B&M Symposium 2014

September 11-­12, 2014

Hotel Aavaranta, Espoo/Kirkkonummi

 

PROGRAM

Thursday, September 11

8:00 Bus from Helsinki (Töölö Towers, Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 23) to Aavaranta

9.00 COFFEE
9.10 Welcome words: Katri Wegelius (Coordinator of the Doctoral Program Brain & Mind, University of Helsinki)

9.20–11.30 ORAL SESSION 1: LANGUAGE, MUSIC AND REHABILITATON
Chair: Anna Maria Alexandrou
09.20 Prof. Sophie Scott (University College London): Streams of processing and hemispheric asymmetries in speech perception
10.15 Dr. Teppo Särkämö (University of Helsinki): Music, brain and rehabilitation
11.10 Student talk: Anni Nora (Aalto University): Cortical correlates of learning foreign language phonology in children and adults

11.30–12.30 LUNCH
   
12.30–15.00 ORAL SESSION 2: NEURAL OSCILLATIONS AND NETWORKS
Chair: Anton Tokariev
12.30 Dr. Klaus Linkenkaer-Hansen (VU University Amsterdam): Does critical brain dynamics make critical minds?
13.25 Dr. Karim Jerbi (Université de Montréal): The Gamma People: From 50’s science-fiction to 21st century electronica
14.20 Student talk: Juha Lahnakoski (Aalto University): Brain mechanisms underlying perception of naturalistic social events
14.40 Student talk: Dmitry Smirnov (Aalto University): Hyperclassification reveals shared representation of action execution and observation across interacting brains

15.00–15.20 COFFEE

15.20–17.10 ORAL SESSION 3: SLEEP & ITS DISORDERS
Chair: Vilma Aho
15.20 Dr. Karl Karlsson (Reykjavik): Sleep in zebrafish: the knowns and the unknowns
16.15 Dr. Markku Partinen (Vitalmed Sleep Disorders Clinic and Research Center and the University of Helsinki): Narcolepsy and other sleep disorders
   
17.10–18.10 POSTER SESSION, SNACKS AND DRINKS

18.20–20.00  OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES / SWIMMING AND SAUNA

20.00 DINNER

21- SMOKE SAUNA

 
Friday, September 12, 2014

7.30-10.00 BREAKFAST (for hotel guests)

10.00–12.05 ORAL SESSION 4: PHYSIOLOGY MEETS NEUROBIOLOGY 1
Chair: Hanna Antila
10.00 Dr. Ipek Yalcin (INCI, Strasbourg): From nociception to pain - the role of brain and mind
10.50 Dr. Mikael Segerstråle (University of Helsinki, FGSN alumnus): Is the cerebellum the answer? Changes in Purkinje neurons in 3 different genetically modified mouse strains.
11.45 Student talk: Mateusz Dudek (University of Helsinki): Assessment of neuronal connectivity and pharmacological treatment efficacy in animal model of alcoholism by translational MRI imaging

12.05–13.00 LUNCH

13.00–14.15 ORAL SESSION 5: PHYSIOLOGY MEETS NEUROBIOLOGY 2
Chair: Ester Orav
13.00 Prof. Kai Kaila (University of Helsinki): KCC2 - a multifunctional protein in brain development and disease
13.55 Student talk: Dina Popova (University of Helsinki): Chronic administration of the antidepressant fluoxetine predisposes hippocampal networks to elevated plasticity

14.15-14.40 COFFEE

14.40–16.30 ORAL SESSION 6: NEUROSCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY

Chair: Anni Nora
14.40 Dr. Paavo Pylkkänen (University of Helsinki):: Consciousness as a problem for philosophy and neuroscience
15.35 Prof. Sophie Scott (University College London): Adventures in cognitive neuroscience - different ways of mapping the brain

 

16:30-17:00  B&M students' general meeting and Q&A session with the B&M coordinator

17:00 Bus from Aavaranta to Helsinki

 

Registration deadline August 15, 2014. (After this date, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to register or change your earlier registration details).

Organized by the B&M Student Council:
Vilma Aho – University of Helsinki
Anna Maria Alexandrou – Aalto University

Hanna Antila – University of Helsinki
Anni Nora – Aalto University
Ester Orav – University of Helsinki
Anton Tokariev – University of Helsinki

 

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