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Workshop on "Bridging the gap between sensation and motor control: fromcomputation to behavior"

Castle of Rauischholzhausen, Germany, July 13 to 16, 2006

Traditionally, research in sensory processing and motor control has followed parallel but generally independent paths. Recent work, however, has highlighted the importance of studying these as part of an integrated sensori-motor system rather than as separate processing modules in the brain. This workshop will focus particularly on applying computational concepts and models to human sensori-motor behavior. The workshop aims to promote the exchange of ideas to begin to build a community of researchers with a broader understanding of the computational issues that arise when using sensory information to plan and execute execution of natural motor tasks. Individual sessions during the day will cover topics such as Sensory Feedback Control, Sensorimotor coordinate transformations, Statistical and Bayesian Decision Theory, Learning and Adaptation.

List of Confirmed Speakers:

  • Eli Brenner, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Marc Ernst, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
  • Randy Flanagan, Queen's University, Canada
  • Volker Franz, Giessen University, Germany
  • Wilson S. Geisler, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • David C. Knill, University of Rochester, USA
  • Konrad Körding, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Michael S. Landy, New York University, USA
  • Laurence T. Maloney, New York University, USA
  • Chris Miall, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Philip Sabes, University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • Paul Schrater, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Jeroen Smeets, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Jörn Diedrichsen, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
  • Emanuel Todorov, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Julia Trommershäuser, Giessen University, Germany

Selected participants will be able to present and discuss their own work. A limited number of travel fellowships are available. Travel fellowships will cover meeting registration and room and board expenses (500 EUR).

Application deadline is February 15, 2006.

For more information about the conference and how to apply, see: