The Dr. William Hodos NACS Seminar Series brings NACS faculty and students together on a weekly basis. The speakers are world-class neuroscientists and cognitive scientists who are working at the cutting edge of their discipline. Seminars are held on Fridays from 10:15-11:30am in room 1103 in the Bioscience Research Building. Titles will be posted as they become available. For additional information, please contact Claire Morse at cmorse@umd.edu. NACS seminars are not recorded.
 

SPRING 2024 SEMINARS

February 2: Dr. Jorge Valdés Kroff, National Science Foundation (Faculty Host: Dr. Jared Novick)
Title: 
 Diversity in language science expands our understanding of human sentence processing

February 9: Dr. Hendrikje Nienborg, NIH/NEI (Faculty Host: Dr. Dan Butts)
Title:
 Perceptual decisions as action-perception loops in neural circuits

February 23: Dr. Leigh Sepeta, Children's National Hospital (Faculty Host: Dr. Tracy Riggins)
Title:
 Mapping Memory in Epilepsy: From the Lab to the Clinic

March 1: Dr. Chris Cowan, Medical University of South Carolina (Faculty Host: Dr. Anna Li)
Title: Transcriptional control of drug-cue associations in preclinical models of substance use disorders

March 8: Dr. Ross Maddox, University of Michigan (Faculty Host: Dr. Jonathan Simon)
Title: Investigating effects of stimulus type and selective attention on the subcortical encoding of sounds

March 15 and 22: No seminar (Spring Break)

March 29: Dr. Toby Merson, NIH/NIMH (Faculty Host: Dr. Matt Roesch)
Title: Modulation of remyelination efficiency following cuprizone-induced demyelination

April 5: Dr. Molly Henry, Toronto Metropolitan University (Faculty Hosts: Dr. Jonathan Simon and Dr. Bob Slevc)
Title: 
Understanding neural entrainment using noninvasive brain stimulation

April 12: Dr. Wei Ji Ma, New York University (Faculty Host: Dr. Matt Roesch)
Title:  Growing up in Science

April 19: Dr. Jack Gallant, University of California, Berkeley (Host: Leslie Li)
Title: The distributed conceptual network in the human brain

May 3: CANCELLED Dr. Ross Williamson, University of Pittsburgh (Host: Rose Ying)
Title:  Brain-wide neural circuits for sensory-guided behavior

FALL 2023 SEMINARS

September 8: Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Romaguera, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Host: Rose Ying)
Title: Reverse-engineering physiological arousal and anxiety within extended amygdala circuits

September 22: Dr. Pablo Ripollés, New York University (Faculty Host: Dr. Bob Slevc)
Title: The Music of Cognitive Neuroscience

September 29: Dr. Charles Lynch, Weil Cornell Medicine (Faculty Host: Dr. Luiz Pessoa)
Title: Precision mapping of functional brain networks in individuals with depression

October 6: Dr. Emily Finn, Dartmouth College (Faculty Host: Dr. Arianna Gard)
Title: "Idiosynchrony": Using naturalistic stimuli to draw out individual differences in brain and behavior

October 13: Dr. Ajay Satpute, Northeastern University (Host: Ellen Roche) 
Title: Multiple solutions in functional neuroanatomy: A case study of fear

October 20: Dr. Edward Giniger, NIH/NINDS (Host: James Baldassano)
Title: Harnessing Maxwell’s demon: A new view of axon growth based on the stochastic dynamics of actin networks

October 27: Dr. Andrew Holmes, NIH/NIAAA (Faculty Host: Dr. Alex Shackman)
Title: Amygdala astrocytes gate the retrieval of fear memory

November 3: Dr. Yaoda Xu, Yale University (Faculty Host: Dr. Ellen Lau)
Title:  Understanding visual representations in human occipito-temporal and posterior parietal cortices and convolutional neural networks

November 17: Dr. Gwyneth Card, Columbia University (Faculty Host: Dr. Jens Herberholz)
Title: What the fly’s eye tells the fly’s brain…and beyond: A journey through the Fly Connectome

December 1: CANCELLED Dr. Ralf Haefner, University of Rochester (Faculty Host: Dr. Dan Butts)
Title: Behavioral and neural signatures of approximate hierarchical inference

 
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