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Combining Information from Multiple Modalities Across the Animal Kingdom

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Combining Information from Multiple Modalities Across the Animal Kingdom

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May 17 - 20, 2015
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Multisensory integration provides an ideal model system in which to examine neural computations underlying statistical inference, and to understand how computations performed at the level of single neurons and neural populations mediate behavior.  This conference covered many of the latest advances in our understanding of the principles by which information from multiple modalities is combined in a range of model organisms.  We brought together researchers who are tackling this problem using behavioral, computational, neurophysiological and anatomical (connectomics) approaches.  Talks covered a range of topics, including: behavioral strategies underlying cue integration and causal inference, structural basis of multimodal integration, functional properties of multimodal neurons, computations performed by multisensory neurons and circuits, and models for probabilistic computation by populations of neurons.

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Dora Angelaki, Baylor College of Medicine
Gregory DeAngelis, University of Rochester
Alexandre Pouget, University of Rochester
Marta Zlatic, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI

Invited Participants
Michael Beauchamp, Baylor College of Medicine
Olaf Blanke, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Anne Churchland, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Jiu-Lin Du, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Henrik Ehrsson, Karolinska Institutet
John Foxe, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University
Mark Frye, HHMI/University of California, Los Angeles
Marc Gershow, New York University
Jennifer Groh, Duke University
Robert Jacobs, University of Rochester
Vivek Jayaraman, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI
Andrew King, University of Oxford
Matthieu Louis, Center for Genomic Regulation
Wei Ji Ma, New York University
Pieter Medendorp, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Paolo Medini, Umeå University
Mayank Mehta, University of California, Los Angeles
Lizabeth Romanski, University of Rochester Medical Center
Philip Sabes, University of California, San Francisco
Charles Schroeder, Nathan Kline Institute and Columbia University Medical Center
Ladan Shams, University of California, Los Angeles
Susan Shore, University of Michigan
Nick Strausfeld, University of Arizona
Mauro Ursino, University of Bologna
Mark Wallace, Vanderbilt Brain Institute
Mark Willis, Case Western Reserve University