Cognitive Brain Mapping Group

Meeting Particulars:

  • The group meets from noon to 1 PM on Wednesdays

  • Evanston Campus: TGS Commons Room  
  • Chicago Campus: See below

       Scheduling concerns or questions
       Other CogNS events in Evanston

Presentation Guidelines:

  • Presentations should last about 30 minutes to allow for questions and discussion

  • A variety of presentation types are encouraged, including: completed research; data analysis; project proposals; journal club on relevant technical or topical issues; invited speakers

  • Todd Parrish organizes regular sessions covering a variety of methodological issues. Contact him if you have suggestions for future topics.
  • Note: To receive email announcements about CBMG meetings, subscribe to the CogNS listserv by visiting the NU List Management System ( Please make you sure you enter your full email address, and not just your NetID when logging-in.

    To request a slot or for other questions, send email to Adam Martersteck at

    Fall 2016

    September 28, 2016 - Dr. Todd Woodward (Visiting Professor: University of British Columbia)
    Speaker Location: Evanston: TGS Commons Room
    Chicago videoconference: 7-660 Morton
    Title: Task-Constrained Principal Component Analyses for fMRI (fMRI-CPCA): Data Driven Insight Into Cognition and Schizophrenia

    October 5, 2016 - Dr. Ajay Kurani (Co-mentored by Tanya Simuni and Daniel Corcos)
    Speaker Location: Chicago: Wieboldt 421
    Evanston videoconference: TGS Commons
    Title: Cluster failure in neuroimaging and how we can fix it
    Commentary and lessons learned about cluster thresholding fMRI data
    Based on a recent paper by Eklund et al.: Cluster failure: Why fMRI inferences for spatial extent have inflated false-positve rates.

    October 12, 2016 - No meeting

    October 19, 2016 - Dr. Michael Cohen (Paul Reber lab)
    Speaker Location: Evanston: TGS Commons
    Chicago videoconference Location: Ward 5-230
    Title: Neural correlates of value-based encoding and retrieval of kaleidoscope images

    October 26, 2016 - Dr. Matthew Nelson
    Speaker Location: Chicago: Wieboldt 421
    Evanston videoconference: TGS Commons
    Title: Neurophysiological dynamics of phrase-structure building during sentence processing

    November 2, 2016 - No meeting

    November 9, 2016 - No meeting

    November 16, 2016 - SfN Conference - No meeting

    Novemeber 23, 2016 - No meeting

    November 30, 2016 - Sarah Witkowski (Ken Paller lab)
    Speaker Location: Evanston: TGS Commons
    Chicago videoconference: Wieboldt 421
    Title: Are you my rubber ducky? Improving memory with sleep consolidation

    December 7, 2016 - Dr. Dorothy Sit
    Speaker Location: Chicago: Wieboldt 421
    Evanston videoconference: TGS Commons
    Title: Light Therapy for Bipolar Disorder: Exploring brain imaging and EEG to understand neural correlates of treatment response

    December 14, 2016 - Dr. Isabel Hutchison and Laura Shanahan (Jay Gottfried lab)
    Speaker Location: Chicago:
    Evanston videoconference: TGS Commons

    Winter 2017

    January 4, 2017 - OPEN

    January 11, 2017 -

    January 18, 2017 - OPEN

    January 25, 2017 - OPEN

    February 1, 2017 - OPEN

    February 8, 2017 - OPEN

    February 15, 2017 - OPEN

    February 22, 2017 - OPEN

    March 1, 2017 - OPEN

    March 8, 2017 - OPEN

    March 15, 2017 - OPEN

    Archive of Past Schedules

    Spring 2016

    March 30, 2016 - Eva Dittinger (Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS Marseille, and Brain and Language Research Institute, Aix-en-Provence, France)
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    : Professional music training and novel word learning: From faster semantic encoding to increased dorsal stream connectivity

    April 6, 2016 - No CBMG due to annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting

    April 12, 2016 - Cognitive Science Dialogue - see

    April 13, 2016 - Adam Martersteck (Todd Parrish lab)
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421
    : Characterizing neurite density in grey and white matter using diffusion imaging (Journal Club)
    1.Nazeri, A., Chakravarty, M. M., Rotenberg, D. J., Rajji, T. K., Rathi, Y., Michailovich, O. V, and Voineskos, A. N. (2015). Functional consequences of neurite orientation dispersion and density in humans across the adult lifespan. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(4), 1753–62. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3979-14.2015
    2. Kodiweera, C., Alexander, A. L., Harezlak, J., McAllister, T. W., and Wu, Y.-C. (2015). Age effects and sex differences in human brain white matter of young to middle-aged adults: A DTI, NODDI, and q-space study. NeuroImage, 128, 180–192. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.12.033

    April 20, 2016 - Yaoda Xu (Harvard University, visiting Franconeri lab)
    Speaker's location: Tech LR2 (Evanston)
    : Multi-level and dynamic visual information representation in the human brain

    * Special Event *
    April 25, 2016 - Dr. Manish Saggar, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421
    Title: Extracting insights from brain dynamics using topology 12-1pm, 645 N. Michigan Avenue, 8th Floor Room 810, Chicago
    Simulcast in Tech E311 (BME Conference Room) and via Blue Jeans

    May 4, 2016 - Todd Parrish
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421
    : Journal Club
    Finn ES, Shen X, Scheinost D, Rosenberg MD, Huang J, Chun MM, et al. Functional connectome fingerprinting: Identifying individuals using patterns of brain connectivity. Nat Neurosci 2015;18(October):1–11.

    May 11, 2016 - Corinna Pehrs (Paller lab)
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    : Changes of neural network dynamics during socio-emotional cue integration

    May 18, 2016 - Christina Young (Robin Nusslock lab)
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    : Dynamic shifts in large-scale brain network balance as a function of arousal

