Scientific Program

The Symposium takes place: 18 Oct 8:30 am – 19 Oct 5:30 pm.

The Symposium will feature keynote lectures by invited speakers, poster sessions, lab visits and plenty of opportunities to discuss and get in touch with your peers. The registration includes lunch at both conference days and a conference dinner on Oct 18.

Thursday (18 Oct)
8:30 - 9:15Registration, Coffee
9:15 - 9:30Welcome address
9:30 - 10:10Cognitive ontogeny in health and mental illness: a story of right communication
Ileana Hanganu-Opatz, Hamburg
10:10 - 10:50Neural circuits for goal-directed sensorimotor transformation
Carl Petersen, Lausanne
10:50 - 11:20Break
11:20 - 11:40Prefrontal hemodynamics during psychotherapeutical interventions: illuminating smoking cue-exposure
Agnes Kroczek, Tübingen
11:40 - 12:00Fast Track to the Neocortex: A Memory Engram in Posterior Parietal Cortex
Svenja Brodt, Tübingen
12:00 - 15:00Lunch & Posters
15:00 - 15:40Rhythmic motifs in cognition: the case of rhythmic sampling
Ayelet Landau, Jerusalem
15:40 - 16:20Working memory: functional neural states for guiding future behaviour
Mark Stokes, Oxford
16:20 - 16:40Break
16:40 - 17:20The utility of confirmation from others
Bahador Bahrami, Munich
17:30 - 18:30Lab visit
19:30Dinner (Porta Rossa)


Friday (19 Oct)
9:30 - 10:10The Role of Cortical Feedback in Segregating the Visual Scene
Matthew Self, Amsterdam
10:10 - 10:50Using deep learning to generate functional models for neural systems
Wolfgang Maass, Graz
10:50 - 11:20Break
11:20 - 11:40Gain modulation during feature-based attention in primate prefrontal cortex
Maximilian Stalter, Tübingen
11:40 - 12:00 Engaging spatial working memory at the microscopic scale: oculomotor behavior and superior colliculus activity
Konstantin Willeke, Tübingen
12:00 - 15:00Lunch & Posters
15:00 - 15:40Perception as prediction: network architectures of brain perceptual inferences
Sylvain Baillet, Montreal
15:40 - 16:20Crossmodal plasticity: Recycling the intrinsic functional and multisensory architecture of the brain
Olivier Collignon, Leuven
16:20 - 16:40Break
16:40 - 17:20The neural mechanisms of embodied decisions
Paul Cisek, Montreal
17:20 - 17:30Concluding remarks

Symposium Venue

The symposium takes place at the conference center of the University Hospital