Co-sponsored Event:5th Mini-Symposium on Cognition, Decision-making, and Social Function: In Memory of Kang Cheng

  • 19th July 2017, 13:30-17:30
  • C102/C103, 1st Floor, BSI Central Building
    RIKEN Brain Science Institute
    2-1 Hirosawa Wako City, Saitama 351-0198 JAPAN > GoogleMap

5th Mini-Symposium on Cognition, Decision-making, and Social Function: In Memory of Kang Cheng

The brain is amazing. I have been organizing this mini-symposium series to facilitate discussions on new perspectives for understanding higher brain functions including cognition, decision-making, emotion, and social function. This time, in memory of Kang Cheng, our admired friend, and colleague, I asked speakers who once worked closely with Kang Cheng to present their ongoing work.


13:30-13:35 Opening

Metacognition in Value-based Decision-making
Dr. Xiaohong Wan (Beijing Normal University)

Influence of Simple Action on Subsequent Manual and Ocular Responses
Dr. Pei Sun (Tsinghua University)

14:25-14:50 Break

Mouse primary visual cortex is not part of the reverberant neural circuitry critical for visual perception
Dr. Masataka Watanabe (The University of Tokyo)

Imaging magnetic susceptibility with magnetic resonance: a tool to study neurodegeneration
Dr. Mauro Costagli (IMAGO7 Research Center)

Color representation in human visual cortex
Dr. Ichiro Kuriki (Tohoku University)

16:05-16:30 Break

Neural computations underlying social decision-making
Dr. Hiroyuki Nakahara (RIKEN)

Priors and heuristics in human visual perception
Dr. Justin L. Gardner (Stanford University)

17:20-17:30 Closing

* Lecture language is English. Abstracts are available here:
* Advance entry is not required.Please join in a lighthearted.

* When you reach RIKEN, you need to obtain a temporary ID card, following procedure bellow, 1. Please drop by at guard station of the “West Gate” upon your arrival RIKEN. 2. Please fill your name and purpose of your visit (5th Mini-Symposium on Cognition). 3. Please return this temporary ID card when you leave RIKEN.




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