The MAIN 2020 Schedule

All the talks will be streamed on Crowdcast. The link you need to use to connect to the MAIN 2020 event and attend the talks throughout the three days (Dec 1-3rd) is the following:

You can also follow the event on the MAIN 2020 youtube channel (incl. live stream)

Tuesday Dec 1st, 2020 / MAIN 2020 - Day 1

All times are provided in ET (eastern time zone)

8:00-8:20 Opening remarks from the MAIN Organising Committee by Dr Karim Jerbi (Université de Montréal)

8:20-9:00 Dr Ida Momennejad (Microsoft Research, NYC, USA) - Toward a Human-like Reinforcement Learning

9:00-9:40 Dr James Whittington (University of Oxford, UK) - The Tolman-Eichenbaum Machine: Unifying space and relational memory in the hippocampal formation

9:40-10:20 Dr Kareem Zaghloul (NIH, NINDS, USA) - Neural signatures of memory and information in the human brain

10:20-10:30 break

10:30-11:30 Dr Nicole Rust (University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA) (Keynote #1) - How we remember what we've seen

11:30-12:30 Panel discussion: Memory in Brains and Machines / Dr Tim Behrens (University of Oxford, UK), Dr Kareem Zaghloul, Dr Ida Momennejad, Dr Nicole Rust & Dr Blake Richards (Mila, McGill University) (moderator)

12:30 -13:20 Lunch & Networking

Chair: Dr Guillaume Lajoie (Mila, Université de Montréal)

13:20-14:00 Dr Alona Fyshe (University of Alberta, Canada) - How can brain imaging data guide model training?

14:00-14:40 Dr Ian Charest (University of Birmingham, UK) - Semantic representations of natural scenes in the human brain

14:40-15:20 Dr Becket Ebitz (Université de Montréal) - The neuroscience of exploration

15:20-15:30 break

15:30-16:30 Dr Eve Marder (Brandeis University, MA, USA) (Keynote #2) - Differential Resilience to Perturbations of Circuits with Similar Performance

16:30-17:30 Q&A with Dr Sara Solla (Northwestern University, IL, USA) (Session organized by the Students from the UNIQUE Neuro-AI Centre, Quebec)

17:30-18:30 Social + Networking

Wednesday Dec 2nd, 2020 / MAIN 2020 - Day 2

All times are provided in ET (eastern time zone)

Chair: Dr Karim Jerbi (Université de Montréal)

8:00-8:20 Opening remarks for Day 2 (Dr Karim Jerbi, Université de Montréal)

8:20-9:00 Dr Anil Seth (University of Sussex, UK) - The strength of weak artificial consciousness

9:00-9:40 Dr Lisa Miracchi (University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA) - Relevance, Echo Chambers, and Generative Explanation

9:40-10:20 Dr Yoshua Bengio (Mila, Université de Montréal) - Deep Learning and Neuroscience Synergy: from synapses to consciousness

10:20-10:30 break

10:30-11:30 Dr Stanislas Dehaene (Collège de France, Paris) (Keynote #3) - Consciousness: From Computation to Cognition, Cognitive Neuroscience and the Clinic

11:30-12:30 Panel discussion: Consciousness in Brains and Machines / Dr Stanislas Dehaene, Dr Yoshua Bengio, Dr Lisa Miracchi, Dr Anil Seth, Dr Dan Dennett (Tufts University, MA, USA) (tbc), Dr Lucia Melloni (Max-Planck Institute, Frankfurt, Germany)

12:30 -13:20 Lunch & Networking

Chair: Dr Guillaume Lajoie (Mila, Université de Montréal)

13:20-14:00 Dr Kimberly Stachenfeld (Google DeepMind, UK) - Representation Learning in the Hippocampal-Entorhinal Circuit

14:00-14:40 Dr Pouya Bashivan (McGill University) - Computational models of visual perception for neural prediction and control

14:40-15:20 Dr Guillaume Dumas (Université de Montréal) - From Social Physiology to Social Neuro-AI

15:20-15:30 break

15:30-16:30 Dr Danielle Bassett (University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA) (Keynote #4) - State transitions in matter and mind

16:30-17:30 Social + Networking

Thursday Dec 3rd, 2020 / MAIN 2020 - Day 3 - Educational Lectures

All times are provided in ET (eastern time zone)

Chair: Elizabeth DuPre

8:00-8:20 Opening remarks for Day 3

8:20-9:00 Dr Stefanie Blain-Moraes (McGill University) - Introduction to the Neuroscience of Consciousness

9:00-9:40 Dr Pradeep Reddy Raamana (University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA) - Introduction to Machine Learning

9:40-10:20 Dr Doina Precup (Mila, McGill University) - Introduction to Reinforcement Learning

10:20-10:30 break

10:30-11:30 Dr Irina Rish (Université de Montréal) - Introduction to Continual Learning

11:30-12:30 Dr Gunnar Blohm (Queen's University) - Introduction to Writing Scientific Papers

12:30 -13:20 Lunch & Networking

Chair: Dr Pierre Bellec

13:20-14:00 Dr Paul Cisek (Université de Montréal) - Introduction to Decision Making models

14:00-14:40 Dr Sara A Solla (Northwestern University, IL, USA) - Introduction to Dimensionality Reduction

14:40-15:20 Dr Jessica Thompson (Mila - Université de Montréal) - Comparing the activity of artificial and biological networks

15:20-15:30 break

15:30-16:30 Dr Pamela Douglas (UCF/UCLA, CA, USA) - Introduction to Interpreting Deep Learning Models

16:30-17:30 MAIN 2020 Bye Bye Session 😢