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Adaptive Brains and Machines, 26-28th July 2015, Cambridge

The Adaptive Brain Lab invites you to an interdisciplinary conference hosted by Professor Zoe Kourtzi, 26-28th July 2015 at Downing College. The event is part of the Adaptive Brain Computations Marie Curie Initial Training Network meetings and includes exciting talks from experts in the fields of Vision, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computer Science and Engineering.

Registration is free and available via the Cambridge Neuroscience platform:

Preliminary programme

Sunday, July 26th

3:30pm - 4:00pm Registration
4:00pm - 6:00pm Keynote
Drinks and BBQ at Downing College



Monday, July 27th

9.00am-12.30pm: Vision Classics and Advances

Brian Rogers, University of Oxford

Alan Johnston, University College London

Julie Harris, University of St Andrews

David Burr, University of Florence, Italy


1.30pm -5.30pm: Vision Development and Learning

Lynne Kiorpes, NYU

Marko Nardini, Durham University

Ilona Kovacs, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary

Barbara Dosher, UC Irvine

Dennis Levi, University of Berkeley


5.30pm -6.30pm: Adaptive Brain Lab visit

7.00pm: Dinner at Downing College


Tuesday, July 28th

9.00am-12.30pm: Computational Approaches to Neuroscience

Andrew Fitzgibbon, Microsoft Research

Zoubin Ghahramani, University of Cambridge

Daniel Wolpert, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Máté Lengyel, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge


1.30pm -5.30pm: Brain Imaging: Vision and Beyond

Denis Schluppeck, University of Nottingham

Tim Andrews, University of York

Serge Dumoulin, University of Utrecht

Lorraine Tyler, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge

John Duncan, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge


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