Please note: Brain Day 2023 will take place in Engineering 7, various rooms.
The University of 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 Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience 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.
Coffee and light breakfast
8:30 am, E7 event space, room 2472
9:00 a.m., E7, room 3353
Rafal Bogacz (Oxford, Computation)
Inferring Neural Activity Before Plasticity: A Foundation for Learning Beyond Backpropagation
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Serife Tekin (U Texas San Antonio, Philosophy)
Reclaiming the Self in Psychiatry: A Case Study of Olfactory-Triggered Trauma
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Natasha Rajah (McGill, Psychology)
The Importance of Considering Biological Sex & Diversity in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Dora Angelaki (NYU, Neuroscience)
Views on Naturalistic Tasks in Neuroscience: Flexible Neural Coding During Visually Guided Navigation
3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m., E7 event space, room 2472
Please also see the event listing on the website of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience.
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1