Conference: FIN Building Inauguration Symposium - 'New Perspectives in Integrative Neuroscience'

from: 2012, 14 May - 14:30 to: 2012, 15 May - 19:30

From April 2012 the CIN has had a new home - the Forschungsgebäude für Integrative Neurowissenschaften (FIN) - which will accommodate most of our groups and provide a centre for our combined efforts.

To mark the move to the new building there will be a Scientific Symposium - New Perspectives in Integrative Neuroscience on May 14th-15th. Leading scientists have been invited to speak on five panels that reflect each of CIN's research areas. The symposium will end with the formal inauguration of the building.


Monday May 14th

14.30 – 16.15 Panel A – Cognition and Behaviour originating from Integrative Brain Functions — Cognitive Level

Keynote Lecture by Thomas Goschke (Professur für Allgemeine Psychologie, Technische Universität Dresden): 'Volition, control dilemmas, and the dynamic regulation of cognitive control'

CIN members who will speak on behalf of Research Area A

15.15 Jan Born (Department of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tübingen): 'Slow oscillations orchestrating memory consolidation during sleep'

15.45 Felix Wichmann (Wilhelm Schickard Institute for Computer Sciences University of Tübingen): 'A neural population code model for human visual pattern detection'

Chair: Hanspeter Mallot (Institute of Neurobiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Tübingen)

16.15 - 16.45 - Coffee Break

16.45 – 18.30 Panel B – The Sensory and Neuronal Basis of Integrative Brain Functions — Network Level

Keynote Lecture by Robert H Wurtz (NIH Distinguished Investigator Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research National Eye Institute, NIH, Maryland USA): ‘Brain Circuits for Stable Visual Perception’

CIN members who will speak on behalf of Research Area B

17.30 Andreas Nieder (Department of Animal Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Tübingen): 'Prefrontal Cortex and Its Contribution to Decision-Making'

18.00 Jan Benda (Institute for Neurobiology, University of Tübingen)'Without noise no synchrony code'

Chair: Matthias Bethge (CIN)

Tuesday May 15th

08.30 – 10.30 Panel C  – The Sensory and Neuronal Basis of Integrative Brain functions — Cellular Level

Keynote Lecture by Jeff Diamond (Senior Investigator, National Institute for Health Maryland USA): ‘Specialized Synapses Compute Visual Information in the Retina’

CIN members who will speak on behalf of Research Area C

09.30 Thomas Euler (Ophthalmic Research, University of Tübingen): 'Color opponency from simple circuits in the mouse retina'

10.00 - Gáspár Jékely (Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology): 'Sensory-motor and cerebral eyes regulating phototaxis in marine zooplankton'

Chair: Frank Schaeffel (Institute for Opthalmic Research, University Hospital Tübingen)

10-30 - 11.00 - Coffee Break

11.00 – 13.00 Panel T Designing The Tools to Probe Integrative Brain functions — Advanced Tools

Keynote Lecture by Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz (INSERM, Paris, France): ‘The architecture of the baby’s brain’

CIN members who will speak on behalf of Research Area T

12.00 Jason Kerr (Network Imaging Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics): 'Imaging active neuronal circuits in the freely moving animal: seeing what they see from the eye to the cortex'

12.30 Markus Siegel (Junior Research Group Leader, Large Scale Neuronal Interactions): 'Spectral Fingerprints of Large-Scale Neuronal Interactions'

Chair: Ingeborg Kraegeloh-Mann (Dept. of Paediatric Neurology and Developmental Medicine, University Children's Hospital Tübingen)

Lunch (own arrangements)

15.00 – 17.00 Panel N Brain-Related Technical Applications and Neuroprosthetics — Neurotechnology

Keynote Speaker Professor Dr. Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi. (Professor of Physiology Medical School, Northwestern Engineering, USA): ‘Neural interfaces for assistive devices and rehabilitation’CIN members who will speak on behalf of Research Area N

16.00 Michael J. Black (Department of Perceiving Systems, MPI for Intelligent Systems): 'Thinking about movement: Decoding the brain to restore lost function'

16.30 Martin Giese (Department of Cognitive Neurology, HIH): 'Neural principles of movement encoding and their transfer to technical applications'

Chair: Dieter Kern (Institute of Applied Physics, University of Tübingen)

17.00 - 17.30 - Coffee Break

17.30 Ceremony

CIN Chairman, Peter Thier, Minister for Science Baden Württemberg, Theresia Bauer, Oberbürgermeister Tübingen, Boris Palmer, Chancellor of the University of Tübingen, Prof Dr. Andreas Rothfuß, Dean of the Medical Faculty of the University of Tübingen, Prof Dr. Ingo Autenrieth

Followed by: Eberhart Zrenner (Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University Hospital Tübingen) - Lecture: ‘Blinde wieder sehend machen – geht das?’

  • Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
  • University of Tübingen