May 13 and 14, 2004
Roone Arledge Auditorium
Alfred Lerner Hall
May 13, 2004 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Session I: Brain Structure
Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University
Neuroscience and Neuropathology—Converging Streams
Gerald D. Fischbach, MD, Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University
Roderick MacKinnon, MD, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor; Head, Molecular Neurobiology & Biophysics; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Assembly of Neural Circuits in the Developing Brain
Thomas M. Jessell, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia University
Scents and Sensibility: Towards a Molecular Logic of Perception
Richard Axel, MD, Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and Pathology, Columbia University
The Storage and Persistence of Memory
Eric Kandel, MD, Professor of Physiology and Psychiatry, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, Columbia University; Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
May 13, 1:30 p.m.5 p.m.
Session II: Brain Function and Disease
Richard Mayeux, MD, Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Epidemiology at Columbia University
Brain Development in Healthy, Hyperactive and Psychotic Children
Judith L. Rapoport, MD, Chief, Child Psychiatry Branch at National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health
Rett Syndrome and MeCP2: Steady Development
Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Neurology, Molecular and Human Genetics, Division of Neuroscience, Developmental Biology and Interdisciplinary Program in Cell and Molecular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Sir Michael Rutter, MD, Professor, Medical Research Council,
Center for Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry; Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London
Drug Addiction: The Brain in Disarray
Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
May 14, 9 a.m.12 p.m.
Session III: Biology of Mind
David Cohen, PhD, Professor of Biological Sciences and of Psychiatry at Columbia University.
fMRI Investigations of Human Extrastriate Cortex: People, Places, and Things
Nancy Kanwisher, PhD, Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Investigator, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Decision-Making and the Neural Representation of Value
William T. Newsome, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Towards the Neuronal Basis of Consciousness
Christof Koch, PhD, The Lois and Victor Troendle Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology and Professor of Computation and Neural Systems, Executive Officer for Computation and Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology
Consciousness, Causation, and Reduction
John R. Searle, PhD, Mills Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Language, Department of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley
Nancy Wexler, PhD, Higgins Professor of Neuropsychology in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University
Thomas Jessell and Joanna Rubinstein
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Leading neuroscientists gathered at this C250 symposium to discuss the accomplishments and limitations of reductionist and holistic approaches to examining the nervous system and mental functions.
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