[visionlist] Reminder: CSHL Vision Course Applications Due March 31st

[Apologies for cross-postings]

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Greetings!

We are currently seeking applications for a Summer Vision Course: “Vision: A platform for linking circuits, perception and behavior”

Hosted by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

June 15 – 29, 2017

Application deadline: March 31, 2017

Course co-directed and organized by Andrew Huberman, Farran Briggs, and Onkar Dhande.

We have an amazing lineup of speakers for the 2017 course to add to an already terrific history of this course.

Information about the course, including speaker list, schedule, and application instructions, is available on the course website: 

http://ift.tt/2jGQnZG

Please note that actual costs per student will be offset by funds from NEI and additional sponsors. Course registration scholarships are available for US and international student attendees.

Please forward this email to students and postdocs who may be interested in the course.

Thank you!

Farran, Andy, and Onkar

Course description (from website):

The purpose of this course is to bring together students and faculty for in depth and high level discussions of modern approaches for probing how specific cell types and circuits give rise
to defined categories of perception and action. It is also designed to address novel strategies aimed at overcoming diseases that compromise sensory function.

The visual system is the most widely studied sensory modality. Recently, three major shifts have occurred in the field of neuroscience. First, owing to the large array of genetic techniques
available in mice and the relative ease of imaging and recording from the cortex of small rodents, the mouse visual system has become a premiere venue for attacking the fundamental unresolved question of how specific cells and circuits relate to visual performance
at the receptive field and whole-animal level. Second, genetic and viral methods have evolved to the point where neurophysiologists can directly probe the role of defined circuits in species such as macaque monkeys, thus bridging the mechanism-cognition gap.
Third, the field of visual neuroscience is rapidly paving the way for widespread clinical application of stem cell, gene therapy and prosthetic devices to restore sensory function in humans.

The time is ripe to build on the classic paradigms and discoveries of visual system structure, function and disease, in order to achieve a deep, mechanistic understanding of how receptive
fields are organized and filter sensory information, how that information is handled at progressively higher levels of neural processing, and how different circuits can induce defined categories of percepts and behaviors in the healthy and diseased brain.

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See official CSHL mailing below:

Vision:
A Platform for Linking Circuits, Behavior & Perception

June 15 – 29, 2017

Applications due: March 31

Instructors

 

Farran Briggs, Geisel School of Medicine at DartmouthAndrew Huberman, Stanford University 

Co-Instructor

Onkar Dhande, Stanford University

The purpose of this course is to bring together students and faculty for in-depth and high level discussions of modern approaches for probing how specific cell types and circuits
give rise to defined categories of perception and action. It is also designed to address novel strategies aimed at overcoming diseases that compromise sensory function. 

The visual system is the most widely studied sensory modality. Recently, three major shifts have occurred in the field of neuroscience. First, owing to the large array of genetic
techniques available in mice and the relative ease of imaging and recording from the cortex of small rodents, the mouse visual system has become a premiere venue for attacking the fundamental unresolved question of how specific cells and circuits relate to
visual performance at the receptive field and whole-animal level. Second, genetic and viral methods have evolved to the point where neurophysiologists can directly probe the role of defined circuits in species such as macaque monkeys, thus bridging the mechanism-cognition
gap. Third, the field of visual neuroscience is rapidly paving the way for widespread clinical application of stem cell, gene therapy and prosthetic devices to restore sensory function in humans. 

The time is ripe to build on the classic paradigms and discoveries of visual system structure, function and disease, in order to achieve a deep, mechanistic understanding of how receptive
fields are organized and filter sensory information, how that information is handled at progressively higher levels of neural processing, and how different circuits can induce defined categories of percepts and behaviors in the healthy and diseased brain.

2017 Speakers

Felice Dunn, University of California, San FranciscoBotond Roska, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical ResearchLynne Kiorpes, New York UniversityJonathan Horton, University of California, San FranciscoJudith Hirsch, University of Southern CaliforniaMarty Usrey, University of California, DavisJude Mitchell, University of RochesterSonja Hofer, University of BaselDavid Fitzpatrick, Max Planck Florida InstituteTony Movshon, New York UniversityJoe Carroll, Medical College of Wisconsin Bevil Conway, Wellesley CollegeDoris Tsao, California Institute of Technology Dan Salzman, Columbia UniversityAnne Churchland, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Rich Krauzlis, National Institute of Health Tirin Moore, Stanford University Jack Gallant, University of California, BerkeleyJackie Gottlieb, Columbia University Murray Sherman, University of Chicago Steven Becker, National Institute of Health Tom Greenwell, National Institute of HealthNeeraj Agarwal, National Institute of Health 

Please
click this link to go to the Vision: A Platform for Linking Circuits, Behavior & Perception course website for further info.

 

 

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