KITP Program: Emerging Techniques in Neuroscience (Sep 20 - Nov 12, 2010)
Coordinators: Adrienne Fairhall, David Kleinfeld, Fred Wolf

Scientific Advisors: Charles Stevens, Ernst Bamberg

Time Speaker Title
9/20, 10:15 a.m. All Greeting & Salutations from Adrienne, David & Fred[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/20, 10:30 a.m. John Hopfield
Princeton, IAS
How Have Experiment and Theory Informed Each Other in the Past 25 Years?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/20, 2:00 p.m. Karl Deisseroth
Experimental Approaches to Psychiatric Disorders[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/21, 9:00 a.m. David Kleinfeld
Primer on Classical Brain Connectivity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/21, 11:00 a.m. Van Wedeen
Harvard Med.
Tracing Neuronal Connections on an Areal Basis with DTI[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/21, 1:45 p.m. David Heeger
Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Activity in Human Visual Cortex[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
9/21, 4:00 p.m. R. Clay Reid
Harvard Med.
Experimental Approaches to Delineating Signal Pathways
9/22, 9:00 a.m. Anirvan Ghosh
Molecular Approaches to Unraveling Circuits[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/22, 11:00 a.m. Stephen Smith
Stanford Med.
Synaptic Architecture of the Brain[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/22, 1:45 p.m. Chuck Stevens
Salk Inst. & KITP
Principles That Govern the Structure of Arbors[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/22, 4:00 p.m. Adrienne Fairhall
Open Theoretical Issues and the Potential Impact of New Technologies[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/23, 9:00 a.m. Ralph Greenspan
Neurosciences Inst.
The Present and Future Face of Behavioral Genetics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/23, 11:00 a.m. Dmitri Chklovskii
Howard Hughes Med. & KITP
Hold That Thought: Networks that Support Persistence[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/23, 1:45 p.m. Axel Nimmerjahn
Optical Imaging of Cell Dynamics in Behaving Animals
9/23, 4:00 p.m. Richard Hahnloser
Neural Theory and Practice of Song Learning[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/24, 9:00 a.m. Edward Callaway
Salk Inst.
Rabies-based Tools to Elucidate Circuits and Link Connectivity to Function
9/24, 11:00 a.m. Srinivas Turaga
Constructing the Connectome to Deconstruct the Brain[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/27, 10:00 a.m. Winfried Denk
Structural Neurobiology, The New Old Bottleneck
09/27, 12:15 p.m. Fred Wolf
Perturbing Neural Circuit Dynamics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
9/28, 9:30 a.m. Jimmy Zhou
Cholinergic Network in the Retina: From Development to Computation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/28, 11:00 a.m. Alla Karpova
Howard Hughes Med.
Optimizing Behavior in Variable and Competitive Environments
9/28, 2:30 p.m. All Organizational Meeting
9/29, 9:30 a.m. Elad Schneidman
Weizmann Inst. & KITP
Correlated Neural Population Codes and Optimal Networks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/29, 11:00 a.m. Stephen Baccus
Understanding Inhibitory Circuits in the Retina[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 9:30 a.m. David Perkel
Functions and Mechanisms of Behavioral Variability During Motor Learning[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 11:30 a.m. Anne Churchland
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Spiking Variability as a Window into Neural Computation[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 2:00 p.m. All Group Discussion: High Order Correlations and Maximum Entropy Models of Population Activity in Retina and Cortex
10/01, 9:30 a.m. Jason Kerr
Release the Hounds: Imaging Activity in Neuronal Populations in the Freely Moving Animal
10/01, 11:00 a.m. Albert Compte
A Sensory-executive Circuit Model for Visual Selective Attention[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/01, 2:00 p.m. Eran Mukamel
Harvard & KITP
Shaky, Spiky and Sharp: Neural Visual Inference for Hyperacuity amid Fixational Eye Movements[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
10/04, 10:00 a.m. Jeffrey Magee
Howard Hughes Inst.
Processing and Storage in Neuronal Dendrites[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/04, 12:00 p.m. Jeffrey Magee
Howard Hughes Inst.
Processing and Storage in Neuronal Dendrites, Cont'd[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/04, 3:30 p.m. Raoul-Martin Memmesheimer
Radboud University, Nijmegen & KITP
Nonlinear Dendrites, Hippocampal Ripples, and Association of Spike Patterns
10/05, 9:30 a.m. Mark Ellisman
Multiscale Imaging of the Nervous System: Where's the Dark Matter?