    May 25, 2016 - 10:30 - 3:30 (lunch 12-1) ANNUAL DATA BLITZ       Link for Participant Feedback
    Chicago campus. Daniel Hale Williams Auditorium, 2nd floor of Olson
    Attendees: 78
    Marsel, Todd, Ken
    1 Carola Salvi, Grafman lab, Large subliminal reward increases problem solving
    2 Aneesha Nilakantan, Voss lab, Targeted Stimulation improves Memory Precision
    3 Lynn Rogers, TMS and Motor Rehabilitation
    4 Iliana Vargas, Paller lab, Can targeted memory reactivation strengthen Spatial memory for paired Items?
    5 Sherri Livengood, Breiter lab, Music preference is both individual and lawful
    6 David Ripley, The Brain Injury Program at RIC
    7 Ben Reuveni, Reber lab, Inducing Strategy Switch in Category Learning
    8 Daniele Procissi, PET, CT and MR Neuroimaging for Preclinical Research
    9 Laura Shanahan, Gottfried lab, Elucidating Mechanisms Underlying Odor-Mediated Memory Consolidation in the Sleeping Human Brain
    10 Theresa Pape, Evidence of Familiar auditory sensory stimulation promoting plasticity in disordered consciousness?
    11 Tiffani Ng, Beeman lab, Spatially broad but selective attention leads to more analytic problem solving
    12 Carson Ingo, Higher order modeling of diffusion data for chronic ischemic stroke subjects with aphasia
    13 Mairam Ghantous, Apkarian lab, Functional connectivity of the rat brain during conscious wakefulness and isoflurane-induced unconsciousness
    14 Anna Varentsova, Wang lab, Social Disparities in Cardiovascular Risk
    15 Xue Wang, Parrish Individuals reliability analysis of BOLD activation during story comprehension
    16 James Howard, Kahnt lab, Exploring the identity and value of reward expectations in the human brain
    17 Ajay S. Kurani, Corcos lab, Cortical thickness differences in Parkinson's disease with and without mild cognitive impairment
    18 John Plass, Grabowecky/Suzuki lab, Lip Movements Amplify Correlated Spectral Contours in Speech
    19 Borna Bonakdarpour, Resting state connectivity changes in primary progressive aphasia when cortical atrophy is not prominant
    20 Derin Cobia, Tracking Changes in Schizophrenia

    June 1, 2016 - Laura Shanahan (Jay Gottfried lab)
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421
    : Investigating neural mechanisms underlying odor-mediated memory consolidation in the sleeping human brain

    June 8, 2016 - Jacob Zweig (Grabowecky/Suzuki lab)
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421
    : Recurrent convolutional neural networks for electrophysiologic signal decoding

    Winter 2016

    January 6, 2016 - C. Paula Lewis-de los Angeles (Lei Wang lab)
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421
    Long-term effects on basal ganglia structure in youth with perinatally-acquired HIV infection

    January 13, 2016 - Michael Cohen (Paul Reber Lab)
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    Effects of Point Value on Explicit and Implicit Recognition of Kaleidoscope Images

    January 20, 2016 - Franco Pestilli, Indiana University (visiting Lei Wang Lab)
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421
    Evaluation and statistical inference in living connectomes

    February 10, 2016 - Jen Whitman, University of British Columbia (visiting Reber and Paller labs)
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    Title: Functional connectivity and multimodal analyses of MEG and fMRI data during hypothesis judgment

    February 24, 2016 - Eitan Schechtman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    Title "My inner critic" - The external segment of globus pallidus predicts learning dynamics

    March 9, 2016 - Todd Parrish
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421
    : Discussion about NUNDA and using the RobustfMRI pipeline

    March 16, 2016 - open
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421

    March 23, 2016 - James Howard (Thorsten Kahnt lab)
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421
    : Devaluation modulates identity-specific outcome representations in the human brain

    Fall 2015

    Sept 30, 2015 - Todd Parrish
    Speaker's location:
    Wieboldt 421
    Title: Neuroimaging update

    Oct 7, 2015 - Kenneth Weber (Parrish lab)
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421
    Title: Motion Correction in Spinal Cord fMRI

    Oct 14, 2015 - Michael WL Chee (Professor & Director Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore)
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    Title: Predicting vulnerability to vigilance decline following sleep deprivation in well-rested persons

       An increasing number of persons are expected to perform to criterion even
       when deprived of sleep. Some cannot, others can and this inter individual
       difference is trait like. We examined four physiological measures that can
       be used to identify persons vulnerable to vigilance decline following sleep
       deprivation. Critically, these predictions could be made from measurements
       obtained after a night of normal sleep. Drift diffusion modelling of RT
       data, Measurement of heart rate variability, magnitude of working-memory
       related activation and task-free fMRI focused on resting state connectivity
       are 4 useful markers. How we implemented these and their trustworthiness is


    Oct 21, 2015 - SfN Conference
    No Meeting


    Oct 28, 2015 - Elizabeth Norton (Language, Reading and Brain Development Lab, Dept of Communication Sciences and Disorders)
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    Title:How brain structure and function support literacy development: Linking diffusion MRI and auditory ERP measures in kindergarten children

    Nov 4, 2015 - Sam Barnett (Cerf Lab)
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    Title: Connecting on Movie Night? Neural Measures of Engagement Differ by Gender

    Nov 11, 2015 - Professor Giandomenico Iannetti (Professor of Neuroscience at University College London / visiting Apkarian Lab
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421
    Title: Avoiding pain - cortical mechanisms of threat detection and body defence

    Nov 18, 2015 - Todd Parrish
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421
    Title: Discussion on Global signal regression and what fMRI/EEG can tell us (to celebrate the arrival of the Brain Products device) as well as false positive artifacts in multiband fMRI data

    Papers discussed:

    1.        Wong CW, DeYoung PN, Liu TT. Differences in the resting-state fMRI global signal amplitude between the eyes open and eyes closed states are related to changes in EEG vigilance. Neuroimage [Internet]. Elsevier Inc.; 2016;124:24–31.

    2.        Todd N, Moeller S, Auerbach EJ, Yacoub E, Flandin G, Weiskopf N. Evaluation of 2D multiband EPI imaging for high-resolution, whole-brain, task-based fMRI studies at 3T: Sensitivity and slice leakage artifacts. Neuroimage [Internet]. The Authors; 2016;124:32–42. Available from:

    Nov 25, 2015 - Eva Alden
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421
    Title:Subcortical shape differences in regions supporting working memory among high and low functioning schizophrenia

    Dec 2, 2015 - No CBMG

    Dec 9, 2015 - No CBMG

    Dec 16, 2015 - Todd Parrish leads a discussion on formation of neuroimaging institute

    Todd will be leading a discussion about the formation of a neuroimaging institute on the downtown campus at Northwestern campus and would like to gauge interest levels, what it would entail, and how to go about forming it. If you are interested in any of this, please participate in this discussion!

    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421

    Spring 2015

    April 1, 2015 - No CBMG due to annual Cognitive Neuroscience conference in San Francisco

    Friday April 3, 2015 - Training Grant Day

    April 15, 2015 - James Howard (Thorsten Kahnt's lab) / Neurology 
    Speaker's location: Chicago, Wieboldt 421
    Title: Identity-specific coding of future rewards in the human orbitofrontal cortex

    Thursday April 23, 2015 - Annual Data Blitz
    Swift 107 - beginning at 3:45 PM
    Dinner and Beer provided

    April 29, 2015 - Michael Tennekoon (James Booth's lab) / CSD
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    Title:The neural basis of working memory development: Relationships to reward, ADHD, and academic skills

    May 6, 2015 - Kelsey Thompson (Paul Reber's lab) / Psychology 
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    Title: Rapid Acquisition of Higher Order Statistics in Implicit Sequence Learning

    May 13, 2015 - Prof. Derin Cobia / Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Speaker's location: Chicago, Wieboldt 421
    Title: “Is there anything ‘normal’ about schizophrenia?"

