[visionlist] Computational Workshop, "Computations, Decisions, and Movement"

Julia Trommershaeuser julia.trommershaeuser at nyu.edu
Sun Dec 6 08:28:17 PST 2009

Computations, Decisions, and Movement
Rauischholzhausen Castle
May 19 - 22, 2010
Application deadline: January 15, 2010
Organizers: Nathaniel D. Daw, Julia Trommershäuser

Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Both the planning of movements and more discrete or abstract economic decisions for rewards such as money are, fundamentally, problems of decision-making. Recently there has been rapid and parallel progress in understanding both of these areas, particularly due to the application of economic and decision-theoretic principles. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from the fields of motor control and economic decision making, together with neurobiologists and computational neuroscientists to discuss the neural computations underlying decision-making and adaptive behavior. The meeting will focus particularly on similarities and differences between studies of movement vs. traditional economic decision making, aiming to develop ties and synergies between these two similar, but separate fields. The ultimate goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas between these two scientific communities and to begin to build a community of researchers with a deeper u
nderstanding of the neural computations underlying the acquisition of highly skilled behavior. 

Selected participants will be able to present and discuss their work. 

Confirmed Speakers include Roshan Cools (Radboud University Nijmegen), Peter Dayan (University College London), Nathaniel Daw (New York University), Ralf Engbert (University of Potsdam), Paul Glimcher (New York University), Eric Johnson (Columbia University), Daeyeol Lee (Yale University), Konrad Körding (Northwestern University), Yael Niv (Princeton University), Antonio Rangel (California Institute of Technology), Philip Sabes (University of California San Francisco), Reza Shadmehr (Johns Hopkins University), Julia Trommershäuser (New York University), Preeti Verghese (Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute), Elke Weber (Columbia University), Daniel Wolpert (University of Cambridge) .

A limited number of spots for advanced graduate students and postdocs are available at the workshop. Preferences will be given to applicants who are applying to present a poster at the workshop. Selected participants will need to register and pay a registration fee of 500 EUR. This registration fee of 500 EUR covers room and board expenses at the castle. 

Participants wishing to attend should apply by submitting a poster abstract (250 words max.), either by email or in hard copy by fax to: 

"Computational Workshop 2010" 
Dr. Julia Trommershäuser
Dept. of Psychology and Center for Neural Science
4 Washington Place, Room 809
New York, NY 10003 
fax: +1-212-995-4011
email: julia.trommershaeuser at nyu.edu 

Selected abstracts will be published in citable form in frontiers in Neuroscience.  
Application deadline for workshop participation is January 15, 2010.

We look forward to seeing you in Rauischholzhausen,
Nathaniel Daw and Julia Trommershäuser

Dept. of Psychology and Center for Neural Science
4 Washington Place, Room 809
New York, NY 10003
ph: +1-212-998-3904 (Glimcher Lab)
fax: +1-212-995-4011

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