Neuroscience Seminars

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Here are some lectures, seminars and talks that may be of interest. The links reach further information on each presentation.

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February
Wed 10th Feb 2:00pmPredicting Psychology from Social Media Data
Computer Laboratory Wednesday Seminars
Dr David Stillwell - Judge Management School, University of CambridgeLecture Theatre 1, Computer Laboratory
Thu 11th Feb 12:30pmEarly life experience and childhood cognitive ability
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Professor Kathryn Abel, Professor of Psychological Medicine and Reproductive Psychiatry, University of Manchester.Seminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 11th Feb 3:30pmHuman neuroscience in the wild
Chaucer Club
Dr Aldo Faisal, Department of Neurotechnology, ImperialLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 11th Feb 4:00pmProbing the mechanisms of learning and memory at the single-neuron level in humans
Foster Talks
Dr Ueli Rutishauser California Institute of TechnologyHodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Fri 12th Feb 1:15pmTwo for the price of one: twinning – the ultimate regeneration
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Claudio Stern, Dep. of Cell & Developmental Biology, UCL, LondonBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 12th Feb 4:00pmPharmacological studies of peripheral versus central mechanisms of arthritis pain
Pharmacology Tea Club
Victoria Chapman, University of NottinghamDepartment of Pharmacology Lecture Theatre
Fri 12th Feb 4:30pmA memory of hunger? Effects of early-life adversity on adult foraging decisions.
Zangwill Club
Professor Melissa Bateson, Centre for Behaviour and Evolution/ Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle UniversityGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 15th Feb 4:00pmHow to make good scientific figures
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Matthew Davis, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences UnitNick Mackintosh Seminar Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge
Tue 16th Feb 1:00pmA discourse of ‘we’: gendered subjectivities and caregiving in UK ‘stay-at-home-dads’
Social and Developmental Psychology (SDP) Seminar Series
Tea and coffee are served before this seminar for attendees from 12.30pm onwards in the Nick Macintosh Seminar Room on the 2nd floor.
Dr Abigail Locke, University of BradfordGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology, Downing Site
Tue 16th Feb 4:30pmAssessment of enterprising personality in youth
Cambridge Psychometrics Centre Seminars
Dr Javier Suárez-Álvarez; Department of Psychology, University of OviedoCastle Teaching Room, Judge Business School, Trumpington St., Cambridge
Wed 17th Feb 12:00pm"Developing novel therapies for the childhood motor neuron disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)".
BRC Seminar Series
Professor Thomas H. Gillingwater, College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UkBrain Repair Centre, Forvie Site, Robinson Way
Wed 17th Feb 12:30pmA meta-analysis of working memory impairments in survivors of a moderate-severe traumatic brain injury
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Darren Dunning, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences UnitLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Wed 17th Feb 1:00pmColour perception in synaesthesia
Craik Club
Professor Katsuaki Sakata, Joshibi University of Art and Design, JapanKenneth Craik Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site
Thu 18th Feb 12:30pmEye movements as Diagnostic Biomarkers in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Professor David St Clair, Professor in Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS GrampianSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 18th Feb 1:00pmIs the cingulate cortex a useful biomarker of Autism pathology? Task-free and task-based approaches.
ARClub Talks
Dr Josh Balsters, Neural Control of Movement Lab, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, SwitzerlandLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Fri 19th Feb 1:15pmPeriod and pattern in the embryo
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Andrew Oates The Francis Crick Institute, LondonBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 19th Feb 4:00pmMapping Cancer Origins
Pharmacology Tea Club
Richard Gilbertson, Cambridge Cancer CentreDepartment of Pharmacology Lecture Theatre
Fri 19th Feb 4:30pmHow rational are we?
Zangwill Club
Professor Ulrike Hahn, Department of Psychological Sciences Birkbeck, University of LondonGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 22nd Feb 1:00pmNeurocognitive dynamics in the transition from wakefulness to sleep: EEG and TMS/EEG studies
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Seminars
Dr Valdas Noreika – Department of Psychology, CambridgeKenneth Craik Room, Craik Marshall Building, Downing Site, Cambridge
Mon 22nd Feb 4:00pmVision
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Katherine Storrs, MRC Cognition and Brain Science UnitNick Mackintosh Seminar Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge
Mon 22nd Feb 4:30pm"Breaking symmetry in the brain – from genes to circuits and behaviour"
Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience
Steve Wilson, University College LondonThe Hodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Wed 24th Feb 12:30pmCan the sort of large-scale automatic language processing that interests engineers tell us anything about human language processing?
