The Adaptive Brain

Inaugural Weizmann-Columbia Brain Symposium
The Adaptive Brain
The Adaptive Brain
January 25-28, 2021
EST 9:00 AM-01:30 PM / IL 04:00 PM-08:30 PM / CET 03:00 PM-07:30 PM
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Virtual Symposium

 

Monday, January 25

EST 09:00 AM / IL 04:00 PM
Welcoming Remarks
Rui Costa, Director
Columbia University, Zuckerman Inst.
Alon Chen, President
Weizmann Institute of Science
James S. Gertler, Trustee
Zuckerman Institute

EST 09:30 AM / IL 04:30 PM
Sarah Woolley
Columbia | Zuckerman Inst.
Learning to Listen: tuning the auditory system for social communication

EST 10:15 AM / IL 05:15 PM
Meital Oren
Weizmann Institute of Science
Sex and the circuitry: The development of sexually-dimorphic neuronal circuits

EST 11:00 AM / IL 06:00 PM
Coffee Break

EST 11:30 AM / IL 06:30 PM
Randy Bruno
Columbia | Zuckerman Inst.
The many layers of touch

EST 12:15 PM / IL 07:15 PM
Michal Schwarz
Weizmann Institute of Science
The immune system holds the key to beat Alzheimer’s disease and age-related dementia

 

Tuesday, January 26

EST 09:00 AM / IL 04:00 PM
Takashi Kawashima
Weizmann Institute of Science
Serotonergic mechanisms of motor learning in zebrafish

EST 09:45 AM / IL 04:45 PM
Nate Sawtell
Columbia | Zuckerman Inst.
Neural mechanisms for predicting the sensory consequences of action

EST 10:30 AM / IL 05:30 PM
Coffee Break

EST 11:00 AM / IL 06:00 PM
Michal Rivlin
Weizmann Institute of Science
Mechanisms underlying dynamic computations in retinal circuits

EST 11:45 AM / IL 06:45 PM
Rudy Behnia
Columbia | Zuckerman Inst.
An evolutionarily convergent circuit for color vision in Drosophila

EST 12:30 PM / IL 07:30 PM
Ivo Spiegel
Weizmann Institute of Science
State-dependent regulation of sensory processing and plasticity in cortical circuits

 

Wednesday, January 27

EST 09:00 AM / IL 04:00 PM
Rafi Malach
Weizmann Institute of Science
A structuralist perspective on brain mechanisms of human perception and memory

EST 09:45 AM / IL 04:45 PM
Michael Shadlen
Columbia | Zuckerman Inst.
A cortical-subcortical circuit for forming and terminating a decision

EST 10:30 AM / IL 05:30 PM
Coffee Break

EST 11:00 AM / IL 06:00 PM
Stefano Fusi
Columbia | Zuckerman Inst.
The geometry of neural representations in biological and artificial neural networks

EST 11:45 AM / IL 06:45 PM
Elad Schneidman
Weizmann Institute of Science
Learning probabilistic representations with randomly connected neural circuits

EST 12:45 PM / IL 07:45 PM
Elizabeth Hillman
Columbia | Zuckerman Inst.
Real-time imaging of whole-brain activity

 

Thursday, January 28

EST 09:00 AM / IL 04:00 PM
Keynote: Richard Axel
Columbia | Zuckerman Inst.
Introductory Remarks by Yadin Dudai
Weizmann Institute of Science

EST 10:00 AM / IL 05:00 PM
Nachum Ulanovsky
Weizmann Institute of Science
Neural codes for natural behaviors in flying bats

EST 10:45 AM / IL 05:45 PM
Coffee Break

EST 11:15 AM / IL 06:15 PM
Yaniv Ziv
Weizmann Institute of Science
Stability and dynamics of hippocampal neural codes for long-term memory

EST 12:00 PM / IL 07:00 PM
Dmitriy Aronov
Columbia | Zuckerman Inst.
Using food-caching birds to study the neuroscience of episodic memory

EST 12:45 PM / IL 07:45 PM
Concluding Remarks
Daphna Shohamy
Columbia | Zuckerman Inst.
Rony Paz
Weizmann Institute of Science

 

 

Organizers:
Rony Paz
Weizmann Institute of Science

Daphna Shohamy
Columbia University,Zuckerman Institute

Alon Chen, President
Weizmann Institute of Science

Rui Costa, Director
Columbia University,Zuckerman Institute

Lina Deshilton
Zuckerman Institute

Conference Coordinator and Accessibility Issues
Irit Veksler
irit.veksler@weizmann.ac.il

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