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Thursday, October 1st 2015


9.00 am

Registration in Department of Experimental Psychology

9.25 am

Welcome | Masud Husain


Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience | Chair: Gaia Scerif

9.30 am

At the interface between attention and memory: Insights from developmental EEG & MEG

Gaia ScerifDepartment of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

10.15 am

Language impairment at school entry: evidence from a UK population study

Courtenay Norbury, Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway

11.00 am

Tea and coffee

11.30 am

Genetic contributions to speech and language disorders

Dianne Newbury, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford

12.15 am

Adolescence as a sensitive period for social brain development

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience,

University College London

1.00–1.45 pm

Lunch break


Motor control | Chair: Masud Husain

1.45 pm

Computations in sensorimotor control

Daniel Wolpert, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

2.30 pm

Encoding of movement in the basal ganglia

Paul Dodson, MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, University of Oxford

3.15 pm

Tea and coffee

3.30 pm

The degenerating motor system and its frontotemporal connections

Martin Turner, Nuffield Dept Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

4.15 pm

Imaging and stimulating plasticity in the motor system

Heidi Johansen-Berg, FMRIB & Nuffield Dept Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

5.00 pm

Drinks reception

Friday, October 2nd 2015 


Cognitive Neuroscience of Psychiatric disorders | Chair: Catherine Harmer

9.00 am

Towards a cognitive neuroscience of psychosis

Paul Fletcher, Dept Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

9.45 am

Dissecting out learning abnormalities in anxiety and depression using computational modeling

Michael Browning, Nuffield Dept Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

10.30 am

Tea and coffee

11.00 am

How do antidepressant drugs work?

Catherine Harmer, Dept Psychiatry, University of Oxford

11.45 am

Apps for addiction? Using Cognitive Training to Modify Impulses
Dr Natalia Lawrence, University of Exeter

12.30–1.15 pm

Lunch break


Frontal lobe function | Chair: Masud Husain

1.15 pm

What does the anterior cingulate cortex do?

Nick Yeung, Dept Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

2.30 pm

Towards multi-modal mapping of regions and networks for executive functions.

Simon Eickhoff, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf

3.15 pm

Tea and coffee

3.30 pm

Connectional anatomy of frontal cortex and its functional relevance

Rogier Mars, FMRIB & Nuffield Dept Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford


4.15 pm

A core brain system in assembly of cognitive episodes

John Duncan, MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge & University of Oxford

5.00 pm

Close of meeting