2002 Fall

September 4, 2002:

USC Neuroscience “Vision Day” (Gerontology Auditorium, 9am-5pm)
A full day of presentations by and for the USC Vision Community
Featuring Cheryl Craft, Jeannie Chen, Norberto Grzywacz, Mark Humayun, Judith Hirsch, Bosco Tjan, Irving Biederman, Donald McLeod (UCSD), and posters.

September 18, 2002

“Genetic Backgraound as a Determination of Seizure-Induced Cell Death”
Elyse Schauwecker (USC) Host: Larry Swanson (NS)

September 25, 2002

“Hypothalamic Control of Energy Homeostatsis”
Michael Cowley (Oregon Regional Primate Research Center) Host: Alan Watts (NB)

October 2, 2002

Martin Egelhaaf (U. Bielefeld, Germany): “Measurement of Visual Global Motion in Flies”
Sheila Nirenberg (UCLA): “What the Retina Codes: Molecular, Electrophysiological, and Computational”
Robert Shapley (NYU): “Dynamics of Orientation Tuning in Visual Cortex”
John Maunsell (Baylor): “Physiological Correlates of Perceptual Learning Visual Cortex”
Daniel Kersten (U. Minnesota): “Visual Perception: Psychophysics and Bayesian Theories”
Nancy Kawisher (MIT): “Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Visual Perception”

October 9, 2002

“The Interwined Mechanisms of Human Visual Motion Perception and of Attentive Selection”
George Sperling (UC, Irvine) Host: Norberto Grzywacz (NS)

October 16, 2002

“Trying to Understand the Cerebellum Well Enough to Build One”
Michael Mauk (U. Texas) Host: Sarah Bottjer (NS)

October 23, 2002

“Plasticity in the Visual Cortex: From Synapse to Perception”
Yang Dan (UC, Berkeley) Host: Judith Hirsch (NB)

October 30, 2002

“Stress and Death Domains in Alzheimer’s Disease”
Carol Miller (USC) Host: Larry Swanson (NS)

November 13, 2002

“Perceptual Organization and Lightness Perception”
Edward Adelson (MIT) Host: Norberto Grzywacz (NS)

November 20, 2002

“Glutamate Transporter Function at Excitatory Synapses in the Cerebellum”
Tom Otis (UCLA) Host: Emily Liman (NB)

December 4, 2002

“Complexity of the Amygdalar Complex: Multiple Roles in Associative Learning”
Michela Gallagher (John Hopkins) Host: Richard Thompson (NS)

December 11, 2002

“Mechanisms that Pattern Neocortical Areas, Cell Types, and Thalamocortical Connections”
John Rubenstein (UCSF) Host: Larry Swanson (NB)

December 18, 2002

“CRH Gene Expression in Neuroendocrine Paraventricular Neurons: Circuits, Clocks, and Corticosterone”
Alan Watts (USC) Host: Sarah Bottjer (NS)

Past research seminars