SFB Speakers - 2013

Thomas Agren
Uppsala University, Sweden
"Removing fear from memories using reconsolidation disruption"

Johanna Baas
Social and Behavioural Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
"Predisposed to anxiety: The genetics of fear conditioning"

German Barrionuevo
University of Pittsburgh, USA
"Synapse-specific compartmentalization of signaling cascades for LTP induction in CA3 interneurons"

Stephen Berry
Department of Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
"Hippocampal theta: Oscillatory control of a distributed system for associative eyeblink conditioning"

Paola Bovolenta
Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, CSIC-UAM and Ciber de Enfermedades Raras, Madrid, Spain
"Secreted Frizzled related Proteins: from development to neurodegeneration"

Daniel Bush
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
"Spatial and Temporal Coding in the Grid Cell Network"

Laurel J. Buxbaum
Cognition and Action Laboratory, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Pennsylvania, USA
"Objects of our actions: Influences of action semantics on object processing"

Dominic Cheng
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
"Functional MRI and tDCS Investigations of Human Eyeblink Conditioning"

Donald Cooper
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
"Plasticity of excitability in the prefrontal cortex and its role in behavioral resilience to stress addiction: New insights from molecular neurogenetics and optogenetics"

Brian E. Derrick
University of Texas, San Antonio, USA
"LTP and Function of the Direct Entorhinal Projections to Hippocampal regions CA3 and CA1 in vivo"

Luciano Fadiga
Department of Human Physiology University of Ferrara / The Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy
"The Action Grammar"

Guillermo Lahera Forteza
Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
"Is social cognition a modifiable domain?"

Dagmar Führer-Sakel
Clinic for Endocrinology, University Hospital Essen, Germany
"Consequences of thyroid disease in pregnancy for the offspring - a clinical perspective"

Agnes Gruart
Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain
"Learning and memory as functional states of the brain"

Cyril Herry
INSERM U862, Neurocentre Magendie, University of Bordeaux, France
"Amygdala neuronal circuits of fear extinction"

Prof. Dr. Michael Herzog
Laboratory of Psychophysics LPSY, école polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland
"How the conscious mind constitutes itself through perceptual learning"

Tobias Kalenscher
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany
"Resisting and restricting temptation - neural signatures of willpower and precommitment"

Raffael Kalisch
Neuroimaging Center Mainz (NIC), Focus Program Translational Neuroscience (FTN), Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center Mainz, Germany
"The catastrophizing brain"

Nori Koibuchi
Department of Integrative Physiology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
"Thyroid hormone and cerebellar development"

Andreas Kreiter
Center for Cognitive Science, Brain Research Institute, University of Bremen, Germany
"Attention dependent information routing in monkey visual cortex"

Patrik Krieger
Systemic Neuroscience, Department of Neurophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum
"Sensory brain maps"

Ruth Luthi-Carter
Laboratory of Functional Neurogenomics,University of Leicester, UK
"What have we learned about Huntington's disease from gene expression profiles?"

Bruce Mcnaughton
University of Lethbridge, Canada
"Doughnuts in the brain: A toroidal attractor theory of the cognitive map"

Marie Monfils
University of Texas at Austin, USA
"Reconsolidation-extinction interactions in fear memory attenuation"

Bruno Poucet
Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, CNRS and Aix-Marseille University, France
"Place cell firing and goal-directed behavior"

Nora Prochnow
Experimental Neurobiology, Neuroanatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum
"Boon or bane? The role of Pannexin1 large pore channels in activity regulation of the neuronal network"

Nicolaas Puts
Department of Neuroradiology, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
"GABA-MRS, sensory processing and developmental disorders"

Prof. Björn Rasch
Biopsychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
"Memory reactivation and sleep"

Gal Richter-Levin
The Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience (ISAN), Sagol Department of Neurobiology and Ethology, Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel
"Stress vulnerability and stress resilience"

Stefan R. Schweinberger
Department of General Psychology, Friedrich-Schiller-University,Jena, Germany
"Event-related brain potential correlates of face recognition"

Aaron Seitz
Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, USA
"Psychophysics: How attention and reinforcement guide perceptual learning"

Matthew Self
Department of Vision and Cognition, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience KNAW, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"The laminar circuits that underlie feedback-effects in primary visual cortex"

Peggy Seriés
Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation, University of Edinburgh, UK
"The impact of a priori expectations on visual perception: psychophysics and (Bayesian) models"

Craig Stark
University of California, Irvine, USA
"The role of human hippocampal subfields in pattern separation, aging, and MCI"

Philippe Séguéla
Montreal Neurological Institute, Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, Dept. of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
"Cellular mechanisms for persistent activity in the prefrontal cortex"

Marco Tettamanti
Division of Neuroscience, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
"Embodiment versus Disembodiment: conceptual-semantic representations and their modulation by syntactic negation"

Cosimo Urgesi
Department of Human Science, University of Udine, Italy
"Perception and misperception of human body forms and body actions"

Prof. Dr. Alireza Valizadeh
Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran
"Interplay of structure and dynamics through STDP: Does STDP enhance synchrony?"

Paul Verschure
Catalan Institute for Advanced Research Studies (ICREA) and Laboratory of Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems, Center of Autonomous Systems and Neurorobotics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain
"The brain in space: How the rodent brain solves the self-localization and mapping problem"

Trichur Vidyasagar
Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia
"Top down mechanisms in visual attention"

Rufin Vogels
Laboratory for Neuro- and Psychophysiology, Leuven University, Belgium
"Neural mechanisms of perceptual learning in monkey visual cortex"

Thomas Voigt
Institute for Physiology, University Magdeburg, Germany
"Regulation of early spontaneous network activity and GABAergic neurons development by thyroid hormone"

Marijn van Wingerden
Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany
"Good Vibrations: Rhythms and Plasticity in Neural Correlates of Value in Rat Orbitofrontal Cortex"

Galit Yovel
School of Psychological Science & Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
"Faces are special. Are Bodies special too?"

Kechen Zhang
Department of Biomedical Engineering, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
"Neural integrator mechanisms in the hippocampal system"