The 14th Annual Waterloo Brain Day (v 2.0) - April 6, 2022

side profile of a brain with people standing on top of itBrain Day Live and In-person April 6 2022.

The University of Waterloo's Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience supports the development of robust explanatory theories of mind and brain through education and research. In pursuit of that goal the CTN has invited four internationally renowned speakers to present generally accessible lectures from each of the perspectives of neuroscience, computational neuroscience, psychology and philosophy on the ideas of mind, brain, theories and models.

This is a free event, and we have a marvellous line up of speakers. The first talk will begin at 9:00 a.m. (with coffee available before).  Three of the four lectures will be delivered live and in person in Davis Centre 1302 (search for DC) on the University's main campus. Viktor Jirsa's lecture will be delivered by live video feed to the Davis Centre 1302. All lectures will be available for live online viewing. Return here for links to the live feed. We will be using MS Teams. If you want to watch the lectures on line you should make sure you have the Teams application set up on your computer.

While we are happy to provide the link for online viewing we really hope that many of you will come out and join us in person. Talk to the speakers, meet your colleagues. Enjoy free coffee. The CTN looks forward to greeting you all on April 6th.

Link for Online MS Teams Viewing April 6: https://bit.ly/UWlooBrainDay

QR Code For Live Stream Wed April 6: qr brain day 2022

Schedule

8:30     Refreshments

9:00     Welcome

9:15     Viktor Jirsa

  • Where Causality Meets Inference (to be delivered via Video Link)
  • Affiliation: Institute for Systems Neuroscience Marseille France

10:30     Coffee Break

10:45    Frances Egan

  • Representation in Neural Models (in person)
  • Affiliation: Rutgers University, USA

12:00-1:30     Lunch

1:30     Jacqueline Gottlieb

  • Attention Control by Reward and Uncertainty (in person)
  • Affiliation: Columbia University, USA

2:45    Coffee Break

3:00    Lila Davachi

  • The Penumbra of Memory (in person)
  • Affiliation: Columbia University, USA

4:00     Reception (DC 1302)


Past brain day lecturers include: John Maunsell, Michael Arbib, Vinod Menon, William Seager, Marisa Carrasco, Konrad Kording, James DiCarlo, 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.

Sponsored by:
University of Waterloo Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience (CTN), and Office of Research, University of Waterloo.

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