Sensory System

Jean-Pierre Rospars (I.N.R.A.) Arthur Vermeulen
Intensity Coding in an Olfactory Sensory Neuron: Influence of Auxiliary Cells and Neuron Structure

Ilya A. Ryback (DuPont Central Research) Julian F. R. Paton, and James S. Schwaber
Synergism of Cellular and Network Mechanisms in Respiratory Pattern Generation

Odelia Schwartz (University of Florida) John G. Harris and Jose C. Principe
Modeling the Precedence Effect for Speech Signals

S. Singh (Boston University) David C. Mountain
A Model for Duration Coding in the Inferior Colliculus

B. Silvano Zanutto (Duke University) Enrique T. Segura, Bruno Cernuschi Frias, and Alberto E. Dams
The Ontogeny of the Nervous Control of Cardiovascular Circulation: A Neural Network Model


John Klopp (UCLA School of Medicine) Valeriy Nenov
Does Epileptogenesis Involve Memory Mechanisms?

D.A. August (University of Virginia Health Sciences Center) William B. Levy
Spontaneous Replay of Temporally Compressed Sequences by a Hippocampal Network Model

F.P. Battaglia (SISSA) A. Treves and S. Panzeri
Multiplicative Inhibition as a Solution of the Stability Capacity Conflict in Associative Memories

John J. Boitano (Fairfield University) Guido Bugmann, Raju S. Bapi, Susan L. McCabe, Carl P. J. Dokla, and Michael J. Denham
Effects of Medial Septal Lesions: Implications for Models of Hippocampal Function

Kim T. Blackwell (Environmental Research Institute of Michigan) T. P. Vogl and D. L. Alkon
Effect of Potassium Conductance Characteristics on Pattern Matching in a Model of Dendritic Spines

Vladimir Bondarenko (The Institute of Biochemical Physics)
Physical Basis of the Epilepsy Occurrence

Anthony N. Burkitt (Australian National University)
Retrieval Properties of Attractor Neural Networks Incorporating Biological Features: A Self-Consistent Signal-to-Noise Analysis

Marcelo Camperi (Brandeis University) Xiao-Jing Wang
Modeling Delay-Period Activity of Prefrontal Cortical Neurons During Working Memory Tasks

Bruce P. Graham (University of Edinburgh) D. J. Willshaw
An Associative Memory Model with Probabilistic Synaptic Transmission

Hajime Hirase (University College London) Michael Recce
Interneuron Plasticity in Associative Networks

Ricci S. C. Ieong (The Hong Kong University of Science and Tech.) Michael Stiber
Long-Term Potentiation: Effects on Synaptic Coding

Edward W. Kairiss (Yale University) Willard L. Miranker
Learning and Recall in a Layered Architecture


Raymond Chitwood (University of Texas at San Antonio) Brenda J. Claiborne and David B. Jaffe
Passive Properties of CA3 Non-Pyramidal Neurons Determined by Whole-Cell recording and Compartmental Modeling

Carson C. Chow (Boston University) John A. White
Spontaneous Action Potentials Due to Channel Fluctuations

John R. Clay (NIH)
Excitability of the Squid Giant Axon Revisited

Sharon Crook (University of Maryland) G. B. Ermentrout
An Analysis of the Adaptive Behavior of Piriform Cortex Pyramidal Cells

Bruno Delord (Universit Pierre et Marie Curie) Arno J. Klaassen, Yves Burnod, and Emmanuel Guigon
Generation and Control of Sustained Discharges in a Modeled Neocortical Pyramidal Neuron: Role of Slowly Inactivating Potassium and Persistent Sodium Conductances

Andrew DeWan (Brandeis University) Lana Rutherford and Gina Turrigiano
Activity-Dependent Regulation of Inhibition in Visual Cortical Cultures

Juergen Haag (Friedrich-Miescher) Alexander Borst
Frequency-dependent Amplification of Synaptic Input by Active Dendritic Membrane Processes

J. A. Halter (Baylor College of Medicine) B. Zupan
Modeling Periaxonal and Intra-Axonal Ion Concentration Dynamics in Myelinated Nerve Fibers

Michael Husser (Ecole Normale Superieure) Beverley Clark
Synaptic Efficacy of Single Interneuron-Purkinje Cell Connections

Zheng Liu (Brandeis University) Mike Casey, Eve Marder, and L. F. Abbott
Neurons and Neurons and Networks with Activity-Dependent Conductances

