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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July
Mon 8th Jul 1:00pmSTaR (Stress Timing affects Relapse): A model of the effects of stress/glucocorticoids on extinction and relapse
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Seminars
Dr Shira Meir Drexler - Department of Cognitive Psychology Ruhr-University Bochum GermanyKenneth Craik Room, Craik Marshall Building, Downing Site, Cambridge
January
Mon 20th Jan 12:30pmIssues in Interpreting Cluster-Based Permutation Tests
Imagers Interest Group
Jona Sassenhagen, Goethe-University FrankfurtLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge
Mon 20th Jan 2:00pmConnecting behavioural and neural levels of analysis
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Rogier Kievit (MRC CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Wed 22nd Jan 12:30pmThe neural dynamics of audio-visual integration and recalibration
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Dr Máté Aller (MRC CBU, U. of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 23rd Jan 12:30pmBlogs, social media and gamification: how elves and humans can close the gap between research and practice.
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
chair: Dr Christopher O'Loughlin
André Tomlin, Minervation Ltd, coordinator of the Mental Elf websiteSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 23rd Jan 3:30pmCombining brain mapping with machine-learning on individual differences
Chaucer Club
Simon Eickhoff (Institute of Systems Neuroscience, U. of Dusseldorf)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 23rd Jan 4:00pm Skeletal muscle and its role in challenging perceptions of human ageing
Foster Talks
Steve Harridge, King's College LondonPhysiology Lecture Theatre, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Fri 24th Jan 11:00amRobust Deep Learning Under Distribution Shift
Machine Learning @ CUED
Zack Lipton, CMUEngineering Department, CBL Room BE-438.
Fri 24th Jan 4:30pmAffect & Decision-Making in Health and Disease
Zangwill Club
Professor Tali Sharot, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Experimental Psychology, University College LondonGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 27th Jan 10:30amThe exposome in psychiatry: Using environmental data to understand variability in developmental psychopathology
ARClub Talks
Dr. Ran Barzilay, University of PennsylvaniaLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Mon 27th Jan 2:00pmIntelligence and the frontal lobes
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
John Duncan (MRC CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Wed 29th Jan 10:30amVoice processing in autism
ARClub Talks
Dr Stefanie Schelinski, Visiting Researcher, Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge; Research Associate, Faculty of Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden & Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain SciencesLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Wed 29th Jan 12:30pmDopamine, psychosis and the precision-weighting of prediction errors in the brain during learning
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Dr Joost Haarsma (U. of Oxford)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Wed 29th Jan 3:00pmTribalism in War and Peace: The nature and evolution of ideological epistemology and its significance for modern social science
Social Psychology Seminar Series (SPSS)
Dr Cory Clark, Durham UniversityTBC
Thu 30th Jan 12:30pmEpigenetics in ageing and dementia
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
chair: Prof John O'Brien
Dr Leonidas Chouliaras, Clinical Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of CambridgeSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 30th Jan 3:30pmNon invasive deep brain stimulation via temporally interfering electric fields
Chaucer Club
Nir Grossman (Dept. of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Fri 31st Jan 1:15pmMechanics and mechanisms of tube morphogenesis
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Katja Röper, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, CambridgeBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 31st Jan 4:30pmAnhedonia and Adolescent Depression
Zangwill Club
Dr Ciara McCabe, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, University of ReadingGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
February
Mon 3rd Feb 2:00pmHow to make good scientific figures
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Matthew Davis (MRC CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Wed 5th Feb 12:30pmKnowing what is real - mechanisms of reality discrimination
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Dr Jane Garrison (Dept. of Psychology, U. of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 6th Feb 12:30pmPredicting addiction: myth or reality?
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
chair: Dr Karen Ersche
Professor Jeff Dalley, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Psychology, University of CambridgeSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 6th Feb 3:30pmAttention, perception, and neural response: testing the limits
Chaucer Club
Nilli Lavie (Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 6th Feb 4:00pmAdhesion and cytoskeleton dynamics in cell migration and pluripotency
Foster Talks
Johanna Ivaska, Turku Centre for Biotechnology, FinlandPhysiology Lecture Theatre, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Fri 7th Feb 1:15pmRepairing DNA damage in developing germ cells
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Gerry Crossan, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, CambridgeBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 7th Feb 4:30pmVisuospatial working memory as a fundamental component of the eye movement system.
