From genetics to language, research within the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) program investigates the nervous system at multiple scales. Interdisciplinary research in the age of big data and ever-increasing computational power means that it is more important than ever to develop the skills to communicate with scientists across fields. The student run Methods Seminar promotes this communication within the student body. During each seminar, a NACS student gives an overview and facilitates a discussion about one specific method in a low-pressure context. While these seminars are aimed at an audience of cognitive scientists and neuroscientists, we do not assume familiarity with the method. The presentation typically focuses on the motivation, historical background, types of research questions that can be addressed, practical implementation, data analysis, interpretation, and the limitations of the given method. Some sessions take a more hands-on, workshop approach, and the presenter teaches the audience how to use a methodological tool. Trainees from all disciplines are welcome to attend and close out the week with a fun and engaging discussion with like minded individuals.
The seminars for Fall 2023 will be on select Tuesdays at 12:00pm, location 1103 BPS. Check back for more updates!
FALL 2023 Seminars
What is the FYP?
A first-year-project tell all (suitable for all NACS students!) PLUS welcome to student/methods seminars
Presenter: Laura Castillo
Title: E-phys after dark (NOTE: location will be in 2210 BRB)
Presenter: Ellen Roche
Title: Two-Brain Hyperscanning using fNIRS (NOTE: location will be in LEAD Lab in Benjamin Building 4th Floor)
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