Yair Manor (Brandeis University) Farzan Nadim, Kamal Sen, Elad Schneidman, Larry Abbott, and Eve Marder
Characterization of the Dynamics of graded Synaptic Transmission in Stomatogastric Neurons

Bartlett W. Mel (University of Southern California) Ernst Niebur and David W. Croft
How Neurons May Respond to Temporal Structure in their Inputs


Evyatar Av-Ron (Ecole Normale Superieure des Telecommunications) Pierre-Paul Vidal
An Investigation of Tonic Versus Phasic Firing Behavior of Medial Vestibular Neurons

Jeremy B. Caplan (Harvard Medical School) Jeffrey P. Sutton and Peter A. Bandettini
Weight Space Mapping of fMRI Motor Tasks: Evidence for Nested Neural Networks

Paul Cisek (Boston University) Daniel Bullock and Steve Grossberg
Cortical Circuits for Control of Voluntary Arm Movements

Karen Flach (University of Colorado Health Science Center) Craig van Horne, Lawrence E. Adler, and Greg A. Gerhardt
A Computational Model of Parkinson's Disease: Effects of Dopamine Replacement Strategies on Thalamic Output

F. Frisone (University of Genova) V. Sanguineti and P. Morasso
Do "Lateral Connections" in the Cortex Carry Out Topological Information?

Gyngyi Gal (University of California, Berkeley) Walter J. Freeman
Mapping Nonlinear Functions of Neural Activity Recorded Simultaneously from Olfactory Bulb, Somatomotor, Auditory, Visual and Entorhinal Cortices of Awake, Behaving Cats

Pierre Germain (ETCA/CREA/SP) Yves Burnod
Population Coding, Population Regularity and Learning

Gideon Gradwohl (Ben-Gurion University) I. Segev and Y. Grossman
A Computer Model of Postsynaptic Reciprocal and Recurrent Inhibition in Motoneurons Containing NMDA Channels

Samuel R. H. Joseph (Edinburgh University) Volker Steuber and David J. Willshaw
The Dual Role of Calcium in Synaptic Plasticity of the Motor Endplate

A. Lansner (Karolinska Institutet) Hgskolan, J. Hellgren, M. Ullstrm, and S. Grillner
Modulating the Calcium Dependent Potassium Conductance in a Model of the Lamprey CPG

Huo Lu (Pennsylvania State Univ. Med. College) Fred W. Prior and Linda J. Larson-Prior
Information Processing in a Cerebellar Granule Cell

Alexander Lukashin (Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center) Bagrat R. Amirikian and Apostolos P. Georgopoulos
Transformation of Spiking Activity of Motor-Cortical Cells Into Motor Output of an Actuator

VISUAL SYSTEM I (Salons 5 and 6)

Hans-Ulrich Bauer (Univ. Frankfurt) Maximilian Riesenhuber and Theo Geisel
Calculating Conditions for The Emergence of Structure in Self-Organizing Maps

Rani Ben-Yishai (Racah Institute of Physics) David Hansel and Haim Sompolinsky
Traveling Waves and Sensory Processing in a Cortical Network Module

Brian Blais (Brown University) Harel Shouval and Leon N. Cooper
Time Dependence of Visual Deprivation: A Comparison Between Models of Plasticity and Experimental Results

Kwabena A. Boahen (Caltech)
Understanding Spatiotemporal Filtering in the Retina: A Silicon Model

Matteo Carandini (Northwestern University) Dario Ringach
Some Properties of Recurrent Models of Orientation Selectivity

Dawei W. Dong (California Institute of Technology)
Statistics of Natural Time-Varying Images and Spatiotemporal Coding in Visual Systems

Valentin Dragoi (Duke University)
A Model of Contextual Interactions in Primary Visual Cortex: Examining the Influence of Cortico-Geniculate Feedback

U. Ernst (Institut fur Theoretische Physik) A. Kreiter, K. Pawelzik, and T. Geisel
Identifying Oscillatory and Stochastic Neuronal Behavior with High Temporal Precision in Macaque Monkey Visual Cortex

Winfried A. Fellenz (Universitat-GH Paderborn)
Neural Dynamics for the Perception of Illusory Contours: Linking Gestalt-Laws and Synchronised Oscillations