    May 20, 2015 - Lisa Anne Hechtman (Mark Beeman's lab) / Psychology 
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    Title: On executive processes involved in insight problem-solving

    May 27, 2015 - No CBMG

    June 3, 2015 - Michael Stewart Cohen (Paul Reber's lab) / Psychology 
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    Title: Deactivation of brain regions associated with subsequent forgetting predicts effects of value on recognition memory in both young and older adults

    June 10, 2015 - Todd Parrish / Radiology Dept
    Speaker's location: Chicago, Wieboldt 421
    Title: TBA

    June 17, 2015 - TBA



    Winter 2015

    January 7, 2015 - speaker: Li Shen, Indiana University
    Speaker's location: Chicago, Wieboldt 421
    Title: Bioinformatics Strategies for Multidimensional Brain Imaging Genomics

    Special Event, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - CogSci Talk 4:15 PM - Ken Norman / Princeton University
    Location: Tech LR4, Evanston Campus (possible videoconference to Chicago if enough people express interest)
    Title: How context shapes memory: tracking contextual drift with multi-voxel pattern analysis

    January 14, 2015 - Kamran Diba / Psychology Dept, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    Title: TBA

    January 21, 2015 - Jane Wang, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Department of Neurology, and Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, (Joel Voss lab).
    Speaker's location: Chicago, Wieboldt 421
    Title: Exploratory decision-making is supported by distributed brain networks during context-dependent rule learning.

    January 28, 2015 - Andrew Lovett / Psychology Dept, Visual Cognition Lab (Prof. Steve Franconeri).
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    Title: The Role of Categorical Relations in Visual Comparison

    February 4, 2015 - Todd Parrish / Radiology Dept
    Speaker's location: Chicago, Wieboldt 421
    Title: TBA

    February 18, 2015 - Ronald (Ron) Salomon / Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Northwestern)
    Speaker's location: Chicago, Wieboldt 421
    Title: Serotonergic Raphe Imaging with fMRI

    February 25, 2015 - Narun Pornpattananangkul / Psychology (Robin Nusslock lab)
    Speaker's location: Swift 231
    Title: Mid-Frontal Cognitive-Control Signals: a Hub for Social-Emotional Processing and Decision-Making

    March 4, 2015 - Anna Varentsova / Department of Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology
    Speaker's location: Chicago, Wieboldt 421
    Title:Development of a High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging (HARDI) Template and Probabilistic Connectivity-Based Atlas of the Human Brain



    Fall 2014

    September 24, 2014 - Speaker: Pei-Ching Chang (Vania Apkarian's lab) / Physiology Dept
    Speaker's location: Wieboldt 421
    Title: Resting state and stimulus evoked brain activity in awake or isoflurane-anesthetized rat

    October 1, 2014 - Todd Parrish / Radiology Dept
    Speaker's location: Weiboldt 421
    Title: Evidence that the negative BOLD response is neuronal in origin: A simultaneous EEG–BOLD–CBF study in humans

    October 8, 2014 - Daniel Fisher (MD/PhD student in Chetkovich lab) / Neurology Dept
    Speaker's location: Weiboldt 421
    Title: HCN Channels in Major Depressive Disorder

    October 15, 2014 - Lei Wang / Psychiatry Dept
    Speaker's location: Weiboldt 421
    Title: SchizConnect: A One-Stop Web-Based Resource for Large-Scale Schizophrenia Neuroimaging Data Integration

    October 22, 2014 - Rubi Hammer (Booth lab) / CSD Dept
    Speaker's location: Swift 107
    Children learn semantic categories most effectively when provided with trial-by-trial feedback but adults learn most effectively by passive observation

    October 29, 2014 - Todd Parrish / Radiology Dept
    Speaker's location: Weiboldt 421
    Title: TBA

    November 5, 2014 - Thorsten Kahnt / Neurology Dept
    Speaker's location: Weiboldt 421
    Will be broadcast to Swift 231, Evanston campus (instead of Swift 107).
    Title: on Multi-Voxel Pattern Analysis

    November 12, 2014 - David Little (Wright lab) / CSD
    Speaker's location: Swift 107
    Title: The distinct benefits of extra-task exposures during acquisition and consolidation

    November 19, 2014 - SfN. No CBMG meeting

    November 26, 2014 - Anat Arzi, Weizmann Institute of Science
    Speaker's location: Swift 107
    Title: Olfactory processing and learning during human sleep.

    December 3, 2014 - Pascal Tétreault (Vania Apkarian Lab) / Neurology Dept
    Speaker's location: Weiboldt 421

    December 10, 2014 - Susan Bookheimer (UCLA)
    Speaker's location: Weiboldt 421
    Title: Connectomics in Autism

    Spring 2014

    April 2, 2014 - Todd Parrish, Methods JC - Motion Effects on Resting State and Task BOLD
    Speaker's Location: Wieboldt 421
    Methods to detect, characterize, and remove motion artifact in resting state fMRI
    Statistical Improvements in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analyses Produced by Censoring High-Motion Data Points
    Please download and read these papers for discussion

    April 9, 2014 - Morris Goldman
    Speaker's Location:
    Wieboldt 421

    Title: Characterization of the cortical circuitry underlying a discrete information processing step altered in schizophrenia

    April 16, 2014 - Yangqing Lucie Xu (Franconeri Lab)
    Speaker's Location: Pancoe Abbott Auditorium
    Title: The capacity of mental rotation

    April 23, 2014 - Julia Schuchard (Thompson Lab)
    Speaker's Location:
    Pancoe Abbott Auditorium
    Statistical Learning and Overnight Consolidation: Effects of Type and Amount of Training

    April 30, 2014 - Sasha Sherman (Suzuki Lab)
    Speaker's Location:
    Pancoe Abbott Auditorium  
    “On the same wavelength”:  Interpersonal neural synchronization increases visual-motor coordination

    Special Event: Monday, May 5, 2014 at 12 Noon
    Announcing the 2014 Data Blitz, sponsored by the Training Program in the Neuroscience of Human Cognition and the Cognitive Brain Mapping Group

    Lunch will be from noon until 1pm. The talks will start at 1pm.
    Location: Daniel Hale Williams Auditorium (on the 2nd floor of the Olson building) on the downtown campus

    May 7, 2014 - No CBMG

    May 14, 2014 - Laura Batterink (Paller Lab)
    Speaker's Location:
    Pancoe Abbott Auditorium
     Sleep facilitates learning a new linguistic rule

    May 21, 2014 - Dasha Zabelina (Beeman Lab)
    Speaker's Location:
    Pancoe Abbott Auditorium
    Distinct patterns of attention for different types of creative thinking: Electrophysiological evidence and fMRI plans.

