1999 Fall

September 8, 1999

“Electrical Measurements of Protein Conformational Changes in Voltage-Dependent Ion Channels”
Enrico Stefani (UCLA) Host: Lou Byerly (NB)

September 22, 1999

“The Hunting Apes: Meat-Eating, Meat-Sharing, and the Evolution of Human Cognition”
Craig B. Stanford (USC) Host: Larry Swanson (NS)

September 29, 1999

“Neuroplastic Changes in Hippocampal Granule Cells Following Seizures”
Charles E. Ribak (UC, Irvine) Host: Larry Swanson (NS)

October 6, 1999

“Genetics of Neurological Diseases: Insights from Neurofibromatosis 2 & Spinocerebellar Ataxia 2”
Stefan M. Pulst (Cedars Sinai) Host: Larry Swanson (NS)

October 13, 1999

“Multiple Internal Models in the Cerebellum and Communication”
Mitsuo Kawato (ATR Human Information Processing Research Labs & ERATO/Japanese Science and Technology Corp.) Host: Stefan Schaal (NB)

November 9, 1999

Preliminary Program:
Morning Symposium: Learning & Memory — From Genes to Models to Clinic (Larry Swanson, Chair)
James L. McGaugh (UC, Irvine): A History of Strategies for Understanding Learning and Memory
Gary Lynch (UC, Irvine): Ampakines: From the Laboratory to the Clinic
Alcino J. Silva (UCLA): Molecular and Cellular Basis of Learning Disorders
Terrence J. Sejnowski (Salk Institute): Future Generations of Artificial Learning Networks
Afternoon Symposium: Frontiers in Cognitive Neuroscience (Richard Thompson, Chair)
Irving Biederman (USC): How does the Brain See Objects?
Adrian Raine (USC): A Neuroscience Approach to Violence
Theodore Berger (USC): Hybrid Brain Circuit/Silicon Chips for the 21st Century
Keynote Lecture (4pm)
Floyd E. Bloom (Scripps Research Clinic/Editor Science): Brain Research in the New Millennium

December 1, 1999

“Tyrosine Phosphorylation and Axon Guidance in Drosophila”
Kai Zinn (Caltech) Host: Chien-Ping Ko (NB)

Past research seminars