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School of Psychology Seminar Series

Past Seminars: 2018–2019

Psychology Seminar Series (PSS)

Organiser: Dr Filipe Cristino

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  • Thursday 4 October 2018

    Prof David Clark, University of Oxford

    Title: Thrive: how better psychological therapy provision transforms lives and saves money -- !!!NOTE: @4PM in RM: 342!!!

    Host: Dr Michaela Swales

  • Friday 5 October 2018

    Dr John Michael, University of Warwick

    Title: Investing in Commitment: Perception of a (human or robot) partner’s effortful contribution elicits a sense of commitment to joint action

    Host: Dr Kami Koldewyn

  • Friday 12 October 2018

    Dr Louise Connell, Lancaster University

    Title: Sensory semantics: How our bodies constrain the content of our mental representations

    Host: Dr Richard Binney

  • Friday 19 October 2018

    Dr Gary Oppenheim, Bangor University

    Title: Incremental word learning

    Host: Dr Manon Jones

  • Friday 26 October 2018

    Prof Jenny Read, Newcastle University

    Title: Stereoscopic (3D) vision in humans and insects

    Host: Dr Simon Watt

  • Friday 2 November 2018

    Prof David Shepherd, School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University

    Title: The developmental organisation of neural circuits controlling locomotion in insects: a groundplan for the evolution of the nervous system?

    Host: Dr Ken Valyear

  • Friday 9 November 2018

    Dr Thora Tenbrink, School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Bangor University

    Title: How a language represents flexible spatial thinking across everyday domains

    Host: Prof Guillaume Thierry

  • Friday 16 November 2018

    Prof Denis Mareschal, Birkbeck College, University of London

    Title: Growing up in a multisensory world: From cue integration to category learning across childhood

    Host: Prof Debbie Mills

  • Friday 23 November 2018

    Dr Emma Hayiou-Thomas, University of York

    Title: Dyslexia & Developmental Language Disorder: same or different? A longitudinal perspective.

    Host: Dr Marketa Caravolas

  • Friday 30 November 2018

    Prof Debbie Mills, Bangor University

    Title: Expression of BUD23/WBSCR22 modulates lateralization of the magnocellular visual pathway

    Host: Dr David Carey

  • Friday 7 December 2018

    Dr Alexandra Georgescu, King’s College London

    Title: Social Interaction: Lessons from autism spectrum conditions and typical development.

    Host: Dr Kami Koldewyn

  • Friday 18 January 2019

    EXTRA: Dr Christian Salas, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile **!!!@ 4PM!!!**

    Title: Social isolation in people with acquired brain injury

    Host: Prof Oliver Turnbull and Dr Rudi Coetzer

  • Friday 1 February 2019

    Dr Jodie Davies-Thompson, University of Swansea

    Title: Neuroplasticity in Deafness

    Host: Dr Patricia Bestelmeyer

  • Friday 8 February 2019

    Dr Maria Herrojo Ruiz, Goldsmiths, University of London

    Title: Exploration, decision-making and action monitoring during piano performance

    Host: Dr Katja Kornysheva

  • Friday 15 February 2019

    Dr David Pitcher, University of York

    Title: Mapping the effects of transient cortical disruption across the brain: combining thetaburst TMS and fMRI

    Host: Dr Kami Koldewyn

  • Friday 22 February 2019

    Dr Ulysses Bernardet, Aston University

    Title: Virtual humans as a tool in psychological research

    Host: Prof John Parkinson

  • Friday 1 March 2019

    Dr Andrew Kemp, University of Swansea

    Title: A role for heart rate variability in understanding and enhancing health and wellbeing?

    Host: Prof John Parkinson

  • Friday 8 March 2019

    Dr Alex Kafkas, University of Manchester

    Title: Interacting brain systems support recognition memory: Functional neuroimaging and neuropsychological evidence

    Host: Dr Stephanie Baines

  • Friday 15 March 2019

    Dr Joe Galea, University of Birmingham

    Title: Reward in the motor system

    Host: Dr Katja Kornysheva

  • Friday 22 March 2019

    Dr Tom Hartley, University of York

    Title: Rhythm and verbal memory

    Host: Dr Katja Kornysheva

  • Friday 29 March 2019

    Dr Adam Harris, University College London

    Title: How optimistic should we be about optimism research?

