Previous speakers 2015-2016


Autumn Term

15th October

Ruth Luthi-Carter


Dr Sarah White


Dr Jonathan McDearmid

'Deciphering molecular clues to better understand human neurodegenerative disease'

'Eye movement control during rapid reading: Word recognition and integration'

22nd October PGR Poster Event
29th October

Professor Simon Laughlin

University of Cambridge

Ten ways to better brains and behaviour
5th November

Mark Walton

University of Oxford

Mesolimbic Dopamine: Reward Prediction in Action?
12th November

Professor Chris Plack

University of Manchester

Hidden Hearing Loss
19th November

Dr Ros Langston

University of Dundee

Using the power of youth to restore the wisdom of old age
26th November

Professor Eef Hogervorst

Loughborough University

Using memory tests for diagnostics and evaluation of lifestyle treatments in older people with dementia
3rd December

Dr Tim Slattery

Bournemouth University

Horizontal Text Spacing Effects in Reading
10th December Early Career Researcher Prize Talks

Dr Nicoleta Moisoi

Dr Vicky McGowan

Dr Eleonora Vannini

Spring Term

28th January

Sebastian Bouret

ICM Brain & Spine Institute

Neural basis of motivation in monkeys: dealing with the effort/reward trade-off

4th February

Jesper Frank Bastlund

Lundbeck, Copenhagen

Using back-translational electrophysiological assays for mechanistic investigations in animals models in psychiatry
11th February

Marina Bloj

University of Bradford

Remembering object colours
18th February

John Aggleton

University of Cardiff & President of the British Neuroscience Association

Understanding amnesia: New insights in old places
25th February

Michael Dambacher

Gonzalo Urcelay

What drives our behaviour? Delineating automatic and controlled processes

Instrumental avoidance in fear learning: implications for anxiety disorders

3rd March

Catherine Lawrence

University of Manchester

The impact of obesity on stroke: evidence from preclinical studies
10th March

Stephanie Jainta

Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors

Reading with two eyes - about binocular coordination and advantages

 Summer Term

28th April

Eva Rafetseder


Choice or no choice? A developmental investigation of decision related regret

5th May

Panos Vostanis

Greenwood Institute of Child Health

WACIT: A psychosocial model for children in trauma
19th May

Jason Rihel


The Behavioural Pharmacology and Genetics of Autism in a Simple Vertebrate
26th May

Chris Bird

University of Sussex

Remembering Events
2nd June

Clare Howarth

Sheffield University

Do astrocytes play a star role in cerebral blood flow regulation?
9th June

Suzanne Higgs

Birmingham University

Cognitive controls of appetite
16th June

Paul Dodson

Oxford University

The encoding of movement by dopamine neurons and its disruption in Parkinson's disease

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