VisionScienceList: Cognitive and Neural Systems: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration

From: Carol Jefferson (
Date: Thu Mar 16 2000 - 11:02:01 PST

                     COGNITIVE AND NEURAL SYSTEMS:

                         Tuesday, May 23,2000
                                at the
               Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
                           Boston University
                           677 Beacon Street
                           Boston, MA 02215

This one-day event celebrates the tenth anniversary of our department. It
will be filled with talks by past graduates of the department, and will
include plenty of time for discussion and celebration. The event is open to
the public and there is no admission fee. If you plan to attend, please send
email to Carol Jefferson ( by May 1, 2000 so that we
can estimate attendance for purposes of planning enough food and drink.

The celebration will come right before the Fourth International Conference
on Cognitive and Neural Systems, which occurs from Wednesday, May 24
through Saturday, May 27. This conference drew around 300 participants
from 31 countries last year, and focuses on the two themes:

How Does the Brain Control Behavior?

How Can Technology Emulate Biological Intelligence?

For further information about this conference, see

                      TENTH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM

8:30-9:00 Provost Dennis Berkey and Stephen Grossberg, Boston University
             Introduction and Welcome

9:00-9:30 Gregory Francis, Purdue University
             Orientational Afterimages: Evidence for FACADE

9:30-10:00 Alexander Grunewald, Cal Tech
             The Perception of Visual Motion: Psychophysics, Physiology
             and Modeling

10:00-10:30 John Reynolds, NIMH
             Visual Salience, Competition and Selective Attention

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:30 David Somers, MIT
             Attentional Mechanisms in Human Visual Cortex: Evidence
             from fMRI

11:30-12:00 Luiz Pessoa, NIMH
             Attentional Strategies for Object Recognition

12:00-12:30 Bruce Fischl, Mass General Hospital
             Surface-Based Analysis of the Human Cerebral Cortex

12:30-2:00 Lunch (everyone on their own)

2:00-2:30 Paul Cisek, University of Montreal
             Two Action Systems: Specification and Selection in the
             Cerebral Cortex

2:30-3:00 John Fiala, Boston University
             Structural Dynamics of Synapses

3:00-3:30 Karen Roberts, Cognex Corp.
             Alignment and Inspection of Boundary Contours

3:30-4:00 Coffee Break

4:00-4:30 Gary Bradski, Intel Corp.
             Motion Segmentation and Pose Recognition with Motion
             History Gradients

4:30-5:00 Rob Cunningham, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
             Detecting Computer Attackers: Recognizing Patterns of
             Malicious, Stealthy Behavior

5:00-8:00 Reception

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