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Neural information and coding workshop 1999
March 6-March 9, 1999
Big Sky, Montana
To bring together experimental and theoretical neuroscientists for a
small (~60 people) intensive three day workshop similar to the one
held in previous years at Jackson Hole (NIC96)
and Snowbird (
NIC97). The emphasis will be on how new experimental and
theoretical approaches can be combined to better understand neural
coding. 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
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.
Sheila Nirenberg (UCLA)
Peter Latham (UCLA)
Bill Bialek (NEC)
Christof Koch (Caltech)
Chuck Stevens (Salk)
Tony Zador (Salk)
Big Sky, Montana.
From Saturday March 6 (6 pm dinner, followed by an evening session) to
Tuesday (all day, including evening until 9 pm), March 9, 1999. There
will be no sessions on Wednesday.
ABSTRACTS AND CONTENT
This workshop is by invitation only. Everyone invited is encouraged to
present a poster. If you plan to present a poster, please send an
abstract or one page summary by Feb. 1, 1999. If you are interested in
presenting orally, please let me know as soon as possible, and include
a title and an abstract. Abstracts from both the oral and poster
presentations will be published on this web site. As in previous
years, oral presentations with a strong experimental component will be
given preference. To minimize overlap, people who did not give an oral
presentation last year will be given preference this year.
Note: The meeting is at about 7500 ft above sea level, and some 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 Sheila Nirenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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