10/05, 11:00 a.m. Robert Gütig
Hebrew Univ. & KITP
Spike-timing Based Neuronal Information Processing: Applications to Vision and Speech[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/06, 9:30 a.m. Jackie Schiller
Non Linear Dendritic Integration in Neocortical Pyramidal Neurons[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/06, 11:00 a.m. Guoqiang Bi
University of Science and Technology of China
Self-organizing Plasticity in Small Neuronal Networks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/07, 9:30 a.m. Peter Latham
Univ. College & KITP
Probabilistic Inference in Networks of Spiking Neurons[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/07, 11:00 a.m. Surya Ganguli
Compressive Sensing Tutorial
10/07, 3:30 p.m. Tao Hu
Howard Hughes Medical Institute & KITP
Estimating Conectomes with Compressed Sensing[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/07, 4:00 p.m. Fleur Zeldenrust
Characterizing Neurons in Networks with Noisy Input[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/08, 9:30 a.m. Elisha Moses
Weizmann Inst. & KITP
Architecture and Computation in Neuronal Networks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/08, 11:00 a.m. Sophie Denève
Bayesian Approaches to Dynamics and Coding in Single Neurons and Networks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/11, 4:00 p.m. William Spain
Adaptation of Spike Timing Precision: Implications for Sound Localization[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/12, 9:30 a.m. Michael Gutnick
Hebrew Univ. & KITP
Sodium Channels and Excitability in Neocortical Pyramidal Neurons[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/12, 11:00 a.m. Charles Wilson
Univ. Texas
Neuronal Dynamics in the Subthalamic Nucleus[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/13, 9:30 a.m. David McCormick
Yale Med.
Neocortical Network Dynamics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/13, 11:00 a.m. Herbie Levine
Biophysical Models of Complex Neuronal Components[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/13, 2:00 p.m. Fred Wolf
Single Neuron Dynamics for Retaining and Destroying Network Information[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/14, 9:30 a.m. David Golomb
Ben Gurion Univ. & KITP
Short-term Synaptic Plasticity, Interneurons, and Cortical Responses[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/14, 11:00 a.m. Dirk Trauner
Univ. Munich
Teaching Old Receptors New Tricks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/14, 2:00 p.m. Andrea Hasenstaub
Salk Inst. & KITP
Fast-spiking Interneurons, Network Dynamics, and Response Flexibility[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/15, 9:30 p.m. Michael Famulare
Deriving the Spike Code from Single Neuron Dynamics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/15, 11:30 a.m. Ben Strowbridge
Case Western & KITP
Cellular Mechanisms of Persistent Activity in the Hippocampus and Olfactory Bulb[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/18, 10:00 a.m. Mayank Mehta
Relating Plasticity, Place Cells, Oscillations and Sleep[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/18, 2:00 p.m. Group Discussion Is Stimulus Reconstruction an Important Criterion for Choosing Single Neuron Models?
10/18, 3:30 p.m. Surya Ganguli
Fisher Information, Compressed Sensing, and the Origins of Short-term Sequence Memory in Neuronal Networks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/19, 9:30 a.m. Massimo Scanziani
Excitation and Inhibition in Cortical Space[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/19, 11:00 a.m. Michael Hausser
Univ. College London & KITP
Temporal Sequence Processing in Cortical Neurons
10/19, 2:00 p.m. All Normalization Models
10/20, 9:30 a.m. Rainer Friedrich
Friedrich Miescher Inst.
