Insect neuroethology: From brains and behaviours to models and robots.
The Brains on Board project is delighted to host a one-day workshop on insect neuroethology and computational neuroscience at the University of Sussex. We are enthused about the prospect of bringing together neuroscientists, modellers and behavioural scientists, who work on insect sensory systems, learning and cognition. We particularly welcome interest from early career researchers, who would benefit greatly from this networking opportunity.
The workshop will be an all-day event at the University of Sussex on Thursday 14th June. Talks will commence at 0930 and a wine reception with posters will run until 1900. Informal evening events will be organised in Brighton for Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Friday will present an opportunity for lab tours and additional meetings, should people be interested.
Special Guest Speakers.
The workshop is free to attend, including a buffet lunch, tea and coffee, and the wine reception.
Places are limited. Please use the link below to register your intention to attend, indicating your desire to present a poster or talk. Talk slots will be preferentially allocated to people with exciting new findings that they are eager to publicise. Please register your interest by Monday 14th May.
Please contact Dr Paul Graham <email@example.com>
Talks: Pevensey 1 1A6; Posters and lunch: Chichester 1 Ground Floor. Future Technologies Labevensey 1 1A6; Posters and lunch: Chichester 1 Ground Floor. Future Technologies Lab
|09:00 - 09:30||Welcome and Coffee|
|09:30 - 11:00||Session 1 (Chair James Marshall)|
|Paul Graham||University of Sussex||Running paths to nowhere: Route extinction reveals aspects of cue weighting and route learning|
|HaDi MaBouDi||University of Sheffield||Active vision in bees: building a visual representation of the environment over time|
|Thiery Hoinville||Bielefeld University||Optimal multi guidance integration in insect navigation|
|Vivek Nityananda||Newcastle University||Prey detection, 3d vision and second order motion sensitivity in the praying mantis|
|11:00 - 11:30||Coffee|
|11:30 - 13:00||Session 2 (Chair Andy Philippides)|
|Vera Vasas||Queen Mary University of London||Random connections and a single interneuron type can explain the large diversity of physiological properties of colour-coding neurons in the bee medulla|
|Matthew Collett||University of Exeter||How does the central complex use mushroom body output for steering?|
|Tom Collett||University of Sussex||'Dancing under a cloud - How do bees do it?'|
|Alex Cope||University of Sheffield||Simultaneous localisation and mapping in the insect brain?|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch and poster session (Chichester 1 Ground Floor. Future Technologies Lab)|
|14:00 - 15:00||Session 3 (Chair Mike Mangan)|
|Emily Baird||Lund University||Imaging the evolution of visual adaptations|
|Olivier Bertrand||Bielefeld University||Navipy: A toolbox to model insect navigation|
|James Bennett||University of Sussex||Learning with reward prediction errors in the travelling salesbee|
|15:00 - 15:30||Coffee|
|15:30 - 16:15||Session 4 (Chair Thomas Nowotny)|
|Nathan Lepora||University of Bristol||Biomimetic touch and insect navigation|
|Tianqi Wei||University of Edinburgh||A bio-inspired reinforcement learning rule to optimise dynamical neural networks for robot control|
|16:15 - 16:30||Short Break|
|16:30 - 17:15||Closing Session (Chair Paul Graham)|
|Andrew Barron||Macquarie University||Insect Neuroethology: Future and prospects|
|17:15 - 19:00||Poster session and wine reception (Chichester 1 Ground Floor. Future Technologies Lab)|