Anthony Harris (University of Pittsburgh) Steven Small and Bard Ermentrout
A Model of Monocular Cell Development by Competition for Trophic Factor

Rowshanak Hashemiyoon (Hahneman University) John K. Chapin
Dynamical Properties of the Receptive Field of Synchronised Oscillations in the Subcortical Visual System

Todd Hinck (Boston University, College of Engineering) Allyn E. Hubbard
Simulated Retinal Center/Surround Artificial Neuroprocessing Using Analog VLSI Circuitry

Bart Krekelberg (Kings College London) John G. Taylor
Nitric Oxide and the Development of Long-Range Horizontal Connectivity

Tai Sing Lee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Sensitivity of V1 Neurons to Globally Defined Shapes

Zhaoping Li (Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology) Junmei Zhu
A Model of the Orientation Selectivity in Cortical Cells From Both the LGN and Intra-Cortical Input Connections

Zhaoping Li (Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology)
A Neural Model of Image Contour Integration by Intra-Cortical Neural Connections

Jennifer Linden (Caltech)
Perceptual Completion Across the Fovea Under Scotopic Viewing Conditions

Jaime Mancilla (The University of Chicago) Philip S. Ulinski
Functional Organization of Cortical Microcircuits: I. Intensity Response Functions for Pyramidal Cells

Jonathan Marshall (University of North Carolina) George J. Kalarickal
Modeling Dynamic Receptive Field Changes in Area V1 Using Inhibitory Learning

Bruce H. McCormick (Texas A&M University) Glen T. Prusky and Sandeep Tewari
Stochastic Modeling of the Pyramidal Cell Module

Mark Millonas (University of Chicago) Philip Ulinski
Functional Organization of Cortical Microcircuits: IV. Dendritic Sodium Conductances on Pyramidal Cells

Trevor Mundel (University of Chicago) Jack D. Cowan
A Simple Model for Cortical Orientation Selectivity

Heiko Neumann (Universitt Ulm) Petra Mssner
Adaptive Resonance in V1-V2 Interaction: Grouping, Illusory Contours, and RF-Organization

David P.M. Northmore (University of Delaware) John G. Elias
Discrimination of Spike Patterns by Dendritic Processing in a Network of Silicon Neuromorphs

Monday, July 15, 1996

9:00 General Information

9:15 Invited Talk : Ron Calabrese (Emory University)
Understanding the Leech Heartbeat Elemental Oscillator and its Modulation: Interaction Between Modeling and Experiment.

Contributed Talks

10:05 : David Terman (Ohio State University) Amit Bose and Nancy Kopell
Functional Reorganization in Thalamocortical Networks: Transition Between Spindling and Delta Sleep Rhythms

10:25 : Angel Alonso (McGill University) Xiao-Jing Wang, Michael M. Guevara, and Brian Craft
A Comparative Model Study of Neuronal Oscillations in Septal GABAergic Cells and Entorhinal Cortex Stellar Cells: Contributors to the Theta and Gamma Rhythms

10:45 : Gene Wallenstein (Harvard University) Michael E. Hasselmo
Bursting and Oscillations in a Biophysical Model of Hippocampal Region CA3: Implications for Associative Memory and Epileptiform Activity

11:05 : Break

11:20 : Mayank R. Mehta (University of Arizona) Bruce L. McNaughton
Rapid Changes in Hippocampal Population Code During Behavior: A Case for Hebbian Learning in Vivo

11:40 : Karl Kilborn (University of California, Irvine) Don Kubota and Richard Granger
Parameters of LTP Induction Modulate Network Categorization Behavior

12:00 : Peter Dayan (MIT) Satinder Pal Singh
Long Term Potentiation, Navigation, & Dynamic Programming

12:20 : Chantal E. Stern (Harvard Medical School) Michael E. Hasselmo
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computational Modeling: An Integrated Study of Hippocampal Function

12:40 : Lunch Break

2:00 : Invited Talk : John Kauer (Tufts Medical School)
Molecular Recognition in the Olfactory System: from Biology to an Artificial Nose

Contributed Talks

2:50 : Rajesh P. N. Rao (University of Rochester) Dana H. Ballard
Cortico-Cortical Dynamics and Learning During Visual Recognition: A Computational Model

3:10 : Daniel D. Lee (AT&T Bell Laboratories) R.Y. Reis, D. D. Lee, H.S. Seung, B.I. Shraiman, and D.W. Tank
Nonlinear Network Models of the Oculomotor Integrator

