2015 McGovern Institute Spring Symposium

"Internal Models of Sensorimotor and Cognitive Function"

Theories of motor control have advanced the idea that the brain uses internal models to generate reliable motor commands and predict the sensory consequences of those commands. More recently, the concept of internal models has been used to formalize the computations that bear on cognitive control in an uncertain and dynamic environment. In this symposium, we will explore the recent advances in the study of internal models in perception, cognition and action, and discuss the extent to which they reveal the common computational principles across neural circuits and behaviors.

DATE: Monday April 27, 2017
TIME: 8:30am – 5:30pm
LOCATION: MIT Bldg 46-3002 (Singleton Auditorium)
QUESTIONS? Laura Halligan | laurahal@mit.edu | 617.715.5396

 

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2015 Spring Symposium

 

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8:30 am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST IN ATRIUM

8:45 – 9:00 am ROBERT DESIMONE & MEHRDAD JAZAYERI, McGovern Institute
Welcoming Remarks

SESSION I Chair: Mark Harnett

9:00 – 9:35 am NATE SAWTELL, Columbia University
Internal model mechanisms in cerebellar circuitry: Insights from electric fish

9:35 – 10:10 am THOMAS JESSELL, Columbia University
Circuits for fast and flexible motor control

10:10 – 10:45 am RICHARD MOONEY, Duke University
Motor – auditory interactions in mice and songbirds

10:45– 11:05 am BREAK

11:05 – 11:40 am KATHLEEN CULLEN, McGill University
Neural correlates of sensory prediction errors: Evidence for internal models of voluntary self-motion in the primate cerebellum

11:40 – 12:15 pm BYRON YU, Carnegie Mellon University
Internal models for interpreting neural population activity during sensori-motor control

12:15 – 1:30 pm POSTER SESSION AND LUNCH

SESSION II Chair: Rebecca Saxe

1:30 – 2:05 pm MARC SOMMER, Duke University
Neuronal circuits for seeing while moving

2:05 – 2:40 pm JÖRN DIEDRICHSEN, University College London
Recalibration or learning de-novo? When to abandon an internal model

2:40 – 3:15 pm AMY BASTIAN, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Cerebellar contributions to moving, sensing and learning

3:15 – 3:35 pm BREAK

3:35 – 4:10 pm DANIEL WOLPERT, University of Cambridge
Internal models for sensorimotor control and decision making

4:10 – 4:45 pm JOSH TENENBAUM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The game engine in your head: Modeling common sense-scene understanding with probabilistic programs

4:45 – 5:45 pm PANEL DISCUSSION
Thomas Jessell, Kathleen Cullen, Daniel Wolpert, Josh Tenenbaum

5:45 pm RECEPTION AND POSTER SESSION IN ATRIUM

 

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