ncpw 2003

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Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop 8
Provisional Programme

28-30 August 2003 at University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

All talks will take place in Grimond Lecture Theatre 1


A full list of abstracts can be found here.



Session 1: Memory and Learning (Session Chair - Jon Bullinaria)

08:45 - 09:10 Registration
09:10 - 09:15 Welcome
09:15 - 10:00 Invited Paper: Marius Usher and Eddy Davelaar
Birkbeck College, University of London
Short/long term memory in terms of activation versus weight based processes
10:00 - 10:30 Eddy Davelaar and Marius Usher
Birkbeck College, University of London
On the Nature of Active Memory
10:30 - 11:00 Serban C. Musca, Stephane Rousset and Bernard Ans
Universite Pierre Mendes France, Grenoble
Effect of the learning material structure on retroactive and proactive interference
in humans: When the self-refreshing neural network mechanism provides new insights

11:00 - 11:30 COFFEE BREAK

Session 1 (continued): Memory and Learning (Session Chair - Jon Bullinaria)

11:30 - 12:00 Paul D Bartos
Open University
Limited capacity dimensional attention and the configural-cue model of stimulus representation

Session 2: Vision (Session Chair - Peter Hancock)

12:00 - 12:30 Jarmo Hurri, Jaakko Vayrynen and Aapo Hyvarinen
Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Spatiotemporal Linear Simple-Cell Models Based on Temporal Coherence
and Independent Component Analysis
12:30 - 13:00 Joni Karanka and David Luque
Predicting collision: a connectionist model

13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH

Session 3: Face Recognition - session of invited papers
(Session Chair - Bob French)

14:00 - 14:45 Invited Paper: Gary Cottrell
University of California, San Diego, USA
Modeling Face Perception
14:45 - 15:30 Invited Paper: Peter Hancock, Mike Burton and Rob Jenkins
Stirling University, Scotland
Face Recognition: Average or Examplar?
15:30 - 16:15 Invited Paper: C.J. Solomon, S.J. Gibson, A. Pallares-Bejarano
and M. Maylin
University of Kent at Canterbury
Exploring the Case for a Psychological "Face-space"

16:15 - 16:45 COFFEE BREAK

Session 4: Action and Navigation (1) (Session Chair - Richard Shillcock)

16:45 - 17:15 Dionyssios Theofilou, Arnaud Destrebecqz and Axel Cleeremans
Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Applying forward models to sequence learning: A connectionist implementation
17:15 - 17:45 Fiona Richardson, N. Davey and L. Peters
University of Hertfordshire
The Simulation of Character Production Behaviours in Connectionist Networks
17:45 - 18:15 Benoit Girard a, David Filliat b, Alain Berthoz c, Jean-Arcady Meyer a and Agnès Guillot a
a : CNRS-Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
b : DGA/Centre Technique d'Arcueil, Arcueil, France
c : CNRS-Collège de France, Paris, France
An integration of two control architectures of action selection and navigation
inspired by neural circuits in the vertebrate: the basal ganglia


Session 5: Developmental Processes (Session Chair - Tim Valentine)

09:00 - 09:45 Invited Paper: Bob French
University of Liege, Belgium
The bottom-up nature of category acquisition in 3- to 4-month old infants:
Predictions of a connectionist model and empirical data
09:45 - 10:15 Gert Westermann and Denis Mareschal
Birkbeck College, University of London
Asymmetric Categorization of Cats and Dogs: The Representational Acuity Hypothesis
10:15 - 10:45 Jochen Triesch and Eric Carlson
University of California, San Diego, USA
An Embodied Computational Model for the Emergence of Gaze Following
10:45 - 11:15 Joe Levy
Roehampton University of Surrey
Connectionist models of autism

11:15 - 11:45 COFFEE BREAK

Session 6: Category Acquisition and Binding (Session Chair - Viv Moore)