Zangwill Club
Professor Stefan van der Stigchel, Professor in Cognitive Psychology, Utrecht University, Netherlands World_linkGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 10th Feb 2:00pmHow to write good papers
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Michael Anderson (MRC CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Wed 12th Feb 12:30pmInheritance and adaptation within the family environment
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Dr Rahia Mashoodh (Dept. of Zoology, U. of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Wed 12th Feb 4:00pmFeeling good, doing good: The potential of positive self-directed emotions to motivate prosociality
Social Psychology Seminar Series (SPSS)
Dr. Claudia SchneiderLecture Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site, Cambridge
Thu 13th Feb 12:30pmMood Instability: a possible transdiagnostic construct in psychopathology?
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
chair: Prof Jesus Perez
Professor Matthew Broome, Department of Psychiatry, University of BirminghamSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 13th Feb 3:30pmHow listeners track the changing statistics of rapidly unfolding auditory scenes – evidence from brain imaging and pupillometry
Chaucer Club
Maria Chait (The Ear Institute, Faculty of Brain Sciences, UCL)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Fri 14th Feb 12:00pmModern Outrage and the Perversion of Punishment
Zangwill Club
PLEASE NOTE: THIS TALK WILL TAKE PLACE AT 12.00PM
Molly J Crockett, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale UniversityGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Fri 14th Feb 1:15pmThe mechanical regulation of brain development
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Kristian Franze, PDN, University of CambridgeBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Mon 17th Feb 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Imagers Interest Group
Olaf Dimigen, Humboldt University, BerlinLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge
Mon 17th Feb 2:00pmConsciousness
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Tristan Bekinschtein, (Dept. of Psychology, University of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Fri 21st Feb 1:15pmDissecting tissue mechanics in the early chicken embryo
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Fengzhu Xiong, The Gurdon Institute, University of CambridgeBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 21st Feb 4:30pmFragile Memories for Fleeting Percepts
Zangwill Club
Professor Howard Bowman, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham School of Computing, University of Kent at Canterbury Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging (Visiting)Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 24th Feb 12:30pmThe use of multi-parametric maps (MPMs) in ageing research
Imagers Interest Group
Wiktor Olszowy, CHUV LausanneLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge
Mon 24th Feb 2:00pmComputational Psychiatry of Autism
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Rebecca Lawson (Dept of Psychology, U. of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Wed 26th Feb 10:30amAutism prevalence, social deprivation and access to services in England: A big data approach
ARClub Talks
Dr. Andres Roman-Urrestarazu Large Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Wed 26th Feb 12:30pmCommunicating uncertainty around facts, numbers, and science
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Dr Anne Marthe van der Bles (U. of Groningen) Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 27th Feb 12:30pmThe promise of early intervention: testing a video-feedback intervention (ViPP) to prevent mental health problems in childhood in a randomised trial
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
chair: Dr Paul Wilkinson
Professor Paul Ramchandani, LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning, Faculty of Education, University of CambridgeSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 27th Feb 3:30pmThe neural basis of flexible semantic retrieval
Chaucer Club
Beth Jefferies (Dept. of Psychology, U. of York)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 27th Feb 4:00pmFormation and activation of ovarian follicles using germline stem cells
Foster Talks
Evelyn Telfer, University of Edinburgh, UKPhysiology Lecture Theatre, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Fri 28th Feb 1:15pmHaematopoietic stem cell-niche interactions change during ageing and age-related myeloproliferative disorders
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Simón Méndez-Ferrer, Welcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and NHSBTBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 28th Feb 4:30pmSocial Physiology for Precision Psychiatry
Zangwill Club
Dr Guillaume Dumas, Institut Pasteur, Paris, FranceGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
March
Mon 2nd Mar 2:00pmUsing a convergence of clinical and cognitive neuroscience methods: The case study of semantic cognition
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Matthew Lambon Ralph (MRC CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Wed 4th Mar 12:30pmInfants’ learning & development: How can we influence them?
