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April 2017

Computational Neuroscience Journal Club – Hannah Sheahan (CBL)

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cambridge University Engineering Department, CBL, BE-438 (http://learning.eng.cam.ac.uk/Public/Directions),

Hannah Sheahan will cover: * Motor planning flexibly optimizes performance under uncertainty about task goal * Aaron Wong, Adrian Haith * Nature Communications (March 2017) * http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14624 Abstract: In an environment full of potential goals, how does the brain determine which movement to execute? Existing theories posit that the motor system prepares for all potential goals by generating several motor plans in parallel. One major line of evidence for such theories is that presenting two competing goals often results in…

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Accelerating Development in Biomedical Engineering – Speaker to be confirmed

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
St Catharine’s College,

Accelerating Development in Biomedical Engineering: Collaborations between clinicians, engineers and industry This event concentrates on the ‘how and why’ of collaborating in biomedical engineering. It will show how researchers, clinicians and industry can work together to solve medical and healthcare challenges. The event will have sessions on medical devices, biomechanics, and imaging and informatics, together with discussions on overcoming barriers to collaboration. It also provides the opportunity to meet representatives of the Cambridge biomedical companies and to discuss technical problems…

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Title to be confirmed – Dr Simon Kyle,Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford

April 6 @ 12:30 pm
Seminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.,

Abstract not available

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Sleep and mental health – Dr Simon Kyle,Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford

April 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Seminar Room, Herchel Smith Building, Forvie Site.,

Abstract not available

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Deep Learning Book – Meeting 9 – Representation Learning – Group Discussion

April 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
CBL Room BE-438,

In this meeting we aim to cover chapter 15 (Representation Learning) of the book “Deep Learning” by Goodfellow, Bengio and Courville. You can find a free html version of the book here: http://www.deeplearningbook.org Please read the material before attending the meeting.

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Functional neuromarkers for psychiatry – Dr Juri Kropotov Laboratory of Neurobiology of Action Programming at the Institute of the Human Brain

April 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road,

The paper describes a recently emerged methodology of extracting functional neuromarkers from spontaneous multi-channel EEG, event-related de/synchronization, and event-related potentials (ERP). The methodology includes methods of blind source separation for artifact correcting and extracting latent (hidden) components from resting state EEG and from event-related potentials, methods for constructing normative and patient databases, for comparing the extracted individual parameters with the normative data, as well for pre-post comparison. The high test-retest reliability of neuromarkes, the high level of specificity and sensitivity…

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Longevity and anticancer mechanisms in the naked mole rat – Prof. Vera Gorbunova

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Department of Pharmacology Lecture Theatre, Tennis Court Road,

Abstract not available

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Computational Neuroscience Journal Club – James Heald (CBL)

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cambridge University Engineering Department, CBL, BE-438 (http://learning.eng.cam.ac.uk/Public/Directions),

James Heald will cover: * Cerebellar granule cells encode the expectation of reward * Mark J. Wagner, Tony Hyun Kim, Joan Savall, Mark J. Schnitzer, Liqun Luo * Nature (April 2017) * http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v544/n7648/full/nature21726.html Abstract: The human brain contains approximately 60 billion cerebellar granule cells1, which outnumber all other brain neurons combined. Classical theories posit that a large, diverse population of granule cells allows for highly detailed representations of sensorimotor context, enabling downstream Purkinje cells to sense fine contextual changes2, 3,…

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Hypersensitivity to low intensity fearful faces in autism when fixation is constrained to the eyes – Dr Amandine Lassalle, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MGH / Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard Medical School

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Large Meeting Room (groundfloor), Douglas House, 18B, Trumpington Road,

Previous studies that showed decreased brain activation in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) viewing expressive faces did not control that participants looked in the eyes. This is problematic because ASD is characterized by abnormal attention to the eyes. Here, we collected fMRI data from 48 participants (27 ASD) viewing pictures of neutral faces and faces expressing anger, happiness, and fear at low and high intensity, with a fixation cross between the eyes. Group differences in whole brain activity were…

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Handedness and speech: Investigating behavioural characteristics of hemispheric asymmetry – Jessica Hodgson (University of Nottingham)

April 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Chaucer Road,

Abstract not available

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