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
 9:15-10:15




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

Developmental and neural correlates of encoding spatial relations

 10:15-11:15


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
 11:30-12:30


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
 1:30-2:30


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

Fronto-parietal and hemispheric interactions in spatial categorization

 2:30-3:30


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
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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

 

 

 

A presentation 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 Department of Psychology, CLA, UofM.

 

Background

 

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.

 

 

 

from PLOS Neuroscience Community

"Biological Tests for Psychiatry: Is R-fMRI Neuroimaging Ready for the Clinical Mainstream?"

By Margaret Y Mahan

In a keynote at the 7th annual Neuroinformatics Congress in Leiden, the Netherlands on August 25, Dr. Michael Milham discussed how resting state fMRI (R-fMRI) has emerged as an approach for psychiatric biomarker identification by enabling the uncovering of human connectome variations that are associated with diagnostic status.

Read Mahan's post at PLOS...

 

Arroyo and Joseph join BSC Community

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


 

 
Updated September 29, 2014