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Neural information and coding workshop 1997
March 16-March 20, 1997
To bring together experimental and theoretical neuroscientists for a
small (~60 people) intensive three day workshop similar to the one
held last year at Jackson Hole (for program, see NIC96). The
emphasis will be on how new experimental and theoretical approaches
can be combined to understand neural coding better. Topics include
information theoretic approaches; experimental approaches to
understanding population coding (e.g. multi electrode recording);
plasticity; and the possible importance of timing in neural
transmission. Systems will range from invertebrates to monkeys.
The format is the same as last year: morning sessions from 8-12, ski
break to 5 pm (non-skiers work or chat during this time), sessions
from 6:30-9. Talks will be 40 minutes each, with 15 minutes for
questions (by keeping the group small, we hope to encourage lively
debates). There will also be one evening poster session.
Bill Bialek (NEC)
Christof Koch (Caltech)
Chuck Stevens (Salk)
Snowbird Utah is about 20 miles
from the Salt Lake City airport. Unlike Jackson Hole, transportation
to SLC is convenient and cheap.
From Sunday, March 16, 1997
(6 pm dinner, followed by an evening session) to Wednesday (all day,
including evening until 9 pm), March 19, 1997. There will be no sessions on Thursday.
ABSTRACTS AND CONTENT
This workshop is by invitation only. Everyone invited is encouraged to
present a poster. If you plan to present a poster and would like the
abstract included in the program, please mail it to me no later than
1997. If you are interested in presenting orally, please let me
know as soon as possible, and include a title (and, if desired, a
short abstract) to Tony
Zador no later than Dec. 20,
1996. As last year, oral presentations with a strong experimental
component will be given preference. To minimize overlap, people who
gave oral presentations last year are discouraged from doing so again
$135/night hotel (can accommodate 1-4 people) Some travel grants may
become available; please let me know if you really need one.
$375 registration (by Dec. 20, 1996;
student registration $275).
includes meals: Sun dinner;
Breakfast/lunch/dinner Mon - Wed)
REGISTRATION AND RESERVATION INFORMATION
ROOM REGISTRATION through
Snowbird Central Reservations
We have set up a roommate
bulletin board through our webpage, so that people who have a
room or are looking for a roommate can post their preferences. You
MUST reserve your room no later Jan. 12, 1997,
as the rooms will not be held beyond this date.
mention the 'Neural information and coding' workshop.
The registration fee is collected in a separate account. Send checks to
Please make checks payable to "Sorensen Travel". They can also accept
credit cards for a 3% surcharge. They also offer discount airfares for
this conference through Delta, and would be happy to make all your
travel arrangements (ask for 'Nancy').
PO Box 930
Del Mar, CA 92014
The conference will be held in the Cliff Lodge, which is right on the
slopes. A car is neither necessary nor desirable, as there is a $17 shuttle from the airport to
the Cliff Lodge. Snowbird is located in the High Rockies, sports
stunning alpine scenery, and has some of the finest skiing in the
United States. Skiing in mid-March should be suberb.
Note: The Cliff Lodge is at about 8000 ft above sea level, and many
people (including those in good physical condition) experience mild to
moderate altitude sickness for the first few days. The prescription
diuretic acetazolamide (Diamox) taken several days prior to arrival
can prevent some of the symptoms. Bring the following paper to your
physician: "High altitude sickness", Medical Letter on Drugs and
Therapeutics, 1992 Sep 4, 34(878):84-6.
For any other information contact Tony Zador (firstname.lastname@example.org).