Past M-BIC lectures


Monday 25 September
Anne-Marie Brouwer, TNO, dept. Human Performance, Soesterberg, the Netherlands, Radboud University/Donders Centre, dept. AI, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Monitoring attention though interpersonal physiological synchrony

Monday 13 March
Gilles Vandewalle, Deputy Director of CRC-in vivo Imaging, Sleep & Chronobiology, GIGA, interdisciplinary biomedical research center, Université de Liège, Belgium
Investigating the link between locus coeruleus activity during wakefulness and sleep electrophysiology using ultra-high-field MRI

Monday 6 February
Sacha van Albada, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine Computational and Systems Neuroscience and Institute for Advanced Simulation Theoretical Neuroscience and JARA-Institute Brain Structure-Function Relationships, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Linking microscopic to macroscopic scales in simulations of the cerebral cortex


Monday 12 December
Martin Lövden, Vice-head Department of Psychology, University of Göteborg, Sweden
The exploration-selection-refinement model of human learning

Monday 7 November
Heleen Slagter, Department of Applied and Experimental Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
How attention is biased by past experience in the human brain

Monday 24 October
David van Essen, Dept. of Neuroscience, Washington University, St. Louis, USA
Primate Cerebral Cortex: Principles of Connectivity, Parcellation, and Folding

Monday 5 September
Freek van Ede, Faculty of Behavioral and Movement Sciences, Cognitive Psychology, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Tracking internal attention through the eyes: what we have learned so far

Monday 27 June
Marieke Longcamp, Laboratoir de Neurosciences Cognitives, Aix-Marseille Université, France
Behavioral and neural correlates of writing acquisition in middle childhood

Monday 16 May
Elly Hol, Dept. Translational Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
Understanding the role of astrocytes and microglia in Alzheimer’s disease


Monday, 27 September
Herta Flor, Central Institute of Mental health, Department of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg, Germany
A mechanism-based approach to chronic pain

Monday, 14 June
Flavio Frohlich, Department of Psychiatry, Director, Carolina Center for Neurostimulation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US
Modulating brain rhythms

Monday, 7 June
Marina Pavlova, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Tübingen Medical School, Tübingen, Germany
Sex, time and the social brain

Monday, 21 January Blomert Lecture
Nadine Gaab, Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Medicine/Division of Developmental Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, US
The Typical and Atypical Reading Brain: How a Neurobiological Framework of early Language and Reading Development Can Inform Clinical and Educational Practices


Monday, 12 October M-BIC Open-science symposium
Robert Oostenveld, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Using open science to advance science – advancing open data (LINK)
Michael Hanke, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Brain and Behaviour [INM-7], Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
15 years of trying open science (LINK)

Monday, 16 November
Frédéric Theunissen, Department of Psychology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, US
Sound to phonemes and phonemes to words: using fMRI to describe the neural circuits and underlying computations performed by the human cortical language network for extracting meaning from sounds

Monday, 14 December
John Ashburner, Functional Imaging Laboratory, University College London, United Kingdom
Generative models of brain images


Monday, 21 October
Michael Garwood, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Department of Radiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, US
Bringing compact head-only MRI scanners to life through novel methods that tolerate extreme field inhomogeneity

Monday, 7 October
Floris de Lange, Predictive Brain Lab, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
How are priors and likelihood combined in the sensory brain?

Monday, 1 July
Pieter Roelfsema, Department of Vision & Cognition, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Feedforward and feedback interactions for visual perception and restoring a rudimentary form of vision in the blind.

Monday, 15 April
Catherine Tallon-Baudry, Laboratoire de neurosciences cognitives, département d'études cognitives, école normale superieure, INSERM, PSL Research University, Paris, France
Brain, Viscera and First-Person Perspective

Monday, 11 March
Nitzan Censor, School of Psychological Sciences, Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Rapid perceptual learning and its implications across memory domains

Monday, 11 February Blomert lecture
Jessica Dubois, CEA, Neurospin, Congitive Neuroimaging Lab, Paris, France
Imaging Brain Development in Infants

Monday, 28 January
Hartwig Siebner, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Copenhagen, Denmark
The state is the art: targeting and shaping functional brain networks with transcranial non-invasive brain stimulation.

Monday, 21 January
Ingrid Johnsrude, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
The cognitive demands imposed by noisy, masked, and degraded speech.


Monday, 22 October
Jörn Diedrichsen, Western Research Chair for Motor Control and Computational Neuroscience, Brain and Mind Institute, Department for Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Too big to ignore: Exploring the role of the human cerebellum across functional domains.

