The Cortex Club connects researchers at the University of Oxford with world-leading neuroscientists through a unique educational forum dealing with cutting-edge topics and significant challenges in neuroscience. Our events range from small intense debates with up-and-coming scientists to large discussion sessions led by internationally prominent speakers, followed by the opportunity to ask them questions over drinks.
Studying the Neural basis of Complex Spatial and Acoustic Behaviors – in Freely Behaving and Flying Bats
Friday 24 March @ 4 pm – 5:30 pm (Sherrington Library, Sherrington Building)
Putting some muscle into hearing: motor to auditory pathways for adaptive hearing and vocal learning
Friday 3 March @ 5 pm – 6:30 pm (Sherrington library)
Probabilistic models of sensorimotor control and decision making
Friday 10 February @ 3 pm – 4:30 pm (Lecture Theatre, Le Gros Clark Building)
Daniel Wolpert from the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge will discuss his research on the computational principles underlying sensorimotor control at the Cortex Club on Friday, 10 February. Please note that there is a change to our usual start time which will be 3pm instead of 4pm.
The science of laughter
Monday 9 January @ 4 pm – 5:30 pm (Sherrington Library)
Sophie Scott from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London will discuss her research on the neural basis and functions of laughter at the Cortex Club on Monday, 9 January. She is particularly interested in the neural basis of vocal communication, the expression of emotion in the voice, and individual differences in speech perception.