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BCCN/UCL Navigation retreat 2019 | 03 - 05 July 2019, Tutzing

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Wednesday, July 3

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Hang up posters

14:00 Poster session I and coffee/tea

15:00 Welcome/Introduction to the retreat by Virginia Flanagin

Session 1: Environmental influences - Chair: Virginia Flanagin

  • 15:30 Julija Krupic - Medial entorhinal grid deformations in large irregular spaces
  • 16:00 Roddy Grieves (Jeffrey lab) - Environment structure shapes the place cell representation of volumetric space in rats
  • 16:30 Sander Tanni (Barry lab) - Place cell code in different scale environments
  • 17:00 Michael Schutte (Wiegrebe lab) - Human echo-acoustic navigation

18:00 Dinner

19:00 Poster session II and drinks

Thursday, July 4

08:00 Breakfast

Session 2: Spatial and neural behaviour I - Chair: Kay Thurley

  • 09:00 Anton Sirota - Behavioral state modulation of spatial coding in hippocampus
  • 09:30 Markus Frey (Barry lab) - A general framework for decoding behaviour from wide-band neural activity
  • 10:00 Johannes Nagele (Herz lab) - Trial-to-trial variability of grid-cell spiking
  • 10:30 Coffee/tea and posters

Session 3: Spatial and neural behaviour II - Chair: Caswell Barry

  • 11:00 Johannes Zirkelbach (Herz lab) - Anticipation in head-direction cells
  • 11:30 Stefan Glasauer - Bayesian models for homing
  • 12:00 Kate Jeffery - Integrating spatial reference frames

12:30 Lunch

Session 4: Plasticity and memory I - Chair: Andreas Herz

  • 14:00 Ricardo Santos (Sirota lab) - Probing cholinergic modulation of hippocampal rhythms underlying memory encoding and consolidation
  • 14:30 Daniel Bush (Burgess lab) - Human hippocampal theta in spatial and episodic memory function
  • 15:00 Alessio Attardo - Stability of excitatory connectivity in dorsal CA1 predicts plasticity patterns and memory recall in mice

15:30 Poster session III and coffee/tea

Session 5: Plasticity and memory II - Chair: Neil Burgess

  • 17:00 Jesse Geerts (Burgess lab) - A model of hippocampal and striatal contributions to learning
  • 17:30 Tom Wills - The post-natal development of neural mechanisms for memory consolidation
  • 18:00 Yi Lu (Cacucci/Wills lab) - Absence of visual input affects place cell and grid cell activity

18:30 Dinner

Friday, July 5

08:00 Breakfast

Session 6: Sequences and replay - Chair: Kate Jeffery

  • 09:00 Eléonore Duvelle (Jeffery lab) - Hippocampal replay during complex space navigation
  • 09:30 Christian Leibold - Computing with hippocampal sequences
  • 10:00 Coffee/tea
  • 10:30 Talfan Evans (Burgess lab) - A mode of coordinated HPC-mEC replay as spatial inference
  • 11:00 Andreas Herz - Spike afterpotentials shape bursting in MEC


11:30 Wrap up by Kate Jeffery
12:00 Lunch


Castello-Waldow, Tim P, G Weston, Y Loewenstein, Alireza Chenani, A Chen, and Alessio Attardo.
Understanding the relationship between long-term synaptic dynamics and neuronal activity in hippocampal CA1

Chaudhuri-Vayalambrone, Prannoy, Marino Krstulovic, Marius Bauza, and Julija Krupic.
Local changes, global effects? How localised is the effect of deformed boundaries on grid cell firing patterns?

Chen, Weiwei and Anton Sirota.
Frequency domain spatiotemporal pattern separation of local field potential

Cheng, Han Yin, Dorothy Overington, and Kate Jeffery.
Navigation in a visually ambiguous environment: local or place encoding?

Csordás, Dóra É, Caroline Fischer, Johannes Nagele, Martin Stemmler, and Andreas VM Herz.
Spike afterpotentials shape the burst activity of cells in the entorhinal cortex during navigation

de Cothi, Will and Caswell Barry.
Neurobiological successor features for spatial navigation

Donno, Carlo De, Anton Sirota, and Jakob Macke.
Anatomical origin of space-coding features in the hippocampal LFP signal

Eberhardt, Florian, Andreas Herz, and Stefan Häusler.
Tuft dendrites of pyramidal neurons operate as feedback-modulated functional subunits

Fetterhoff, Dustin and Christian Leibold.
Spatial and image selectivity of hippocampal neurons in virtual reality mazes

Garzorz, Isabelle, Alexander Knorr, Stefan Glasauer, and Ophelia Deroy.
Interoceptive insight into self-motion perception

Glasauer, Stefan, Alexander Knorr, Isabelle Garzorz, and Margarete Jahrmann.
Trajectory perception – a collective experiment

Kymn, Christopher, Stefan Häusler, Martin Stemmler, and Andreas Herz.
Do autoencoders of place cell activity exhibit grid-like patterns?

O’Driscoll, Tara, Isabella Varsavsky, Laurenz Muessig, Francesca Cacucci, and Tom Wills.
The post-natal development of temporal coding in the rat hippocampus

Pröll, Michaela, Stefan Häusler, and Andreas Herz.
Field-to-field variability of grid cells: A sign of altered burst activity?

Resnik, Evgeny, Gerrit Schwesig, Noriaki Ide, Justin Graboski, and Anton Sirota.
Anatomical dissection of distinct high-frequency oscillations in the hippocampus

Roppelt, Christopher, Josh Yudice, and Virginia L Flanagin.
Human spatial navigation in sparse environments

Schutte, Michael, Michael Forsthofer, Boris Chagnaud, and Lutz Wiegrebe.
Auditory perception of distance to rattlesnakes in an audio-visual virtual environment

Sobolev, Andrey, Nick Del Grosso, Kay Thurley, Christian Leibold, and Anton Sirota.
Influence of sensory conditions on the hippocampal population code for space

Street, James and Kate Jeffery.
Impaired landmark anchoring of postsubicular head direction cells in rats following lesions of the lateral geniculate nucleus

Thurley, Kay, Anja Ries, Christopher Roppelt, and Virginia L Flanagin.
General mechanisms for magnitude estimation in humans

Ulrich, Susanne, Eva Grill, and Virginia L Flanagin.
Cross-sectional survey of wayfinding behavior

Weiß, Lennart, Maximilian Zillekens, and Bernhard Wolfrum.
Bridging the gap: From abstract oddball experiments towards the classification of sparse events using a hybrid EEG-fNIRS approach

Zhang, Ningyu and Kate Jeffery.
Stay oriented: visual landmarks as dominant directional cues in the rat brain