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School of Psychology Seminar Series

Past Seminars: 2014–2015

Cognitive Colloquium (CC)

Organiser: Paul Downing

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  • Friday 26 September 2014

    David Whitney, Berkeley

    Title: Balancing visual prediction and visual stability

    Host: Kami Koldewyn

  • Friday 10 October 2014

    First Annual Wolfson Lecture: Prof. John Duncan, MRC Cognitive and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge

    Title: A core brain system in assembly of cognitive episodes.

    Host: Bob Rafal

  • Friday 17 October 2014

    Joern Diedrichsen, UCL

    Title: The cortical architecture of skill

    Host: David Carey

  • Friday 24 October 2014

    Alessio Avenanti, University of Bologna

    Title: Understanding others’ emotions before motor resonance

    Host: Bob Rafal

  • Friday 31 October 2014

    Paul Whalen, Dartmouth

    Title: Neural responses to the multiple meanings of fear predict attention, bias and personality

    Host: Emily

  • Friday 14 November 2014

    Dr Elisa Ferre, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

    Title: Vestibular Contribution to bodily awareness

    Host: Bob Rafal

  • Friday 21 November 2014

    Dr Sam Hutton, Sussex

    Title: Can measuring pupil size tell us anything useful about cognitive function?

    Host: Bob Rafal

  • Friday 28 November 2014

    Departmental Cognitive Colloquium: Charles Leek, Bangor

    Title: Visuo-spatial processing, the medial premotor cortex and a non-drug based intervention for the treatment of motor impairment in Parkinson's disease


  • Friday 5 December 2014

    India Morrison

    Title: Affective somatosensation: brain and behavior

    Host: Ali

  • Friday 12 December 2014

    Casimir Ludwig, Bristol

    Title: Active sampling for perceptual decisions

    Host: Filipe

  • Friday 19 December 2014

    Evelina Fedorenko, MIT

    Title: The language network and its place within the broader architecture of the human mind and brain

    Host: David C

  • Friday 6 February 2015

    Dietmar Heinke, Birmingham

    Title: The Selective Attention for Identification Model (SAIM)

    Host: Charles

  • Friday 13 February 2015

    Ken Valyear, Bangor

    Title: Cortical reorganization and recovery of limb function following allogeneic hand transplantation

    Host: Bob

  • Friday 20 February 2015

    Michael Nitsche

    Title: Physiology, and functional effects of tDCS and related techniques

    Host: Bob

  • Friday 27 February 2015

    Kate Watkins, Oxford

    Title: Brain structure and function in speech fluency disorders

    Host: Rob Rogers

  • Friday 6 March 2015

    Wael El-Deredy

    Title: A Bayesian Model of EEG/MEG Source Dynamics and Effective Connectivity

    Host: Guillaume

  • Friday 13 March 2015

    Mark Bellis, Director of Policy, Research and Development for Public Health Wales

    Title: Alcohol: Eden, Environment, Equity & Early Years

    Host: John P

  • Friday 17 April 2015

    Justin Ales, St. Andrews

    Title: Motion integration times in sensory cortex are dynamically modified in response to changes in stimulus reliability

    Host: Simon

  • Friday 24 April 2015

    Holly Bridge, Oxford

    Title: Investigating the ‘visual system’ in the absence of light input

    Host: Bob Rafal

  • Friday 1 May 2015

    Neil Stewart

    Title: Eye movements, lab choices, and big data approaches to decision making research

    Host: Paul Downing

  • Friday 8 May 2015

    Keith Laws, Hertfordshire

    Title: Is Category-Specificity a Real Phenomenon?

    Host: David

  • Friday 15 May 2015

    Janet Bultitude

    Title: Attention and sensorimotor integration in pathological pain

    Host: Bob Rafal

  • Friday 22 May 2015

    Marco Tamietto, Tilburg University


    Host: Bob

  • Friday 5 June 2015

    Markus Paulus, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich

    Title: Cognitive mechanisms of action understanding and social learning: A developmental perspective

    Host: Kami & Alison

  • Friday 12 June 2015

    David Carey and Leah T Johnstone, Bangor

    Title: Can movements of the two hands reveal asymmetries in the two hemispheres?


Clinical Health and Behaviour (CHB)

Organiser: Robert Rogers

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  • Tuesday 7 October 2014

    Helen Henningham, Bangor

    Title: The ‘Irie Classrooms Toolbox’: design and evaluation of a universal violence prevention intervention in early childhood education settings in Jamaica

    Host: Rob Rogers

  • Tuesday 4 November 2014

    Mihela Erjavec, Bangor

    Title: Teaching Children to Enjoy Fruit and Veg and Improving the Choice Architecture of Catering Environments in Special Schools.

    Host: Rob Rogers

  • Tuesday 2 December 2014

    Mike Jackson, Bangor

    Title: Testing the Cognitive model of psychosis: the UNIQUE study

    Host: Rob Rogers

  • Thursday 7 May 2015

    Keith Laws, Hertfordshire

    Title: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Schizophrenia – more politics than science

    Host: David

Bilingualism Seminar Series (BSS)

* Please note that BSS talks will take place in the Duncan Tanner Seminar Room, Centre for Research in Bilingualism, 37 College Road (access through Brigantia)

Organiser: Dr Marie-Josephe Tainturier

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  • Thursday 7 May 2015

    Walter van Heuven, Nottingham

    Title: TBC

    Host: Josh/MJ

  • Thursday 4 June 2015

    Bryn Jones, Bangor

    Title: Trawsieithu mewn ysgolion dwyieithog yng Nghymru / Translanguaging in bilingual schools in Wales

    Host: MJ

Language and Cognitive Development (LCD)

Organiser: Dr Marie-Josephe Tainturier

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  • Friday 5 September 2014

    Stephanie Ries, UC Berkeley

    Title: Untangling frontal control mechanisms in language production: Insights from neuropsychological and electrophysiological studies.

    Host: Gary Oppenheim

  • Thursday 30 October 2014

    Cécile Barbet, Neuchatel, Switzerland

    Title: Experimental investigations of scalar inferences processing in comprehension.

    Host: Guillaume

  • Thursday 5 February 2015

    Tamar Keren-Portnoy, York

    Title: Do infants learn from isolated words? An ecological study.

    Host: MJ

  • Thursday 5 March 2015

    Marilyn Vihman, York

    Title: One system or two? Relating developmental bilingualism to adult models

    Host: MJ

  • Thursday 19 March 2015

    Beth Jeffries, York

    Title: The neural basis of semantic cognition – convergence of neuropsychology, neuroimaging and TMS

    Host: MJT

  • Thursday 14 May 2015

    Caroline Rowland, Liverpool

    Title: How do children learn syntax? Evidence from production, comprehension and explanatory models

    Host: MJT/Josh

  • Thursday 28 May 2015

    Colin Davis, Bristol

    Title: Another crisis in psychological science: The problem with computational modelling, and how to fix it

    Host: MJT/Josh

  • Thursday 18 June 2015

    Jeannie Judge

    Title: The Role of Visual Attention, Eye Movements and Phonological Processing in Children and Adults with Dyslexia

    Host: Marketa