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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October
Fri 5th Oct 1:00pmNew approaches to old problems in behavioral neuroscience: The role of locus coeruleus in anxiety and cognitive control
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Seminars
Andrea Bari, PhD - Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences & The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Kenneth Craik Room, Craik Marshall Building, Downing Site, Cambridge
January
Tue 22nd Jan 4:00pmComputational Neuroscience Journal Club
Computational Neuroscience
Daniel Acosta-Kane (CBL)Cambridge University Engineering Department, CBL, BE4-38 (http://learning.eng.cam.ac.uk/Public/Directions)
Wed 23rd Jan 12:30pmTime course of memory updating in running span
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Shraddha Kaur (MRC CBU, U. of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 24th Jan 12:30pmPsychology and Suicidal Behaviour
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Professor Rory O'Connor, Professor of Health Psychology, Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, Institute of Health & Wellbeing, University of Glasgow / Mental Health & Wellbeing Academic Centre, Gartnavel Royal HospitalSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 24th Jan 2:00pmAmyloid-β ‘seeds’ in old vials of growth hormone
Dementia Journal Club
Ryan Prestil, CIMRSackler Lecture room, Level 7, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, CBC
Thu 24th Jan 3:30pmCastles built on sand: can we trust non-invasive brain stimulation techniques?
Chaucer Club
John Rothwell (UCL)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Fri 25th Jan 11:00amObservation and Intervention Incentives in Causal Influence Diagrams: Towards an Understanding of Powerful Machine Learning Systems
Machine Learning @ CUED
Tom Everitt (DeepMind)Engineering Department, LR5 (in front of library, 1st floor)
Fri 25th Jan 1:00pmWorking memory binding and episodic memory formation: evidence from neuroimaging, aging and patient studies
Craik Club
Professor Roy P. C. Kessels, Donders Institute, Radboud University, NijmegenKenneth Craik Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site
Fri 25th Jan 4:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Zangwill Club
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Professor Natalie Sebanz, Central European University, Budapest, HungaryGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 28th Jan 4:00pmComputational Models—who needs them?
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Dennis Norris (U. of Cambridge, MRC CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Mon 28th Jan 4:30pmBrain dynamics during tactile discrimination behavior
Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience
Fritjof Helmchen, Brain Research Institute, University of ZurichThe Hodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Wed 30th Jan 12:30pmMindfulness training for mental health promotion
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Julieta Galante (Dept of Psychiatry, U. of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 31st Jan 12:30pmModelling human brain development and neural connectivity in cerebral organoids
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Madeline Lancaster, Principal Investigator, MRC Laboratory of Molecular BiologySeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 31st Jan 3:30pmThe Eye’s Mind – perspectives on visual imagery
Chaucer Club
Adam Zeman (University of Exeter)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 31st Jan 4:00pmThe molecular and cellular logic of spinal cord formation
Foster Talks
James Briscoe, The Francis Crick Institute, LondonHodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Physiology Building, Downing Site
February
Fri 1st Feb 1:15pmGastruloids: a pluripotent stem cell-based model of early mammalian development
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Naomi Moris, Dept. of Genetics, University of CambridgeBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 1st Feb 4:30pmHuman olfaction at the intersection of language, culture and biology
Zangwill Club
Professor Asifa Majid, Professor of Language, Communication, and Cultural Cognition, University of YorkGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 4th Feb 4:00pmHow does functional neuroimaging inform cognitive theory?
