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Helmholtz lecture by Monica Gori from the Italian Institute of Technology in Genua: ‘Interaction between senses during the child development and the creation of new rehabilitation devices’

Abstract During the first years of life, sensory modalities communicate with each other. Since 2004 we have studied how the haptic, visual, and auditory modalities interact and are integrated during development. We have observed that specific sensory modalities are crucial for developing particular skills, and the absence of one sensory input affects the development of…

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Harvey, Dumoulin in Nature Communications

Ben Harvey and colleagues have published a paper in Nature communications: Topographic maps representing haptic numerosity reveals distinct sensory representations in supramodal networks. See  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-20567-5

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Helmholtz Lecture by Marty Woldorff, Duke University: The dynamic relationship between reward and attention

Everyone feel free to join the on-line Helmholtz Lecture by Marty Woldorff, Duke University: The dynamic relationship between reward and attention December 11th 2020 at 16:00, Zoom. Please find abstract below. Abstract: The cognitive functions of attention and reward processing both play fundamental roles in the successful functioning in our complex world.  Although these two…

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Helmholtz Lecture by Jorge Almeida, University of Coimbra: Beyond bottom-up and top-down modulations

Everyone feel free to join the on-line Helmholtz Lecture by Jorge Almeida, University of Coimbra: Beyond bottom-up and top-down modulations: is there room for horizontal connections? November 6th 2020 at 16:00, Microsoft Teams. Please find abstract below. https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3a2ef63b6dfc4e410081b3e24e6f945030%40thread.tacv2/1602514373347?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22d72758a0-a446-4e0f-a0aa-4bf95a4a10e7%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%2230d87cc8-8126-4719-bcf4-c37a5e860677%22%7d Abstract: There is general consensus that local representations are modulated by information that is relayed in a…

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Current Biology article by Harvey, Dumoulin, Fracasso, Paul

Ben Harvey and colleagues just published a paper in Current Biology, “A network of A Network of Topographic Maps in Human Association Cortex Hierarchically Transforms Visual Timing-Selective Responses” See:  https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(20)30170-6

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Psychology-Research lecture: David Clark (Oxford), Developing and disseminating effective psychological therapies: Science, practice and economics

You are cordially invited to attend the Psychology-Research lecture on Friday Feb 21 by David M. Clark professor and chair of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (OxCADAT).   “Developing and disseminating effective psychological therapies: Science, practice and economics” (see abstract below). Date: Friday February 21st…

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