FULL PROGRAMME 2011

 



Oxford McDonnell Network for Cognitive Neuroscience


**NEW** Registration closes FINAL: 19th September






VENUE: University of Oxford

Department of Experimental Psychology

South Parks Road, Oxford


Supported by:

James S McDonnell Foundation and Guarantors of Brain



Monday 26 - Thursday 29 September 2011



PROGRAMME



Oxford Autumn School

Monday 26th September 2011

Sensory Systems

Chair: Professor Andrew Parker



9.00 - 9.10

Andrew Parker (University of Oxford) Introduction to the day

9.10 - 9.55

Line Loken (Oxford University)

Linking peripheral receptors to affective touch sensation

9.55 - 10.40

Wyeth Bair (University of Washington, Seattle)

10.40 - 11.15

Refreshments and posters

11.15 - 12.00

Jenny Read (University of Newcastle)

12.00 - 12.45

Andrew Parker (University of Oxford)

Dynamics of Binocular Depth


12.45 - 14.15

Lunch (pre-booking necessary)


14.15 - 15.30

Special Guest Lecture: Colin Blakemore, FRS

(What) does synaesthesia tell us about sensory processing?


15.30 - 16.00

Refreshments and posters

16.00 - 16.45

Andrew King (Oxford University)

Adaptive Neural Coding in the Auditory System

16.45 - 17.30

Deb Hall (University of Nottingham)

Tinnitus

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Oxford Autumn School

Tuesday 27th September 2011

Brain systems underlying memory and cognition

Chair: Dr Mark Buckley



9.00 - 9.10

Dr Mark Buckley (University of Oxford) Introduction to the day

9.10 - 9.55

Professor Yasushi Miyashita: Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology, The University of Tokyo School of Medicine.

Title: Neural mechanisms of memory of objects in the primate temporal cortex: global networks and local circuits

9.55 - 10.40

Dr Andrew Bell: Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

Title: Face and object processing in the primate temporal lobe.

10.40 - 11.15

Refreshments and posters

11.15 - 12.00

Dr Morgan Barense: Department of Psychology, University of Toronto

Title: Is there a dividing line between perception and memory?

12.00 - 12.45

Dr Tim Bussey: Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK.

Title: Strategies for cognitive translation from mouse to human: knock-outs, neurogenesis, and neuropsychiatric disease.

12.45 - 14.00

Lunch (pre-booking necessary)

14.00 - 14.45

Professor Michael Petrides: McGill University and Montreal Neurological Institute

Title: Temporo-Parietal Connections and Some Functional Comments

14.45 - 15.30

Dr Stefan Everling: Robarts Research Institute and Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Western Ontario.

Title: Neural processes underlying rule-memory for saccades in the prefrontal cortex.

15.30 - 16.00

Refreshments and posters

16.00 - 16.45

Dr Mark Buckley: Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

Title: The role of the frontopolar cortex in decision-making and mnemonic processes.

16.45 - 17.30

Dr Farshad Mansouri: RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan.

Title: Frontal lobe contributions to cognitive flexibility and control.





Oxford Autumn School

Wednesday 28th September 2011

Chair – Dr Peter Neri (University of Aberdeen)

The Noisy Brain


9.00 - 9.10

Peter Neri (University of Oxford) Introduction to the day

9.10 - 9.55

Simon Laughlin (University of Cambridge)

Faisal AA, White JA, Laughlin SB (2005). Ion-channel noise places limits on the miniaturization of the brain's wiring. Current Biology 15:1143-1149

Niven JE, Anderson JC, Laughlin SB (2007). Fly photoreceptors demonstrate energy-information trade-offs in neural coding. PLoS Biology 5(4):e116.

9.55 - 10.40

Matteo Carandini (UCL)

M Carandini (2004). Amplification of trial-to-trial response variability by neurons in visual cortex. PLoS Biology 2(9):e264.


10.40 - 11.15

Refreshments and posters

11.15 - 12.00

Giandomenico Iannetti

J Neurophysiol. 2010 Oct;104(4):2116-24. Epub 2010 Jun 30.

Stimulus novelty, and not neural refractoriness, explains the repetition suppression of laser-evoked potentials.

Wang AL, Mouraux A, Liang M, Iannetti GD. J Cogn Neurosci. 2011 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Dishabituation of Laser-evoked EEG Responses: Dissecting the Effect of Certain and Uncertain Changes in Stimulus Modality. Valentini E, Torta DM, Mouraux A, Iannetti GD.



12.00 - 12.45

Virginia Flanagin (Munich)

Wutte MG, Smith MT, Flanagin VL and Wolbers T (2011). Physiological signal variability in hMT+ reflects performance on a direction discrimination task. Front. Psychology 2:185.

12.45 - 14.00

Lunch (pre-booking necessary)


14.00 - 14.45

Marlene Cohen (Harvard/Pittsburgh)

Cohen MR, Maunsell JH. (2009). Attention improves performance primarily by reducing interneuronal correlations. Nat Neurosci 12(12):1594-600.

Cohen MR, Maunsell JH. (2011). Using neuronal populations to study the mechanisms underlying spatial and feature attention. Neuron 70(6):1192-204.

Neurosci 12(12):1594-600.

14.45 - 15.30

Barbara Webb (University of Edinburgh)

Webb, B., Wessnitzer, J., Bush, S., Schul, J., Buchli, J. and Ijspeert, A. (2007) Resonant neurons and bushcricket behaviour. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 193:285-288.


15.30 - 16.00

Refreshments and posters

16.00 - 16.45

Christian Yates (Oxford)- to be confirmed

C.A. Yates, R. Erban, C. Escudero, I. Couzin, J. Buhl, I. Kevrekidis, P. Maini and D. Sumpter, (2009). "Inherent noise can facilitate coherence in collective swarm motion". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 106(14) 5464-5469.


16.45 - 17.30

Shuzo Sakata

Sakata S, and Harris KD (2009) Laminar structure of spontaneous and sensory-evoked population activity in auditory cortex. Neuron 64, 404-418



Special dinner at Wadham college, Oxford. 7.30pm



Oxford Autumn School

Thursday 29th September 2011

Neuroscientific advances in the study of typical and atypical development



9.00 - 9.15

Kate Watkins (University of Oxford) Introduction to the day

9.15 - 10.00

Hilleke Hulshoff Pol (Utrecht) Genetic influences on cortical brain development

10.00 - 10.45

Elyse Sussman (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) Development of auditory scene analysis in school-aged children

10.45 - 11.15

Refreshments and posters

11.15 - 12.00

Thalia Eley (Kings College London) Treatment response in child anxiety: Can genetic information be useful?

12.00 - 12.45

Faraneh Vargha-Khadem (Institute of Child Health, London) Developmental amnesia

12.45 - 14.00

Lunch (pre-booking necessary)


14.00 - 14.45

Charles Newton (University of Oxford) Malaria and the brain: neurocognitive consequences in children

14.45 - 15.30

Dianne Newbury (University of Oxford) The genetics of speech and language disorders

15.30 - 16.00

Refreshments and posters

16.00 - 16.45

Angela Vincent (University of Oxford) Autoantibodies to CNS neuronal targets in children; a cause of acquired neurodevelopmental disorders?

16.45 - 17.30

Dorothy Bishop (University of Oxford) What can sex chromosome trisomies tell us about language and communication?

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