Vanderbilt Vision Research Center

Neuroscience Seminar

Neuroscience “Brown Bag” Seminar Series

Room 316 Wilson Hall (unless otherwise indicated)
Thursdays, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fall 2015 – Spring 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Jennifer Coppola – Disney Lab

Seminar Title:  Neuromodulatory compartments and the expression of cholinergic receptors in macaque cortex
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Eva Sawyer – Kaas Lab

Seminar Title:  Neuroanatomy in California sea lions and the northern elephant seals
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Nick Ward – Disney Lab

Seminar Title:  Electrochemical detection of neuromodulators in mammalian cortex
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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Kaleb Lowe – Schall Lab

Seminar Title:  In Vivo Classification of Neurons in Macaque Frontal Eye Field
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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Dan Miller – Kaas Lab

Seminar Title:  Evolutionary neurocartography
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Troy Hackett, Ph.D. – Associate Professor

Seminar Title:  Transcriptome profiling as a guide to brain structure and function
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Brandon Moore – Casagrande Lab

Seminar Title:  Explorations of the Bush Baby Pulvinar
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Eric Wilkey – Price Lab

Seminar Title:  Neuroanatomical Correlates of Math Competence
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Michelle Failla – Cascio Lab

Seminar Title:  Evidence for Altered Pain Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Siyuan Yin – Schall Lab

Seminar Title:  Laminar Organization of the Supplementary Eye Field: Orbital Tuning
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sarah Baum – Wallace Lab

Seminar Title:  Individual differences in multisensory processing
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Kacie Dougherty – Maier Lab

Seminar Title:  Localizing binocular contrast combination in the primate visual system
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Michele Cox – Maier Lab

Seminar Title:  Is dichoptic cross-orientation suppression initiated locally in V1?
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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Juliane Kruger – Wallace Lab

Seminar Title: Visual modulation of auditory activity in cat primary auditory cortex

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Jon Kaas

Seminar Title: Understanding concepts of the modular organization of cortex

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

CANCELED – Thanksgiving Break

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Paul Middlebrooks – Schall Lab

Seminar Title: Effects of choice errors versus response inhibition on response times

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Samantha Hauser

Seminar Title: Neuronal correlates of detection of modulated tones in modulated noise

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Wolf Zinke – Schall Lab

Seminar Title: Characterization of neuronal responses in the peri-arcuate region of macaque monkeys: comparing post-arcuate neurons with FEF neurons

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

CANCELED

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mark Wallace

Seminar Title: Adventures in Multisensory Science: From Neurons to the Clinic

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Chris Smith – Zald lab

Seminar Title:  Individual Differences in Subjective Responses to d-Amphetamine: Insights from behavioral, physiological, and neurochemical measures of dopamine signaling
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sonia Poltoratski – Tong lab

Seminar Title:  Contrasting Bottom-Up Salience and Top-down Attention in the Early Visual Pathway
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Joseph Neimat

Seminar Title:  TBA
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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Jeanette Norden
Cell and Developmental Biology

Seminar Title:  The joy of teaching neuroscience
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Duje Tadin
University of Rochester

Seminar Title:  Unifying account of visual motion and position perception / Seeing in darkness
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Siyuan Yin
Departemnt of Psychology

Seminar Title: Do supplementary eye field and frontal eye field encode eye position?
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Jon Kaas
Distinguished, Centennial Prof
Department of Psychology

Seminar Title: The evolution of parietal-frontal networks for specific actions in primates
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Geoffrey F. Woodman
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Director of Graduate Studies
Co-Director of Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience Program

Seminar Title:  Stimulating the Intersection of learning, memory, and attention

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March 26, 2015
Anders Petersen, PhD

Department of Psychology, Center for Visual Cognition
University of Copenhagen

“Recent developments in a computational theory of visual attention”

March 19, 2015
Chia-Chi Liao PhD
Kaas Lab
Department of Psychology

“Plasticity in the somatosensory cortex and spinal cord after long-term dorsal column lesions in primates”

March 12, 2015
Rick Lin
U Mississippi Medical School

March 2-6, 2015  –  Spring Break  –  No Seminar

February 26, 2015
Asif Ghazanfar, PhD
Department of Psychology
Princeton University

“The developmental neuromechanics and evolution of primate vocal communication”

February 19, 2015
Eva Sawyer
Kaas Lab
Department of Psychology

“Comparative anatomy of the mammalian subcortical trigeminal somatosensory nuclei”

February 5, 2015
Michael Harvey, Ph.D.
Neurological Surgery
Vanderbilt School of Medicine

“Sensorimotor Integration in the Primate Hand”

January 29, 2015
David Lyon, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine

“Viral Based Strategies for Targeting Specific Circuits in Visual Cortex of Non-Transgenic Animals”

January 22, 2015
Brandon Moore
Neuroscience – Vanderbilt Graduate School

“Dynamic Functional Connectivity of Visual Cortex Reflects Fluctuations of Critical Arousal”

January 15, 2015
Larry Cahill, Ph.D.
Neurobiology & Behavior
University of California, Irvine

“Sex Influences on Brain and Emotional Memory: The Burden of Proof has Shifted”

January 8, 2015
Ken Catania, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
Vanderbilt University

“The Shocking Predatory Strike of the Electric Eel”
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August 21, 2014
Jeff Schall
Department of Psychology
“Decisions, Accumulators and Neurons: How Secure a Bridge?”

August 28, 2014
Peter Kaskan
Neurobiology of Learning NIMH
“fMRI activation of cortical and subcortical regions in a macaque monkeys associated with anticipation and receipt of reward”

September 4, 2014
Antonia Thelen
VBI – Wallace Lab Vanderbilt School of Medicine

September 11, 2014
Rankin McGugin
Gauthier Lab
“Cortical Thickness in Fusiform Face Area Predicts Face and Object Recognition Performance”

September 18, 2014
Keji Li
Casagrande Lab
“Pulvinar projection to V1 layer 1 in primate”

September 25, 2014
Jane Burton
Ramachandran Lab
“Auditory perceptual filters in macaque monkeys”

October 2, 2014
Justin Siemann
Wallace Lab
“Studies of multisensory function in the mouse model: circuit and disease implications”

October 9, 2014
Josh Cosman
Woodman and Schall Labs
“Cognitive and neural mechanisms of salient distractor suppression during visual search”

October 16, 2014
Dylan Morrow-Jones & Wolf Zinke
“Where to go: Characterizing neural response properties underlying target selection”
Schall Lab

October 23, 2014
Francesca Rocchi
“Noise Characteristics Affect Tone Detection in Non-Human Primates”
Ramachandran Lab

October 30, 2014
Ben Tamber-Rosenau
“No domain-general resource in the human cerebral cortex”
Marois Lab

November 6, 2014
Brandon Moore
“Compact brain architecture and the neuronal basis for intelligence in birds”
Maier Lab

November 13, 2014
Aaron Nidiffer
VBI – Wallace Lab

November 20, 2014
Society for Neuroscience Conference
November 15-19

November 27, 2014
Thanksgiving Break

December 4, 2014
Kacie Dougherty
Maier Lab

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