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Travel Award Recipients 2012

CompNet is proud to announce the first round of 2012 travel award recipients. In this first year of the new initiative to enrich the awardee's career, enhance the applicant’s training, and/or promote CompNet research to the external community. The program is off to a great start.

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Nan Jia
Society for Neuroscience (SFN) 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana, Oct 13-17, 2012
Title: “Saccadic Visual Remapping – a computational approach”

Chris Johnson
Society for Neuroscience (SFN) 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana, Oct 13-17, 2012
Title: “A Cortical Model of Speed Tuning in Area MT”

Emily Myers
Society for Neuroscience (SFN) 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana, Oct 13-17, 2012
Title: “A Database and Analyses of Gene Expression Patterns Related to Heritable Disorders of Speech and Language”

Joseph Schroeder
Society for Neuroscience (SFN) 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana, Oct 13-17, 2012
Title: “Effects of closed loop inhibitory feedback during active tactile exploration”

Lena Sherbakov
Society for Neuroscience (SFN) 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana, Oct 13-17, 2012
Title “Multiscale Sampling Model for Motion Integration across Different Visual Areas”
Authors: Lena Sherbakov and Arash Yazdanbakhsh

Jason Sherfey
Society for Neuroscience (SFN) 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana, Oct 13-17, 2012
Title: “Computation in retinal circuits with axonal delay and asymmetric receptive fields”

Yoonseob Lim
Auditory System Gordon Conference/Seminar (GRC)
Lewiston, Maine, July 8-13, 2012
Title: “Neural coding of auditory temporal sequences in a songbird operant behavior”

Ross Williamson
Auditory System Gordon Conference/Seminar (GRC)
Lewiston, Maine, July 8-13, 2012
Title: “Acoustic Context Shapes Central Auditory Responses to Complex Sounds”

Jonathan Brumberg
Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop
Telluride, Colorado, July 1-14, 2012
Title: "Human Attention in the Machine"

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Gaelle Desbordes
18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping
Beijing, China, June 10-14, 2012
Title: “Longitudinal Decrease in Amygdala Response to Emotional Stimuli after Eight-Week Meditation Training”
Authors: Desbordes G, Negi LT, Raison CL, and Schwartz EL

Emily Stephen
Statistical Analysis of Neural Data (SAND6)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 30 – June 2, 2012
Poster: "Fitting Dynamic Models to Extracellular Recordings in Mouse Cortex During Optogenetic Stimulation"
Authors: Emily Stephen, Jason Ritt, and Uri Eden

Martina Poletti
Vision Sciences Society (VSS) Meeting, 2012
Naples, Florida, May 11-16, 2012
Title: “The Cost of Making Saccades”
Authors: Martina Poletti, David Burr, and Michele Rucci

Karthik Srinivasan
Vision Sciences Society (VSS) Meeting, 2012
Naples, Florida, May 11-16, 2012
Title: "Predictive Remapping of Binocularly Fused Images under Saccadic Eye Movements"
Authors: Karthik Srinivasan, Stephen Grossberg, and Arash Yazdanbakhsh

Tony Vladusich
Vision Sciences Society (VSS) Meeting, 2012
Naples, Florida, May 11-16, 2012
Title: “Simultaneous Contrast and Gamut Relativity in Blackness and Whiteness Perception”
Authors: Tony Vladusich

Samantha Blasbalg
The Sixth Conference on Mismatch Negativity (MMN) and its Clinical and Scientific Application
New York, New York, May 1-4, 2012