quarta-feira, 10 de novembro de 2010

Neuroscience: How Does the Brain Represent the Outside World?


The UCSF community honored J. Michael Bishop's 11-year tenure as chancellor of UCSF with an all-day symposium addressing vexing biomedical issues at the Mission Bay campus on June 7. The event focused on four topics: malaria, cell biology, cancer and neurosciences.

As chancellor, Bishop, MD, a Nobel laureate, led UCSF through one of its most expansive periods of growth and achievement, including development of the Mission Bay campus.

In this segment of the symposium, titled "Neuroscience: How Does the Brain Represent the Outside World?," the moderator is Michael Stryker, PhD, W.F. Ganong Professor of Physiology at UCSF; the speaker is Patricia Churchland, professor of philosophy, UC San Diego; and panelists are Loren Frank, PhD, professor of physiology at UCSF and Michael Brainard, PhD, assistant professor, departments of physiology and psychiatry at UCSF.