    May 28, 2014 - Kelsey Thompson (Reber Lab)
    Speaker's Location:
    Pancoe Abbott Auditorium
    Computational Properties of the Basal Ganglia

    June 4, 2014 - Narun Pornpattananangkul (Nusslock Lab)
    Speaker's Location:
    Pancoe Abbott Auditorium
    Parsing Reward Processing Through Event-Related Potentials and Event-Related Oscillations


    Winter 2014

    January 8, 2014 - Rubi Hammer (Booth Lab)
    Speaker's Location: Annenberg 317
    Title: Sparse logistic regression classifier enables diagnosing ADHD with high precision based on neuroimaging data acquired during an ensemble of working memory tasks

    January 15, 2014 - Todd Parrish, Methods JC
    Speaker's Location: Wieboldt 421
    Causal effect of disconnection lesions on interhemispheric functional connectivity in rhesus monkeys
    Imaging artifacts induced by electrical stimulation during conventional fMRI of the brain
    Please download and read these short 2 papers/commentaries for the discussion

    January 22, 2014 - Mathieu d'Acremont, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
    Speaker's Location: Wieboldt 421
    Title: How Humans Cope With Extremes: Neural Response To Outliers Signaling Fundamental and Transitory Changes

    January 29, 2014 - Moran Cerf, Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management and NUIN  
    Speaker's Location: Annenberg 317
    Title: Direct recording from the human brain using electrodes implanted during brain-surgery

    February 5, 2014 - Ken Paller
    Speaker's Location: Annenberg 317
    Title: Using Sounds to Reactivate Memories during Sleep

    February 12, 2014 - No CBMG

    February 19, 2014 - James Bartolotti (Marian Lab)
    Speaker's Location: Annenberg 317
    Title: Differential recruitment of executive control regions during phonological competition in monolinguals and bilinguals

    February 26, 2014 - Samantha Wootan (Reber Lab)
    Speaker's Location: Annenberg 317
    Title: Working Memory Training: An Updated Meta-Analysis of Far Transfer in Young Adults

    March 5, 2014 - Anthony Ryals (Voss Lab)
    Speaker's Location: Wieboldt 421
    Title: Theta-burst TMS to distinct prefrontal cortical locations modulates awareness of memory

    March 12, 2014 - Sabra Abbott
    Speaker's Location: Wieboldt 421
    Title: Evaluating the role of melanopsin function in delayed sleep phase disorder

    Fall 2013

    October 2, 2013 - Todd Parrish, Methods JC
    Location: Wieboldt 421
    Teaching an adult brain new tricks: A critical review of evidence for training dependent structural plasticity in humans
    Evidence for structural plasticity in humans: Comment on Thomas and Baker (2012)
    In vivo assessment of use-dependent brain plasticity—Beyond the “one trick pony” imaging strategy
    Changes in brain structure during learning: Fact or artifact? Reply to Thomas and Baker
    On evidence, biases and confounding factors: Response to commentaries
    Please download and read these short 5 papers/commentaries for the discussion

    October 9, 2013 - Margaret Gullick (Booth Lab)
    Speaker's Location: Swift 107
    Individual differences in crossmodal brain activity predict arcuate fasciculus connectivity in developing readers

    October 16, 2013 - Robert Brown, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
    Location: Wieboldt 421
    Molecular Mechanisms of Radiation-Associated Brain Injury: A Translational Approach

    October 23, 2013 - No CBMG this week

    Special Event:
    Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013, 4:15 PM
    Special Seminar, Swift 107, Evanston
    Kevin LaBar, Duke University
    Perceptual and conceptual contributions to fear learning

    October 30, 2013 - Kevin LaBar, Duke University
    Speaker's Location: Wieboldt 421
    Contextual influences on conditioned fear learning

    November 6, 2013 - Audrey Lustig (Franconeri Lab)
    Location: Swift 107
    Title: Where top-down meets bottom-up: Neural mechanisms of attending to features, objects and categories

    November 13, 2013 - CBMG tentatively cancelled for Society for Neuroscience

    November 20, 2013 - Matthew Tate, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University
    Location: Wieboldt 421
    Title: Brain eloquence revisited: insights from intraoperative stimulation in awake patients harboring low grade gliomas

    November 27, 2013 - CBMG tentatively cancelled for Thanksgiving

    December 4, 2013 - David Brang (Grabowecky/Suzuki Lab)
    Location: Swift 107
    Title: Electrocorticographic (ECoG) examinations of auditory-visual interactions

    Spring 2013

    3-April-13 - John P. Spencer (University of Iowa)
    Testing a dynamic neural field theory of visual working memory using change detection errors and fMRI.

    10-April-13 - Carson Ingo (Department of Bioengineering University of Illinois at Chicago)
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Anomalous Diffusion and Entropy in Neural Tissue

    17-April-13 - No meeting this week due to Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting

    24-April-13 - Beverly Wright (Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University)
    Location: Annenberg 317
    Acquisition and consolidation of perceptual learning

    1-May-13 - Dasha L. Zabelina (Beeman Lab)
    Location: Annenberg 317
    P50 as a marker of attention, sensory gating, and creative cognition

    8-May-13 - Matthew P. Schroeder (John Disterhoft and Lei Wang Lab)
    Location: Wieboldt 421
    Intrinsic connectivity of the rabbit memory circuit after trace eyeblink conditioning AND manganese-chloride accumulation in active neural regions

    15-May-13 - Kristin R. Swanson (Professor or Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University)
    Location: Wieboldt 421
    Topic TBD

    Special Event: Monday, May 20, 2013
    Announcing the 2013 Data Blitz, sponsored by the Training Program in the Neuroscience of Human Cognition and the Cognitive Brain Mapping Group
    12:00 PM - lunch and drinks will be provided
    624 Davis Street, Evanston

    22-May-13 - Joel Voss
    Location: Wieboldt 421
    Functional neuroanatomy of a very simple learning strategy

    29-May-13 - No CBMG this week

    5-June-13 - Adam Christensen (Lei Wang Lab)
    Location: Wieboldt 421
    Hippocampal Shape and Volume in Primary Progressive Aphasia


    Winter 2013

    9-Jan-13 - Jennie Yufen Chen, Todd Parrish
    Arterial Spin Labeling MRI Study of Age and Gender Effects on Brain Perfusion Hemodynamics -- JYC
    Whole-brain, time-locked activation with simple tasks revealed using massive averaging and model-free analysis -- (Methods JC) -- TP
    Please download and read these two papers for the discussion

    16-Jan-13 - Firat Soylu
    Shared use of neural resources between finger tapping and addition
    Please take a look at these two papers for discussion
    Default-Mode Activity during a Passive Sensory Task: Uncoupled from Deactivation but Impacting Activation
    Interdependence of Nonoverlapping Cortical Systems in Dual Cognitive Tasks

