University Relations

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

September 25

Yuhong V Jiang, PhD
Dept. of Psychology, University of Minnesota

"Implicit learning in attention"

We live in a complex visual environment. Not all sensory input can be processed at the same time. Attention determines which subset of input is perceived, remembered and acted upon. But what determines which locations or objects are likely to be attended? In this talk I present evidence that implicit learning, or learning acquired without explicit awareness, is a major driver of spatial attention. I discuss unique characteristics of implicitly learned attention, dissociating it from goal-driven attention. I propose that much like human memory, the attention system can be divided into procedural and declarative components. Implicit learning modulates the procedural component of attention.



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
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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 September 29, 2014