2014 American Legion Family Brain Sciences Lecture

The Center for Cognitive Sciences & the Brain Sciences Center present the
2014 CCS Fall Institute & American Legion Family Brain Sciences Lecture

fall institutefall instituteCognition of Space and Time

Wednesday, October 29
Mayo Auditorium, University of Minnesota Medical School

 9:10 AM Apostolos P. Georgopoulos: Welcoming Remarks

Nicole Scott
, MS
Center for Cognitive Sciences, University of Minnesota

Developmental and neural correlates of encoding spatial relations


Hugo Merchant
, PhD
Department of Neurobiology, UNAM, Querétaro, Mexico

Sensorimotor neural dynamics during isochronous tapping in the medial premotor cortex of the macaque

 11:15-11:30 Break

Deborah Harrington
, PhD
Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego & San Diego VA Healthcare System

Interval timing in the human brain

 12:30-1:30 Lunch Break

Apostolos P. Georgopoulos
, MD
Department of Neuroscience &
Center for Cognitive Sciences, University of Minnesota

Fronto-parietal and hemispheric interactions in spatial categorization


Sofia Sakellaridi
, PhD
Department of Neurobiology, UCLA

City map reading: Decision making and neural mechanisms

 3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:00 PM - American Legion Family Brain Sciences Student Awards
4:00-5:00 PM - The 20th American Legion Family Brain Sciences Lecture

Richard A. Andersen, PhD
Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology

Parietal cortex in action




Presented by Brian Engdahl, PhD
William L. Anderson Chair in PTSD Research & Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience & Cognitive Sciences, University of Minnesota

Thursday, October 16, 2014 -
3:30 pm, 402 Walter Library

Reception to follow.
Sponsored by the Dept. of Psychology



The search is on for biological markers of mental disorders. Neuroimaging techniques that assess brain function (EEG, PET, MRI) are providing tools in this search. We are using magnetoencephalography (MEG), a unique neuroimaging technique that is simple (task free resting state), safe, short (1 minute), dynamic (based on ongoing activity collected every millisecond) and sensitive to changes in brain communication patterns. MEG allows excellent discrimination between controls and disorder-specific groups. We have studied nearly 2000 subjects. Findings on multiple select groups will be presented, highlighting neural differences in PTSD, trauma adaptation, and posttraumatic growth.


Arroyo and Joseph join BSC Community

The Brain Sciences Center welcomed the arrival in August of Juan Arroyo and Jasmine Joseph. Read more...


Dumas profiled on WCCO report

Research Associate Roger Dumas was the subject of an interview for WCCO's September 30th, 2014 edition of "Minnesotan To Meet".
Watch the video...


Updated October 3, 2014