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Felix Hill (University of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 25th Feb 3:30pmThe economic utility signal of dopamine neurons
Chaucer Club
Dr Wolfram Schulz, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, BCNI, CambridgeLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Fri 26th Feb 1:15pmLive imaging and genetic analyses of transformed cell extrusion from the zebrafish embryonic epithelium
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Masazumi Tada Dep. of Cell & Developmental Biology, UCL, LondonBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 26th Feb 4:00pmTitle to be confirmed
Pharmacology Tea Club
Cath Lindon, Department of PharmacologyDepartment of Pharmacology Lecture Theatre
Fri 26th Feb 4:30pm New perspectives on old puzzles – memory and the brain
Zangwill Club
Professor Eleanor A. Maguire, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCLGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 29th Feb 1:00pmEffects of acute stress and anxiety on cognition
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Seminars
Dr Annette Bruhl - BCNI, Department of Psychiatry, University of CambridgeKenneth Craik Room, Craik Marshall Building, Downing Site, Cambridge
Mon 29th Feb 4:00pmInterindividual variation of brain and cognition
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Rogier Kievit, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences UnitNick Mackintosh Seminar Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge
Mon 29th Feb 4:30pm"Neurobiology of Economic Decisions"
Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience
Camillo Padoa-Schioppa, Washington University, St LouisThe Hodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
March
Wed 2nd Mar 12:30pmExplaining how similar two faces look, using deep convolutional networks and optimised stimuli
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Kate Storrs, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences UnitLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 3rd Mar 12:30pmInnovation in community based treatment programs
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
David Crompton, Executive Director, Metro South Addictions and Mental Health Services, BrisbaneSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 3rd Mar 1:00pmTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Speaker to be confirmedMargaret Lowenfeld Room, Brookside Family Consultation Clinic (next to Douglas House)
Thu 3rd Mar 3:30pmThe brain on stress - Mechanisms underlying increases risk to develop psychopathologies
Chaucer Club
Professor Carmen Sandi, Director of the Laboratory of Behavioural Genetics, Brain and Mind Institute, EPFL, LausanneLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Fri 4th Mar 1:15pmPair-rule patterning in Drosophila: how does it work, and what does it tell us about short-germ segmentation
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Erik Clark (Akam lab) Department of Zoology, University of CambridgeBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 4th Mar 4:00pmSignalling bias at G protein-coupled receptors
Pharmacology Tea Club
Graham Ladds, Department of PharmacologyDepartment of Pharmacology Lecture Theatre
Fri 4th Mar 4:30pmThe typical and atypical development of the social brain
Zangwill Club
Mark H Johnson, MRC Director, Centre for Brain & Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London.Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 7th Mar 1:00pmMentalising or Submentalising in Perspective-taking Tasks: Evidence from Behavioural and Brain Stimulation Studies
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Seminars
Dr Idalmis Santiesteban - Comparative Cognition Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge Kenneth Craik Room, Craik Marshall Building, Downing Site, Cambridge
Mon 7th Mar 4:00pmWorking memory and its disorders
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Joni Holmes, MRC Cognition and Brain Science UnitNick Mackintosh Seminar Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge
Mon 7th Mar 4:30pm"Pathways specifying cell fates in the Drosophila CNS”.
Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience
Stefan Thor, Linkoping University, SwedenThe Hodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Tue 8th Mar 1:00pmThe role of stigma in the pursuit of personal projects: Implications for the health and well-being of marginalized individuals
Social and Developmental Psychology (SDP) Seminar Series
Tea and coffee are served before this seminar for attendees from 12.30pm onwards in the Nick Macintosh Seminar Room on the 2nd floor.
Dr David Frost, University of SurreyGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology, Downing Site
Wed 9th Mar 12:00pm"Dendropathy and retinal repair?"