11:45 - 12:15 Michael Fink a, Gershon Ben-Shakhar a and David Horn b
a : Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
b : Tel Aviv University, Israel
Empirical Evidence & Neural Network Modeling of Feature Creation during
Perceptual Category Acquisition
12:15 - 12:45 Martial Mermillod a, Nathalie Guyader b,c and Alan Chauvin b,c
a : University of Liege,
b : Laboratoire de Psychologie Experimentale, CNRS,
c : Laboratoire des Images et des Signaux, CNRS, Grenoble
Does the energy spectrum from Gabor wavelet filtering contain sufficient
information for neural network recognition and classification tasks?
12:45 - 13:15 Carolyn Mair and Martin Shepperd
Bournemouth University
Understanding Object Feature Binding through Experimentation and Modelling

13:15 - 14:15 LUNCH

Session 7: Attention and Cognitive Architectures
(Session Chair - Marius Usher)

14:15 - 15:00 Invited Paper: John G. Taylor
King's College Strand, University of London
Through Attention to Consciousness by CODAM
15:00 - 15:30 Dietmar Heinke and Glyn W. Humphreys
University of Birmingham
Model Visual Search Experiments: A new version of the Selective Attention for
Identification Model (SAIM)
15:30 - 16:00 Roman Borisyuk and Yakov Kazanovich
University of Plymouth
An Oscillatory Neural Model of Cognitive Functions: Feature Representation,
Binding, Memory and Attention
16:00 - 16:30 Howard Bowman a and Phil Barnard b
a : University of Kent at Canterbury
b : Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge
Neural Networks Models of the Attentional Blink

16:30 - 17:00 COFFEE BREAK

Session 8: High Level Cognition and Implementation Issues
(Session Chair - Miguel Mendao)

17:00 - 17:30 Robert Leech, Denis Mareschal and Richard Cooper
Birkbeck College, University of London
A connectionist account of the development of transitive analogies
17:30 - 18:00 Frank Van Overwalle
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Multiple Person Inferences: A View of a Connectionist Integration
18:00 - 18:30 Ioana Marian a, Colm G. Connolly a, Ronan G. Reilly b
a : University College Dublin, Ireland
b : National University of Ireland, Maymooth Ireland
Approaches to efficient simulation with spiking neural networks


Session 9: Language and Speech (Session Chair - Gary Cottrell)

09:00 - 9:45 Invited Paper: Richard Shillcock and Padraic Monaghan
University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Sublexical units in the computational modelling of visual word recognition
9:45 - 10:15 Jenny Hayes, Victoria Murphy, Neil Davey and Pam Smith
University of Hertfordshire
How the constraints on English compound production might be learnt
from the linguistic input: Evidence from 4 connectionist models
10:15 - 10:45 Fermin Moscoso del Prado Martin, Robert Schreuder
and R. Harald Baayen
University of Nijmegen & Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Using the Structure Found in Time: Building real-scale orthographic
and phonetic representations by Accumulation of Expectations
10:45 - 11:15 James Hammerton
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
A SOM-based model of speech segmentation

11:15 - 11:45 COFFEE BREAK

Session 10: Evolution (Session Chair - Colin Johnson)

11:45 - 12:30 Invited Paper: John A. Bullinaria
The University of Birmingham
On the Evolution of Irrational Behaviour
12:30 - 13:00 Jean-Jacques Mariage
Paris 8 University, France
SOH, a Self Observing Heuristic to control neural networks learning process

13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH

Session 11: Action, Navigation and Location in Space (2)
(Session Chair - Howard Bowman)

14:00 - 14:30 Corina Sas and Ronan Reilly
University College Dublin, Ireland
Extracting a Spatial Grammar from Recurrent Neural Network
14:30 - 15:00 M.K. Weir and A.P. Wale
St Andrews University, Scotland
Smooth Shifts In Animate Goal-Directed Behaviour
15:00 - 15:30 Wolfram Schenck and Ralf Moller
Max-Planck-Institute for Psychological Research, Munich,
Staged Learning of Saccadic Eye Movements

15:30 - 15:40 CLOSING REMARKS


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