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. Titles will be posted as they become available. For additional information, please contact Deana Karpavage at

FALL 2020 SEMINARS (via videoconference)

September 11: Dr. Judith Kroll, University of California, Irvine (Faculty Host: Dr. Jared Novick)
Title: Bilingualism is the norm, not the exception: How using two or more languages shapes the mind and the brain and reflects society itself


September 18: Dr. Deborah Cory-Slechta, University of Rochester Medical Center (Faculty Host: Dr. Devon Payne-Sturges) 
Title: Air Pollution as a Risk Factor for Neurodevelopmental Disorders


October 16: Dr. Arjen Stolk, Dartmouth College (Faculty Host: Dr. Elizabeth Redcay)
Title: Principles and Mechanisms of Mutual Understanding


October 30: Dr. Mark Cembrowski, University of British Columbia (Faculty Host: Dr. Quentin Gaudry) 
Title: A cell-type- and stage-specific deconstruction of a spatial working memory


November 6: Dr. Dwight Bergles, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Faculty Host: Dr. Catherine Carr) 
Title: Sounds in silence:  How glial cells in the ear promote development of the auditory system


November 13: Dr. Shreesh Mysore, Johns Hopkins University (Faculty Host: Dr. Catherine Carr)
Title: Neural control of stimulus selection and spatial attention: circuits, computations, coding


November 20: Dr. Kate McLaughlin, Harvard University (Faculty Host: Dr. Nathan Fox) 
Title: Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms Linking Childhood Adversity with Psychopathology Across the Life-Course


December 4:  John Foxe, University of Rochester (Faculty Host: Dr. Ricardo Araneda)
Title: TBD



February 26: Dr. Ted Satterthwaite, University of Pennsylvania (Faculty Host: Dr. Tracy Riggins) ***via Videoconference
Title: Large scale neuroimaging studies of brain development: Challenges and opportunities for understanding developmental psychopathology


March 5: Dr. Steve Chang, Yale University (Faculty Host: Dr. Josh Singer)
Title: TBD


March 12: No seminar (Spring Break)

March 19: No seminar (Spring Break)

March 26: Dr. Ione Fine, University of Washington (Host: Anna Tinnemore)
Title: I can hear what you see


April 2: Dr. Ken Norman, Princeton University (Faculty Host: Dr. Joshua Singer)
Title:  Computational principles of event memory


April 9: Dr. Anu Sharma, University of Colorado, Boulder (Host: Anna Tinnemore)
Title:  TBD


April 16:  Dr. Shigeki Watanabe, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Host: James Baldassano)
Title:  Spatial and temporal control of synaptic transmission


April 23:  Dr. Anne Fernald, Stanford University (Faculty Host: Yi Ting Huang)
Title:  TBD


April 30: No seminar (NACS Research Day)

May 7: Dr. Luke Chang, Dartmouth College (Faculty Host: Dr. Alex Shackman)
Title:  Towards a computational social and affective neuroscience

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