    23-Jan-13 - Jennie Yufen Chen, Todd Parrish (Methods JC)
    Coupling of functional connectivity and regional cerebral blood flow reveals a physiological basis for network hubs of the human brain -- JYC
    Comparison of diffusion-weighted fMRI and BOLD fMRI responses in a verbal working memory task -- TP
    Please download and read these two papers for the discussion

    30-Jan-13 - TBD

    6-Feb-13 - TBD

    13-Feb-13 - David Brang (Grabowecky/Suzuki Lab)
    Anatomical and functional networks underlying multisensory processes

    20-Feb-13 - Special Visitor Pedro Valdés-Sosa, Cuban Neuroscience Center, Havana, Cuba
    EEG brain mapping studies

    27-Feb-13 - Todd Parrish, Methods JC
    Cortical thickness determination of the human brain using high resolution 3 T and 7 T MRI data
    Test–Retest Reproducibility of a Rapid Method to Measure Brain Oxygen Metabolism
    Use of Magnetization Transfer Contrast MRI to Detect Early Molecular Pathology in Alzheimer’s Disease
    Please download and read these papers for discussion

    Special Event: Monday, March 4, 2013, 4 PM
    Cognitive Science Dialogue
    Owen Flanagan, Duke University
    Evan Thompson, University of Toronto

    6-Mar-13 - Cevat Uston (CalTech)
    Part 1: What signals should we decode for prosthetics use?
    Part 2: Preliminary modeling data from the Posterior Parietal Reach Area

    13-Mar-13 Chivon Powers (Beeman Lab)
    Training Attention: Effects of Meditation on Thinking and Problem Solving

    Fall 2012

    3-Oct-12 - Katie Williams, Todd Parrish
    Resting state rat study -- KW
    How resting state predicts responses to TMS treatment for depression (Methods JC) -- TP

    Please download and read this paper for the discussion:
    Resting state and depression outcomes

    10-Oct-12 - Todd Parrish, Methods JC
    Discussion on commentaries re: Wedeen's thesis on geometric pathways of the brain
    Please download and read these papers for the discussion:
    Wedeen's response
    Support for Wedeen's response
    Catani's critique
    Pesky covariates

    17-Oct-12 - Cancelled due to annual Society for Neuroscience meeting

    24-Oct-12 - Alex Baria gives his Open Dissertation Defense
    Brain BOLD oscillations and corresponding network architectures

    31-Oct-12 - Jennie Chen, Methods JC
    Perfusion Imaging: Background
    NOTE: new locations for both Chicago and Evanston Campuses:
    Chicago: Kellerman classroom on the 2nd floor of Olson. People should enter Olson like they are going to the imaging center but head to the 2nd floor. Take a right out of the elevator and head towards NMH. They will pass a hallway, then a door, then turn right down a long hallway. About halfway down they should go left in the large foyer. We will have signs for the meeting.
    Evanston: Annenberg 317.

    Thursday Nov 1, 12 noon - CNADC TALK: Roberto Cabeza
    Compensatory Brain Activity in Older Adults
    Location: WARD 5-230 (Chicago).

    7-Nov-12 - Maggie Shiffrar, Rutgers University -- Guest Lecture
    People Watching: Visual, motor, and social analyses of human movement
    Location: Annenberg 317 (Evanston)

    14-Nov-12 - Jane Wang
    Task-related functional connectivity reveals multiple scales of cognitive processing
    Location: Wieboldt 406 (Chicago); teleconferenced to Sony Library conference room, East Tower 2nd floor room 2699c

    21-Nov-12 - Michael Tennekoon
    The influence of reward processing on verbal working memory: A developmental study.

    28-Nov-12 - Anthony Ryals
    Lifting the fog: Memory and hippocampal disruptions associated with "chemo-fog" cognitive impairments in breast cancer survivors

    5-Dec-12 - Todd Parrish, Methods JC
    fMRI Methodological Considerations and Possibilities
    This journal club brings together three imaging papers that ask us to look at some methodological considerations to keep in mind when doing fMRI research, plus one holiday present from Todd -- a paper outlining a model of prefrontal and parietal cortical function based on fMRI results. Please download all four papers for the journal club discussion, our last CBMG meeting of 2012.

    On the plurality of (methodological) worlds: estimating the analytic flexibility of fMRI experiments
    Complex spatiotemporal haemodynamic response following sensory stimulation in the awake rat
    Development of BOLD signal hemodynamic responses in the human brain
    Has brain imaging discovered anything new about how the brain works?

    CHICAGO LOCATION: McGaw - Kellerman Classroom (McGaw 2-322)
    EVANSTON LOCATION: Annenberg 317

    Spring 2012

    28-Mar-12 - Xue Wang presents Methods JC
    Understanding Diffusion MR Imaging Techniques
    Please download and read this paper for the discussion:
    Understanding Diffusion MR Imaging Techniques

    29-Mar-12 - SPECIAL EVENT: Roberto Cabeza Talk
    Compensatory Brain Activity and Connectivity in the Aging Brain
    The talk will be on Thursday at 12:15 to 1:30 PM in the Hughes Auditorium (Chicago Campus).

    4-Apr-12 - Kia Nobre, Oxford University
    How Memory Shapes Perception

    11-Apr-12 - Todd Parrish presents Methods JC
    Voxelwise analysis of multi-subject diffusion data and Geometric structure of brain fiber pathways
    Please download and read these two papers for the discussion:
    Voxelwise analysis of multi-subject diffusion data
    Geometric structure of brain fiber pathways

    18-Apr-12 - Todd Parrish presents Methods JC
    25 pitfalls in the analysis of diffusion MRI data
    Please download and read this paper for the discussion:
    Diffusion Pitfalls.

    2-May-12 - Todd Parrish presents Methods JC
    DTS and DTI of the Arcuate Fasciculus; Changes in Gray and White Matter Due to Learning
    Please download and read these papers for the discussion:
    DTI and DTS in Arcuate
    Plasticity in Gray and White Matter.

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 4 PM
    Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar / CogSci Seminar, Swift 107
    Clifford Saron, UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain
    Intensive meditation practice: Longitudinal effects on perception, attention, emotion, and physiology

    18-May-12 - SPECIAL EVENT: 2012 Data blitz
    The data blitz will be on the Chicago campus this year and will be held on Friday, May 18, in Ward 5-230. The Data Blitz is the highlight of the year for the Training Program in the Neuroscience of Human Cognition and The Cognitive Brain Mapping Group. It will include a set of 5-min talks from selected students, postdocs, and faculty. The Data Blitz will start at 1:30 PM with lunch. Talks will begin at 2 PM. There will again be a special award for one speaker, though only speakers ending on time will be eligible (First place=free burrito card; Second place=free scanning session).

