Special Events

In addition to talks and posters, CCN 2019 will involve exciting special events:

Mind Matching

Meet new people! CCN 2019 will feature an algorithmically optimized networking event. Participants will meet and engage in conversation with a new scientist every 15 minutes. An algorithm will determine who meets whom. (90 min)

Challenges and Controversies: The Free Energy Principle

Karl Friston and Jeff Beck will discuss the promise and perils of the free energy principle as a path toward understanding brain and cognition. The event will be moderated by Rosalyn Moran. (90 min)

Speakers: Karl Friston and Jeff Beck
Moderator: Rosalyn Moran

Cross-collaboration Breakouts

We will gather in smaller groups to discuss six key challenges related to cross-collaboration between cognitive science, computational neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. Invited discussion leaders will kick-start the conversation with short presentations. (90 min)

Sunday, September 15, 15:30 - 17:00

SE-BK1: Can state-space models form a bridge between theory and data?

Speakers: Scott Linderman, Laura Driscoll, Lea Duncker

SE-BK2: How can we measure and model the dynamics of interacting minds

Speakers: Janice Chen, Mark Thornton, Adam Calhoun

SE-BK3: How can we design cognitive tasks that challenge both cognitive and neural network models?

Speakers: Benjamin Peters and Wei Ji Ma

Monday, September 16, 14:00 - 15:30

SE-BK4: How should we benchmark models in cognitive computational neuroscience?

Speakers: Matthias Bethge, Y-Lan Boureau, Gemma Roig

SE-BK5: How can we test cognitive models with brain-activity data?

Speakers: Todd Gureckis, Nathaniel Daw, Jelmer Borst

SE-BK6: How can we model the computations of human language perception and production?

Speakers: Jon Brennan, Laura Gwilliams


Location: H0104

Friday, September 13

17:30 - 18:00

Video Opening Remarks (David Sussillo) H0104

18:00 - 19:00

Video Nature Human Behavior Keynote KN-1: Elizabeth Spelke "From core concepts to new systems of knowledge" H0104

Saturday, September 14

09:00 - 09:50

Video Keynote KN-2: Tim Behrens "Abstraction and inference in the frontal hippocampal circuit" H0104

09:50 - 10:30

GS-1: Contributed Talks 1-2 H0104

11:00 - 11:50

Video Keynote KN-3: Roshan Cools "Chemistry of the adaptive mind: on dopamine and mental work" H0104

11:50 - 12:30

GS-2: Contributed Talks 3-4 H0104

15:30 - 16:20

Video Keynote KN-4: Anne Churchland "Single-trial neural dynamics during novice and expert decisions are dominated by richly varied movements" H0104

Sunday, September 15

09:00 - 09:50

Video Keynote KN-5: Nando de Freitas "Machine Learning Advances on Imitation" H0104

09:50 - 10:30

GS-3: Contributed Talks 5-6 H0104

11:00 - 11:50

Video Keynote KN-6: Bernhard Schölkopf "Causal learning" H0104

11:50 - 12:30

GS-4: Contributed Talks 7-8 H0104

14:00 - 15:30

Video SE-CC: Challenges and Controversies: The Free Energy Principle H0104

Monday, September 16

09:00 - 09:50

Video Keynote KN-7: Máté Lengyel "Probabilistic internal models — behavioural and neural signatures" H0104

09:50 - 10:30

GS-5: Contributed Talks 9-10 H0104

11:00 - 11:50

Video Keynote KN-8: Nathaniel Daw "Population codes and prediction errors" H0104

11:50 - 12:30

GS-6: Contributed Talks 11-12 H0104

16:00 - 16:50

Video Keynote KN-9: Talia Konkle "Why is that there? Feature mapping across the visual cortex" H0104

16:50 - 17:20

Video Final Words H0104

17:20 - 18:20

CCN Community Meeting (Thomas Naselaris, Russ Poldrack) H0104