Neuroscience talks

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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
Mon 27th Oct 1:00pmProsocial and prosexual effects of gammahydroxybutyrate
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Seminars
Dr Oliver Boasch - Psychiatric Hospital, University of ZurichKenneth Craik Room, Craik Marshall Building, Downing Site, Cambridge
Mon 27th Oct 1:00pmConjoint Measurement for assessing the contributions of different stimulus dimensions within a signal detection framework.
Craik Club
Dr Kenneth Knoblauch, Inserm, BronGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge
Mon 27th Oct 4:00pmIntelligence and the frontal lobes
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
John Duncan (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge
Tue 28th Oct 1:00pmEmotional and cognitive empathy: from heritability to neurotransmitters
ARClub Talks
Florina Uzefovsky, Post Doc at the Autism Research CentreLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Wed 29th Oct 12:30pmPrefrontal neuronal activities reflecting capacity constraints and emergent flexibility of cognition in varying-load working memory tasks
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Kei Watanabe (University of Oxford)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Wed 29th Oct 1:00pmFading and Filling-in
Craik Club
Professor Lothar Spillmann, FreiburgKenneth Craik Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site
Thu 30th Oct 3:30pmDevelopmental aspects of understanding speech in noisy backgrounds
Chaucer Club
Stuart Rosen (Speech, Hearing & Phonetic Sciences, UCL)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 30th Oct 4:00pmCollective Cell Migration: A Cellular, Molecular & Modelling Approach
Foster Talks
Professor Roberto Mayor, UCL, Department of Cell and Developmental BiologyHodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Fri 31st Oct 1:15pmThe Zebrafish Mutation Project
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Derek Stemple, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, CambridgeBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 31st Oct 3:00pmNeural Systems for Navigation
Zangwill Club
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TALK WILL START AT 3.00PM
Dr. Hugo Spiers, Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, Experimental Psychology, University College LondonGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
November
Mon 3rd Nov 1:00pmCocaine and Heroin: Two Peas in Two Pods
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Seminars
Professor Aldo Badiani - Neuroscience, University of SussexKenneth Craik Room, Craik Marshall Building, Downing Site, Cambridge
Mon 3rd Nov 5:00pmTBA
Glia Club
Dr. Leda Dimou-Rörentrop Physiological Genomics LMU MunichClifford Allbutt Lecture Theatre, Clifford Allbutt Building (former LMB building)
Wed 5th Nov 12:00pm"A functional network perspective on human cognitive control"
BRC Seminar Series
Dr Adam Hampshire, Senior Lecturer in Restorative Neurosciences, The Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London Brain Repair Centre, Forvie Site, Robinson Way
Wed 5th Nov 12:30pmRebuilding spatial awareness following stroke, can home-based training help?
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Polly Peers (MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 6th Nov 11:00amCategorical Data Analysis
Statistical Methods for Cognitive Psychologists
Peter Watson (MRC-CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 6th Nov 3:30pmThe neural mechanisms of top-down control during visual working memory
Chaucer Club
Eva Feredoes (School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 6th Nov 4:00pmCell Migration & Gradient Sensing: Lessons from Zebrafish Neutrophils
Foster Talks
Dr Milka Sarris, University of Cambridge, Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience / Cambridge Immunology NetworkHodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Fri 7th Nov 1:15pmA blueprint for cell fate: Network biology applied to stem cell engineering
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Samantha Morris (George Daley lab), Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 7th Nov 3:00pmGenes and environment in adolescent attachment: a challenge to the received wisdom?
Zangwill Club
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TALK WILL START AT 3.00PM
Professor Pasco Fearon, Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College LondonGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 10th Nov 1:00pmInflexible responses to threat in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and its neural underpinnings
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Seminars
Dr Annemieke Apergis-Schoute - BCNI, Department of PsychiatrySeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge
Mon 10th Nov 4:00pmEmotion and mental imagery: from experiments to therapeutic applications
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Emily Holmes (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge
Mon 10th Nov 4:00pmSex differences in the mind and brain
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Simon Baron Cohen (Department of Psychiatry)Seminar Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge
Tue 11th Nov 1:00pmTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Amber Ruigrok, Autism Research CentreLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Tue 11th Nov 1:00pmTitle to be confirmed
Social and Developmental Psychology (SDP) Seminar Series
Professor Alex Wood, University of StirlingPPSIS Seminar Room (Free School Lane)
Wed 12th Nov 12:00pm"Organisation of PI3K/PTEN signalling in space and time: Implication for neuronal development and regeneration."
