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 10:15-11:30 am in room 1103 in the Bioscience Research Building. Titles will be posted as they become available. For additional information, please contact Deana Karpavage at


September 6: Dr. Georgia Hodes, Virgina Tech University (Faculty host: Dr. Erica Glasper)
Title: Sex specific mechanisms of depression: Translating therapeutic targets

September 13: Dr. Elena Plante, University of Arizona (Faculty Host: Dr. Jan Edwards)
Title: Language Learning from the brain out

September 20: Dr. David Badre, Brown University (Faculty Host: Dr. Jared Novick)
Title: Prefrontal cortex and the hierarchical control of behavior

September 27: Dr. Florin Albeanu, Cold Spring Harbor Lab (Faculty Host: Dr. Ricardo Araneda)
Title: Olfaction: from sensation to action and back

October 4: Dr. Dan Swingley, University of Pennsylvania (Faculty Host: Dr. Jared Novick)
Title: Babies learning which words?

October 11: Dr. Michael Frank, Brown University (Faculty Host: Dr. Alec Solway)
Title: Corticostriatal computations in learning and decision making

October 25: Dr. Dina Lipkind, York College/CUNY (Host: Adam Fishbein)
Title: The challenges of learning complex behavioral sequences -- lessons from songbirds

November 1: Dr. Michael Reiser, Janelia Research Campus (Faculty Host: Dr. Quentin Gaudry)
Title: Connecting vision to behavior in Drosophila

November 8: Dr. Reza Shadmehr, John's Hopkins School of Medicine (Host: Shakiba Rafiee)
Title: Building internal models in the cerebellum

November 15: Dr. Michael Long, New York University School of Medicine (Faculty Host: Dr. Daniel Butts)
Title: Comparative neurobiology of vocal communication

November 22: Dr. Misha Ahrens, Janelia Research Campus - CANCELLED

December 6:  Dr. Bevil Conway, National Institute of Health (Host: Jackie Minehart)
Title: Color as a tool for understanding how brains/minds work



February 7: Dr. David Leopold, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH (Faculty Host: Dr. Josh Singer)
Title: What's in a Face Patch? The good, the bad, and the ugly

February 14: No seminar (NACS-Fest)

February 21: Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab (Hosts: Dr. Rochelle Newman and Amritha Mallikarjun)
Title: Seeing Smells: Olfaction in domestic dog cognition research

February 28: Dr. Manoj Srinivasan, The Ohio State University (Faculty Host: Dr. Ross Miller)
Title: Theories on human locomotion:  How healthy humans walk stably and efficiently, with implications to design of assistive devices.

March 6: Dr. Lisa Cunningham, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH (Faculty Host: Dr. Josh Singer)
Title: Intercellular signaling between sensory receptor cells and specialized glia in the inner ear

March 13: No seminar (Spring Break)

March 20: No seminar (Spring Break)

March 27: Dr. Isabelle Peretz, University of Montreal (Faculty Host: Dr. Shihab Shamma)
Title: Extraordinary variations of musicality

April 3: Dr. Mark Sheffield, University of Chicago (Faculty Host: Dr. Joshua Singer)
Title: Memory encoding in the hippocampus

April 10:  Dr. Misha Ahrens, Janelia Research Campus (Faculty Host: Dr. Behtash Babadi)
Title:  TBD

April 17: Dr. Kate McLaughlin, Harvard University - CANCELED

April 24: No seminar (NACS Research Day)

May 1:  Dr. Jessica Hay, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Faculty Host: Dr. Rochelle Newman)
Title: Specificity and longevity of infant statistical learning

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