3:30 : Yair Weiss (MIT) Edward H. Adelson
Adaptive Robust Windows: A Model for the Selective Integration of Motion Signals in Human Vision

3:50 : Break

4:10 : Emanuel V. Todorov (MIT) Athanassios G. Siapas, David C. Somers, and Sacha B. Nelson
Modeling Visual Cortical Contrast Adaptation Effects

4:30 Invited Talk : Ken Nakayama (Harvard Unversity)
Image vs. Surface Approached to Binocular Vision

5:20 : End of Day Announcements

8:00 Poster Session B


T. Grobler (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) G. Barna
Single Cell and Population Activity in a Statistical Model of the Hippocampal CA3 Region

William B. Levy (University of Virginia Health Sciences Center) Xiangbao Wu
Predicting Novel Paths to Goals by a Simple, Biologically Inspired Neural Network

William B. Levy (University of Virginia Health Sciences Center)
A Simplified Hippocampal Model That Learns and Uses Three Kinds of Context

Ali A. Minai (University of Cincinnati)
Control of CA3 Place Fields by the Dentate Gyrus: A Neural Network Model

Sean D. Murphy (Yale University) Edward W. Kairiss
Dynamical Behavior of Networks of Active Neurons

Catherine E. Myers (Rutgers University) Brandon Ermita, Mark Gluck, Michael Hasselmo, and Paul Solomon
Septohippocampal Cholinergic Modulation in Classical Conditioning

Chi-Sang Poon (MIT)
Adaptive Optimization by Hebbian Covariance Learning

Alastair Reid (Edinburgh University)
A Critical Analysis of An Attractor Network Model of Schizophrenia

Ralph Ritz (The Salk Institute for Biological Studies) Wulfram Gerstner and J. Leo van Hemmen
Poisson-Like Neuronal Firing Due to Multiple Synfire Chains in Simultaneous Action

Pulin Sampat (Brandeis University) Patricio Huerta
Realistic Models of CA1 and CA3 Pyramidal Neurons

Simon R. Schultz (University of Oxford) Edmund T. Rolls
The Functional Implication of Mossy Fiber LTP on an Autoassociation Memory Model

Vikaas S. Sohal (Harvard University) Michael Hasselmo
A Model of Changes Inferotemporal Activity During a Delayed Matching to Sample Task

Dimitris Stassinopoulos (Florida Atlantic University) Per Bak
Democratic Reinforcement: A New Approach to Learning via Self-Organization

Xiangbao Wu (University of Virginia Health Sciences Center) William B. Levy and Joanna M. Tyrcha
A Special Role for Input Codes in Solving the Transverse Patterning Problem

Brad Wyble (Harvard University) Michael Hasselmo
A Model of the Effects of Scopolamine on Human Memory Performance


Pierre Baldi (Caltech) Michael C. Vanier and James M. Bower
A Bayesian Approach to Model Comparison for Compartmental Neural Models

G. T. Barkema (Institute for Advanced Study) Ranganathan Krishnan
Monte Carlo Integration of the Hodgkin-Huxley Equations

David A. Batte (Texas A&M University) Bruce H. McCormick
Grid Generation for Brain Visualization at the Cellular and Tissue Level

Gullay A. P. C. Burns (University of Newcastle) M. A. O'Neill and M. P. Young
Calculating Finely-Graded Ordinal Weights for Neural Connections from Neuroanatomical Data From Different Anatomical Studies

Alain Destexhe (Laval University School of Medicine)
Simplified Models for Generating Action Potentials

Rogene M. Eichler West (University of Minnesota) George L. Wilcox
Robust Parameter Selection for Compartmental Models of Neurons using Evolutionary Algorithms

Michelle Fitzurka (University of North Texas) David C. Tam
A Joint Cross Interval Difference Analysis for Detecting Coupling Trends Between Neurons

Michelle Fitzurka (University of North Texas) David C. Tam
Hybrid Analyses of Neuronal Spike Train Data for Pre-and Post-Cross Intervals in Relation to Interspike-Interval-Difference

Balasubramanian Girish (University of California at Berkeley) John P. Miller
Encoding of Vector Stimuli by a Complete Functional Set of Sensory Neurons

Nigel Goddard (Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center) Greg Hood
Parallel Genesis for Large Scale Modeling

