Seventeenth International Conference
on Cognitive and Neural Systems
The conference is aimed at researchers and students of computational neuroscience, cognitive science, neural networks, neuromorphic engineering, and artificial intelligence. It includes invited lectures and contributed lectures and posters by experts on the biology and technology of how the brain and other intelligent systems adapt to a changing world. The conference is particularly interested in exploring how the brain and biologically-inspired algorithms and systems in engineering and technology can learn. Single-track oral and poster sessions enable all presented work to be highly visible. Three-hour poster sessions with no conflicting events will be held on two of the conference days. Posters will be up all day, and can also be viewed during breaks in the talk schedule.
As in previous years, the conference will focus on solutions to the questions
- How does the brain control behavior?
- How can technology emulate biological intelligence?
This year's conference will include, in addition to regular invited and contributed talks and posters, two workshops on the topics:
- Neural dynamics of value-based decision-making and cognitive planning
- Social cognition: from babies to robots
This interdisciplinary conference is attended each year by approximately 300 people from 30 countries around the world.
- June 4 – 7, 2013
- Boston University
- CompNet Building
- 677 Beacon Street
- Boston, Massachusetts 02215 USA
Inquiries to Sarah Swenson firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICCNS is sponsored by the Boston University Center for Adaptive Systems, Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology (CompNet), and the Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology (CELEST) with financial support from the National Science Foundation.
Confirmed Invited Speakers
Washington University, St. Louis
Flexible neural mechanisms of cognitive control: Influences on reward-based decision-making
The organization of object processing in the visual ventral stream: The role of object domain
New York University
Effects of attention on perceptual learning
Universite Paris Descartes
Common functional architecture for spatial attention and perceived location
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prefrontal-visual cortex interactions in attention
Evolving and developing communication through coupled oscillations
Behavioral economics and neuroeconomics: Cooperation, competition, preference, and decision-making
Columbia University Medical Center
Neural circuits for conflict resolution
Carnegie Mellon University
Multi-modal interactions within and between senses
Neural systems for fear generalization
Memory retrieval and interference during language comprehension
University of Washington
How to build a baby with social cognition: Accelerating learning by generalizing across self and other
University of California, San Diego
Optimal control approaches to the analysis and synthesis of social behavior
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Recognizing briefly presented pictures: Feedforward processing?
National Institutes of Health
Roles of prefrontal and temporal cortices in learning and assessing reward values
The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Neuronal mechanisms for perceptual organization
Cognitive signals in the amygdala
Constructive memory and imagining the future
Identifying early neurobiological risk markers for autism spectrum disorder in the first year of life
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Prior history shapes selection
Ohio State University
The perception of 3D shape from texture
Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital
How selective and non-selective pathways contribute to visual search in scenes
All abstracts for invited talks, contributed talks, and poster sessions are now available online at iccns.bu.edu/abstracts.