SCiNDU: SYSTEMS AND COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE DOWN UNDER

qbi.uq.edu.au/scindu
December 15-17th, 2015, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane.
Deadline for abstracts and early registration is Oct 16th 2015.

This conference will bring together international leaders in understanding the computational principles underlying how neural circuits decode sensory information, make decisions, and learn from experience. Abstract submissions for poster presentation are welcome. Some abstracts will be selected for short talks.

Early bird registration fees: $250 (Full), $125 (Student).

Accommodation is available if required in a residential college at the University of Queensland for $85/night.

Confirmed speakers include:

Ehsan Arabzadeh (ANU)
Mark Bear (MIT)
Michael Breakspear (QIMR)
Allen Cheung (QBI)
Yang Dan (UC Berkeley)
Peter Dayan (UCL)
Geoffrey Goodhill (QBI)
Zach Mainen (Champalimaud)
Jason Mattingley (QBI)
Linda Richards (QBI)
Peter Robinson (Sydney)
Marcello Rosa (Monash)
Pankaj Sah (QBI)
Mandyam Srinivasan (QBI)
Greg Stuart (ANU)
Stephen Williams (QBI)
Li Zhaoping (UCL)

The conference will commence mid-afternoon on Dec 15th and finish at 4pm on Dec 17th. On Dec 15th at 10am the main conference will be preceded by a choice of 3-hour tutorials (tutorial registration $50):

Mark Bear: Experience-dependent synaptic plasticity
Peter Dayan: Neural reinforcement learning
Jason Mattingley: Brain stimulation, attention and plasticity
Li Zhaoping: Vision, efficient coding and salience

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Queensland Brain Institute and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function.

Professor Geoffrey J Goodhill
Queensland Brain Institute and School of Mathematics & Physics
University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
http://www.qbi.uq.edu.au/professor-geoffrey-goodhill