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Rik Henson (U. of Cambridge, MRC CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Mon 4th Feb 4:30pmCellular dissection of visual cortex reveals dedicated pathways for multisensory computations
Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience
Troy MargrieThe Hodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Wed 6th Feb 12:30pmStudies on the acquisition, persistence and reduction of fear and avoidance: a life-span perspective
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Marc Bennett (MRC CBU, U. of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 7th Feb 12:00pmExploring disease mechanisms in a novel group of neurological diseases caused by mutations in the RNA exosome
Clinical Neurosciences Seminars
Juliane Muller, University Cambridge (previously Newcastle University)James Fawcett Seminar Room, van Geest Building
Thu 7th Feb 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Professor Richard Holton, Department of Philosophy, University of CambridgeSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 7th Feb 2:00pmTitle to be confirmed
Dementia Journal Club
Alexander Mörseburg, Bio AnthSackler Lecture room, Level 7, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, CBC
Thu 7th Feb 3:30pmTestosterone and human gender development
Chaucer Club
Melissa Hines (Dept of Psychology, University of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Fri 8th Feb 1:15pmRNA methylation as a new epigenetic mark in cancer
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Isaia Barbieri, Dept. of Pathology, University of CambridgeBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 8th Feb 4:30pmSet to change? Lifespan factors influencing neurocognitive trajectories and plasticity
Zangwill Club
Professor Kristine Beate Walhovd, Professor of Neuropsychology, University of OsloGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 11th Feb 4:00pmHow to write good papers
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Michael Anderson (U. of Cambridge, MRC CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Mon 11th Feb 4:30pmMechanisms of memory revaluation in Drosophila
Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience
Scott Waddell, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of OxfordThe Hodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Wed 13th Feb 10:30amUnderstanding vulnerability and related outcomes in autism using genetics
ARClub Talks
Dr Varun Warrier, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Autism Research Centre, University of CambridgeLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Wed 13th Feb 12:30pmThe status of semantic memory in patients with left vs. right anterior temporal lobe resection
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Grace Rice (MRC CBU, U. of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Wed 13th Feb 1:00pmAdaptation Produces Change-Salience
Craik Club
Professor M. J. Morgan, City, University of LondonKenneth Craik Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site
Thu 14th Feb 12:00pmInfluencing axon regeneration after spinal cord injury
Clinical Neurosciences Seminars
Mark A. Anderson - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne and the University of California, Los AngelesIPH large seminar room
Thu 14th Feb 3:30pmEcological Language: A multimodal approach to language learning and processing
Chaucer Club
Gabriella Vigliocco (UCL)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 14th Feb 4:00pmAdult CNS progenitors: reversing the ravages of ageing
Foster Talks
Robin Franklin, Cambridge Stem Cell InstituteHodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Fri 15th Feb 1:15pmUsing phosphoproteomics to study context-specific signalling
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Evangelia Petsalaki, EMBL-EBI, CambridgeBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 15th Feb 4:30pmAnimal models of episodic memory
Zangwill Club
Professor Jonathon D. Crystal, Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Indiana UniversityGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 18th Feb 4:00pmIntelligence and the frontal lobes
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
John Duncan (U. of Cambridge, MRC CBU)Nick Mackintosh Seminar Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge
Wed 20th Feb 12:30pmEpigenetics, inheritance and adaption within the family environment
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Rahia Mashoodh (Dept. of Zoology, U. of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Wed 20th Feb 3:00pmFrom Sinners to Saints: How Redemption Narratives Motivate Prosocial Consumer Behaviors
Social Psychology Seminar Series (SPSS)
Dr. Eric Levy, Queen Mary University of LondonNick Mackintosch Seminar Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site
Thu 21st Feb 3:30pmUnderstanding mechanisms of anxiety: combining experimental psychology and genomics
Chaucer Club
Thalia Eley (Kings College London)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Fri 22nd Feb 1:15pmCross-talk between cell mechanics, cell shape and cell fate
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Ewa Paluch, MRC LMCB, University College London & PDN, University of CambridgeBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 22nd Feb 4:30pmIn search for the cognitive foundations of Euclidean geometry
Zangwill Club
Véronique Izard, Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Center, CNRS & Université Paris DescartesGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 25th Feb 4:00pmHow to make good scientific figures
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Matthew Davis (U. of Cambridge, MRC CBU)Nick Mackintosh Seminar Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge
Mon 25th Feb 4:30pmThe computational physiology of the basal ganglia and of their disorders and therapy
Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience
Hagai Bergman, Department of Medical Neurobiology (Physiology) Institute of medical research – Israel Canada (IMRIC), The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC)The Hodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Wed 27th Feb 10:30amTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Sarah Crockford, PhD Candidate, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of CambridgeLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Wed 27th Feb 12:30pmIdentifying the cognitive dimensions of learning problems in children who have been identified as struggling at school
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Joni Holmes (MRC CBU, U. of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 28th Feb 12:00pmLong-term stability of human neurons in an organotypic slice culture system – a new model to study disease mechanisms of neurological disorders
Clinical Neurosciences Seminars
Henner Koch, University of TübingenJames Fawcett Seminar Room, van Geest Building
Thu 28th Feb 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Peter Talbot, Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of ManchesterSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 28th Feb 3:30pmThe neural fingerprints of a missing hand: from phantoms to artificial limbs
Chaucer Club
Tamar Makin (UCL)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 28th Feb 4:00pmAstrocytes and the regulation of energy homeostasis
Foster Talks
Kate Ellacott, University of Exeter Medical SchoolHodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Physiology Building, Downing Site
March
Fri 1st Mar 1:15pmDynamic receipt of the BMP signal in the Drosophila ovary
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Hilary Ashe, Division of Cell Matrix Biology & Regenerative Medicine, University of ManchesterBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 1st Mar 4:30pmFrom science to technology: the interaction between senses during the development and the creation of new rehabilitation devices.
