This workshop will address approaches to computations underlying navigation from the perspectives of neuroscience and robotics.
The workshop will take place on Saturday, April 11th 2015.
9.00 Welcome and coffee
9.30 Thomas Wolbers (Magdeburg): Head direction signals and positional computations in the human brain
10.00 Kate Jeffery (UCL): Sensory integration in the head direction system
10.30 Jack Mellor (Bristol): Synaptic plasticity induced by reactivation of place cell ensembles
11.00 Coffee break
11.30 Margarita Chli (Edinburgh): Visual SLAM: from a hand-waved camera to vision-based perception for small aircraft
12.00 Ralph Moeller (Bielefeld): Holistic Models of Insect Visual Homing
12.30 Subramanian (Ram) Ramamoorthy (Edinburgh): Priors from learning over a lifetime and potential connections to place and grid cells
14.00 Kevin Allen (Heidelburg): Inter-spike intervals reveal functionally distinct cell populations in the medial entorhinal cortex
14.30 Lukas Solanka (Edinburgh): Attractor network mechanisms for spatial computation
15.00 Michael Hasselmo (Boston): Potential sensory influences and functional roles of grid cells
15.30 Coffee break
16.00 Neil Burgess (UCL): How environment and self-motion influence neural representation of space
16.30 Barbara Webb (Edinburgh): Neural mechanisms of navigation in ants
17.00 Michael Milford (Queensland): From rats to navigating robots and beyond
Please use the University of Edinburgh ePay service to register for this workshop.