2014 American Legion Family Brain Sciences Lecture

The Center for Cognitive Sciences & the Brain Sciences Center present the
2014 CCS Fall Institute & American Legion Family Brain Sciences Lecture

fall institutefall instituteCognition of Space and Time

Wednesday, October 29
Mayo Auditorium, University of Minnesota Medical School

 9:10 AM Apostolos P. Georgopoulos: Welcoming Remarks

Nicole Scott
, MS
Center for Cognitive Sciences, University of Minnesota

Developmental and neural correlates of encoding spatial relations


Hugo Merchant
, PhD
Department of Neurobiology, UNAM, Querétaro, Mexico

Sensorimotor neural dynamics during isochronous tapping in the medial premotor cortex of the macaque

 11:15-11:30 Break

Deborah Harrington
, PhD
Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego & San Diego VA Healthcare System

Interval timing in the human brain

 12:30-1:30 Lunch Break

Apostolos P. Georgopoulos
, MD
Department of Neuroscience &
Center for Cognitive Sciences, University of Minnesota

Fronto-parietal and hemispheric interactions in spatial categorization


Sofia Sakellaridi
, PhD
Department of Neurobiology, UCLA

City map reading: Decision making and neural mechanisms

 3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:00 PM - American Legion Family Brain Sciences Student Awards
4:00-5:00 PM - The 20th American Legion Family Brain Sciences Lecture

Richard A. Andersen, PhD
Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology





Georgopoulos honored on Wall of Scholarship

coding of a population vectorCluster of 224 single cell vectorial contributions for one movement direction. (Figure 3 and Science cover illustration)


On October 23rd, BSC Director Apostolos Georgopoulos was one of 23 inaugural honorees at the commemoration of the new Medical School Wall of Scholarship. The Wall of Scholarship highlights the work of current faculty members with a primary appointment in the Medical School who have first or last author credits on a publication that has been cited at least 1000 times by two of three citation indices. Dr. Georgopoulos is the first author of the highly-cited 1986 paper in Science entitled Neuronal population coding of movement direction. The program featured comments from President Eric Kaler, Provost Karen Hanson, VP for Research Brian Herman, and Health Dean Brooks Jackson.




Chelley Chorn





Please welcome Chelley Chorn, who will be maintaining the data processing pipeline at the Brain Sciences Center. Chelley is from Minneapolis and holds a BS in Physics with an emphasis in Computation from the University of Minnesota. After graduation, she programmed optical simulation software as a software developer for 3M.



Updated October 24, 2014