    Host: Dr Stephanie Baines

  • Friday 5 April 2019

    Prof Andrew Lawrence, University of Cardiff

    Title: Connecting the past to the future and the self to others: white matter matters

    Host: Dr Richard Binney

  • Tuesday 17 September 2019

    EXTRA: Prof Chris McManus, University College London @ 3PM

    Title: Left and right, hands and brains, myths and truths

    Host: Dr David Carey

  • Friday 4 October 2019

    Dr Tamar Makin, University College London

    Title: Homo Cyberneticus: Neurocognitive considerations for the embodiment of artificial limbs

    Host: Dr Ken Valyear

  • Friday 11 October 2019

    Dr Nicholas Holmes, University of Nottingham

    Title: On being 'a methods person': Using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to answer questions in sensory-motor neuroscience

    Host: Dr David Carey

  • Friday 18 October 2019

    Dr Simon Watt, Bangor University

    Title: Is there a special link between binocular vision and the dexterity of the human hand?

    Host: Dr Patricia Bestelmeyer

  • Friday 25 October 2019

    (soon-to-be-Dr) Marco Gandolfo, Bangor University

    Title: Towards a model of human body perception

    Host: Dr Patricia Bestelmeyer

  • Friday 1 November 2019

    Dr Kay Ritchie, Lincoln University

    Title: Variability, the problem of likeness, and the role of averages in face recognition

    Host: Dr David Carey

  • Friday 8 November 2019

    Dr Dan Mirman, University of Edinburgh

    Title: Complementary Semantic Systems

    Host: Dr Richard Binney

  • Friday 15 November 2019

    Dr JeYoung Jung, University of Nottingham

    Title: The neural basis of semantic cognition and its plasticity: a multimodal approach

    Host: Dr Richard Binney

  • Friday 22 November 2019

    Dr Tim Davies, Bangor University

    Title: Temporal-Difference learning underpins the acquisition of intertemporal preferences for high-value food rewards

    Host: Prof Robert Rogers

  • Friday 29 November 2019

    (soon-to-be-Dr) Aoife Fitzpatrick, Bangor University

    Title: Hand choice and the role of the posterior parietal cortex

    Host: Dr Patricia Bestelmeyer

  • Friday 6 December 2019

    Dr Daniel Bush, University College London

    Title: Temporal Coding of Spatial Trajectories in Rodents and Humans

    Host: Dr Katja Kornysheva

  • Monday 13 January 2020

    EXTRA: Dr Thomas Bak, University of Edinburgh

    Title: Conflicting findings in bilingualism and cognition research: a curse or a blessing in disguise? -- ***!!!TALK STARTS AT 3PM!!!***

    Host: Prof Guillaume Thierry

  • Friday 31 January 2020

    Prof Oliver Turnbull, Bangor University

    Title: The Neuroscience of Sex ***!!!TALK STARTS AT 4PM!!!***

    Host: Dr David Carey

  • Friday 7 February 2020

    Dr Fernando Zelaya, King's College London

    Title: New horizons in imaging of cerebral physiology: cerebral blood flow and cerebral metabolism

    Host: Dr Paul Mullins

  • Friday 14 February 2020

    Dr Julie Kirkby, Bournemouth University

    Title: Parafoveal processing and transposed-letter effects in dyslexic reading

    Host: Dr Manon Jones

  • Friday 21 February 2020

    Dr Ruth Tuura, Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich

    Title: Sleep and the brain: a multimodal MRI, MRS and EEG study

    Host: Dr Paul Mullins

  • Friday 28 February 2020

    Dr Silvia Paracchini, University of St Andrews

    Title: Handedness genetics: are we measuring the right thing?

    Host: Dr David Carey

  • Friday 6 March 2020

    Dr Nick Puts, King's College London

    Title: Shared and distinct behavioral and neurochemical abnormalities in neurodevelopmental disorders

    Host: Dr Paul Mullins

  • Friday 13 March 2020

    Dr Dean D'Souza, Anglia Ruskin University -- TO BE RE-SCHEDULED

    Title: Understanding constraints on early language and cognitive development

    Host: Prof Debbie Mills

Bilingualism Seminar Series (BSS)

Organiser: Dr Marie-Josephe Tainturier

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