Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit
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Information Processing in the Cerebellum Workshop

23 - 25 January 2006
By invitation only

Venue: B10 Seminar Room, Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

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Supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation

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To bring together a fairly comprehensive sample of people working in and around this issue from a number of perspectives.  We would like to build on the ideas developed at a recent small meeting, organized by Steve Highstein and Paul Dean and held in St. Louis last year.

Recent years have seen major advances in the molecular and cellular analysis of neural plasticity, in vivo electrophysiological recording of neural activity during behaviour and computational modelling of neural functions. The idea behind the workshop is to discuss recent advances in these different areas as they relate to cerebellar information processing and, in particular, to cerebellum-dependent forms of learning.  Discussion will focus on functionally defining the cerebellar microarchitecture, computational modelling of the cerebellar algorithm, molecular and cellular aspects of cerebellar neural plasticity, and electrophysiological and behavioural analyses of highly specified, cerebellum-dependent forms of learning including vestibulo-ocular reflex modification and eyeblink conditioning. 

The only goal for the workshop is talks and discussion. Past workshops (on such diverse topics as acetylcholine and norepineprhine, single cell computation, neural dynamics, theta rhythm, directional selectivity in the retina, motivational control over action) seem to have been greatly enjoyed by the participants.

Organisers: Chris Yeo, Peter Dayan, Alexandra Boss and Rachel Howes
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