    23-May-12 - Wen Li, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Encoding Threat in the Sensory Brain

    30-May-12 - Todd Parrish presents Methods JC
    Highlights from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2012 conference
    Please download and read these abstracts for the discussion:
    ISMRM2012 Highlights.

    Winter 2012

    18-Jan-12 - Todd Parrish presents Methods JC
    Combining field strengths on auditory fMRI group analyses and Effects of static magnetic fields on cognition, vital signs and sensory perception
    Please download and read these two papers for the discussion:
    Combining Field Strengths
    Effects of Static Fields

    1-Feb-12 - Todd Parrish presents Methods JC
    Neurovascular coupling; Ultrahigh field systems
    Please download and read these two papers for the discussion:
    Ultra-high field systems
    Neurovascular coupling

    8-Feb-12 - CANCELLED
    Satirical article to download: Superego, Ego, and Id

    15-Feb-12 - Todd Parrish presents Methods JC
    Test-Retest Varibility in fMRI and Text from fMRI
    Please download and read these two papers for the discussion:
    Test-Retest Variability Underlying fMRI Measurements
    Generating Text from Functional Brain Images

    22-Feb-12 - Aya Tova Meltzer-Asscher and Jennifer Mack
    Neural correlates of recovery of sentence processing impairments: Design and preliminary control data

    29-Feb-12 - Lei Wang and Kate Alpert
    Demonstration of the NU neuroimaging data archive

    7-Mar-12 - Kati Gigler
    Investigating the cognitive and neural bases of working memory training

    14-Mar-12 - Sean Deeny
    Designing an EEG study of Cognitive Workload During Prosthetic Use

    21-Mar-12 - No CBMG; Spring Break

    Fall 2011

    28-Sept-11 - Todd Parrish
    Methodological Discussion: The Resting State
    Please download and read this paper for the discussion: Intrinsic Functional Connectivity As a Tool For Human Connectomics: Theory, Properties, and Optimization. Van Dijk et al. 2010.

    5-Oct-11 - Pei Ching-Chang
    Resting-state functional connectivity and receptor expression of NAc in the animal model of neuropathic pain
    For background reading, please download this paper: Anticorrelated resting-state functional connectivity in awake rate brain. Liang et al. 2011.

    12-Oct-11 - Todd Parrish
    Methodological Discussion: On the Relationship Between Seed-Based and ICA-Based Measures of Functional Connectivity
    Please download and read this paper for the discussion: Joel et al, 2011.

    19-Oct-11 - Chris McNorgan
    Unimodal Auditory Cortex Becomes Less Unimodal With Reading Experience

    26-Oct-11 - Todd Parrish
    Methods Journal Club: Three papers on default mode network (resting state)
    Please download and read these three papers for the discussion:
    Classification of Alzheimer Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Normal Cognitive Status with Large-Scale Network Analysis Based on Resting-State fMRI
    MRI Magnetic Field Stimulates Rotational Sensors of the Brain
    The influence of head motion on intrinsic functional connectivity MRI

    2-Nov-11 - Daniel Sanchez (15 min.) and Robin Nusslock (20-30 min.)
    Sanchez: How I learned to stop worrying and love implicit motor learning
    Nusslock: Abnormalities in reward-related brain function across mood disorders

    9-Nov-11 - Daniele Procissi
    Methods Journal Club: Small animal brain neuroimaging resources at NU Chicago Campus
    Quantitative pharmacologic MRI: Mapping the cerebral blood volume response to cocaine in dopamine transporter knockout mice

    16-Nov-11 - Cancelled due to annual SFN meeting

    23-Nov-11 - Todd Parrish
    Methods Journal Club: Multiplexed Echo Planar Imaging for Sub-Second Whole Brain FMRI and Fast Diffusion Imaging
    Multiplexed EPI

    30-Nov-11 - Julia Schuchard
    Implicit and Explicit Learning in Aphasia: An Artificial Grammar Learning Study

    7-Dec-11 - Julia Mossbridge
    Methods Journal Club: Random-forest classification with Matlab
    Optional very useful paper: Classification and Regression by randomForest

    14-Dec-11 - Jane Wang
    Task performance-related reorganization of functional connectivity reveals processing on multiple network scales

    Winter/Spring 2011

    *Please note new Evanston room starting this quarter -- Tech L251

    19-Jan-11 - Daniel J. Sanchez, Reber Lab
    Motor Sequence Learning Rate Examined with the SISL Task

    23-Feb-11 - Melanie Wilke and Igor Kagan, Anderson Lab, CalTech
    Intra- and interhemispheric interactions during spatial decision-making: behaving monkey fMRI, inactivation and physiology studies

    2-Mar-11 - Aya Meltzer-Asscher, Thompson Lab
    Neural correlates of ambiguous and unambiguous verb processing

    9-Mar-11 - Heather D. Lucas, Paller Lab
    Many processes lead to recognition: Electrophysiological correlates of familiarity derived from short-term masked repetition

    23-Mar-11 - Alex Baria, Apkarian Lab
    The spectral structure and function of BOLD in the brain

    6-Apr-11 - no meeting due to annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting

    4-May-11 - Konrad Kording, Deparment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiology, and Applied Mathematics
    Uncertainty in sensorimotor integration and its neural representation

    13-May-11 - Annual Data Blitz, Room 107 Swift Hall, Evanston campus

    18-May-11 Javeria Ali Hashmi, Apkarian Lab
    Brain mechanisms of placebo effects in a clinical drug trial for chronic back pain

    25-May-11 Bogdan Petre, Apkarian Lab
    Morphological and functional reorganization of the limbic system predicts transition from acute to chronic back pain in humans

    Fall 2010

    22-Sept-10 - Robert Hurley, PhD, Mesulam Lab
    NUIN Post-Defense Dissertation Presentation
    Mechanisms of Anomia in Primary Progressive Aphasia

    29-Sept-10 - Todd Parrish
    Is the old Trio still old? How different is it from the new one?

    3-Nov-10 - Marco Tullio Liuzza, University of Rome La Sapienza
    Gaze following. The importance of society and culture in modulating a reflexive-like behaviour

    10-Nov-10 - Yangqing (Lucie) Xu, Franconeri lab
    Spatial attention shifts in the perception of ambiguous object structure

    1-Dec-10 - Ali Khan, Simon Fraser University
    Improving brain registration and segmentation using anatomical guidance and intelligent atlas selection

    8-Dec-10 - Christine Wu Nordahl, University of California at Davis MIND Institute
    Brain Development in the First 5 Years of Life: Tackling the Heterogeneity of Autism Spectrum Disorders
    (NOTE change of room in Chicago to Ward 5-230)

    Winter/Spring 2010

    13-Jan-10 - Matthew Schroeder, MSc, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Working Memory Tasks Alter Functional Networks in Schizophrenia

    20-Jan-10 - Vania Apkarian, Department of Physiology
    A longitudinal study of back pain, or, who is hogging the scanner?