Monday, 5 November
Martina Callaghan, Head of Physics Group, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Neuroimaging, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London, UK
Computational neuroanatomy: from morphometry to in vivo histology

Monday, 25 June (this lecture was first scheduled for December 2017)
Birte Forstmann, Integrative Model-based Cognitive Neuroscience (IMCN) research unit, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Strategic decision-making in the human subcortex measured with UHF-MRI

Monday, 14 May
Jody Culham, Department of Psychology; Brain and Mind Institute; Western University Ontario, Canada
The treachery of images: How the realness of objects and actions affects brain activation and behavior

Monday, 16 April
Gislin Dagnelie, John Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Visual prosthesis studies and the foray into ultra-low vision

Monday, 23 April Blomert lecture:
Stanislas Dehaene, Collège de France and INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, France
The languages of the brain: language, mathematics and human singularity

Monday, 19 March
Siegfried Trattnig, Centre of Excellence “High-Field MR” of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Ultrahigh field MR (7 Tesla): Where does it make the difference?

Monday, 19 February
Thomas F. Münte, Uniklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, Germany
Deep Brain Stimulation – what can we learn for cognitive neuroscience?


Monday, 23 October
Peter König, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Germany
Embodied Cognition

Monday, 30 October
Steven Laureys, Coma Science Group, GIGA-Consciousness and Neurology Department, University of Liège and University Hospital of Liège, Belgium
Looking for Consciousness

Monday, 10 July
Zoe Kourtzi, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK
Adaptive Brain Computations for Flexible Cognition

Monday, 12 June
Micah Murray, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
The multisensory scaffolding for perception and memory

Monday, 22 May
Peter Luijten, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Beyond structural MRI at 7T: technology, physiology, metabolism and treatment planning

Monday, 13 March Blomert lecture:
Peter Hagoort, Radboud University Nijmegen, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Beyond Broca, Brain, and Binding

Monday, 16 January
Gaia Scerif, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
The attentive brain: insights from developmental cognitive neuroscience


Monday, 19 December
Michael Schmid, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Towards delineating perceptual circuits in the primate brain: rhythmic neuronal activation & cell-specific optogenetics

Monday, 31 October
Sabine Kastner, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Neural dynamics of the primate attention network

Monday, 12 September
Takeo Watanabe / Yuka Sasaki, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Roles of attention and reward in perceptual learning/ Night watch in one brain hemisphere during sleep associated with the first-night effect in humans

Monday, 29 August
Bradley Postle, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Sorting through the signals: activation, oscillations, and information in visual perception and working memory

Monday, 20 June
Christoph Mulert, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg, Germany
Gamma oscillations in schizophrenia: From correlation to causality and new treatment options with transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS)

Monday, 30 May Blomert lecture:
Regine Kolinsky, Université Libre de Bruxelles
What missing literacy tells us about failed literacy

Monday, 18 April
Axel Cleermands, Center for Research in Cognition and Neurosciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Consciousness: The Radical Plasticity Thesis

Monday, 21 March
Pascal Fries, Ernst Strüngmann Institute, Frankfurt, Germany
Rhythms for Cognition: Communication through Coherence

Monday, 18 January
Barbara Franke, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen
Cognomics: making sense of genetic factors for psychiatric disorders by exploring their effect on brain phenotypes


Monday, 7 December
Denis Schluppeck, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Measuring visual field distortions and cortical changes in amblyopia

Monday, 9 November
David Poeppel, New York University Psychology, New York, USA and Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt, Germany
Cortical tracking of hierarchical linguistic structures in connected speech

Monday, 21 September
Frederic Dick, Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK
Functional and structural changes underlying language and auditory expertise

Monday, 6 July
James Haxby, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA
A common high-dimensional model of representational spaces in human cortex

Monday, 18 May
Andreas Engel, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Intrinsic coupling modes and cognition

Monday, 2 March
Karla Miller, FMRIB Centre, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Adventures in post-mortem imaging: sea mammals, polarized light and the 2- week scan marathon

Monday, 9 February
Andrea Kübler, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
EEG-based Brain-Computer Interfaces: comparison of different sensory modalities and experiences from locked-in end-users

Tuesday, 27 January
Gustavo Deco, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Temporal aspects of whole-brain activity: An experimental/ theoretical Perspective


Monday, 8 December
Blomert lecture: Daniel Ansari, The University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Symbols in the brain: evidence from the development of numeracy and literacy

Monday, 13 October
Wim Vanduffel, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA and University of Leuven, Belgium
Rewards, midbrain and visual cortex: what do they have in common?

Monday, 19 May
Scientific opening symposium of the MBIC

Monday, 7 April
Karl Friston, Welcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, UK
Dynamic causal modelling of electromagnetic responses

Monday, 10 March
Heidi Johansen-Berg, FMRIB Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
Imaging and stimulating adaptive brain plasticity

Monday, 10 February
Katrin Amunts, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich, Germany
The human brain atlas - challenges and perspectives

Monday, 20 January
Josef Rauschecker, Georgetown University, Washington, USA
Auditory cortex of primates: What can we learn from studies of visual cortex?


Monday, 9 December
Robert Turner, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
Where Matters: The importance of neuroanatomy

Monday, 25 November
Ole Jensen, Donders Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
On the functional role of human alpha oscillations: routing and prioritizing information processing

Monday, 21 October
Oliver Speck, Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany
High Resolution Neuroimaging at 7T