Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics - CCNR

CCNR Workshop - May 2012

In conjunction with the Mind and Brain theme, the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics would like to announce a one-day workshop, to be held on the 30th May, with a computational neuroethology theme.

Computational neuroscience and neuroethology are Sussex strengths, with cutting-edge research across 4 schools, we hope the workshop, and associated social events, will be a great chance to emphasise this strength and bring people, with shared interests, together from across campus and beyond. The day will feature talks from external and internal speakers and cover a broad range of computational neuroscience and computational neuroethology. The schedule has been designed to reflect the inclusive nature of CCNR research over its 15 year history.

The workshop is open to Sussex and non-Sussex people and is free of charge, though registration is essential for catering reasons. Please email Dr Paul Graham <p.r.graham@sussex.ac.uk> to register. People are encouraged to bring posters, though space may be limited, so when your register please let Paul know. 

Information about travel to Sussex and local accomodation can be found here.

Keynote Speakers:
Mark van Rossum (Edinburgh)
Kevin Gurney (Sheffield)
Seth Bullock (Southampton)

Talks in the Fulton Building (Lecture Hall A), Sussex University - Campus Map Here.

10:30 Welcome
10:40 Luc Berthouze (Sussex) "Long-range temporal correlations in brain: Detection, modulation and interpretation"

11:25 Renan Moioli (Sussex) "A model to study neural synchronisation dynamics in simulated robotic agents"
11:45 Coffee break (Fulton 107)
12:00 Seth Bullock (Southampton) "An evolutionary advantage for extravagant honesty"
12:45 Chris Harris (Sussex) "Multi-electrode analysis of adaptive pattern generation in the snail brain"

13:05 Lunch (Fulton 107)

14:00 Adam Barrett (Sackler Centre, Sussex) "Information integration, Granger causality and measuring conscious level"
14:20 Dan Bush (UCL) "Grid Cell Activity from Oscillatory Interference"
14:40 Mark van Rossum (Edinburgh) "Representational capacity of neural codes in the cortex"
15:25 Coffee (Fulton 107)
15:40 Kevin Gurney (Sheffield) "How do you decide where to look next? A biologically plausible account of active vision."
16:25 tbc
16:45 Andy Philippides (Sussex) "Putting the situatedness and embodiment into models of visual navigation"

17:05 Posters and refreshments

19:00-onwards The pubs of Brighton