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 cholm@umd.edu.  NACS seminars are not recorded.
 

FALL 2022 SEMINARS

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 
 

SPRING 2023 SEMINARS

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

February 24: Dr. Koraly Perez-Edgar, Penn State (Host: Kathryn McNaughton)
Title:
 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:  TBD
Via Zoom

April 21: Dr. Natalie Brito,  NYU Steinhardt (Faculty Host: Dr. Rachel Romeo)
Title: TBD

May 5: Dr. Pierre Lavenex, Lausanne University (UNIL) (Faculty Host: Dr. Tracy Riggins)
Title:  TBD
 

 

 
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