    27-Jan-10 - Jerome Prado, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Distinct representations of subtraction and multiplication in the neural systems for numerosity and language

    3-Feb-10 - Mona Lisa Chanda, Department of Physiology
    Pain characteristic differences between subacute and chronic back pain patients

    10-Feb-10 - Micheal Greicius, M.D., Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford Scool of Medicine
    The Default-Mode Network: How Is This Intrinsic Connectivity Network Different from All Others?

    17-Feb-10 - Guillermo Cecchi, Reseach Staff Member, Biometaphorical Computing, IBM
    Predictive Modeling of Chronic pain

    24-Feb-10 - David Borsook, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Imaging drugs and disease

    17-Mar-10 - Marwan Baliki, Department of Physiology, Northwestern University
    Unique cortical morphological prints for different chronic pain conditions in humans

    7-Apr-10 - Brian R. Levinthal, Franconeri Lab, Department of Psychology
    Dividing attention across the visual hemifields

    21-Apr-10 - Steven Franconeri, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University
    Spatial relationship judgments as a sequence of attentional shifts

    5-May-10 - Bharath Chandrasekaran, Northwestern University
    Subcortical and cortical contributions to auditory learning

    19-May-10 - Alex Baria, Northwestern University
    Frequency distribution of the BOLD signal in the brain

    26-May-10 - Marc Ettlinger, Wong Lab, Northwestern University
    The interaction of memory and language learning

    30-Jun-10 - Dana Strait, Music Cognition, Northwestern University
    Auditory expertise affects cortical variability during selective attention

    Fall 2009

    11-Nov-09 - Alex Baria, Department of Physiology
    Autonomic Signals and Pain

    18-Nov-09 - Matthew Smith, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Neural Correlates of Empathic Perspective-Taking in Schizophrenia (NCEPTS)

    25-Nov-09 - Todd Parrish, Center for Advanced MRI
    New Features at CAMRI

    2-Dec-09 - Derin Cobia, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Relationships between neuroanatomical abnormalities and cognitive functioning in schizophrenia

    Winter/Spring 2009

    January 7, 2009 - Adam Safron (Bailey Lab)
    Neural Correlates of Sexual Orientation

    January 21, 2009 - Psychiatry Grand Rounds, 11:30 AM to 1 PM
    Deanna Barch, Washington University, St. Louis
    Pritzker Auditorium, Feinberg Pavilion, Chicago campus
    Schizophrenia: Losing Control Over Thoughts, Memories and Emotions

    January 28, 2009 - Psychiatry Grand Rounds, 11:30 AM to 1 PM
    Steven Small, University of Chicago
    Pritzker Auditorium, Feinberg Pavilion, Chicago campus
    The Chicago Cubs

    February 4, 2009 - Rob Hurley (Mesulam Lab)
    Electrophysiology of Object Naming In Primary Progressive Aphasia

    February 11, 2009 - Joan Chiao - to lead discussion on these papers:
    Vul paper   Lieberman paper   Jabbi paper
    Voodoo correlations: Separating the wheat from the chaff

    February 18, 2009- Donna Bridge (Chiao Lab)
    Conceptual social power and neurocognitive mechanisms of math performance

    February 25, 2009 - Marwan Baliki (Apkarian Lab)
    PhD Dissertation Defense

    March 4, 2009 - Charlene Lee (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
    Top-down executive & automatic processes during lexical ambiguity resolution for noun/verb homographs

    March 18, 2009 - Fan Cao (Booth Lab)

    April 1, 2009 - Todd Parrish
    Discussion about the 32 channel head coil and future plans for imaging

    April 15, 2009 - Li Liu (Booth Lab)
    Children with reading disability show modality-specific deficits in semantic processing: A model comparison approach using effective connectivity

    May 1, 2009 - Annual DATA BLITZ for the T32 training program and the CBMG
    Evanston Campus, FSB 3-417
    List of Presentations

    May 6, 2009 - Hide Komeda (guest of Chiao Lab)
    Neural substrates of representing a protagonist's mental and physical states in narrative comprehension


    January 30, 2008 - Joel Voss (Paller Lab)
    Conceptual priming and explicit recognition with squiggles

    February 13, 2008 - Tobias Egner (Egner Lab)
    Are repetition suppression effects a consequence of predictive coding?

    February 20, 2008 - Aprajita Mohanty (Mesulam Lab)

    February 27, 2008 - Paul Geha (Apkarian Lab)
    Do CRPS patients age faster than healthy subjects?

    March 7, 2008 - Friday Afternoon, lunch at noon, talks start at 1 PM
    Annual DATA BLITZ (for the T32 training program and the CBMG)
    Ward 5-230, Med school, Chicago Campus

    April 2, 2008 - Nadia Cone and Fan Cao (Booth Lab)

    April 30, 2008 - Marwan Baliki (Apkarian Lab)

    May 7, 2008 - Eric Gobel (Reber Lab)

    May 21, 2008 - Bharath Chandrasekaran (Incoming Post-Doc with Patrick Wong)

    May 28, 2008 - Robert Hurley (Mesulam Lab and Paller Lab)

    December 10, 2008 - Lei Wang (Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences)

    December 17, 2008 - Holiday Break


    January 10, 2007: Apkarian Lab: Marwan Baliki

    January 24, 2007: Gitelman Lab: Siri Sonty
    Primary Progressive Aphasia: fMRI investigations of the language network

    February 7, 2007: Thompson Lab: Dirk den Ouden
    Naming verbs from movies and pictures

    February 21, 2007: Jung-Beeman Lab: Nira Mashal

    March 7, 2007:

    March 14, 2007: Recover from the data blitz; no meeting

    March 21, 2007: Spring Break

    April 4, 2007: Gottfried Lab: Wen Li
    Shock to the senses: Olfactory aversive learning and neural plasticity in piriform and orbitofrontal cortices

    April 18, 2007: TBA Journal CLub

    April 25, 2007 at 4PM: Mark D'Esposito, UC Berkeley
    From cognitive to neural models of working memory
    Pancoe Auditorium, videoconferenced to Gray Room, Lurie Building

    May 9, 2007: Mesulam Lab: Rob Hurley

    May 16, 2007: Apkarian Lab: Marwan Baliki

    May 30, 2007: Theresa Pape, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    June 6, 2007: Mesulam Lab: Appu Mohanty
    NOTE: Chicago location is Hughes Auditorium, Lurie Building

    June 7, 2007, 11 AM: Reber Lab: Eric Gobel
    Dissociating response planning components of perceptual-motor sequence learning

    October 17, 2007 - Joan Chiao
    Neural representations of social status hierarchy in human inferior parietal cortex

    October 31, 2007 - Dirk den Ouden (Thompson Lab)