Per Hammarlund (Royal Institute of Technology) rjan Ekeberg, Tomas Wilhelmsson, and Anders Lansner
Large Neural Network Simulations on Multiple Hardware Platforms

Claus C. Hilgetag (University of Newcastle upon Tyne) Mark A. O'Neill and Malcolm P. Young
Optimization Analysis of Complex Neuroanatomical Data

Garrett T. Kenyon (University of Texas Medical School) Michael D. Mauk
A Continuous Time Model of Cerebellar-Olivary Equilibrium Dynamics

Larry Lancaster (University of California at Berkeley) Leslie Kay
A New Tool in Probabilistic Analysis Reveals Inter-and Intrastructural EEG Association

Anders Lansner (Royal Institute of Technology) rjan Ekeberg, Erik Fransn, Per Hammarlund, and Tomas Wilhelmsson
Detailed Simulation of Large Scale Neural Network Models

Mark Laubach (Bowman Gray School of Medicine) Donald Woodward
Reading a Neural Code with a Time-Frequency Dictionary: Wavelet-Based Methods for the Analysis of Neuronal Spike Data

Ying-Hui Liu (Brandeis University) Xiao-Jing Wang
Neuronal Adaptation and Variability with Stochastic Inputs

Steven B. Lowen (Columbia University) Sydney S. Cash, Mu-ming Poo, and Malvin C. Teich
Neuronal and Non-neuronal Exocytosis Exhibits Fractal Behavior

Wolfgang Maass (Technische Universitet Graz)
A Model for Fast Analog Computations with Noisy Spiking Neurons

Mike Paulin (UCLA)
Extracting Information from Single Spikes in Sensory Afferent Neurons by System Identification

Xing Pei (University of Missouri) Lon Wilkens and Frank Moss
Random Processes and Signal Transmission in Sensory Neurons

Bret Peterson (Yale Medical School) Perry L. Miller and Gordon M. Shepherd
An Environment for Creating, Running, and Storing Models Using Database and Web Technologies

James K. Peterson (Clemson University)
Post Synaptic Density (PSD) Computational Objects: Abstractions of Plasticity Mechanisms from Neurobiological Substrates

Chris Roehrig (University of British Columbia)
Theory and Specification for Real-Time Distributed Neuronal Simulation

E. Sivan (Hebrew University) H. Parnas
Insight to SONN: Simulator of Neuronal Networks

Jaap van Pelt (Netherlands Institute for Brain Research) Alexander E. Dityatev and Andreas Schierwagen
On the Generation of Random Denritic Shapes

Carlos van Vreeswijk (Racah Institute of Physics) H. Sompolinsky
Irregular Spiking in Cortex Through Inhibition/Excitation Balance


Lee E. Moore (University of Rennes I) Joel Tabak, Laurence Prime, C. Richard Murphey, F. Tiaho and James T. Buchanan
The Electrotonic Structure and Potassium Conductance of Xenopus Embryonic Neurons

Farzan Nadim (Brandeis University) Yair Manor, Melissa J. Coleman, Michael P. Nusbaum, and Eve Marder
The Interaction Between Presynaptic Inhibition and Electrical Coupling in the Generation of the Stomatogastric Ganglion Gastric Mill Rhythm

Hiroshi Okamoto (Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd) Kazuhisa Ichikawa
Autophosphorylation versus Dephosphorylation of Ca2+/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II: Switching Characteristics and Implication for the Induction of LTP

J. R. Payne (University of Illinois) Mark E. Nelson
Neuronal Gain Control by Regulation of Membrane Conductance in two Classes of Spiking Neuron Models

Adam J. Peiper (University of Chicago) Philip S. Ulinski
Functional Organization of Cortical Microcircuits. III. Resonant Behavior of Pyramidal Cells

Moshe Rapp (The Hebrew University) Yosef Yarom and Idan Segev
A Detailed Model of Signal Transmission in Excitable Dendrites of Rat Neocortical Pyramidal Cells

David C. Tam (University of North Texas) Michelle A. Fitzurka
Inter-Arrival Time Spike Train Analyses for Detecting Spatial and Temporal Summation in Neurons

Nitish V. Thakor (The Johns Hopkins Medical School) Vaibhava Goel
A Model of Excitotoxic Injury in Hippocampal Neurons: Putative Roles of Glutamate and NItric Oxide

