Human Single-Unit Meeting Program

Fourth Human Single-Neuron Recordings Conference and Workshop 2018

Location: Caltech, Beckman Institute Auditorium and courtyard (Building #74)
Date and time: November 1 and 2, 2018

Scientific program and organizing committee: 

Ueli Rutishauser (Cedars-Sinai/Caltech)
Gabriel Kreiman (Harvard)
Richard Andersen (Caltech)
Ralph Adolphs (Caltech)

Talk Format: Regular talks are 20 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions (5 minutes each). Keynote talks are 45 minutes. All breaks are in Beckman Institute courtyard.

On both days, breaks, breakfasts and lunches are provided and included in registration, as is dinner on the first day (for those who indicated so during registration).

Please note that due to capacity limitations, registration is mandatory to attend the meeting. We cannot accommodate unregistered participants.

Day 1: November 1, 2018 (Thursday)

8.00-8.30 Registration and Breakfast

8.30-8.45 Welcome, Practical Info (Organizing committee)

Session: Large-scale brain interactions across primates

08.45 - 09.10 Bijan Pesaran (NYU): Studying the primate brain on a large-scale - imaging, electrophysiology and fmri.

09.10 - 09.35 Christopher Petkov (Newcastle University): Mental structures and the primate brain: From human ECoG to monkey neurons

09.35 - 10.00 Charles Schroeder/Idan Tal (Columbia): Temporal structure of transient events as a measure of cortical interactions.

10.00 - 10.30 Break, Snacks and Coffee in courtyard

10.30 - 11.20 Richard Andersen (Caltech)[Keynote]:  Developing a bidirectional human-machine interface that can read out intentions and write in sensations.

Session: Decision Making

11.20 - 11.45 Joshua Gold (U Penn): Basal ganglia recordings in human and non-human primates

11.45 - 12.10 Ziv Williams (MGH): Single neuronal correlates of social decisions in the human prefrontal cortex

12.10 - 12.30 Sameer Sheth (Baylor): Prominent temporal coding of decision variables in human prefrontal cortex

12.30 - 1.30 Lunch

Session: Keynote, Brain Inititative, Posters

1.30 - 2.20 Itzhak Fried (UCLA) [Keynote]: From human single neuron recordings to cognitive prediction and modulation

2.20 - 2.45 Jim Gnadt (NIH/NINDS): Research Opportunities in Humans with the NIH BRAIN Initiative

2.45 - 3.05 Flash presentations (5 min each)

Alexander Unruh (U Bonn): Decision confidence is represented at the single-unit level in the human medial temporal lobe

Juri Minxha (Caltech): Phase-locking of neurons in human medial frontal cortex to hippocampal theta is engaged by declarative memory-based decisions

Marije Ter Wal (U Birmingham): Exploring the "what", "when"and "where" of memory reinstatement in human intracranial EEG recordings

Jan Kaminski (Cedars-Sinai): Evidence for domain-specific working memory buffers from human single-neuron recordings

3.05 - 4.30 Break [ Poster Session, Networking ]

Session: ex-vivo study of human single cells

04.30 - 04.55 Jonathan Ting (Allen Institute): Conserved and divergent features of human versus mouse neocortical cell types

04.55 - 05.20 Mark Harnett (MIT): Enhanced dendritic compartmentalization in human cortical neurons

5.20 - 5.45 Viren Jain (Google AI): High-throughput synapse-resolution connectomics in fly, bird, and human brains

5.45 - 6.10 Taufik Valiante (U Toronto): Divergent electrophysiological properties of layer 2/3 and layer 5 pyramidal neurons in human temporal cortex

7 - 9pm Conference dinner. Included with registration if you indicated so when you registered. Capacity is limited and we will issue tickets at registration in the morning to those who registered for the dinner. Location is within walking distance of conference venue.

Day 2: November 2, 2018 (Friday)

08.00 - 08.30 Registration, Breakfast

Session: Language

08.30 - 8.55 Edward Chang (UCSF): Encoding movement in speech motor cortex

08.55 - 09.20 Mark Richardson (U Pittsburgh): Subthalamic nucleus unit activity during speech production

Session: Epilepsy

09.20 - 09.45 Sydney Cash (MGH): The role of inhibitory and excitatory neurons in sculpting seizure initiation and propagation

09.45 - 10.10 Catherine Schevon (Columbia): Cell-type specific activity at seizure onset in humans

10.10 - 10.30 Break, Snacks and Coffee in courtyard

10.30 - 11.20 Loren Frank (UCSF) [Keynote]: Neural substrates of prospection and new tools for understanding them

Session: New electrodes / technology

11.20-11.45 Shadi Dayeh (UCSD): Scalable and Minimally Invasive Technologies for Recording Surface Units and Intracellular Potentials at Depth in Intact Brains

11.45-12.10 Michael Roukes (Caltech): Open Neurotech Alliance – Towards Next-Generation Neurotechnology in Humans

12.10-12.30 Casey Stengel (Neuralynx - Gold Sponsor Talk): Recording and Stimulation in Real-Time.

12.30-1.30 Lunch

Session: Memory / spatial cognition

1.30 - 1.55 Robert Knight (UC Berkeley): Neural Networks and Human Behavior

1.55 - 2.20 Nanthia Suthana (UCLA): Single neuron and oscillatory correlates of real world spatial navigation in humans

2.20 - 2.45 Simon Hanslmayr (U Birmingham): A synchronized hippocampus and a desynchronized neocortex underlie human episodic memory formation

2.45 - 3.10 Zoltan Nadasdy (UT Austin/HCA): Spike-phase grids in the human entorhinal cortex

3.10 - 3.35 Dion Khodagholy (Columbia): Learning-enhanced coupling between ripple oscillations

3.35-4.00 Break, Snacks and Coffee in courtyard

Session: Faces and attention

4.00 - 4.25 Doris Tsao (Caltech): The macaque face processing system

4.25 - 4.50 Shuo Wang (WVU): Single-neuron representation of goal-directed signals during visual search

4.50 - 5.15 Thilo Womelsdorf (Vanderbilt): Cross-level Interactions of Distinct Cell Types to Fronto-Striatal Network Activity During Attention and Learning

5.15 - 5.30 Final conclusion [program committee]

5.30 - 6.30 Wine and cheese reception in Beckman Institute Courtyard

6.30pm -- Dinner for all currently funded participants (and team members) of NIH BRAIN Initiative / ROH Consortium. Location: Athenaeum. Hosted by Ralph Adolphs. By invitation only.