Sensorimotor Computation : the Control of Gaze

En coopération avec le Pr. D. Pai de l’Université de Colombie britannique de Vancouver (Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies).

Programme

09h00 – 09h15 : Opening remarks
Dianne NEWELL (Director of the PWIAS, Canada)
Alain BERTHOZ (Professor at the Collège de France, Chair of Physiology of Perception and Action, France)

09h15 – 10h00 : Overview, and Biomechanics of the Oculomotor System
Dinesh PAI (Professor and Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia; PWIAS, Canada)

10h00 – 10h30 : The dynamic regulation of multimodal integration in the control of gaze
Kathleen CULLEN (Professor and William Dawson Scholar, McGill University; PWIAS, Canada)

10h30 – 11h00 : Break

11h00 – 11h30 : A biologically realistic cortical model of eye movement control in reading
Klaus HEPP (Professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

11h30 – 12h00 : Neural control of saccade kinematics and gaze trajectories
Jeroen GOOSSENS (Assistant professor at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands)

12h00 – 12h30 : Optimizable Hamiltonians for Oculomotor Control: Beyond Physiology
Christopher HARRIS (Professor of neuroscience at the University of Plymouth, UK)

12h30 – 14h00 : Break

14h00 – 14h30 : Geometry and function of the motor map in the superior colliculus
Daniel BENNEQUIN (Professor of mathematics at the University Denis Diderot Paris VII, France)

14h30 – 15h00 : Subcortical decisions: towards models of the tecto‐basal loops for saccadic selection
Benoît GIRARD (Researcher at the Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR), UPMC‐CNRS, France)

15h00 – 15h30 : Control of "gaze" in the rat vibrissal system: insights from neuroethology and robotics
Tony PRESCOTT (Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield, UK)

15h30 – 16h00 : Break

16h00 – 16h30 : Saccades, models, membranes and patients: from behavior to the bench and back
Stefano RAMAT (Associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Pavia, Italy)

16h30 – 17h00 : Conclusion of the day
Alain BERTHOZ (Professor at the Collège de France, Chair of Physiology of Perception and Action, France)