Workshop on "Cognitive Dynamics in Neural Systems: Mathematical and Computational Modeling",
Lyon, France, March 29-30

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Schedule / Invited Talks



March 29

 

9:00 - 9:30

Introduction (Herbert Jaeger, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany)

Part 1: Agents and Architectures I

9:30 - 10:30

Randall D. Beer, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA: Some mathematical challenges in the analysis of brain-body-environment systems

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:00

Jun Tani, Riken Brain Science Institute, Saitama, Japan: Neuro-Dynamic Mechanisms for Predicting and Recognizing Compositional Acts

12:00 - 12:30

Starter discussion round

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 16:00

Poster session I

Part 2: Mathematical foundations

16:00 - 17:00

Jürgen Jost, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany: Information Theory, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Recurrent Neural Processing

17:00 - 18:00

Christian Pötzsche, Alpen-Adria Univ. Klagenfurt, Austria: Nonautonomous Dynamics - A Biased Survey

18:00 - 18:30

Discussion

19:00 – –

Conference dinner

 

March 30

 

Part 3: Modeling neural dynamics

8:30 - 9:30

Olivier Fauguras, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France: Neural fields in Action: Mathematical Results and Models of Visual Perception

9:30 - 10:30

Jochen Triesch, Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies, Frankfurt, Germany: Self-organization Explains the Statistics and Dynamics of Synaptic Connection Strengths in Cortex

10:30 - 11:30

Break (a real one)

Part 4: Agents and Architectures II

11:30 - 12:30

Tomas Gedeon, Montana State University, Bozeman, USA: Correspondence Maximization: a Potential Model for the Function of Multi-Layer Neural Architectures

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:30

Poster session II

15:30 - 16:30

Chris Eliasmith, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada: How to Build a Brain: From Single Neurons to a Cognitive Architecture

16:30 - 17:00

Break

17:00 - 18:00

Gregor Schöner, Univ. of Bochum, Germany: Dynamic Field Theory as a Framework for Understanding Embodied Cognition

18:00 - 19:00

Discussion