Meetings & Courses

Primate Neuroscience: Perception, Cognition & Disease Models

Suzhou, China 
June 26-30, 2017

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Abstract deadline: May 5, 2017

Organized by:

Tadashi Isa, Kyoto University, Japan

Anthony Movshon, New York University, USA

Zilong Qiu, Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, China

Xiaoqin Wang, Johns Hopkins University, USA



We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Primate Neuroscience: Perception, Cognition & Disease Models which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday June 26, and will conclude after lunch on June 30, 2017.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in primate neuroscience. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Vision
2. Auditory perception & cognition
3. Sensori-motor systems
4. Decision making & memory
5. Social brain & face system
6. Natural behaviors & comparative analyses
7. Modeling Disorders
8. Innovative technologies

Keynote Speakers:
Erika Sasaki, Keio University, JAPAN
Abstract title: Development of genetically modified marmoset models
Robert Wurtz, National Eye Institute, NIH, USA

Abstract title: Chaos To Continuity In Primate Vision

Invited Speakers:
Michael Brosch, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, GERMANY
Abstract title: Task-dependent neuronal activity in the primate auditory cortex
Bruce Cumming, National Eye Institute, NIH, USA
Winrich Freiwald, The Rockefeller University, USA
Abstract title: "The Dual Face Vision’s Inroad into the Social Brain"
Keren Haroush, Stanford School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: The role of Dorsal Anterior Cingulate in Cooperative Social Interactions
Atsushi Iriki, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, JAPAN
Abstract title: Primate origin of human intelligence and its evolutionary mechanisms
Tadashi Isa, Kyoto University, Japan
Abstract title: Large-scaled network reorganization during recovery from partial spinal cord injury
Masaki Isoda, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, JAPAN
Abstract title: Social reward monitoring in the macaque brain
Roozbeh Kiani, New York University, USA
Abstract title: Neural mechanisms of strategic adjustment of perceptual decisions
Lynne Kiorpes, New York University, USA
Abstract title: Cortical correlates of amblyopia, a disorder of visual development
Wu Li, Beijing Normal University, CHINA
Abstract title: Dynamic visual processing through top-down influences and perceptual learning
Xiao-Jiang Li, Emory University, USA

Abstract title: Genetically modified monkey models of neurological disorders
John Maunsell, University of Chicago, USA
Abstract title: Relationships between attention, normalization and pairwise correlations in monkey visual cortex
Cory Miller, UC San Diego, USA
Abstract title: Neurobiology of Marmoset ‘Conversations’
Anthony Movshon, New York University, USA
Hideyuki Okano, Keio University, JAPAN
Christopher Petkov, Newcastle University Medical School, UK
Abstract title: Structured sequence learning, language evolution and the primate brain
Zilong Qiu, Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: The non-human primate for autism
Angela Roberts, University of Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
Anna Wang Roe, Zhejiang University, CHINA
C. Daniel Salzman, Columbia University, USA
Abstract title: Neurophysiological mechanisms underlying cognitive abstraction
Andrew Schwartz, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Abstract title: Recent progress toward high-performance neural prosthetic arm and hand function
Michael Shadlen, Columbia University / HHMI, USA
William Stauffer, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Yi Sun, Tongji University, CHINA
Xiaoqin Wang, Johns Hopkins University, USA

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. 

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in June, 2017.

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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