• Fri
    24
    Jan
    2020
    12:00 pmAula 11, Clinic Campus

    Antonio Strafella | University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

    Thilo Van Eimeren | University of Cologne, Germany

     

    Abstract

    Differential diagnoses between Parkinsonian syndromes pose significant challenges for clinicians as clinical manifestations can overlap and there are no gold standard biomarkers.  Multimodal translational approaches from novel molecular makers using positron emission tomography (PET) to the brain connectomics by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could help to elucidate the underlying brain mechanisms of parkinsonisms and their clinical prognoses.

  • Tue
    28
    Jan
    2020
    3:00 pmSala de Graus, Facultat de Psicologia, Campus Mundet

    Dr. Raquel Jimenez Pasalodos - Universidad de Valladolid and Universitat de Barcelona (ERC Artsoundscapes project)

    The poster of this talk can be downloaded from here

  • Thu
    06
    Feb
    2020
    3:00 pmSala de Graus, Mundet Campus

    Tobias Reichenbach, PhD | Imperial College London

    Abstract

    Understanding speech in noisy backgrounds requires selective attention to a particular speaker. Humans excel at this challenging task, while current speech recognition technology still struggles when background noise is loud. The neural mechanisms by which we process speech remain, however, poorly understood, not least due to the complexity of natural speech. Here we describe recent progress obtained through applying machine-learning to neuroimaging data of humans listening to speech in different types of background noise. In particular, we develop statistical models to relate characteristic features of speech such as pitch, amplitude fluctuations and linguistic surprisal to neural measurements. We find neural correlates of speech processing both at the subcortical level, related to the pitch, as well as at the cortical level, related to amplitude fluctuations and linguistic structures. We also show that some of these measures allow to diagnose disorders of consciousness. Our findings may be applied in smart hearing aids that automatically adjust speech processing to assist a user, as well as in diagnostics of brain disorders.

  • Fri
    07
    Feb
    2020
    11:00 amSala d’Actes Aulari Universitat de Barcelona: Escola Universitaria D'Infermeria, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat

    Chris Butler |Imperial College London/University of Oxford

    Abstract

    Memory impairment is common in neurological disease and is often associated with hippocampal pathology. Pure hippocampal amnesia is, however, relatively rare and its underlying mechanisms are controversial. I will discuss research from patients with both transient and persistent forms of amnesia, which provide insights into memory impairment more broadly and from whom important clinical lessons can be learned. In particular, I will argue that many neuropsychological tests of memory are neither sensitive nor specific to hippocampal disease. Instead, we should be measuring forgetting over prolonged periods of time. Accelerated long-term forgetting is a novel and highly sensitive cognitive marker of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2020
    3:00 pmSala de Graus, Campus Mundet

    Dr. Martijn Wokke |The City University of New York (USA), and The University of Cambridge (UK)

  • Thu
    27
    Feb
    2020
    12:30 pmAula Magna, Historical Building UB

    Gina Rippon | Aston University

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  • Fri
    28
    Feb
    2020
    12:00 pmAula 14, Campus Clínic

    Manuel Mameli, PhD - Université de Lausane

    Abstract

    To delineate the neuronal circuits underlying aversion and reward, and their implications in neuropsychiatric disorders is a current hot-topic in neuroscience. The Mameli’s lab aims to decipher the neurobiology of motivation and provide knowledge for disorders including addiction and depression by using different approaches such as electrophysiology, optogenetics, rodent behavior and molecular biology.

  • Mon
    16
    Mar
    2020
    Sun
    22
    Mar
    2020
  • Wed
    25
    Mar
    2020
    Fri
    27
    Mar
    2020
    Hotel Alimara, Barcelona, Spain

    10th International Meeting on Neurocanthocytosis Syndromes

    Hotel Alimara, March 25-27, 2020, Barcelona, Spain

  • Thu
    07
    May
    2020
    Fri
    08
    May
    2020
  • Sat
    11
    Jul
    2020
    Wed
    15
    Jul
    2020
    Glasgow

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    Proposal Submission Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2019 – 23:59 HAST