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School of Psychology Seminar Series

Past seminars: 2013–2014

Cognitive Colloquium (CC)

October 11, 2013
Bob Rafal, Bangor
Chaos Revival: Two Prism Puzzles

October 18, 2013
Edmund Lalor, Trinity College, Dublin
Resolving responses to continuous visual stimuli using EEG: cognitive and clinical applications
Host: David Carey

October 25, 2013
John Parkinson, Bangor
Wales Centre for Behaviour Change: Theory and Application

November 1, 2013
Luis Fuentes, University of Murcia
Attentional Mechanisms in Organisms’ Bias for Novelty: A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach
Host: Paloma Mari-Beffa

November 8, 2013
Dr Paul Mullins, Bangor
Functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy - measuring neurotransmission in vivo 

November 15th, 2013
Chris Dijkerman, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University
Somatosensory function and body representation in health and disease.
Host: Bob Rafal

November 29th 2013
Graham Hitch, York
Different roles of External and Internal Attention in Visual Working Memory
Host: Zia

December 6th, 2013
Guillaume Thierry, Bangor
Sit back, relax, enjoy the ride: Philosophical lessons from five years of seemingly scattered research.

February 7th, 2014
Clive Rosenthal, University of Oxford
Learning and recognition of seen and unseen events.
 Host: Bob Rafal

February 21st, 2014
Greg Madden, Utah State University
Impulsivity & Addiction.
 Host: Rob Rogers

February 28th, 2014
Shirley-Ann Reuschemeyer, York University
Embodied word meaning in linguistic and social context.
 Host: Emily Cross

March 21st, 2014
David Carey, Bangor University
Footedness and the Brain

March 28th, 2014
Dusana Dorjee, Bangor University
Mechanisms of mindfulness: Insights from event-related brain potentials

April 4th, 2014
Carmelo Vicario
Reward and aversion processing in humans: the contribution of the cortico-bulbar system

April 11th, 2014
Philippe Goldin, Stamford
Title: Science of Mindfulness and Compassion Meditation
Host: Dusana Dorjee

May 9th, 2014
Rama Chakravarthi, Aberdeen
Host: Bob Rafal

May 16th, 2014
Alan Watson
Host: Bob Rafal

May 30th, 2014
Thomas Schenke, 
Host: David Carey

June 13th, 2014
Vince Clark, University of New Mexico
Host: Paul Mullins

Language, Bilingualism, and Cognitive Development (LBCD)

October 17, 2013
Edmund Lalor, Trinity College, Dublin
The effects of attention and visual input on the representation of natural speech in EEG
Host: David Carey

October 31, 2013
Dr. Nanna Hilton, University of Groningen
Orthographic knowledge and changes in minority languages: The case of Frisian
Host: Guillaume Thierry

November 21st 2013
Sotaro Kita, University of Warwick
How speech and gesture production shape each other
Host: Thora Tenbrink

December 5th, 2013
Helen Henningham, Bangor
Reducing inequalities and improving developmental outcomes for young children in low and middle income countries.

January 23, 2014
Prof. Charles Hulme, UCL
Early Language Intervention is effective and boosts children’s reading comprehension skills
Host: Marketa Carvolas

February 6th, 2014
Dr Jakke Tamminen, Lancaster
While you sleep, words work: What word learning tells us about memory consolidation during sleep and wake.
Host: MJ Tainturier

March 20th, 2014
Dr Gert Westermenn, Oxford Brookes University
Host: Debbie Mills

April 3rd, 2014
Title: TBC

April 10th, 2014
Marketa Caravolas
Learning to Read: Is English really so different and much harder than in other languages?

May 15th, 2014
Franklin Chang, Liverpool
Host: Gary Oppenheim

May 29th, 2014
Dr Sylviane Valdois, Universite Pierre Mendes
Title: Heterogeneity of developmental dyslexia: Evidence for cognitively and neurobiologically distinct subtypes
Host: Marie-Joseph

June 5th, 2014
Daniel Roberts
Title: Spaces in faces: On the nature of face processing deficits in patients with left posterior fusiform lesions

Clinical Health and Behaviour (CHB)

April 2nd, 2014
Rob Rogers
Title: Is mindful gambling possible? Manipulating experiential/analytic self-focus in gaming behaviour

May 7th, 2014
Debbie Mills
Clinical applications for cognitive neuroscience methods: What can the brain tell us about emotion processing in clinical populations?

May 21st, 2014
Jonathan Hill, Manchester University
Mutual influences between parents and children: developmental findings and therapeutic perspectives.