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November 2017

Ketamine for treatment resistant depression: prospects and pitfalls – Dr Rupert McShane, Dementia Clinical Network Lead – Oxford Academic Health Science Network; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford

November 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Ketamine is a potent acute antidepressant in some patients with otherwise resistant depression. The time to relapse is variable, but usually 1-2 weeks. The scalability of repeated ketamine depends on the route of administration and on the durability of continued response. What influence can concomitant psychotherapy or other glutamateric drugs have on this? Because it is a licensed drug, clinical experience is moving faster than research, which holds risks as well as opportunities. Based on our experience of 1000 infusions…

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Testing your memory: The many consequences of retrieval on long-term learning and retention – David Shanks (UCL)

November 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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December 2017

Heart and minds: The hidden impacts on emotion and memory – Dr Sarah Garfinkel, Brighton and Sussex Medical School. University of Sussex, Brighton

December 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

There is increasing recognition that cognitive and emotional processes are shaped by the dynamic integration of brain and body. Embodied and interoceptive mechanisms are proposed to underpin conscious self-representation and emotional experience. A major channel of interoceptive information comes from the heart, where phasic signals are conveyed to the brain to indicate how fast and strong the heart is beating. This talk will detail how cardiac afferent signals can interact with neuronal mechanisms to alter emotion and memory processing. Moreover,…

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Latent variable models: factor analysis and all that – Peter Watson (MRC CBU)

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Down syndrome cathepsin deficits and Alzheimer’s disease – Dr Frances Wiseman – University College London

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Title to be confirmed – Professor Ian Goodyer, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

December 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Foster Talk: Science Magazine’s "Breakthrough of the Year’ 2016 – Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, PDN Cambridge

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Binocular vision and Autism Spectrum Disorder – Dr Jan Skerswetat, Lecturer in Vision Science at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Vision and Hearing Science, Anglia Ruskin University

December 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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TBC – Professor Andrew Wilson, Cornell University

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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TBC – Professor Andrew Wilson, Cornell University

December 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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