Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Workshop 2010 Topic Areas

For a preview of the 2010 topic areas, see below. Click on each topic title to see more details of the proposed work for the topic.

This group will study and implement mechanisms of attention, the selection of relevant sensory information, without which cognition is impossible in complex environments.

This area involves projects where spike-based sensory signals (e.g., from silicon retinae or cochleae) are categorized into higher level interpretations (which may be learned/abstracted from prior experiences), enabling mobile robots to understand and reason about their perceptions and purposefully act in their environment.

This area will look at how neural systems and smart robots can learn from, work in, and interact with an unpredictable environment. We will study how information from multiple modalities is integrated and processed to form a coherent percept of the world.

This group will discuss and implement spike-based computation. In particular, we will investigate spike-based primitives and representations, algorithms for real-time sensory processing that can be embedded into spike-based networks, and spike-based computational models that support cognitive tasks.

The BMI topic area will study and test the cognitive and computational principles of intelligent motor control and more importantly the learning of goal-directed behavior through a hybrid sensorimotor neural interface.

This topic area will coordinate lectures that serve as general overviews of the other Topic Areas and hands-on methods tutorials. The goal is to expose all workshop participants to topic areas that may be out of their direct interest. Hence, we expect the educational talks to be tutorial in nature, to provide an overview of the field, to identify major problems and/or methods in the field, and to conclude with some recent results and developments.

The computational neuroscience group is interested in all aspects of experimental neuroscience and how they relate to understanding architecture and functionality. This group focuses on seminars presented by leading neuroscientists.