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University of Connecticut College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology Volgushev Lab

Behavioral Neuroscience Research Seminar, PSYC 5200

    Archive

    Spring 2014 BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR

February 6     Scott Cruikshank , Brown University, Providence RI
      Dynamic shifts of thalamocortical and corticothalamic valence
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February 13     -WEATHER-CANCELLED- Farran Briggs , Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover NH
      Synaptic and circuit mechanisms of attention
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February 20     Alexander Jackson , UConn, PNB
      Synaptic transmission in hypothalamic circuits regulating arousal and energy balance
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February 27     BNS student talk: Alexandra Palmisano
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March 6     Michael Weisend , The Wright State Res Institute, Beavercreek OH
      On the neuro-horizon: The use of electrical and magnetic non-invasive brain stimulation for cognitive enhancement
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March 13     BNS student talk: Beata Kaminska
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March 16 - 22     Spring Break
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March 27     Merce Correa , Universitat Jaume I, Castello, Spain
      Runners vs. couch potatoes: The role of dopamine in selection of physical activity, and the importance of previous experience
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April 3     Robert McDonald , University of Lethbridge, AB Canada
      Interactions amongst complex systems: from memory-based behaviour to brain disease etiology
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April 10     Nicolas Brunel ,University of Chicago IL
      What determines the speed of the response of a population of neurons to fluctuating inputs?
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April 17     BNS student talk: Tabitha D'Souza
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April 24     BNS student talk: Amanda Rendall, Hector Contreras
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May 1     BNS student talk: Jinah Yoon, Margaret Rowland
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May 8     Biosafety training, David Cavallaro

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    Fall 2013 BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR
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September 25 ( Wednesday )     Jun Zhuang , BNS, PhD defense
Layer 4 in Awake Primary Visual Cortex: Response Properties and Effects of Brain States
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September 26     Ian Stevenson , UConn, Psychology, BNS
Learning and Decoding Spatio-temporal Patterns in Neural Data
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October 3     John Salamone , UConn, Psychology, BNS
Neurotransmitter interactions regulating tremor in animal models of parkinsonism
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October 8 ( Tuesday )     Ulf Eysel,    Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
The Retinal Lesion Model of Visual Plasticity
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October 14 ( Monday )     Patrick Randall, BNS, PhD defense, room 109, 8:30am
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October 17     BNS student talk: Jinah Yoon
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October 24     BNS student talk: Hector Contreras
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November 7     BNS student talk: Amanda Rendall, Alexandra Palmisano
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    ( November 14     Society for Neuroscience meeting, San Diego )
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November 21     Nick Bannon , BNS
Adenosine regulation of neocortical synaptic transmission
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December 5     Theodore Dumas , George Mason University, Fairfax
Deliberative spatial navigation: Influences of development, cognitive constraints, and neural competition
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December 5     NEUROSCIENCE AT STORRS
Christine Portfors, Washington State University, Vancouver
Neuronal encoding of species-specific auditory signals in bat, rat and mouse