Nitish V. Thakor (The Johns Hopkins Medical School) Tao Wang
A Model of the Possible Role of Gaseous Neuromessenger Nitric Oxide in Synaptic Potentiation

Zhongren Zhou (MIT) Jean Champagnat and Chi-Sang Poon
Low Frequency Stimuation Induced Accommodation, Short-Term and Long-Term Depression in Nucleus Tractus Solitarius

Daniel L. Young (MIT) Chi-Sang Poon
Roles for Two Calcium Channels in Spike Frequency Adaptation and Termination of Neuronal Bursting


Masakazu Matsugu (Canon Inc.) Chi-Sang Poon
Nonlinear Dynamics in a Compound Central Pattern Generator

Bill Miller (University of California at Davis) K. A. Sigvardt
Multi-Channel Fourier Analysis of Fictive Swimming Reveals Properties of Long Coupling in the Lamprey Locomotor Central Pattern Generator

Richard Murphey (University of Texas Medical Branch) L. E. Moore
Sensitivity Analysis of NMDA-Activated Rhythmic Activity in Lamprey Spinal Neurons

Hirofumi Nagashino (The University of Tokushima) Yohsuke Kinouchi
Entrainment of a Spiking Neuron Model to Two Periodic Pulse Trains

Khashayar Pakdaman (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie) Jol Pham, Eric Boussard, and Jean-Francois Vibert
How Transmission Delays and Noise Modify the Simple and Large Neural Networks Dynamics

David F. Scollan (Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine) Mark Shelhamer and Beau K. Nakamoto
Adaptability and Variability in the Oculomotor System

Mark Shelhamer (Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine)
Using Measures of Nonlinear Dynamics to Test a Mathematical Model of the Oculomotor System

Frances Skinner (University of California at Davis) Nancy Kopell and Brian Mulloney
How Does the Crayfish Swimmeret System Work? Insights from Nearest Neighbour Coupled Oscillator Models

Sheryl Smith (MCP and Hahnemann University) Ronald S. Markowitz, C.-S. Lin, and John K. Chapin
Estradiol Enhances Rhythmic, Synchronized Discharge from the Dorsal Accessory Olive During Rhythmic Vibrissa Movement

F. T. Sommer (University of Tbingen) R. Ktter
Simulating A Network of Cortical Areas Using Anatomical Connection Data in the Cat

Padmanabhan Srikrishna (MIT) David Krebs, Neville Hogan, and Laurence Young
Postural Control of Vestibular Hypofunction Patients to Maintain Balance During Standing

Fahad Sultan (Caltech)
Timing and the Cerebellar Microcircuit: Axons Tuned to Synchronicity

Jesper Tegner (Royal Institutute of Technology) Jeanette Hellgren-Kotaleski, Anders Lansner, and Sten Grillner
A Computational and Experimental Study of Rebound Firing and Modulatory Effects on the Lamprey Spinal Network

Tom Wadden (Royal Institute of Technology) rjan Ekeberg
Localized Neural Network Control of Spring Actuated Leg

Robert Worth (IndianaUniversity) Samir I. Sayegh
Basal Ganglia and Motor Behavior A Model Based on Intracranial Recordings During Stereotactic Pallidotomy for Parkinson's

John H. Thompson(Caltech) James M. Bower
Information About Phase of Thalamocortical Oscillations Reaches the Cerebellar Cortex Through Cerebro-Cerebellar Pathway

Robert E. L. Turner(University of Wisconsin)
Phase Setting and Locomotion

VISUAL SYSTEM II (Longfellow and Cooldige Rooms)

Bruno A. Olshausen (MIT) David J. Field
Encoding of Contours in Natural Images

Klaus Pawelzik (Universitt Frankfurt) T. Sejnowski
A Simple Model for Development and Function of Long-Range Connections in Neocortex

Rasmus S. Petersen (King's College London) John G. Taylor
Disinhibition of a Topographically Ordered, Lateral Inhibitory Neural Field

Robert I. Pitts (Boston University) V. Sundareswaran and Lucia M. Vaina
A Model of Position-Invariant, Optic Flow Pattern-Selective Cells

William Press (Washington University School of Medicine) Christopher W. Lee
Projection Pursuit Analysis of the Statistical Structure in Natural Scenes

Rajesh P. N. Rao (University of Rochester) Dana H. Ballard
A Computational Model of Saptial Representations That Explains Object-Centered Neglect in Parietal Patients

