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Cognitive Neuroscience of Visual Knowledge: Where Vision Meets Memory
2008 Second Annual Tufts University Conference on Emerging Trends in Behavioral, Affective, Social, and Cognitive (BASC) Neurosciences
May 29 - May 31, 2008
Tufts University, Medford, MA

Schedule of Events
Events held at Tufts University, Medford, MA. Talks and panel discussions are in Cohen Auditorium. Poster sessions are in the Aidekman Arts Center. Refreshments and lunches are included for registered participants.

These times are subject to change.  All speakers and dates are confirmed. Exact times will be included in the final program, to be posted May 15.

A printable schedule (PDF) is available.

Thursday, May 29
6:15 - 7:30 pm Registration (outside Cohen Auditorium)
Plenary Lecture (Open to Public)
5:00 - 5:05 pm Jamshed Bharucha, Provost and Senior Vice President, Tufts University, Welcoming Remarks
5:05 - 6:05 pm Stephen Grossberg, Boston University, How does the brain know what an object is? A synthesis of visual perception, attention, search, and category learning (Public plenary lecture)
6:15 - 7:45 pm Poster Session 1 (Aidekman Arts Center)
Friday, May 30
Session 1: Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Learning and Memory
Chair: Ayanna K. Thomas, Tufts University
8:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration (outside Cohen Auditorium)
8:45 - 8:50 am Haline E. Schendan, Tufts University, Opening Remarks
8:50 - 9:40 am Suparna Rajaram, Stony Brook University. Memory and Awareness: Means of Access and Processing Requirements
9:40 - 10:30 am Ken A. Paller, Northwestern University, Declarative memory, perceptual implicit memory, and conceptual implicit memory
10:30 - 10:50 am Refreshment Break (included)
10:50 - 11:40 am Neal J. Cohen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Hippocampus and Relational Memory in the Construction and Use of Visual Representations
11:45 - 1:15 pm Lunch (Aidekman Alumni Lounge) (included)
Session 2: Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Visual Knowledge
Chair: Holly A. Taylor, Tufts University
1:15 - 2:05 pm Haline E. Schendan, Tufts University, When and Where Vision Meets Memory: Prefrontal-Posterior Cortical Dynamics for Visual Object Knowledge
2:05 - 2:55 pm Alex Martin, National Institute of Mental Health, Fine tuning conceptual representations: A role for the anterior temporal lobes?
2:55 - 3:15 pm Refreshment Break (included)
3:15 - 4:05 pm Jocelyne Bachevalier, Emory University, Medial Temporal Lobe Structures and Memory: What Have We Learned from Lesion Studies in Nonhuman Primates?
4:05 - 4:55 pm Panel Discussion, Sessions 1 and 2, How Can Memory Inform Vision, and vice versa?
Moderator: Chantal E. Stern, Center for Memory and Brain, Boston University
5:00 - 6:30pm Poster Session 2
Saturday, May 31
Session 3: Comparative Perspectives on Visual Knowledge
Chair: Michael E. Hasselmo, Center for Memory and Brain, Boston University
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration (outside Cohen Auditorium)
8:45 - 9:35 am Ray Jackendoff, Tufts University, What can language tell us about visual cognition?
9:35 - 10:25 am Robert Cook, Tufts University, Avian Perspectives On Visual Knowledge: The Bird's Eye View
10:25 - 10:45 am Refreshment Break (included)
10:45 - 11:35 pm Charles E. Connor, Johns Hopkins University, The Neural Basis Of Knowledge About Object Structure
11:45 - 1:15 pm Lunch (Aidekman Alumni Lounge) (included)
Session 4: Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Vision
Chair: Gina Kuperberg, Tufts University, MGH-NMR Martinos Center
1:15 - 2:05 pm Mary A. Peterson, University of Arizona, Inhibitory Competition in Figure-Ground Perception: Effects of Familiarity and Context
2:05 - 2:55 pm Lynn C. Robertson, University of California at Berkeley, Visual Representations of Undetected Stimuli: Evidence from Patients with Unilateral Visual Extinction
2:55 - 3:15 pm Refreshment Break (included)
3:15 - 4:05 pm Stephen M. Kosslyn, Harvard University, Is One Cerebral Hemisphere More 'Perceptual' than the Other?
4:05 - 4:55 pm Sharon L. Thompson-Schill, University of Pennsylvania, When Hand-Sight is 20/20: How Sensorimotor Experience Affects Memory for Object Appearance
4:55 - 5:45 pm Panel Discussion, Sessions 3 and 4, How Can Vision Inform Memory, and vice versa?
Moderator: Giorgio Ganis, Harvard Medical School
5:45 - 5:50 pm Haline E. Schendan, Tufts University, Closing Remarks