This workshop will address approaches to computations underlying navigation from the perspectives of neuroscience and robotics.

The workshop will take place onĀ Saturday, April 11th 2015.


Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh

Workshop program:

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

13.00 Lunch

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

17.30 Close


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