Zangwill Club
Dr Monica Gori, Instituto Italiano di Techologia, Genoa, ItalyGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 4th Mar 4:00pmUsing a convergence of clinical and cognitive neuroscience methods: The case study of semantic cognition
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Matt Lambon Ralph (U. of Cambridge, MRC CBU)Nick Mackintosh Seminar Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge
Wed 6th Mar 12:30pmAn effect for bilingualism on ADHD trait levels in the general child population
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Curtis Sharma (Cambridge Language Sciences, U. of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Wed 6th Mar 3:00pmThe social incentives hypothesis of political belief polarization
Social Psychology Seminar Series (SPSS)
Ben Tappin, Royal Holloway, University of London. Nick Mackintosch Seminar Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site
Thu 7th Mar 12:00pmTBC
Clinical Neurosciences Seminars
Albert Quintana, Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaJames Fawcett Seminar Room, van Geest Building
Thu 7th Mar 2:00pmTitle to be confirmed
Dementia Journal Club
Helen Boffey & Tim Rooney, DDISackler Lecture room, Level 7, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, CBC
Thu 7th Mar 3:30pmCognitive training works: what are the mechanisms and why are so many experimental psychologists opposed?
Chaucer Club
Ian Robertson (Trinity College Dublin) Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Fri 8th Mar 1:15pmEpithelial Morphogenesis: from cell to tissue dynamics
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Yohanns Bellaïche, Institut Curie, Paris, FranceBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 8th Mar 4:30pmTop-down vs. bottom-up? Effects of prediction and attention on sensory processing and perception
Zangwill Club
Heleen A. Slagter, PhD, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience VU University AmsterdamGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 11th Mar 4:00pmHow to write a Fellowship proposal
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Duncan Astle (U. of Cambridge, MRC CBU)Nick Mackintosh Seminar Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge
Wed 13th Mar 10:30amTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Speaker to be confirmedLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Wed 13th Mar 12:30pmThe neural basis of time-extended semantic cognition: evidence from fMRI and TMS investigations
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Francesca Branzi (MRC CBU, U. of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 14th Mar 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Gemma Lewis, Research Associate in Psychiatric Epidemiology, University College LondonSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 14th Mar 1:00pm"Visual processing differences in migraine, between attacks, and their links with environmental visual triggers. From the retina to cortex."
Craik Club
Dr Alex Shepherd, Department of Psychological Sciences, BirkbeckKenneth Craik Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site
Thu 14th Mar 3:30pmFar beyond the back of the brain
Chaucer Club
Peter Hagoort (Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour) Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 21st Mar 2:00pmTitle to be confirmed
Dementia Journal Club
Please volunteer!Sackler Lecture room, Level 7, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, Wellcome Trust/MRC Building, CBC
Thu 21st Mar 4:00pmBreaking symmetry in the brain - from genes to circuits and behaviour
Foster Talks
Steve Wilson, University College, LondonHodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Wed 27th Mar 10:30amTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Speaker to be confirmedLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Thu 28th Mar 12:00pmTBC
Clinical Neurosciences Seminars
Roland PataiJames Fawcett Seminar Room, van Geest Building
Thu 28th Mar 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Andrew Blackwell, Chief Scientific Officer, IESO Digital HealthSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 28th Mar 4:00pmDynamic cell interactions and biomechanics in liver morphogenesis
Foster Talks
Elke Ober, University of CopenhagenHodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Physiology Building, Downing Site
April
Thu 11th Apr 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Maria Iacovou, Reader in Quantitative Sociology at Department of Sociology, University of CambridgeSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Wed 24th Apr 1:00pmVisual selection in the mouse: behavioural and cortical mechanisms
Craik Club
Dr Jasper Poort, Department of Psychology, CambridgeKenneth Craik Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site
May
Thu 2nd May 12:30pmHistory and Future of Psychiatry: Reflections on Kathleen Jones's "Asylums and after"
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Professor George Ikkos, Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal National Orthopaedic HospitalSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 2nd May 4:00pmAn early hematopoietic progenitor contributes endothelial cells to organ vasculature
Foster Talks
Christiana Ruhrberg, University College, LondonHodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Thu 9th May 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Victoria Leong, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore); Affiliated Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of CambridgeSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Wed 15th May 10:30amTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Speaker to be confirmedLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Thu 16th May 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Derek Tracy, Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical Director Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, London; Senior Lecturer, King's College, LondonSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 23rd May 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Professor Clive Ballard, Professor of Age-related Diseases, College of Medicine and Health, University of ExeterSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Wed 29th May 10:30amTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Dr John Herrington, Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
June
Thu 6th Jun 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Anne-Laura van Harmelen, Department of Psychiatry, University of CambridgeSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Wed 26th Jun 10:30amTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Speaker to be confirmedLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
July
Wed 10th Jul 10:30amTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Speaker to be confirmedLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road