BRC Seminar Series
Professor James Morgan, Cardiff Centre for Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, UKBrain Repair Centre, Forvie Site, Robinson Way
Wed 9th Mar 12:30pmThe waxing and waning of PIMMS: experimental but not computational support for prediction error driving episodic memory
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Rik Henson ( MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 10th Mar 9:00amBioengineering Seminar
Bioengineering Seminar Series
VariousMcGrath Centre, St Catharine's College
Thu 10th Mar 9:00amBioengineering Seminar
Bioengineering Seminar Series
VariousMcGrath Centre, St Catharine's College
Thu 10th Mar 12:00pm"Neural stem/progenitor cells in development and disease"
BRC Seminar Series
Dr Stefano Stifani, Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Quebec, Canada.Brain Repair Centre, Forvie Site, Robinson Way
Thu 10th Mar 12:30pmThe Challenge of a Dimensional Approach to Psychosis
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Rachel Upthegrove, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Birmingham.Seminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 10th Mar 3:30pmThe relationship between speechreading and reading in deaf children: outcomes from an RCT
Chaucer Club
Dr Mairead MacSweeney, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCLLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 10th Mar 4:00pmTitle to be confirmed
Foster Talks
Dr Cristina Branco, PDN CambridgeHodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Fri 11th Mar 4:30pmBrain algorithmics: reverse engineering dynamic information processing in brain networks from EEG/MEG time series
Zangwill Club
Prof. Philippe G. Schyns, FRSE, FRSA Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, Director University of GlasgowGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Thu 17th Mar 12:30pmAn update on dementia in our older population
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Professor Carol Brayne, Professor of Public Health Medicine, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge; Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public HealthSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 17th Mar 1:00pmTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Speaker to be confirmedLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Wed 23rd Mar 12:00pm“Neutrophils: key players in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease”
BRC Seminar Series
Professor Gabriela Constantin, Department of Pathology and Diagnostics, University of Verona, Italy Brain Repair Centre, Forvie Site, Robinson Way
April
Thu 14th Apr 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Professor Peter Fonagy, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, University College LondonSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 14th Apr 1:00pmCultivating Speech in Non-Verbal Children with Autism
ARClub Talks
Dr Aaron Ralby, Linguisticator LtdLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Wed 20th Apr 12:00pm"The use of clonal stem cells in CNS disease models: what can we learn from stem cells?"
BRC Seminar Series
Dr Antal Nogradi, University of Szeged, HungaryBrain Repair Centre, Forvie Site, Robinson Way
Thu 21st Apr 12:30pmEvidence-based treatment of compulsivity: existing practice and new directions
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Sam Chamberlain, Clinical Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of CambridgeSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Tue 26th Apr 1:00pmThe Early Development of Joking and Pretending
Social and Developmental Psychology (SDP) Seminar Series
Tea and coffee are served before this seminar for attendees from 12.30pm onwards in the Nick Macintosh Seminar Room on the 2nd floor.
Dr Elena Hoicka, Sheffield UniversityGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology, Downing Site
Thu 28th Apr 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Professor Ian Goodyer, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of CambridgeSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 28th Apr 1:00pmTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Professor David Rowitch, Head Department of Paediatrics, University of CambridgeLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
May
Tue 10th May 1:00pm The construction of extremism in ‘The Trojan Horse’ affair: implications for identity and citizenship
Social and Developmental Psychology (SDP) Seminar Series
Tea and coffee are served before this seminar for attendees from 12.30pm onwards in the Nick Macintosh Seminar Room on the 2nd floor.
Dr Caroline Howarth, London School of EconomicsGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology, Downing Site
Thu 12th May 12:30pmCannabis and psychosis: What are the links?
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Zerrin Atakan, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Section of Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London Seminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Fri 13th May 1:00pmThe neurophysiology of decision-making in the rat: implications for psychiatry and economics
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Seminars
Dr David Redish - Department of Neuroscience, University of MinnesotaKenneth Craik Room, Craik Marshall Building, Downing Site, Cambridge
Thu 26th May 1:00pmTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Dr Hilary Wong, Cambridge University HospitalsLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
June
Thu 9th Jun 1:00pmTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Dr Florina Uzefovsky, Autism Research Centre, University of CambridgeLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Thu 23rd Jun 1:00pmTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Dwaipayan Adhya, Autism Research Centre, University of CambridgeLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road