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Dr Ellie Smith (Dept. of Psychology, U. of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 5th Mar 12:30pmTransdiagnostic approaches to common mental health problems
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Melissa Black, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of CambridgeSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 5th Mar 3:30pmThe interpersonal function of emotional expressions
Chaucer Club
Julie Grezes (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris) Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Fri 6th Mar 1:15pmTowards predicting gene expression from DNA sequence
Developmental Biology Seminar Series
Jussi Taipale, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of CambridgeBiffen Lecture Theatre, Genetics, Department of
Fri 6th Mar 4:30pmFeeling in Seeing is Believing : Experimenting with the Visceral Dimension of Visual Politics (When News are Fake)
Zangwill Club
Manos Tsakiris, Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London & The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of LondonGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Mon 9th Mar 12:30pmConceptual and methodological advances in laminar fMRI
Imagers Interest Group
David Norris, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud UniversityLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge
Mon 9th Mar 2:00pmSignal Detection Theory: What it is and why you need it (Please bring a calculator)
Graduate Programme in Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Bob Carlyon (MRC CBU)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Wed 11th Mar 12:30pmLanguage development in exceptional circumstances: effects of permanent childhood hearing loss
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Dr Lorna Halliday (MRC CBU, U. of Cambridge)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Wed 11th Mar 4:00pmA zero-item personality test? Predicting personality traits from social media data
Social Psychology Seminar Series (SPSS)
Dr David StillwellNick Mackintosch Room, Department of Psychology, Downing Site
Thu 12th Mar 12:30pmTrauma, Stress and Biomarkers in Somatic Symptom Disorders
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
chair: Prof Peter Jones
Professor Christina Van Der Feltz-Cornelis, Chair of Psychiatry and Epidemiology, University of YorkSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 12th Mar 3:30pmBroca’s region: cytoarchitecture, transmitter receptors and brain mapping
Chaucer Club
Katrin Amunts (Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine, Juelich)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 12th Mar 4:00pm3D Genomics in development and disease
Foster Talks
Stefan Mundlos, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, GermanyPhysiology Lecture Theatre, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Fri 13th Mar 4:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Zangwill Club
Professor Matt Lambon-Ralph, Director, MRC, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of CambridgeGround Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology
Wed 18th Mar 12:30pmAn investigation into the neural basis of self- and other-referential thoughts
Wednesday Lunch Time Seminar Series
Dr Rocco Chiou (MRC CBU, U. of Cambridge) Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Thu 19th Mar 12:30pmSleep and Mental Health: better nights for better days
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
chair: Dr Muzaffer Kaser
Dr Kirstie Anderson, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Newcastle UniversitySeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 19th Mar 3:30pmHow do our brains form maps of the world?
Chaucer Club
Alexandra Constantinescu (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL)Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Chaucer Road
Wed 25th Mar 10:30amTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Prof Tamsin Ford, Department of Psychiatry, University of CambridgeLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Thu 26th Mar 12:30pmSmoking cessation in mental health services: from rhetoric to reality
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
chair: Dr Emilio Fernandez-Egea
Professor Simon Gilbody, Director of the Mental Health & Addictions Research Group, University of YorkSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
April
Thu 2nd Apr 12:30pmA Computational Approach to Understanding Motivational Symptoms in Depression
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
chair: Dr Rudolf Cardinal
Professor Jonathan Roiser, Department of Psychiatry, University College LondonSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Wed 22nd Apr 10:30amGirls and women on the autism spectrum
ARClub Talks
Dr William Mandy, Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College LondonLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Thu 30th Apr 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Jessica Bird, Department of Psychiatry, University of OxfordSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 30th Apr 4:00pmThe role of sensory inputs in generating and sustaining cognitive maps
Foster Talks
Francesca Cacucci, UCLPhysiology Lecture Theatre, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Physiology Building, Downing Site
May
Mon 4th May 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Imagers Interest Group
Rafael Romero-Garcia, BCNI, University of CambridgeLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge
Thu 7th May 12:30pmMorality in the Body: From Intuitions to Moral Judgments and Prosocial Behaviour
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Simone Schnall, Department of Psychology, University of CambridgeSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Thu 7th May 4:00pmMechanisms of lineage specification in human embryos
Foster Talks
Kathy Niakan, Francis Crick Institute, LondonPhysiology Lecture Theatre, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Thu 14th May 4:00pmMechanobiology of cell shape control
Foster Talks
Ewa Paluch, PDN Department, CambridgePhysiology Lecture Theatre, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, Physiology Building, Downing Site
Wed 20th May 10:30amTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Speaker to be confirmedLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Thu 21st May 12:30pmMinimal clinically important differences: a cornerstone of evidence-based medicine
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Professor Glyn Lewis, Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry, University College LondonSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
June
Mon 1st Jun 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Imagers Interest Group
Elena Boto, University of NottinghamLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge
Wed 10th Jun 10:30amTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Speaker to be confirmedLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road
Mon 15th Jun 12:30pmTitle to be confirmed
Imagers Interest Group
Robin Ince, University of GlasgowLecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge
Thu 18th Jun 12:30pmThe common link between schizophrenia and diabetes
Department of Psychiatry & CPFT Thursday Lunchtime Seminar Series
Dr Emilio Fernandez-Egea, consultant psychiatrist and associate lecturer, Clozapine Clinic Cambridge and University of CambridgeSeminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.
Wed 24th Jun 10:30amTitle to be confirmed
ARClub Talks
Speaker to be confirmedLarge Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road