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June 23-25, 2000

McDonnell-Pew Program in Cognitive Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Washington Duke Inn and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

The 2000 meeting is the final program meeting for the McDonnell-Pew Program. The James S. McDonnell Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts are grateful to everyone who has worked with us over the past decade and contributed to the success of this program.

All meeting participants are invited to present a poster. Participants presenting posters should plan to have them up by lunch on Saturday, June 24.

Friday, June 23

9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

11:30 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m.

McDonnell-Pew Advisory Board Meeting

(includes working lunch) (Conference Room A)

Lunch Room open

Thomas Executive Conference Center, Duke University

1 Science Drive

Durham, NC 27708 (Phone) 919/660-6400

6:00 p.m. -- 6:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m. -- 10:00 p.m.

Opening Reception (Adjacent to Ambassador Center)

Dinner (Ambassador Center)

Tribute to the McDonnell-Pew Program Advisory Board

Washington Duke Inn

Saturday, June 24

All scientific sessions will be held at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University Campus.

8:00 a.m. -- 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (The Hall of Science)

8:30 a.m. -- 8:45 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks (Love Auditorium)

8:45 a.m. -- 12:00 noon

(includes 15 min. break)

Session 1 -- Structural plasticity in the adult brain: Impact on cognitive neuroscience research. (Love Auditorium)

Organizers: Charles Gross and Elizabeth Gould (Princeton University)

Speakers: Fiona Doetsch (Harvard University) -- New neurons in old brains: Identification of stem cells in the adult brain; Elizabeth Gould (Princeton University) -- Neurogenesis in the adult mammalian brain; Charles Gross (Princeton University) -- Neurogenesis in the cerebral cortex of adult mammals; William Greenough (University of Illinois) -- Synapse formation, maintenance and loss as developmental and adult information storage mechanisms; Jon Kaas (Vanderbilt University) -- Functional implications of reorganization of sensory and motor representations after injury in adult primates; Brian Kolb (The University of Lethbridge) -- Cortical plasticity, neurogenesis, and behavior and Jeffrey Macklis (Harvard Medical School) -- Repair of complex cortical circuitry by neural precursors.

12:00 noon -- 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (The Hall of Science)

1:40 p.m. -- 4:55 p.m.

(includes 15 min. break)

Session 1 -- Continued (Love Auditorium)

6:00 p.m. -- 8:00 p.m.

Poster Session and Reception (The Hall of Science)

All meeting participants are encouraged to present a poster.

Sunday, June 25

All scientific sessions will be held at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University Campus.

8:00 a.m. -- 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast (The Hall of Science)

8:30 a.m. -- 11:45 a.m.

(includes 15 min. break)

Session 2 -- Some selected examples of how cognitive neuroscience research might be going down the "wrong track." (Love Auditorium)

Organizers: Susan Fitzpatrick (James S. McDonnell Foundation) and Andrew Glennerster (Oxford University)

Speakers: Andrew Glennerster (Oxford University) -- Coming off the bite bar: How might a moving observer represent space?; Steve Dakin (University College London) -- Early visual processing and reading: Are letters the whole story?; Simon Rushton (Cambridge Basic Research) -- The visual guidance of locomotion: Time to change direction?; Steve Scott (Queen's University--Canada) -- Population vectors and motor cortex: Neural coding or epiphenomenon?

12:00 noon -- 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (LSRC Dining Room)

1:40 p.m. -- 4:55 p.m.

(includes 15 min. break)

Session 3 -- Perspectives on the cognitive and neural bases of lexicon and grammar. (Love Auditorium)

Organizer: Michael Ullman (Georgetown University)

Speakers: Peter Hagoort (Max-Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics) -- Order out of chaos: An explicit account of ERP effects on the interface of lexicon, grammar and semantics; Maryellen MacDonald (University of Southern California) -- Lexicon, grammar, and memory--How do we slice the pie?; Alec Marantz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) -- Linguistics as brain science; Michael Ullman (Georgetown University) -- The dependence of lexicon and grammar on declarative and procedural memory.

6:30 p.m. -- 9:30 p.m.

Reception and Dinner (Ambassador Duke Center)

Washington Duke Inn


Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club

3001 Cameron Boulevard

Durham, NC 27706

Phone: 919/313-2159

Center for Cognitive Neuroscience:

Levine Science Research Center

Duke University

Research Drive

Durham, NC 27706

Phone: Ann Lacey 919/681-0658 (Saturday)

Phone: Brenda Howard 919/668-2512 (Sunday)

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