Chris Eliasmith, Director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, received the prestigious John C. Polanyi Award and is also an inaugural member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.
The 11th Annual Waterloo Brain Day
The brain is a horrendously complex and poorly understood system that poses both an immense challenge -- and possibly rich rewards -- to neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers, and computer scientists. To celebrate Waterloo's Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, which integrates these approaches to the brain, and to highlight the already established Cognitive Science Program, we have invited four internationally renowned speakers to present generally accessible lectures from each of these perspectives.
Past brain day lecturers include Daniel Dennett, Daniel Schacter, Paul Glimcher, David van Essen, Patricia Churchland, William Bechtel, Geoff Hinton, Jack Gallant, Ned Block, Carl Craver, Terry Sejnowski, Keith Holyoak, Peter Strick, Jay McLelland, Tony Movshon, Jonathan Cohen, Larry Barsalou, Sebastien Seung, Mel Goodale, John Hopfield, Jesse Prinz, David Sheinberg, Gyorgy Buzsaki, Ian Gold, Michael Tarr, and Michael Hasselmo.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
EV3-1408 (Environment 3 building, Room 1408)
8:30 am Refreshments
9:00 am Welcome
9:15 am William Seager, The Brain, Consciousness and the Deep Structure of Matter
10:45 am Marisa Carrasco, How Attention Modulates Perception
1:30 pm Konrad Kording, Unknown Unknowns in Neuroscience
3:00 pm James DiCarlo, Reverse Engineering Primate Visual Object Recognition
4:15 pm Reception (EV3 Atrium)
University of Waterloo Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience (CTN), Cognitive Science Program, and Faculty of Arts.