    November 14, 2007 - Patrick Wong's Lab

    November 21, 2007 - Special Visitor: Brian Gonsalves, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Brian's Homepage
    Medial temporal lobe contributions to recognition memory
    Special Rooms: Library Forum Room (Evanston) & Wieboldt Videoconference room (Chicago)

    December 5, 2007 - Special Visitor: Nikos Logothetis, MPI Tuebingen - Nikos' Homepage
    From Single Neuron Activity to Visual Cognition: A Bridge Too Far?
    Special Rooms: Swift Hall room 107 (Evanston) & Wieboldt Videoconference room (Chicago)
    Special Time: 4:15 PM

    December 12, 2007 - DJ Bolger (Booth Lab)
    Tracking reading skill through plasticity and integration


    January 18, 2006: Apkarian Lab
          Title Interactions between aging, pain duration, and brain activity - what does it imply about mechanisms of chronic pain?
          Presenter: Paul Geha

    February 1, 2006: Gitelman Lab
          Title Neuroimaging, Incidental findings, and Human subjects
          Presenter: Darren Gitelman

    February 8, 2006: Reber Lab
          Title Development of snowflake category knowledge
          Presenter: Antonio Gisbert

    February 15, 2006: Wong Lab
          Title Effects of linguistic proficiency on talker identification
          Presenter: Patrick Wong and Tyler Perrachione

    March 15, 2006: Paller Lab
          Title Different brain mechanisms support implicit versus explicit learning in a visual search task
          Presenter: Brennan Miller

    March 22, 2006: Gottfried Lab
          Title Learning to smell the roses: olfactory perceptual learning in human piriform and orbitofrontal cortex
          Presenter: Wen Li

    April 19, 2006: Thompson Lab
          Title Neural correlates of verb and verb argument structure processing in normal and aphasic individuals
          Presenter: Steve Fix
          Title The hemodynamic response function (HRF) in vascular lesions: implications for analysis of fMRI data in patients
          Presenter: Borna Bonakdarpour

    May 3, 2006: Jung-Beeman Lab
          Title Mood effects on problem solving with insight
          Presenter: Karuna Subramaniam

    May 10, 2006: Journal Club
          Title Declarative memory consolidation in humans - Takashima et al. - PNAS 2006
          Presenter: John Rudoy - Paller Lab

    May 17, 2006: Mesulam Lab
          Title Effects of emotion on attention and executive function
          Presenter: Appu Mohanty

    May 24, 2006: Gitelman Lab
          Title T BA
          Presenter: TB A

    June 7, 2006: Journal Club
          Title Anterior temporal laterality in PPA shifts to the right - Peeters et al. - Annals of Neurology 2005
          Presenter: Dirk den Ouden - Thompson Lab

    June 14, 2006: Parrish Lab
          Title Bilateral activation in individuals post-stroke
          Presenter: Gwyn Lewis

    June 21, 2006: Journal Club
          Title Direct evidence for a parietal-frontal pathway subserving spatial awareness in humans
          Presenter: Metehan Cicek - Mesulam Lab

    October 4, 2006: DJ Bolger, Booth Lab
    The Development of Orthographic Knowledge: A Cognitive Neuroscience Investigation of Reading Skill

    October 18, 2006: Tobias Egner, Mesulam Lab
    Do spatial and feature-based visual attention reflect independent neural mechanisms?

    November 1, 2006: Doug Burman, Booth Lab
    Sex Differences in Neural Processing of Language

    November 13, 2006: Randy McIntosh, University of Toronto
    Special lecture at noon and PLS workshop at 4 PM
    Context and catalysts in brain network function

    November 15, 2006: Joan Chiao, Chiao Lab
    Visualizing cultural influences on neural systems of emotion

    November 29, 2006: Wong Lab
    The reverse hierarchy theory of auditory and speech learning

    December 6, 2006: Paller Lab
    Visiting Speaker, Reza Habib, Southern Illinois University
    The Neural Signature of Temporarily Inaccessible Memories
    Note: Chicago campus location is Lurie Building, Hughes Auditorium

    December 13, 2006: Camelia M. Kuhnen, Kellogg
    The Neural Basis of Financial Risk Taking
    Note: Chicago campus location is Lurie Building, Hughes Auditorium


    February 2, 2005: Apkarian Lab
          Presenter:Paul Geha

    February 16, 2005: Gitelman Lab
          Title Dynamic Causal Modelling
          Presenter:Siri Sonty

    March 2, 2005: Paller Lab
          Title Fluent does not equal familiar: Distinct neural markers for conceptual priming and episodic familiarity
          Presenter:Joel Voss

    March 9, 2005: Paller Lab
          Title Unseen Emotion Taints What We See -- An Investigation on Unconscious Emotional Processing
          Presenter: Wen Li

    April 13, 2005: Mesulam Lab
          Presenter: Mojtaba Zarei (Visiting Professor from

    April 20, 2005: Jung-Beeman Lab
          Title Mood effects on insight problem solving
          Presenter: Karuna Subramaniam

    May 4, 2005: Booth Lab
          TitleOrthographic and Phonological Representations in Children: An fMRI Study
          Presenter:Tali Bitan

    May 18, 2005: Reber Lab
          Title Wrestling with the problem of threshold setting in fMRI data analysis: Development of a
    Monte Carlo method based on "matched noise"
          Presenter: Kate Murray

    June 8, 2005: Parrish Lab
          Title Arterial Spin Labeling
          Presenter: Jennie

    October 5, 2005: Booth Lab
          Title Development of lexical specificity in occipito-temporal cortex
          Presenter: Douglas D. Burman

    October 19: Reber Lab
          Title Visuomotor coordination with predictable and unpredictable targets
          Presenter: Lucia Simo

    November 2, 2005: Wong Lab
          Title Behavioral and Neural Characteristics of Successful and Less Successful Language Learning in Adults
          Presenter: Patrick Wong

    November 16, 2005: Gottfried Lab
          Title Odor quality and odorant structure
          Presenter: Jay Gottfried


    August 18, 2004: Apkarian Lab
          Title New strategies for pain drug development: Human brain imaging studies leading to a new class of analgesics?
          Presenter:Vania Apkarian

    August 25, 2004: Gitelman Lab
          Title Analysis and Aquisition of Strucutural MRI images
          Presenter:Darren Gitelman

    September 8, 2004: Parrish Lab
          Title MRI facilities and new protocol update
          Presenter:Todd Parrish

    September 22, 2004: Paller Lab (Invited Speaker)
          Title Studies of Perceptual Learning
          Presenter:Stephen Engel

    October 13, 2004: Reber Lab
          Title Studying Perceptual Expertise with fMRI
          Presenter:Joan Fisher

    November 17, 2004: Booth Lab
          Title Effective Connectivity in Spelling and Rhyming Tasks
          Presenter:Tali Bitan