Human Single-Unit Meeting Program
3rd Human Single-Neuron Recordings Conference and Workshop 2016
Location: Caltech, Beckman Institute Auditorium
Date and time: November 10 and 11, 2016
Scientific program committee:
Ueli Rutishauser (Cedars-Sinai/Caltech), Gabriel Kreiman (Harvard), Richard Andersen (Caltech), Ralph Adolphs (Caltech)
Gabriel Kreiman (Harvard), Ueli Rutishauser (Cedars-Sinai/Caltech), Moran Cerf (Northwestern)
Talk Format: Regular talks are 20 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions (5 minutes each). Keynote talks are 45 minutes. All breaks are in Beckman Institute courtyard.
Day 1 (November 10)
7.45 am Continental breakfast and registration.
8.00-8.15 Welcome, Practical Info (Organizing committee)
Session 1: Learning and Memory 1 (Chair: Rutishauser)
Session 2: Vision (Chair: Adolphs)
Session 3: Clinical Neuroscience (Chair: Kreiman)
1.30-2.15 Keynote 1: Christof Koch (Allen Institute) : Characterizing neocortical mouse and human cell types.
Session 4: Funding Initiatives (Chair: Kreiman)
Session 5: Flash Presentations
2.55-3.00 Emma Krause (Harvard): Single neuron study of memory for audio-visual episodes in the human brain.
3.00-3.05 Tomer Gazit (Tel Aviv): Depicting the neural architecture constituting human motivational decision making.
3.05-3.10 Jan Kaminski (Cedars-Sinai): Evidence for persistent activity-based attractor states from human single-neurons during short term memory maintenance.
3.10-3.15 Johannes Niediek (U Bonn): Activity of semantically invariant neurons in the human MTL during LFP ripples during sleep.
Session 6: Posters
Session 7: Medial temporal lobe networks in cognition (Chair: Andersen)
4.35-5.00 Florian Mormann: Single-neuron correlates of memory encoding and consolidation in the human MTL
5.00-5.25 Ralph Adolphs (Caltech) : Concurrent electrical stimulation and fMRI to map out effective connectivity in the human brain.
6.30pm: Dinner. Everyone who indicated that they will attend during registration is invited. If you registered, please confirm during check-in whether you will attend or not. Location : SECO New American Cuisine, 140 S. Lake Ave, Pasadena (walking distance from conference venue).
Day 2 (November 11)
8.15 am Continental breakfast
Session 8: BMI (Chair: Rutishauser)
Session 9: Executive Function / Decision Making (Chair: Kreiman)
Session 10: Learning and Memory 2 (Chair: Kreiman)
1.30-2.15 Keynote 2: Wolfram Schultz (U Cambridge): Well controlled risky gambles suitable for neuronal recording studies
2.15-2.40 Gold sponsor talk: Casey Stengel, Neuralynx, Inc. : Research in a Clinical Setting: DC Recording and Stimulation
Session 11: Special Topics (Chair: Fried)
3.05-3.30 Huib Mansvelder (University of Amsterdam): Unique properties of neuronal microcircuits of the human neocortex
4.00-4.30: Moderated discussion panel 1 “Recording and analysis technology”. What problems (electrodes, spike sorting, recording, surgery) are solved and which need new approaches? What do we need and how do we get there to advance invasive human recordings? Moderators: Christof Koch, Florian Mormann.
4.30-5.00 Moderated discussion panel 2 “What does the hippocampus really do?”. What has human single-neuron work contributed to this understanding? Is there a discrepancy between rodent (navigation) vs. human (large variety of findings other than navigation) findings? What is the relationship between human and rodent findings? Moderators: Thanos Siapas, Gabriel Kreiman, Itzhak Fried.
Florian Mormann (U Bonn)Kurt A. Thoroughman (NSF)James Bisley (UCLA)Yuval Nir (Tel Aviv University)
The following speakers are confirmed and will present their work:
Pieter Roelfsema (Amsterdam)
Rodrigo Quiroga (Leister)
William Anderson (Hopkins)
Kareem Zaghloul (NIH)
Nanthia Suthana (UCLA)
Josh Jacobs (Columbia)
Itzhak Fried (UCLA)
William Hutchison (Toronto)
Nicholas Schiff (Cornell)
Ralph Adolphs (Caltech)
Richard Andersen (Caltech)
Christof Koch (Allen Institute/UW)
Huib Mansvelder (Amsterdam)
Wolfram Schultz (Cambridge)
Ueli Rutishauser (Cedars-Sinai / Caltech)
Gabriel Kreiman (Harvard)
James Gnadt (NIH NINDS)
Michele Basso (UCLA)
Kari Hoffman (York)
Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara (U Pittsburg)
A. Bolu Ajiboye (Case Western)
There will be sessions on memory, learning, executive function, clinical neuroscience, epilepsy, sleep, stimulation, and funding. Breaks, Lunches, Dinner, and a poster session will provide ample opportunity for discussion, interaction and networking.