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    Spring 2013 BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR
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February 7     Robert Astur, UConn, Psychology, BNS:
Conditioning Humans to Prefer Virtual Reality Places paired with Food
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February 14     (Feb 13, Feb 15 – Psychology Job Talks)
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February 21     BNS student talk: Xiaojuan Hei (Feb 18– Psychology Job Talk)
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February 28     (Feb 25, Feb 27 – Psychology Job Talks)
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March 7     BNS student talk: Munzareen Khan
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March 28     BNS student talk: Christie Lee, Samantha Yohn
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(April 3, Wednesday)     Nicholas Bannon, Masters’ defense
Modulation of Synaptic Transmission by Adenosine in Layer 2/3 of the Rat Visual Cortex In Vitro
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April 4     Maxim Volgushev, UConn, Psychology, BNS:
Heterosynaptic plasticity in the neocortex
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(April 17, Wednesday)    Maxim Volgushev, tenure talk
Visual perception: Why details of action potential generation matter
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April 18     BNS student talk: Hector Contreras
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April 25     Patrick Randall, BNS
Winners, Losers, Workers, Slackers: Examining the effort-related motivational symptoms of depression in animal models
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May 2     BNS student talk: Roman Goz, Amanda Rendall
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May 9     Jose Manuel Cimadevilla, University of Almeria
Brain Function and Virtual Reality
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    Fall 2012 BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR
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September 27     BNS student talk: Nick Bannon
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October 4     ( Oct 5, Friday 2:30 pm Lauren Long, Masters defense)
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October 11     BNS student talk: Roman Goz, Amna Sarwar
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October 25     Kenneth Miller, Columbia University NY
The stabilized supralinear network: A unifying circuit motif underlying multi-input integration in sensory cortex
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November 1     BNS student talk: Samantha Yohn, Christie Lee
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November 8     BNS student talk: Amanda Swanson, Hector Contreras
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November 15     Fred Wolf, Max-Planck Inst. for Dynamics & Self-Organization, Göttingen
Rewinding the Evolution of Orientation Columns
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November 29     Neuroscience at Storrs: Charles Liberman, Harvard Peabody Institute
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December 6     BNS student talk: Amanda Rendall, Xiaojuan Hei
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    Spring 2012 BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR
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February 2     Yulia Bereshpolova, UConn, BNS
Individual differences and shifting theta frequencies during diverse behavioral substates
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February 9     BNS student talk: Nick Bannon
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February 16     BNS student talk: Amanda Smith, Samantha Podurgiel
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February 23     April Benasich, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Longitudinal behavioral and neural assessments in infants at risk for language disabilities
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March 1     Irina Beloozerova, Barrow Neurologucal Institute, Phoenix, AZ
Thalamocortical network in locomotion
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March 8     BNS student talk: Roman Goz
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March 22     BNS student talk: Jenn Corriveau, Guest student: Tracy Rosen
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March 29     BNS student talk: Samantha Yohn, Amanda Swanson
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April 5     BNS student talk: Rothem Kovner, Christie Lee
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April 12     BNS student talk: Natasha Chase, Matt Hylemon
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April 19     Michael Halassa, Massachusets General Hospital, Cambridge, MA
Thalamo-cortical state dynamics: optical and molecular dissection of neural and glial elements
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    Fall 2011 BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR
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September 15     BNS student talk: Roman Goz.......
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    (not a BNS seminar, but please note PhD defense Douglas Storace, 12:30, Room 160 )..
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September 22     Robert Astur, UConn, Waterbury
Cocaine and Nicotine Conditioned Place Preferences with Virtual Reality Environments
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September 29     BNS student talk: Nick Bannon and Rothem Kovner
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October 6     Michael Treadway, McLean/Harvard Medical School, Vanderbilt University
Translational models of anhedonia in humans
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October 13     BNS student talk: Samantha Podurgiel and Amanda Swanson
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October 27     BNS student talk: Xiaojuan Hei and Lauren Long
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November 3     BNS student talk: Jenn Corriveau and Cassie Larossa
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December 1     BNS student talk: Amanda Smith and Samantha Yohn
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December 8     Susan Masino, Trinity College, Hartford
Ketogenic diet and adenosine: new insights and opportunities
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    Spring 2011 BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR
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January 20     Xiao-Jing Wang, Yale University
Cortical rhythms in cognition: past, present and future
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February 3     Larry Cohen, Yale University
What the nose tells the olfactory bulb about odors and how the bulb responds: 1-photon and 2-photon measurements
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February 10     James Chrobak, UConn, BNS
Theta and gamma: Magic, structure and function at distinct hierarchical levels within the mammalian forebrain
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March 10     Evgeny Nikitin, Inst Higher Nervous Activity & Neurophysiology, RAS, Moscow
Delayed nonsynaptic neuronal plastisity as a substrate for long-term memory in a molluscan model system
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March 17     Jonathan Oler, University of Wisconsin
Developmental Risk for Anxiety and Depression: A Translational Neuroscience Approach
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March 24     BNS student talk: Amanda Smith and Nickie Paul
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March 31     Stefan Wawzyniecki Jr. , Chemical Safety Training
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April 7     BNS student talk: Jessica Santerre and Lauren Long
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April 14     BNS student talk: Xiaojuan Hei and Jenn Corriveau
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April 21     BNS student talk: Samantha Podurgiel
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April 28     Mark Brandon, Boston University
Spatial Coding and Theta Oscillations in the Entorhinal-Hippocampal Circuit
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    Fall 2010 BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR
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September 16     Sylvain Chauvette, Laval University Quebec
Slow oscillation during sleep and anesthesia
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September 30     BNS student talk: Lauren Long and Jennifer Corriveau
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October 7     Etan Markus, UConn, BNS Bats and rats
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October 14     Mark Yeckel, Yale University New Haven
Ionic and Second Messenger Determinants of Prefrontal Cortex Excitability
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October 21     BNS student talk: Christopher Lee
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October 28     BNS student talk: Xiaojuan Hei and Amanda Smith
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November 4     4pm: BNS student talk: Pei Zhang
5pm: Neuroscience at Storrs, Biology/Physics Building, Room BPB 131 Guoping Feng, MIT, Boston
Synaptic and Circuitry Mechanisms of Compulsive/Repetitive Behavior
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November 11     BNS student talk: Samantha Podurgiel and Jessica Santerre
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December 2     John Lisman, Brandeis University, Boston
Gamma-theta oscillations in the hippocampal circuit and short term memory
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December 9     Vladislav Vyazovskiy, Univ Wisconsin, Madison
Spontaneous neuronal firing in the neocortex and sleep homeostasis
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December 16     BNS student talk: Nickie Paul
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University of Connecticut
Department of Psychology

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