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Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience Seminar: Rewrite or Repress? Parsing The Mechanisms of Retrieval-Extinction

Dr. Amy Milton - (Cambridge University)

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 1pm to 2pm

Dear all, We're afraid to inform you that Amy Milton's seminar initially planned for tomorrow has now been postponed to a later date this year. Many thanks

Social Brain and Behaviour Club

Dr. Robin Murphy and Dr. Alex Sel

Wednesday, 08 November 2017, 4pm to 5pm

Neuroscience Seminar : Integration of magnitude information in human working memory and decision making

Dr Bernhard Spitzer (University of Oxford)

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 1pm to 2pm

Please contact Annabelle Blangero at ablangero@gmail.com if you would like to get in touch.

Neuroscience Seminar Series: Tania Singer (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig): Plasticity of the Social Brain: Effects of a One-Year Mental Training Study on Brain Plasticity, Social Cognition and Attention, Stress and Social Behavior

Friday, 12 June 2015, 1pm to 2pm

In the last decades, plasticity research has suggested that training of mental capacities such as attention, mindfulness and compassion is effective and leads to changes in brain functions associated with increases in positive affect, pro-social behavior, and better health. I will introduce the ReSource Project, a large-scale multi-methodological one-year secular mental training program. Participants were trained in three separate modules allowing us to distinguish effects based on a) attention and interoceptive body awareness training (Presence), b) care, compassion and emotion-regulation training (Affect), and c) Theory of Mind and meta-cognitive awareness training (Perspective). We assessed data from more than 300 training and control subjects, with over 90 measures including subjective measures, questionnaires, event-sampling data, a variety of behavioral, brain, physiological and biological data. I will present first evidence suggesting training-module specific changes in functional and structural brain plasticity, stress reduction, subjective well-being, mind-wandering, and different psychological as well as economic measures assessing changes in attention, Theory of Mind and compassion as well as prosocial behavior during monetary social exchange. These findings will be discussed in relation to their meaning for models of social cognition, plasticity research in general, and their importance to initiate societal change.

Anne Treisman Lecture – Prof Jenny Saffran (Infant Learning Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Madison)

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 1pm to 2pm

Beyond Nature versus Nurture: Changing views of infant language development

Neuroscience Seminar Series: Marius Usher (Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv)

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 4pm to 5pm

Host: Chris Summerfield