Upcoming Events

April 24, 2024
3:00 p.m., Rm 2-6408, K207 Auditorium & Zoom (Register for the webinar https://tinyurl.com/usreyboynton)

Boynton Colloquium: W. Martin Usrey, UC Davis

Feedforward and Feedback Interactions between Thalamus and Cortex for Vision

The thalamus and cerebral cortex are interconnected by a dense network of feedforward and feedback circuits. In the visual system, the response properties of neurons in the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) of the thalamus and primary visual cortex (V1) are governed by the anatomical organization of these connections and the temporal patterns of impulse arrival. Results will be presented from experiments using multielectrode recordings and optogenetic manipulation to examine the specificity of neuronal connections and the role of spike timing and behavioral modulation in the reciprocal exchange of information between the LGN and V1 in the alert macaque monkey. These results reveal a striking relationship between the parallel feedforward and feedback processing streams, as well as the biophysical properties that govern spike transfer and the encoding of visual information in neuronal spike trains.

May 1, 2024
12:00 p.m., Kresge Room, 269 Meliora Hall

BCS Lunch Talk: Yelin Dong, BCS Graduate Student (Advisor: Greg DeAngelis)

Title TBA

Abstract There will also be a talk from another BCS graduate student, Oviya Mohan.

May 2, 2024
4:00 p.m., URMC 1–7619, Adolph Auditorium

Doty Lecture: Anna Christina Nobre, Yale Univiversity

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July 11-12, 2024

Consortium for Vision and Oculomics in Psychiatry

We are excited to announce that the first annual meeting of the Consortium for Vision and Oculomics in Psychiatry (CVOP) will be held in Rochester, NY on Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12, 2024.

The online submission portal is now open. Proposals for presentation at the meeting will be accepted via the submission portal through February 28th, 2024 at 5:00pm Mountain Time (MT). Access the submission portal online. Submissions must come from CVOP members. All members (Full, Associate, Student) are encouraged to submit. Membership is free, and you can submit an application online.

Download the Call for Abstracts. Please review carefully for detailed information on submission types, formats, and guidelines.

Additional information about conference registration is coming soon and will be posted to the CVOP website and announced on the listserv.

For questions not addressed in the Call for Abstracts or in the information above, you may contact Steve Silverstein at .

Please feel free to share this announcement with your labs and colleagues—we hope to see you there!

2024 Program Committee, Steven Silverstein (Chair), Sonia Bansal, Deepthi Bannai, Paulo Lizano, Michel Maziade, Robert Reinhart, Katy Thakkar, Bilge Turkozer, Siegfried Wagner