Kinds of Minds - what is thinking? 2nd OIST-RIKEN Symposium-

Date

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 (All day) to Thursday, October 7, 2021 (All day)

Location

ONLINE-Registration is required.

Description

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Symposium Abstract

-Message from Program Committee-

The last decade has seen strings of breakthroughs in both neuroscience and artificial intelligence research. While there have long been fruitful exchanges between these fields, there is increased recent interest in the borderlands, using computational ideas and techniques to inform biology, and vice versa. This symposium brings together researchers working on a diversity of topics circling around questions related to the mind. We hope to catalyze new ideas, future collaborations, and an appreciation for the diversity of views on the topic. Please join us.

Main Speakers and Abstracts

Session I-1 "Open systems approaches in neuroscience
- How can ideas from complexity science, dynamical systems, and embodied cognition help us understand the brain/mind?"

- Chaired by Dr. Kazuhiro SAKURADA

1

Dr. Andrea BENUCCI,

Team Leader

RIKEN CBS, Laboratory for Neural Circuits and Behavior

Stability of visual perception as a classification invariance in convolutional neuronal networks

Coming Soon...

2

Dr. Tom FROESE,

Assistant Professor

OIST, Embodied Cognitive Science Unit

Exploring embodied social cognition with AI and neuroscience

Coming Soon...

3

Dr. Kazuhisa SHIBATA,

Team Leader

RIKEN CBS, Laboratory for Human Cognition and Learning

Reading and manipulating information in the brain

Coming Soon...

Session I-2 "Open systems approaches in neuroscience
- How can ideas from complexity science, dynamical systems, and embodied cognition help us understand the brain/mind?"

- Chaired by Dr. Kazuhiro SAKURADA

1

Dr. Jun TANI,

Professor

OIST, Cognitive Neurorobotics Research Unit

Studies on cognitive neurorobotics using the framework of predictive coding and active inference

The focus of my research has been to investigate how cognitive agents can develop structural representation and functions via iterative interaction with the world, exercising agency and learning from resultant perceptual experience. For this purpose, my team has investigated various models analogous to predictive coding and active inference frameworks. For the last two decades, we have applied these frameworks to develop cognitive constructs for robots. The current talk introduces a set of emergent phenomena which we found in the robotics experiments. These findings inform us of possible non-trivial cognitive mechanisms in the brains.

2

Dr. Reiko MAZUKA,

Team Leader

RIKEN CBS, Laboratory for Language Development

What we can learn from how human infants learn language in real time?

Coming Soon...

3

Dr. Kenji DOYA,

Professor

OIST, Neural Computation Unit

The duality of inference and control and as the key to the canonical cortical circuit

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Session II "Advances in neuroscience  
-What are the strengths and limitations of current approaches?"

- Chaired by Dr. Sam REITER

1

Dr. Izumi FUKUNAGA,

Assistant Professor

OIST, Sensory and Behavioural Neuroscience Unit

Perception and representation of olfactory mixtures

Coming Soon...

2

Dr. Jun NAGAI,

Team Leader

RIKEN CBS, Laboratory for Glia-Neuron Circuit Dynamics

Behind the scenes in neural circuits: Astrocyte regulation of behavior in health and disease

Coming Soon...

3

Dr. Yoko YAZAKI-SUGIYAMA,

Associate Professor

OIST, Neuronal Mechanism for Critical Period Unit

Neural Circuit for Social Authentication in Zebra Finch Song Learning

Coming Soon...

4

Dr. Asuka TAKEISHI,

Team Leader

RIKEN CBS, Neural circuit of multisensory integration RIKEN Hakubi Research Team

Neural mechanism of behavior modulation in C. elegans

Coming Soon...

Session III "AI/data science and brain/mind
-How can each inform the other?"

- Chaired by Dr. Yoko YAZAKI-SUGIYAMA

1

Dr. Tomomi SHIMOGORI,

Team Leader

RIKEN CBS, Laboratory for Molecular Mechanisms of Brain Development

Cellular-resolution gene expression profiling in the neonatal marmoset brain reveals dynamic species- and region-specific differences

Coming Soon...

2

Dr. Sam REITER,

Assistant Professor

OIST, Computational Neuroethology Unit

Exploring 2-stage sleep in octopus

Coming Soon...

3

Dr. Henrik SKIBBE,

Unit Leader

RIKEN CBS, Brain Image Analysis Unit

Brain image analysis

Coming Soon...

4

Dr. Tomoki FUKAI,

Professor

OIST, Neural Coding and Brain Computing Unit

What can neural network models tell about brain activity: two separate strata in the cortex?

Coming Soon...

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