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NWO-ORA Grant

An NWO-ORA grant called ‘The Active Observer’ was awarded to Eli Brenner (Human Movement Sciences VU) together with Katja Fiehler (Justus-Liebig-University Gießen) and Simon Rushton (Cardiff University). The topic of the project is how active observers deal with the continuously changing retinal images that arise from their own movements? Their hypothesis is that this depends on the task. They wil...
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Katinka van der Kooij appointed as member of the Amsterdam Young Academy

Katinka van der Kooij (Human Movement Sciences) is one of the new members of the Amsterdam Young Academy. Members of the Amsterdam Young Academy are young and talented scientists and scholars, who not only excel in research or teaching but also possess an inspiring broad passion for science and scholarship, as demonstrated by a successful track record in one or more of the following areas: interdi...
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Colloquium by Prof. Guy Cheron October 18th 2018

Prof. Guy Cheron, PhD, received his master’s degree in Motor Sciences and his PhD in Neurophysiology, both from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, in 1978 and 1980, respectively. Since 1993, Prof. Cheron is a full Professor and Director of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Movement Biomechanics (LNMB) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and Director of the Laboratory of Electro...
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Colloquium by Yee Lee Shing

Episodic memory and prior knowledge: Neural correlates and developmental trends Yee Lee Shing Institute of Psychology Goethe University Frankfurt Investigating the beneficial effects of prior knowledge on memory is an important topic in cognitive neuroscience. The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) has been shown to be involved in the encoding of new information that is congruent to a pre...
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Colloquium by Bernadette van Wijk

Normal and abnormal oscillations in the cortico-basal ganglia network revealed by deep brain stimulation recordings Deep brain stimulation is an effective treatment for patients with advanced movement disorders. It also offers a unique opportunity to record local field potentials from basal ganglia structures in humans. I will give a brief overview of physiological and pathological neural oscil...
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Colloquium by Kia Nobre

Premembering Experience  In this talk, Kia Nobre will discuss how the brain uses multiple time scales of experience to anticipate relevant events proactively and dynamically in order to facilitate the analysis and utilisation of information to guide adaptive behaviour. Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA) Oxford UK https://www.ohba.ox.ac.uk/team/kia-nobre-1 Date: 15 February ...
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Colloquium by Roshan Cools

Roshan Cools Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, NL  Dopamine, Decisions and Cognitive Control Failures of cognitive control are common. Why do we so often fail to exert cognitive control? Classic (prefrontal) models of cognitive control address our ability to implement control. Recent advances have shifted the question to how we decide whether to recruit cognitive contr...
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Colloquium by Professor Amir Amedi

Professor Amir Amedi​ is a leading neuroscientist ​ working ​on unraveling ​the ​complex balance between ​stability and flexibility ​in the organization of​ our sense ​for over 15 years.  His main research interest involves our senses. He is an expert on Brain imaging of the senses, Restoration and Rehab of the senses and finally the Augmentation of Senses and developing super human sensory abilit...
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Colloquium by Professor Rik Henson

Rik Henson is Acting Director of the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) Cognition and Brain sciences Unit (CBU) in Cambridge, England. His research concerns the systems neuroscience of human memory, using data from behavioural, neuroimaging and neuropsychological approaches. He is also an expert in fMRI and M/EEG analysis techniques. He obtained his first degree in Natural Sciences at the Universit...
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New book in Oxford Series in Human Cooperation

Trust in Social Dilemmas, by Paul A.M. Van Lange, Bettina Rockenbach, and Toshio Yamagishi (Eds) One of the key scientific challenges is the puzzle of human cooperation. Why do people cooperate with one another? What causes individuals to lend a helping hand to a stranger, even if it comes at a major cost to their own well-being? Why do people severely punish those who violate social norms and ...
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