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May 2017

Ritual, Community, and Conflict – Prof Harvey Whitehouse, University of Oxford

May 2 @ 1:00 pm
Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology, Downing Site,

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Ritual, Community, and Conflict – Prof Harvey Whitehouse, University of Oxford

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology, Downing Site,

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Explorations in computing motion and their implications for motion processing in monkey and man. – Professor Alan Johnston, University of Nottingham

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kenneth Craik Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site,

There are a number of observations that do not fit neatly into the common “back pocket” model of primate motion processing. Space-time receptive fields are not ideal speed-tuned motion detectors. In addition, although some neurons are tuned for speed, some speed-coded neurons monotonically reduce their firing rate with speed and some monotonically increase their firing rate. Paradoxically, some neurons respond well to plaids but not to gratings. A unified model of motion processing of 1D and 2D pattern will be…

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Title to be confirmed – Professor Guilaume Thierry

May 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology,

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Decoding the population activity of grid cells for spatial localization and goal-directed navigation – Andreas V.M. Herz, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Munich and Faculty of Biology, LMU Muenchen

May 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Hodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience,

Mammalian grid cells discharge when an animal crosses the points of an imaginary hexagonal grid tessellating the environment. In this talk, I will show how animals can use this code by reading out the grid-cell population activity across multiple spatial scales. The theory explains key experimental results, makes testable predictions for future physiological and behavioral studies, and provides a mathematical foundation for the concept of a "neural metric" for space. For goal-directed navigation, the proposed allocentric grid-cell representation can be…

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Title to be confirmed – Professor Ian McKeith, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Newcastle

May 11 @ 12:30 pm
Seminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.,

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Title to be confirmed – Professor Ian McKeith, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Newcastle

May 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Seminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.,

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The biological basis and perceptual impact of categorisation: the case of colour. – Professor Anna Franklin, The Sussex Colour Group, School of Psychology, University of Sussex

May 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology,

The grouping of discriminable entities or sensations into categories provides essential structure for thought and language, enabling efficiency in both cognition and communication. The domain of colour has provided a fertile testing ground for questions on how the human mind categorises sensory continua, and on the effect of categories on perception. There has been much debate about whether categorisation of the continuum of colour into categories such as red, green, blue is arbitrary or whether colour categories are determined by…

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Adrian Seminar – title to be confirmed – Sophie Deneve, Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives, Paris

May 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Hodgkin Huxley Seminar Room, Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience,

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Sperm Donation and Motherhood: British and French perspectives – Dr Sophie Zadeh, University of Cambridge, Prof Nikos Kalampalikis, Université Lumiere Lyon 2 (France), & Marjolaine Doumergue, Université Lumiere Lyon 2 (France)

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Psychology, Downing Site,

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