BRC Seminar Series
Professor Britta Eickholt, Insitute of Biochemistry, Charite Universitatsmediz in BerlinBrain Repair Centre, Forvie Site, Robinson Way
Wed 12th Nov 12:30pmMotivated forgetting: Insights from patients with focal brain lesions
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Shanti Shanker (MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 13th Nov 11:00amANOVA of balanced multi-factorial designs: between subject designs, and single subject studies
Statistical Methods for Cognitive Psychologists
Peter Watson (MRC-CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 13th Nov 3:30pmThe vocal brain: cerebral processing of voice information
Chaucer Club
Pascal Belin (Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone), Aix-Marseilles UniversitéLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 13th Nov 4:00pmTBC (muscle metabolism in extreme environments)
Foster Talks
Dr Lindsay Edwards, GlaxoSmithKline, Director (Metabolism and Systems Biology)Hodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Fri 14th Nov 1:15pmUnreliable organizers: Canalization and robustness in C. elegans vulva development
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Jeroen van Zon, FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF), AmsterdamBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 14th Nov 3:00pmHow independent of semantics are phonology and syntax? Evidence from Semantic Dementia
Zangwill Club
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TALK WILL START AT 3.00PM
Dr Karalyn Patterson, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and MRC-CBU, CambridgeGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 17th Nov 1:00pmThe Eye Contact Effect: Mechanism and Development
Social and Developmental Psychology (SDP) Seminar Series
This Seminar takes place in the PPSIS COMMITTEE ROOM
Dr Atsushi Senju, Birkbeck, University of LondonPPSIS Committee Room (Free School Lane)
Mon 17th Nov 4:00pmMotor control
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Jörn Diedrichsen (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL)Seminar Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge
Wed 19th Nov 12:30pmThe search for neurophysiological biomarkers of dementia using MEG and
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Laura Hughes (MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 20th Nov 11:00amRepeated Measures and Mixed Model ANOVA
Statistical Methods for Cognitive Psychologists
Peter Watson (MRC-CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 20th Nov 3:30pmSpecificity of effects of early parent-infant interactions in the intergenerational transmission of psychopathology, and implications for intervention
Chaucer Club
Lynne Murray (School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 20th Nov 4:00pmSelf-Organisation of Pluripotent Cells in the Mouse Embryo
Foster Talks
Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, University of Cambridge, Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience & Gurdon InstituteHodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Fri 21st Nov 1:15pmOrder out of chaos - how does membrane traffic help organise the cell?
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Sean Munro, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, CambridgeBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 21st Nov 3:00pmCommunicating risk and scientific uncertainty to the public and policy-makers
Zangwill Club
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TALK WILL START AT 3.00PM
Professor David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 24th Nov 1:00pmWhen the heart fears: physiological correlates of trait anxiety in humans and non-human primates
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Seminars
Dr Yevheniia Mikheenko - BCNI, Dept. of Physiology, Development and NeuroscienceKenneth Craik Room, Craik Marshall Building, Downing Site, Cambridge
Mon 24th Nov 4:00pmHow to write good papers
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Nikolaus Kriegeskorte (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit)Seminar Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge
Mon 24th Nov 4:30pmThe Philippe Wiener Lecture. "From Human pluripotent stem cells to cortial circuits: towards brain disease modeling and repair."
Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience
Pierre Vanderhaeghen. Institute of Interdisciplinary Research, Brussels, BelgiumThe Physiology Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Tue 25th Nov 1:00pmTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Rose Cooper, Behavioural and Clinical Neurosciences Institute, Department of Psychology, University of CambridgeMargaret Lowenfeld Room, Brookside Family Consultation Clinic (next to Douglas House)
Tue 25th Nov 1:00pm‘I can get that song out of your head: Decoding perceptual representations with retinotopic and tonotopic maps.’
Craik Club
Geoffrey M. Boynton, Jessica Thomas, and Ione Fine, University of WashingtonKenneth Craik Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site
Wed 26th Nov 11:00amProbabilistic Models of Human Behaviour
Machine Learning @ CUED
James McInerney (Columbia University)Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.
Wed 26th Nov 12:30pmAnxious individuals have difficulty learning the causal statistics of aversive environments
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Michael Browning (University of Oxford) Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 27th Nov 11:00amPost-hoc tests, multiple comparisons, contrasts and handling interactions
Statistical Methods for Cognitive Psychologists
Peter Watson (MRC-CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 27th Nov 3:30pmThe role of synchronized and desynchronized oscillations for episodic memory – Association vs information
Chaucer Club
Simon Hanslmayr (School of Psychology, University of Birmingham)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Fri 28th Nov 1:15pmSingle molecule studies of mRNA localisation and motor activation
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Simon Bullock, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, CambridgeBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 28th Nov 3:00pmSpeech Rhythm and Temporal Structure: A Temporal Sampling Perspective on Phonology and Dyslexia
Zangwill Club
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TALK WILL START AT 3.00PM
Professor Usha Goswami, Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience, Director, Centre for Neuroscience in Education, University of CambridgeGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
December
Mon 1st Dec 4:00pmMethods and math in Cognitive Neuroscience
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Olaf Hauk (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit)Seminar Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge
Mon 1st Dec 4:30pmThe Main Adrian Lecture. "The flow of information underlying a tactile decision."
Adrian Seminars in Neuroscience
Dr Karel Svoboda. Janelia Farm, USA.The Physiology Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience
Wed 3rd Dec 12:00pm"Development and disorders of axon wiring in the ocular motor system: the role of alpha2-chimaerin "
BRC Seminar Series
Professor Sarah Guthrie, Kings College London.Brain Repair Centre, Forvie Site, Robinson Way
Wed 3rd Dec 12:30pmThe effect of the APOE genotype on brain function
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Nicola Filippini (University of Oxford)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Wed 3rd Dec 1:00pmDynamics of visual perception and collective neural activity
Craik Club
The host for this talk is Professor Zoë Kourtzi
Professor Jochen Braun, University of MagdeburgKenneth Craik Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site
Thu 4th Dec 11:00amPower analysis
Statistical Methods for Cognitive Psychologists
Peter Watson (MRC-CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 4th Dec 3:30pmImagined pleasures: The cognitive psychology of desire
Chaucer Club
Jackie Andrade (Plymouth University, School of Psychology)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 4th Dec 4:00pmTBC (the autonomic nervous system in metabolic disease)
Foster Talks
Dr Stefan Trapp, UCL, Centre for Cardiovascular and Metabolic NeuroscienceHodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Fri 5th Dec 1:15pmHedgehog signalling and cell polarity in killer lymphocytes
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Gillian Griffiths, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, University of CambridgeBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Tue 9th Dec 1:00pmWhite matter correlates of visual imagery in synesthesia
ARClub Talks
Dr Kirstie Whitaker, Research Associate Department of Psychiatry, University of CambridgeLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Wed 10th Dec 12:30pmDecision processes and decision deficits: Insights from response time data
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Jiaxang Zhang (MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 11th Dec 11:00amLatent variable models: factor analysis and all that
Statistical Methods for Cognitive Psychologists
Peter Watson (MRC-CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Wed 17th Dec 12:00pm"Glycolipids in nervous system maintenance and disease"
BRC Seminar Series
Dr Hugh Willison, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of GlasgowBrain Repair Centre, Forvie Site, Robinson Way
January
Wed 14th Jan 12:00pm"Trisomy of chromosome 21 and Alzheimer Disease"
BRC Seminar Series
Dr Francis Weissman, University College London, Institute of Neurology, LondonBrain Repair Centre, Forvie Site, Robinson Way
Wed 28th Jan 12:00pm"Cortical processing of visual information"
BRC Seminar Series
Dr Matteo Carandini, University College London.Brain Repair Centre, Forvie Site, Robinson Way