Dynamics and Discrete Network States in the Olfactory System[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/20, 11:00 a.m. Theo Geisel
Univ. Gottingen/MPI & KITP
Phase Transitions towards Self-organized Criticality in Networks of Neurons with Dynamical Synapses[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/20, 4:00 p.m. Group Discussion Network Dynamics in Olfactory Processing[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/21, 9:30 a.m. Alex Reyes
Stimulus-dependent Switching of Excitatory/Inhibitory Configurations in Neural Networks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/21, 11:00 a.m. Kenneth Miller
Contrast-dependent Center-surround Interactions & "Normalizing" Nonlinearities in Visual Cortex: A Simple Unified Circuit Model[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/21, 4:00 p.m. Livia de Hoz
Hebrew Univ. & KITP
Sensory Memory in the Auditory Cortex of Behaving Rodents[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/22, 9:30 a.m. Michale Fee
Localizing and Understanding Dynamics in Neural Circuits[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/22, 11:00 a.m. Sara Solla
Effective Connectivity Reveals Induced Network Reorganization in Behaving Animals[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/25, 10:00 a.m. David Kleinfeld
Welcome and Introduction to Neurovascular Coupling[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/25, 10:30 a.m. Martin Lauritzen
Univ. Copenhagen
So Many Signals: How the Vasculature Feeds the Brain
10/25, 2:30 p.m. Brian MacVicar
Regulation of Cerebral Blood Vessels by Astrocytes and the Influence of Metabolism[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/26, 9:30 a.m. Frank Kirchhoff
Univ. Saarland
Two-photon Imaging and Genetic Models to Study Glial Function in Vivo[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/26, 11:00 a.m. Edith Hamel
Montreal Neurological Institute
Neuronal Networks in the Control of Cerebral Blood Flow[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/26, 2:30 p.m. Pablo Blinder
Illuminating the Angiotome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/26, 3:15 p.m. Andy Shih
Single-vessel Strokes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/27, 9:30 a.m. Bruno Weber
Univ. Zurich
Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism: Feeding a Hungry Organ[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/27, 11:00 a.m. All Open Discussion
10/28, 9:30 a.m. David Hansel
Selective Persistent States in Balanced Networks[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/28, 11:00 a.m. Ila Fiete
Univ. Texas, Austin
Path Integration and Position Encoding in Grid Cells[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/28, 3:30 p.m. Carl van Vreeswijk
Univ. Paris Descartes & KITP
Emerging Techniques for the Analysis of Network Dynamics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/01, 3:30 p.m. Robert Froemke
Long-term Cortical Synaptic Plasticity Improves Sensory Perception
11/02, 9:30 a.m. Matthias Kaschube
Princeton & KITP
Nature, Nurture, Nonlinearity
11/02, 11:00 a.m. Tim Murphy
Synapse and Circuit Level Plasticity after Stroke[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/03, 9:30 a.m. Siegrid Löwel
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena & KITP
The Dynamic Architecture of the Cortex during Development and after Lesions
11/03, 11:00 a.m. Gordon Fishell
The Requirement for Neuronal Activity for Cortical Interneuron Development[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
11/04, 9:30 a.m. Venkatesh Murthy
Harvard Univ. & KITP
Synaptic Circuits and Odor Processing in the Mouse Olfactory System[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/04, 11:00 a.m. Botond Roska
Friedrich Miescher Inst.
Retinal Hardware[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/04, 4:00 p.m. Julijana Gjorgjieva
Univ. of Cambridge & KITP
Plasticity in Developing Circuits Driven by Spontaneous Activity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/05, 9:00 a.m. Andrew Huberman
Mechanisms for Wiring up Visual Circuits
11/05, 10:30 a.m. Vijay Balasubramanian
Univ. Penn
Principles of Population Coding: Maps, Parallel Channels, Interactions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/08, 10:00 a.m. Peter Strick
Univ. Pittsburgh
'Old' and 'New' M1: A Tale of Two Cortical Motor Areas
11/08, 1:30 p.m. Group Discussion Emerging Techniques: Perspectives and Challenges
11/08, 3:30 p.m. Chris Fang-Yen
Univ. of Penn
Optical Dissection of Worm Behavior
11/09, 9:30 a.m. Mark van Rossum
Univ. Edinburgh & KITP
Weight Dependent Synaptic Plasticity Rules[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/10, 9:30 a.m. Yoram Burak
Harvard & KITP
Models of Neural Inference under Dynamic Transformations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/10, 11:00 a.m. Ehud Ahissar
Weizmann Inst.
Closed Loop Perception in Whisking Rats and Humans[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/10, 2:00 p.m. Discussion Covariance methods and single neurons
11/10, 3:30 p.m. Yasser Roudi
Mean Field Theory for Non-equilibrium Network Reconstruction[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/11, 9:30 a.m. Alexander Gail
German Primate Center
The Frontoparietal Sensorimotor Loop for Reaching[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/11, 11:30 a.m. All Wrap-up Discussion

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