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
Wed 1st Oct 1:00pmColor Transformations Across the Life Span: Two Hypotheses about Modulation by Light
Craik Club
Professor John S. Werner, University of California, DavisKenneth Craik Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site
Mon 6th Oct 11:00amTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Professor Dr. Thomas Bourgeron, Génétique Humaine et Fonctions Cognitives Institut PasteurLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Mon 6th Oct 1:00pmHigh-throughput Digital Brain Atlasing for Model Systems: Worm, Fly, Mouse, and Human
Cambridge Neuroscience Seminars
Lecture and Workshop - Registration required
Dr Hanchuan Peng, Allen Brain InstituteBryan Matthews Room, Physiology Building, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Downing Site
Mon 6th Oct 5:00pmMyelin Disposal
Glia Club
Dr. Hartmut B. Frederik Pohl - IDIBELL Institute Barcelona and University of CambridgeClifford Allbutt Lecture Theatre, Clifford Allbutt Building (former LMB building)
Wed 8th Oct 12:30pmAgeing, memory and altered cortical recruitment
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Alexa Morcam (University of Edinburgh)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 9th Oct 11:00amExploratory Data Analysis
Statistical Methods for Cognitive Psychologists
Peter Watson (MRC-CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 9th Oct 3:30pmDevelopment, plasticity, and structure underlying auditory language understanding
Chaucer Club
Fred Dick (Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Fri 10th Oct 1:00pmCognitive effects of sex hormones in nonhuman primates
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Seminars
Dr Agnes Lacreuse - Dept. of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Univ. of Massachusetts, AmherstKenneth Craik Room, Craik Marshall Building, Downing Site, Cambridge
Fri 10th Oct 3:00pmThinking about thinking about thought: Neural mechanisms for understanding other minds
Zangwill Club
PLEASE NOTE: ALL ZANGWILL CLUB TALKS THIS TERM WILL START AT THE EARLIER TIME OF 3.00PM
Professor Rebecca Saxe, Associate professor of cognitive neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MITGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 13th Oct 3:00pmThe Marshmallow Test: Understanding self-control and how to master it
Zangwill Club
THIS IS AN SPECIAL EXTRA ZANGWILL CLUB SEMINAR. PLEASE NOTE, THIS TALK WILL START AT 3.00PM
Professor Walter Mischel, Niven Professor of Humane Letters in Psychology, Columbia University, USAGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 13th Oct 4:00pmMotor control
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Jörn Diedrichsen (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge
Tue 14th Oct 1:00pmSearch for extra-terrestrial integrity - SETi. A Neuroscientific Study of ‘Theory of Mind’ with a Nonverbal Task Employing Algorithmically Generated Sounds of Varying Dissonance Level.
ARClub Talks
Fernando Bravo, Centre for Music and Science, University of CambridgeLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Tue 14th Oct 1:00pmEvolution of vertebrate photoreception and retinoid cycle: Clues from the eye transcriptome of basal vertebrates
Craik Club
Professor Trevor Lamb, Australian National University, CanberraKenneth Craik Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site
Tue 14th Oct 1:00pmEvolutionary perspectives on sex differences in behaviour
Social and Developmental Psychology (SDP) Seminar Series
Dr Gillian Brown, University of St AndrewsPPSIS Seminar Room (Free School Lane)
Wed 15th Oct 12:00pm"Promoting axon regeneration in the adult CNS by targeting intrinsic mechanisms"
BRC Seminar Series
Professor Patrice Smith, Carleton University/University of Ottawa, CanadaBrain Repair Centre, Forvie Site, Robinson Way
Wed 15th Oct 12:30pm“How does natural selection shape development?”
Madingley Lunchtime Seminars
Dr Willem Frankenhuis, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University, The NetherlandsLibrary, Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour, Madingley
Wed 15th Oct 12:30pmThe Memory Maestros study – addressing working memory problems at a population-level in primary schools
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Jon Quach (University of Melbourne)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 16th Oct 11:00amSimple and multiple linear regression
Statistical Methods for Cognitive Psychologists
Peter Watson (MRC-CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 16th Oct 3:30pmExploring neural correlates of object formation in Auditory Cortex
Chaucer Club
Jennifer Bizley (Ear Institute, UCL)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Fri 17th Oct 3:00pmDopamine Neuron Regulation and its Disruption in Schizophrenia and Depression
Zangwill Club
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TALK WILL START AT 3.00PM
Anthony A. Grace, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, USAGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 20th Oct 1:00pmTBC
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Seminars
Dr Tristan Beckinschtein - Department of Psychology, CambridgeSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge
Mon 20th Oct 1:00pmTitle to be confirmed
Stroke Research Meetings
Speaker to be confirmedLewin Stroke & Rehabilitation Unit, Seminar Room, R2, Addenbrooke's Hospital
Mon 20th Oct 4:00pmHow to design good experiments and analyse the results
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Bob Carlyon (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge
Wed 22nd Oct 12:30pmTop-down visual processing and feature extraction in healthy observers and early psychosis
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Christoph Teufel (University of Cambridge) Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 23rd Oct 11:00amThe General Linear Model and complex designs including Analysis of Covariance
Statistical Methods for Cognitive Psychologists
Peter Watson (MRC-CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road
Thu 23rd Oct 3:00pmTitle to be confirmed
Machine Learning @ CUED
Prof. Frank Wood (Oxford)Engineering Department, CBL Room BE-438
Fri 24th Oct 3:00pmThinking flexibly and enhancing cognition
Zangwill Club
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TALK WILL START AT 3.00PM
Professor Verity Brown, FRSE, Provost of St Leonard¹s College, University of St AndrewsGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
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 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 1:00pmTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Speaker to be confirmedLarge 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
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
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
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
Speaker to be confirmedLarge 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
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 4:00pmLanguage
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Mirjana Bozic (Department of Psychology)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
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
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 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
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
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
Tue 9th Dec 1:00pmTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Speaker to be confirmedLarge 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