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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


Speakers

Jocelyne Bachevalier
"Medial Temporal Lobe Structures and Memory: What Have We Learned from Lesion Studies in Nonhuman Primates?"
Professor, Department of Psychology
Emory University

Neal J. Cohen
"Hippocampus and Relational Memory in the Construction and Use of Visual Representations."
Professor, Brain and Cognition Division
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Charles E. Connor
"The Neural Basis Of Knowledge About Object Structure."
Associate Professor, Mind/Brain Institute
John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Robert Cook
"Avian Perspectives On Visual Knowledge: The Bird's Eye View."
Professor, Department of Psychology
Chair, Department of Psychology
Tufts University

Stephen Grossberg
"How does the brain know what an object is? A synthesis of visual perception, attention, search, and category learning."
Professor, Cognitive and Neural Systems
Professor, Departments of Mathematics, Psychology, and Biomedical Engineering
Chairman, Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
Director, Center for Adaptive Systems
Director, Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science, and Technology

Ray Jackendoff
"What and Where in Spatial Language and Spatial Cognition."
Professor, Department of Philosophy
Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Studies
Tufts University

Stephen M. Kosslyn
"Is One Cerebral Hemisphere More 'Perceptual' than the Other?"
Professor, Department of Psychology
Harvard University

Alex Martin
"Fine tuning conceptual representations:  A role for the anterior temporal lobes?"
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Brain and Cognition
National Institute of Health

Ken A. Paller
"Distinguishing explicit memory and conceptual implicit memory electrophysiologically."
Professor, Department of Psychology
Director, Cognitive Neuroscience Program
Director, Training Program in the Neuroscience of Human Cognition
Northwestern University

Mary A. Peterson
"Inhibitory Competition in Figure-Ground Perception: Effects of Familiarity and Context."
Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Arizona

Lynn C. Robertson
"Visual Representations of Undetected Stimuli: Evidence from Patients with Unilateral Visual Extinction."
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology
University of California at Berkeley

Suparna Rajaram
"Memory and Awareness: Means of Access and Processing Requirements."
Professor of Psychology
Stony Brook University

Haline E. Schendan
"When and Where Vision Meets Memory: Prefrontal-Posterior Cortical Dynamics for Visual Object Knowledge."
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Tufts University Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Boston University Visiting Scientist, MGH-NMR Center
Harvard Medical School

Sharon L. Thompson-Schill
"When Hand-Sight is 20/20: How Sensorimotor Experience Affects Memory for Object Appearance."
Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania