Learning and Memory in Sensory Systems

19th Symposium: June 9-11, 1994

Chair: Tatiana Pasternak

Terrence J. Sejnowski, University of California, San Diego
A critique of pure vision

Per Andersen, University of Oslo, Norway
Stability and plasticity of dendritic spines

David Amaral, SUNY at Stony Brook
The primate medial temporal lobe—where vision meets memory

Adult Cortical Plasticity
Chair: Tony Movshon

Yves Fregnac, CNRS, France
Compared in vitro and in vivo studies of Hebbian synaptic plasticity in cat visual cortex

Michael M. Merzenich, University of California, San Francisco
Experience-dependent cortical plasticity in skill acquisition and learning

Charles Gilbert, Rockefeller University
Dynamic properties of adult visual cortex

Moshe Abeles, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Plasticity of interactions among cortical neurons and its role in binding activity

Perceptual Learning
Chair: V. Ramachandran

Dov Sagi, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Spatial interactions and plasticity in early vision

Manfred Fahle, University Eye Clinic, Germany
Perceptual learning

William Newsome, Stanford University
Neuronal plasticity underlying an improvement in perceptual performance

Dana Ballard, University of Rochester
Learning classification through correlated multi-modality experience

Short-term Memory: Active Observer
Chair: Eileen Kowler

John O'Keefe, University College of London, Great Britain
Hippocampus and spatial memory

Patricia S. Goldman-Rakic, Yale University
Visual memory and the prefrontal cortex

Carol L. Colby, National Institute of Health
Dynamic visual memory in parietal cortex

Mary Hayhoe, University of Rochester
Visual memory representations in natural tasks

Visual Short-term Memory
Chair: Michael Morgan

Joaquin M. Fuster, University of California Medical Center, Los Angeles
Cortical dynamics of visual memory

Robert Desimone, National Institute of Mental Health
Neuronal mechanisms of memory in the monkey cortex

Mark W. Greenlee, University of Freiburg, Germany
Psychophysical analysis of visual short-term memory in normal and brain-damaged adults

Leslie G. Ungerleider, National Institute of Mental Health
Brain imaging studies of learning and memory in human cortex

Organizing Committee:
Tatiana Pasternak
Mary Hayhoe

Funding provided by NINDS, NSF, NIMH, NIA, and NICHD