Tuesday, April 9, 2024 — 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM EDT

Waterloo’s Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience supports the development of robust explanatory theories of mind and brain through education and research.

In pursuit of that goal the CTN has invited four internationally renowned speakers to present generally accessible lectures from each of the perspectives of neuroscience, computational neuroscience, psychology and philosophy on the ideas of mind, brain, theories and models.

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Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

Schedule and speakers

08:30 Continental breakfast served
DC 1301

09:00 Welcoming remarks
DC 1302

09:15 Kalanit Grill-Spector (Stanford) • Psychology
Understanding the functional neuroanatomy of the visual system using topographic deep neural networks and spatiotemporal receptive fields 
DC 1302

10:30 Coffee break
DC 1301

10:45 Maithilee Kunda (Vanderbilt) • Computation
Reasoning with visual imagery: Research at the intersection of autism, AI, and visual thinking
DC 1302

12:00 Lunch (bring your own or enjoy the many options nearby)

13:30 Michael Anderson (Western) • Philosophy
Neural reuse, dynamics, and constraints: Getting beyond the componential mechanistic explanation of neural function
DC 1302

14:45 Break
DC 1301

15:00 Katalin Gothard (Arizona) • Neuroscience
A context-dependent switch from sensing to feeling in the primate amygdala
DC 1302

16:15 Reception 
Canape platters are served and drink tickets are available
DC 1301

Location 
DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
DC 1301 and 1302
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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