Friday, February 22, 2013
9:00 am
Beckman Institute Auditorium – Beckman Institute

Mark Konishi's 80th Birthday Symposium

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Preview Schedule of Talks

9:00 A.M. Symposium Begins

  • What I learned from studying owls with Mark Konishi to apply to cognitive neuroscience studies of humans Ralph Adolphs, Caltech
  • Whistling in the dark: mouse social and vocal behavior Roian Egnor, Janelia Farm Research Campus
  • The art of behavior, from songbirds to dragonflies Anthony Leonardo,  Janelia Farm Research Campus

10:30 – 10:45 A.M. Morning Break

  • Computational neuroethology: What the natural environment tells us about neural representation and processing Mike Lewicki, Case Western Reserve University
  • Appreciating amniote aural adaptations Geoff Manley, Oldenburg University

11:45 A.M. – 1:15 P.M. Lunch

  • Neuroethological lessons from songbirds about basal ganglia circuits, social context, and plasticity Allison Doupe, UCSF
  • A Konishiesque approach to the study of attention Eric Knudsen, Stanford University
  • A new model of sensorimotor vocal coding, with some implications for Mark Konishi's template theory of birdsong learning Dan Margoliash, University of Chicago

2:45 – 3:00 P.M. Afternoon Break

  • Representation of interaural time difference: detection and remodeling Hermann Wagner, RWTH Aachen
  • Coding for optimal performance in the owl's brain Brian Fischer, Seattle University
  • Where there's fire, there's smoke:  using light to study vocal learning in birds Richard Mooney, Duke University


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