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.

Seminar: Professor Michael Yartsev

Studying the Neural basis of Complex Spatial and Acoustic Behaviors – in Freely Behaving and Flying Bats
Friday 24 March @ 4 pm5:30 pm (Sherrington Library, Sherrington Building)

Michael Yartsev from the Department of Bioengineering and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley will talk about his research at the Cortex Club on Friday, 24th of March.

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Seminar: Professor Richard Mooney

Putting some muscle into hearing: motor to auditory pathways for adaptive hearing and vocal learning
Friday 3 March @ 5 pm6:30 pm (Sherrington library)

Richard Mooney from Duke University will discuss his research at the Cortex Club on Friday, 3rd of March. Please note that there is a change to our usual start time which will be 5pm instead of 4pm.

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Seminar: Professor Daniel Wolpert

Probabilistic models of sensorimotor control and decision making
Friday 10 February @ 3 pm4:30 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.

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Seminar: Professor Sophie Scott

The science of laughter
Monday 9 January @ 4 pm5:30 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.

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