The 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 Cathy Holm at  NACS seminars are not recorded.


September 9: Dr. Hiroyuki Kato, UNC School of Medicine (Faculty Host: Dr. Nik Francis)
Title: Cortical and subcortical neural pathways for temporally precise sound integration in the secondary auditory cortex

September 16: Dr. Tim Mosca, Thomas Jefferson University (Faculty Host: Dr. Quentin Gaudry) 
Title:  Connecting Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration through the cellular mechanisms of synaptic maturation

September 23: Dr. Josh Dudman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Faculty Host: Dr. Ricardo Araneda)
Title: Basal ganglia circuits for learning from action

October 7: Dr. Aleena Garner, Harvard Medical School (Faculty Host: Dr. Nik Francis)
Title: A Cortical Circuit for Audio Visual Predictions

October 14: Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Talk by Dr. Matt Roesch, University of Maryland
Title: This is your brain after drugs: Long-term influences on neural signals that underlie good decision-making

October 21: Dr. Lorna Quandt, Gallaudet (Faculty Host: Dr. Bob Slevc) 
Title: Enhanced Perception and Cognition in Deaf Sign Language Users? EEG and Behavioral Evidence

October 28: Dr. Nidhi Seethapathi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Faculty Host: Dr. Ross Miller)
Title: A theory of locomotor learning across timescales

November 18: Dr. Tod Thiele, University of Toronto (Faculty Host: Dr. Scott Juntti)
Title:  An Aquatic perspective on vertebrate sensorimotor processing

December 2:  Dr. Yee Lee Shing, Goethe University, Frankfurt (Faculty Host: Dr. Tracy Riggins)
Title: Memory and Predictive Processing Across the Lifespan 


February 3: Dr. Annegret Falkner, Princeton University (Faculty Host: Dr. Jens Herberholz)
 Mapping the neural dynamics of social dominance and defeat

February 24: Dr. Koraly Perez-Edgar, Penn State (Host: Kathryn McNaughton)
 Temperament in Context: Capturing Socioemotional Trajectories IN the Social World

March 3: Dr. Psyche Loui, Northeastern University (Host: Rachel Thompson)
Title:  Prediction and Reward Learning in Music, and Implications for Neurodegenerative Disease

March 10: Dr. Tarik Haydar, Children's National Hospital (Host: Zeynap Atak)
Title:  The role of neural precursor heterogeneity in development of the cerebral cortex

March 17 and 24: No seminar (Spring Break)

March 31: Dr. Aravind Parthasarathy, University of Pittsburgh (Faculty Host: Dr. Jonathan Simon)
Title: A Cross-Species Approach to Understanding the Physiological Mechanisms underlying Age-related Hearing Loss

April 7: Dr. Emily Finn, Dartmouth (Faculty Host: Dr. Alex Shackman)
Title: “Idiosynchrony”: Using naturalistic stimuli to draw out individual differences in brain and behavior

April 14: Dr. Aniruddh Patel, Tufts University (Host: Rachel Thompson)
Title:  Using songbirds to explore auditory-motor interactions during musical rhythm perception
Via Zoom

April 21: Dr. Natalie Brito,  NYU Steinhardt (Faculty Host: Dr. Rachel Romeo)
Title: Contributions of the home environment and early caregiving on neurocognitive
development during infancy

May 5: Dr. Pierre Lavenex, Lausanne University (UNIL) (Faculty Host: Dr. Tracy Riggins)
Title:  How does one (re)build a brain to learn and remember?
Via Zoom


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