IGSN Speakers - 2015

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla
Department of Neurological Surgery / The Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA
Planning for the future: Adult neural stem cells are specified in the embryo

Nikolai Axmacher
Department of Neuropsychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum
Decoding the Engram

Edi Barkai
Sagol Department of Neurobiology, University of Haifa, Israel
Learning-induced modulation of intrinsic neuronal excitability: mechanism and functional significance

Francesco P. Battaglia
"Neuronal Networks of Memory" group, Donders Centre for Neuroscience, Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL
Detection of cell assemblies and phase sequences during memory replay

John Bekkers
The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU College of Medicine,
Biology and Environment, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Neurons and circuits for odor processing in the piriform cortex

Theodore W. Berger
Biomedical Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Engineering Memories: A Neural Prosthesis for Memory

Stephen D. Berry
Department of Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
Modulation of hippocampal unit response profiles by a theta - controlled brain - computer interface

Federico Calegari
DFG-Research Center and Cluster of Excellence for Regenerative Therapies, TU Dresden, Germany
Controlling the expansion of neural stem cells

Andrea Danese
Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, and Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London
Biological embedding of childhood stress through inflammation

Nikolaos P. Daskalakis
Dept. of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York / Dept. Mental Health Patient Care, J.J. Peters VAMC, Bronx, NY, NY, USA
Expression Profiling Identifies Blood Glucocorticoid Receptor Signaling as a Biomarker of Brain Signaling and Treatment Target in PTSD

Mathew E. Diamond
Tactile Perception and Learning Lab, International School for Advanced Studies - SISSA, Trieste, Italy
Temporal integration in a vibrotactile delayed comparison task: From sensory coding to decision in humans and rats

Christian Doeller
Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging | Centre for Neuroscience, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Mapping memories

Oxana Eschenko
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen
The role of Locus Coeruleus for sensory processing within mesocortical dopaminergic pathway

Guglielmo Foffani
CINAC, HM Puerta del Sur, CEU-San Pablo University, Móstoles, Madrid / Neural Bioengineering Group, National Paraplegics Hospital, Toledo, Spain
A pathophysiological journey on cortical somatosensory processing

Udo Frese
Real Time computer Vision Group, University of Bremen, Germany
Spatial representations in robots and humans - an attempt of a comparison

Rita Fuchs
Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, Washington State University
College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA, USA
Hippocampus: Henchman of Addiction?

Simon Hanslmayr
School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK
Searching for memory information in brain waves

Oliver Hardt
Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, University of Edinburgh, UK
How Does The Brain Forget?

Carolyn Harley
Department of Psychology, Memorial University Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Spatial map resets: potential and paradox

Michael Hausser
Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, UCL, London, UK
All-optical interrogation of neural circuits

Wieland B. Huttner
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
Neural stem and progenitor cells and neocortex expansion in development and evolution

Kate Jeffery
Department of Behavioural Neuroscience and Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL, UK
Maintaining a stable sense of direction - insights from single-neuron studies in rodents

Tara Keck
Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, UCL, UK
Homeostatic plasticity in the mouse visual cortex

Raymond Kesner
Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Role of the CA3 subregion of the hippocampus in relapse to cocaine seeking via a pattern completion process

Nikolaus Kriegeskorte
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
The geometry of high-level visual representations

Robert Kumsta
Genetic Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum
Investigation of gene expression profiles and DNA methylation in the context of stress and trauma

James McClelland
Department of Psychology, Center for Mind, Brain and Computation, Stanford University, USA
Integrating rapid neocortical consolidation into complementary learning systems theory

Michael Milford
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CyPhyLab, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
From rats to navigating robots and beyond

Marta Moita
Champalimaud Foundation Research - Neuroscience, Lisboa, Portugal
Social transmission of fear in rats

Elek Molnár
Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol, UK
Molecular organisation of kainate receptors

Christophe Mulle
Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience CNRS, University of Bordeaux, France
Mechanisms for synaptic segregation of kainate receptors at hippocampal mossy fiber synapses

Karim Nader
Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Memory As A Therapeutic Target

Nicolaas Puts
Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA
Tactile function and GABA spectroscopy; what can we learn about plasticity?

Juan M. Rosas
Department of Psychology, University of Jaen, Spain
Ambiguity, Attention, And Context

Stefan Remy
Neuronal Networks Group, German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases in the Helmholtz Foundation e.V. (DZNE e.V.) / Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn. Germany
Subcortical circuits controlling locomotor activity and hippocampal function

Björn Schott
Department of Behavioral Neurology, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg
Level of processing effects and category-specific processing in implicit and explicit memory

Denis Sheynikhovich
Aging in Vision and Action Laboratory, The Vision Institute, UMR 7210, UMR S-968 INSERM - CNRS - University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France
Vision-based navigation using place cells: spatial exploration, planning, and strategy selection

Markus Siegel
Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen, Germany
Spectral fingerprints of large-scale neuronal interactions

Karel Svoboda
Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA
Encoding of tactile information in the mouse thalamocortical circuit

Heikki Tanila
Department of Neurobiology, A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio
What Can Transgenic Mouse Models Tell Us About The Pathogenesis Of Alzheimer's Disease?

Alessandro Treves
SISSA - Cognitive Neuroscience, Trieste, Italy
May The Faculty Of Language Emerge From A Glassy Phase Transition?

Marian Tsanov
Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Dublin, Ireland
Subcortical pathways of episodic memory: decoding signal processing in anterior thalamus

John J. Wagner
Department of Physiol & Pharmacol, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
The ventral hippocampus and reinstatement to drug-seeking: The power behind the throne

Takeo Watanabe
Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Roles of attention and reward in perceptual learning

Donald A. Wilson
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine
and Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, New York, USA
Cortical-cortical interactions in olfaction

Emma Wood
Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems & Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh, UK
Splitting and lumping: how hippocampal place cells support and constrain spatial learning and memory