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::: center home >> events >> conferences >> 2019-20 >>Neurotech

NeuroTech: An Interdisciplinary Early Career Workshop
on Tools and Technology in Neuroscience

January 24 - 25, 2020
Pittsburgh, PA USA

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DETAILED PROGRAM

DAY 1: Mellon Institute room 348, CMU, 4400 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15213

8:30

Continental breakfast in Mellon Institute Room 348

9:00

Welcome and Introduction: Morgan Thompson (University of Pittsburgh) and Mahi Hardalupas (University of Pittsburgh)

9:30

Chia-Hua Lin (University of Virginia)
“The Cross-disciplinary Use of the Chomsky Hierarchy as Tool Development”
Commentator: Tecumseh Fitch (University of Vienna)

10:30

Philipp Haueis (Bielefeld University)
“Exploratory concept formation and tool development in neuroscience: the case of “bug detectors” and the “default mode” of brain function”
Commentator: Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh)

11:30

Coffee break in Room 328

12:00

Ann-Sophie Barwich (Indiana University, Bloomington)
“Imaging the living Brain: Reductionism revisited in times of dynamical systems”
Commentator: Mazviita Chirimuuta (University of Pittsburgh)

1:00

Lunch (On Your Own)

2:15

Keynote: Astrid Prinz (Emory University)

3:15

Poster Session (and coffee break) in Mellon Institute Room 328
1. David Colaco: “Can Tool Development Solve Neuroscience’s Data Integration Problem?”
2. Evan Pence: “Physiology, Measurement, and Underdetermination in Animal Cognition”
3. David Barack: “The Epistemic Problem of Implementation”
4. Christopher Ross, Maureen Stabio, and Jordan Renna: “3D Printing of Digitally Traced Neurons for Neuroanatomy Education”
5. Vanessa Bentley: “Sex essentialism as a limiting assumption in cognitive neuroscience”
6. Thierri Callier and Nathan Brantly: “BCIs and Touch”
7. Keying Chen, Steven Wellman, Franca Cambi, James Eles and Takashi Kozai: “In vivo spatiotemporal patterns of oligodendrocyte and myelin damage at the neural electrode interface”
8. Kevin Stieger, Steven Wellman, James Eles and Takashi Kozai: “Neurovascular damage during electrode implantation immediately reduces recording performance and increases high frequency local field potential power”
9. Steven Wellman, Kelly Guzman, Kevin Stieger, Lauren Brink, Sadhana Sridhar, Mitchell Dubaniewicz, Lehong Li, Franca Cambi and Takashi Kozai. "Oligodendrocyte and myelin loss impairs recording performance of neural interfaces in cuprizone-induced model of demyelination"

5:15

Lauren Ross (University of California, Irvine)
“Tracer technology in neuroscience: Causation, constraints, and connectivity”
Commentator: David Danks (Carnegie Mellon University)

6:15

End of Day 1

 

DAY 2: 1008 Cathedral of Learning, U. of Pitt, 4200 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15213

9:00

Continental breakfast in 1117 Cathedral of Learning

9:30

Keynote: Danielle Bassett (University of Pennsylvania)

10:30

Dan Burnston (Tulane University)
“Complex Mapping Tools and Task Ontologies”
Commentator: Adina Roskies (Dartmouth College)

11:30

Coffee break in 1117 Cathedral of Learning

12:00

Keynote: Carl Craver (Washington University) and John Bickle (Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi Medical Center)

1:00

Lunch (On Your Own)

2:00

Luis Favela (University of Central Florida)
“‘It takes two to make a thing go right’: The coevolution of technological and mathematical tools to explain scale-free neuronal activity”
Commentator: Colin Allen (University of Pittsburgh)

3:00

Josef Kay (University of California, Irvine)
“Network Models and Integrated Explanations in Psychedelic Neuroscience”
Commentator: Dan Weiskopf (Georgia State University)

4:00

Coffee break in 1117 Cathedral of Learning

4:30

Gregory Johnson (Mississippi State University)
“Hacking, Microscopes, and Calcium Imaging”
Commentator: Nina Atanasova (University of Toledo)

5:30

Keynote: Sarah Robins (Kansas State University)

6:30

Adjourn

 


 
Sponsors:
Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Pittsburgh


 
Questions? Please direct all queries to neurotechconference@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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