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Motion Vision: Circuits, Computations and Behavior

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Motion Vision: Circuits, Computations and Behavior

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October 29 - November 1, 2017
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Among visual organisms, the ability to detect motion is nearly universal. Motion detection is a fundamental neural computation that is critical for navigation within the environment. This meeting will bring together researchers who study the question of how neurons generate directionally selective responses to local visual motion, as well as the global problem of how local motion signals are integrated to guide behavior. Traditionally, the synaptic and cellular basis of directional selectivity has been studied in the mammalian retina while the links between these computations and behavior have been studied in flies and primates. Most recently, serial EM reconstructions and optogenetic approaches have deepened our understanding of circuits in flies and provide insights of mammalian directional selectivity in vision-guided behaviors in rodents. Primate researchers have, in parallel, discovered detailed computational mechanisms that underlie behaviors driven by visual motion. This is an exciting time to bring together the leading scientists working in these areas to provide an open forum for vigorous discussion of novel approaches providing insights into visual motion processing. Specific topics include, but are not limited to, computational mechanisms of motion perception, the circuits and mechanisms of directional selectivity, and how behavioral state modulates motion processing. Within each topic, we will investigate the function of the insect, rodent, and primate visual systems at a neural and behavioral level, with a focus on the relationship between structure and function.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 14, 2017 (11:59 p.m.).

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Marla Feller, University of California, Berkeley
Stephanie Palmer, University of Chicago
Michael Reiser, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI

Invited Participants
Gautam Awatramani, University of Victoria
David Berson, Brown University
Bart Borghuis, University of Louisville
Alexander Borst, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
Kevin Briggman, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH
Eugenia Chiappe, Champalimaud Foundation
Tom Clandinin, Stanford University
Marlene Cohen, University of Pittsburgh
Gregory DeAngelis, University of Rochester
Jeff Diamond, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH
Martin Egelhaaf, Bielefeld University
Greg Field, Duke University
Fabrizio Gabbiani, Baylor College of Medicine
David Heeger, New York University
Na Ji, Janelia Research Campus/HHMI
Simon Laughlin, University of Cambridge
Stephen Lisberger, Duke University
Gaby Maimon, Rockefeller University
John Maunsell, University of Chicago
Karin Nordstrom, Flinders University
Michael Orger, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Leslie Osborne, University of Chicago
Leopoldo Petreanu, Champalimaud Foundation
John Reynolds, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Massimo Scanziani, HHMI/University of California, San Diego
Marion Silies, European Neuroscience Institute
George Sperling, University of California, Irvine
Rowland Taylor, Oregon Health and Science University
Wei Wei, University of Chicago