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June 2020

Mini-symposium on the Neuroscience of Cognitive Development

June 23 @ 14:00 - 17:00

We are proud to host this virtual mini-symposium in collaboration with the University of Cape Town Cortex Club. Speakers will highlight research on the developmental processes underlying cognitive control and the effects of environmental risk factors on neural pathways in human cognitive development. Gaia Scerif, from University of Oxford, will be giving a talk on Using developmental cognitive neuroscience tools to investigate mechanisms of atypical cognitive control, followed by Kirsten Donald, from University of Cape Town, who will give a talk titled…

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Hippocampal disinhibitory circuits: cell types, connectivity and function.

June 25 @ 17:30 - 19:30

On Thursday, Lisa Topolnik, researcher at the Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec and professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Bio-informatics of Laval University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, will be giving a talk on Hippocampal disinhibitory circuits: cell types, connectivity and function.  The talk will be hosted at 5.30 pm, while at 6.45 pm we are having a virtual pub chat with the speaker. Further details on how to join both sessions will be sent through our mailing list! To join our mailing list,…

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Cortical population coding of consumption decisions

June 30 @ 16:00 - 18:30

On Tuesday June 30th, Donald Katz will be giving a talk on Cortical population coding of consumption decisions. The talk will be hosted at 4 pm, while at 5.15 pm we will host a virtual pub chat with the speaker. Further details on how to join both sessions will be sent through our mailing list! To join our mailing list, follow the instructions here https://cortexclub.com/join-us/ Abstract: The moment that a tasty substance enters an animal’s mouth, the clock starts ticking. Taste information transduced on the tongue signals whether a potential food…

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July 2020

Networks thinking themselves

July 3 @ 16:00 - 18:30

On Friday July 3rd, Prof. Danielle Bassett will be giving a talk on 'Networks thinking themselves'. The talk will be hosted at 4 pm, while at 5.15 pm we will host a virtual pub chat with the speaker. Further details on how to join both sessions will be sent through our mailing list! To join our mailing list, follow the instructions here https://cortexclub.com/join-us/ Abstract: Human learners acquire not only disconnected bits of information, but complex interconnected networks of relational knowledge. The capacity for such learning naturally depends on the architecture of the knowledge network…

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Machine reasoning in histopathologic image analysis

July 9 @ 17:30 - 19:00

On Thursday July 9th, Prof. Phedias Diamandis will be giving a talk on ‘Machine reasoning in histopathologic image analysis'. The talk will be hosted at 5.30 pm, while at 6.45 pm we will host a virtual pub chat with the speaker. Further details on how to join both sessions will be sent through our mailing list! To join our mailing list, follow the instructions here https://cortexclub.com/join-us/

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