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photo of Apostolos GeorgopoulosDirector
Apostolos Georgopoulos, MD, PhD
Regents Professor,

photo of Jeanette GundelAssociate Director
Jeanette Gundel, PhD
Professor, Linguistics

Research Assistant Professor
Trenton Jerde, PhD Cognitive Science

Fall 2014 Colloquia

October 2

Chad Marsolek, PhD
Dept. of Psychology, University of Minnesota

"Good and Bad Inferences from Neuroimaging Data: Dorsal Anterior Cingulate Cortex as a Case Study for Changing Cognitive Ontology"

Can we read minds from neuroimaging data? Attempts to do so have highlighted how the inferences we draw from neuroimaging results can be good but also decidedly not so good. After reviewing the current situation, I will suggest that the direction the field should take is to change our cognitive ontology to achieve the goal of uncovering the functions of dissociable neural subsystems. New results aimed at uncovering the function of the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex will be reported, and the work will be used to exemplify an attempt to achieve this larger goal.



The Center for Cognitive Sciences & the Brain Sciences Center present the
2014 CCS Fall Institute & American Legion Family Brain Sciences Lecture


Cognition of Space and Time

Wednesday, October 29
Mayo Auditorium, University of Minnesota Medical School

 9:10 AM Apostolos P. Georgopoulos: Welcoming Remarks

Nicole Scott
, MS
Center for Cognitive Sciences, University of Minnesota

Developmental and neural correlates of encoding spatial relations


Hugo Merchant
, PhD
Department of Neurobiology, UNAM, Querétaro, Mexico

Sensorimotor neural dynamics during isochronous tapping in the medial premotor cortex of the macaque

 11:15-11:30 Break

Deborah Harrington
, PhD
Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego & San Diego VA Healthcare System

Interval timing in the human brain

 12:30-1:30 Lunch Break

Apostolos P. Georgopoulos
, MD
Department of Neuroscience &
Center for Cognitive Sciences, University of Minnesota

Fronto-parietal and hemispheric interactions in spatial categorization


Sofia Sakellaridi
, PhD
Department of Neurobiology, UCLA

City map reading: Decision making and neural mechanisms

 3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:00 PM - American Legion Family Brain Sciences Student Awards
4:00-5:00 PM - The 20th American Legion Family Brain Sciences Lecture

Richard A. Andersen, PhD
Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology

Parietal cortex in action




Save the Dates!

Thursday, October 16
3:30 pm, 402 Walter Library
More info...



Consortium on Law & Values Conference

"Should we offer genomic research results to a participant's family, including after death?"

Thursday, November 6
Full agenda & registration...


Friday, December 5
Workshop details...


Updated October 1, 2014