Pamela Reinagel (Caltech) Dwayne Godwin, Murray Sherman, and Christof Koch
Bursts in the LGN Transmit Visual Information to Cortex

Maximilian Riesenhuber (MIT) Hans-Ulrich Bauer and Theo Geisel
On-Center and Off-Center Cell Competition Generates Oriented Receptive Fields from Non-Oriented Stimuli in Kohonen's Self-Organizing Map

Gerald S. Russell (University of Oregon)
Hyperacuity in Early Vision: A Bayesian Reentrant Neuromorphic Model

O. Scherf (Institut fur Theoretische Physik) K. Pawelzik and T. Geisel
Reorganization of Ocular Dominance Columns

David Senseman (University of Texas)
Correspondence Between Visually-Evoked Voltage-Sensitive Dye Signals and Complex Synaptic Activity Recorded in Spiny Pyramidal Cells

Harel Shouval (Brown University) Nathan Intrator and Leon N. Cooper
Effect of Binocular Cortical Misalignment on Networks of Plastic Neurons

V. Sundareswaran (Boston University) Socrates Deligeorges and Lucia M. Vaina
Computational Investigations on Learning and Representation in a Task to Discriminate Opposite Directions of Global Motion

Joshua B. Tenenbaum (MIT) Emanuela Bricolo
Analyzing the View Dependence of Population Codes in Inferior Temporal Cortex

Todd Troyer (University of California, S. F.) Kenneth D. Miller
Integrate-and-Fire Neurons Matched to Physiological f-I Curves Yield High Input Sensitivity and Wide Dynamic Range

Fred Wolf (University of Frankfurt) T. Geisel
Activity-Dependent Self-Organization of Orientation Preference Predicts a Transient Overproduction of Pinwheels During Visual Development

Kechen Zhang (University of California, San Diego)
Spatial Orientation and the Papez Circuit: Dynamics of the interacting Cell Groups

Shih-Cheng Yen (University of Pennsylvania) Leif H. Finkel
Cortical Synchronization Mechanism for "Pop-Out" of Salient Image Contours

K. P. Unnikrishnan (Caltech) Harmon S. Nine
Feedback Makes Columnar Development Very Robust

Tuesday, July 16, 1996

9:00 General Information

9:15 : Invited Talk : Larry Abbott
Self-Organizing Circuits of Model Neurons

Contributed Talks

10:05 : Dieter Jaeger (Caltech) James M. Bower
Dual in Vitro Whole Cell Recordings from Cerebellar Purkinje Cells: Artificial Synaptic Input Using Dynamic Current Clamping

10:25 : Xiao-Jing Wang (Brandeis University)
Calcium Control of Time-Dependent Input-Out Computation in Cortical Pyramidal Neurons

10:45 : Alexander Protopapas (Caltech) James M. Bower
Piriform Pyramidal Cell Response to Physiologically Plausible Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Synaptic Input

11:05 : Break

11:20 : Ole Jensen (Brandeis University) Marco A. P. Idiart and John E. Lisman
A Model for Physiologically Realistic Synaptic Encoding and Retrieval of Sequence Information

11:40 : S. B. Nelson (Brandeis University) J.A. Varela, K. Sen, and L.F. Abbott
Synaptic Decoding of Visual Cortical EPSCs Reveals a Potential Mechanism for Contrast Adaptation

12:00 : Lunch Break

1:30 : Workshop I Organization

6:30 : Banquet at Museum of Science, Boston.

Wednesday, July 17, 1996

9:30 : General Information

9:45 Invited Talk : Howard Eichenbaum (State University of New York)
Cortical-Hippocampal Interactions in Memory: Cognitive and Biological Constraints

Contributed Talks

10:35 : Nicolas G. Hatsopoulos (Brown University) Jerome N. Sanes and John P. Donoghue
Dynamic Correlations in Unit Firing of Motor Cortical Neurons Related to Movement Preparation and Action

10:55 : David S. Touretzky (Carnegie Mellon University) Adam N. Elga and A. David Redish
A Model of the Rodent Head Direction System

11:15 : Dianne Pawluk (Harvard University) Robert Howe
A Holistic Model of Human Touch

11:35 : Business Meeting

12:00 : Lunch Break

1:30 : Workshops II - Organization

7:00 : End of Meeting