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Department of Psychology


STHFT Neurosciences and Durham University Psychology Department

3rd Joint Research Seminar

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 10:00 - 12:30

to 15:Central Room, Stephenson College, Queen’s Campus, Thornaby on Tees, TS17 6JZ


On 17 June , 2016 Durham University will hold a 1-day conference entitled

What Can We Learn about the Mind from Brain Imaging Evidence?

Invited Speakers:

  • Jody Culham, Western University, Ontario, Canada
  • Eleanor Maguire, University College London, UK
  • Adrian Owen, Western University, Ontario, Canada
  • Dick Passingham, Oxford University, UK

A more detailed program and information about the venue are available here

The conference is free to attend, but due to limited spaces advance online registration is required at

This event is generously supported by

Durham University Institute of Advanced Study

The European Brain and Behaviour Society

Durham University Biophysical Science Institute

Durham University Neuroimaging Centre

DUNIC Research Seminars (normally held in L47, Department of Psychology):

Friday, February 19, 2016, 4pm

Tessa Dekker

Glimpses from neuroimaging into what drives optimisation of vision in childhood

Friday, March 11, 2016, 4pm

Candice Morey

Past Seminars / Events

Friday, January 15, 2016, 4pm

Antonia Hamilton

"Neural mechanisms of social interaction"

Friday, November 20, 2015, 4pm

Mairead MacSweeney

"Using neuroimaging data to inform educational interventions for deaf children"

Friday, October 30, 2015, 4pm

Nikolaus Kriegeskorte

"Deep neural networks: a new framework for modelling brain information processing"

Friday May 8, 2015, 4 pm

Hedwig Eisenbarth, University of Southampton

"What does your heart rate change look like in the brain? Using machine-learning methods to compute pattern and predict outcome variables"

Friday March 13, 2015, 4 pm

Christoph Kayser, University of Glasgow

"The role of slow oscillatory brain activity for auditory perception"

Friday November 21, 2014, 4 pm

Dr. Joydeep Bhattacharya, Goldsmiths, University of London

"On the Neuronal Trajectory of Cognitive Creativity"

Friday November 7, 2014, 4 pm

Dr. Matthew Rushworth, University of Oxford

"Connexions and interactions of ventral frontal cortex"

Friday May 23, 2014, 4 pm

Prof. Catherine Tallon-Baudry, Ecole Normale Supérieure Département d'Études Cognitives, France.

"Toward a biological explanation of subjective experience?"

Friday May 16, 2014, 4 pm

Dr. Amanda Ellison, Durham University

"Revealing contingencies in the brain; never as easy as you think"

Friday March 14, 2014, 4 pm

Dr. Stephanie Rossit, University of East Anglia

"Lesion-Symptom Mapping: a unique window into visuomotor brain function ?"

Friday March 7, 2014, 4 pm

Prof. Stefan Debener, Uni Oldenburg, Germany

"Benefits and pitfalls of simultaneous EEG-fMRI"

Friday February 21, 2014, 4 pm

Dr. Rene Westerhausen, University of Bergen, Norway

"Diffusion-tensor imaging (DTI): exploring white-matter microstructure"

Friday January 17, 2014, 4 pm

Prof. Uta Noppeney, University of Birmingham

"See what you hear – The neural basis of audiovisual integration"

Friday December 13, 2013, 4 pm

Dr. Tom Hartley, York University

"Places I remember: investigations of spatial memory and the role of the hippocampus"

Tuesday November 26, 2013, 1pm

Professor Mel Goodale, Western University, Canada

"Grasping in the real world: choosing goals and avoiding obstacles"

CLC 407 @1pm (Calman Learning Centre)

Friday November 22, 2013, 4pm

Dr Irene Sperandio, University of East Anglia

“Why do things look as they do? The contribution of primary visual cortex to size perception”

Friday April 12, 2013, 4pm

Nikolaas Osterhof

Friday March 22, 2013, 4pm

Flavia Filimon, University College London

Friday February 22, 2013, 4pm

Denis Schluppek, University of Nottingham

Friday February 15, 2013, 12.30pm

MRI Research Seminar: Durham University Neuroimaging Centre and James Cook University Hospital.

Location - F009 Wolfson Seminar Room, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6BH. Contact Dr Jason Connolly

Echolocation Event

June 19 - 20, 2014, Durham University.

It is free for anyone to attend, but due to limited spaces, advance registration is required for the workshop on June 20th

For more details see

STHFT Neurosciences and Durham University Psychology Department

2nd Joint Research Seminar

Friday 25 April 12:30 to 15:00

Central Room, Stephenson College, Queen’s Campus, Thornaby on Tees, TS17 6JZ


DUNIC Small Group Meeting Series:

Friday Sept 20th 2013: 'Investigating the neural mechanisms of social information processing from biological motion.'

Please find more information here:


Thursday Sept 12th 2013: 'Integrated' fMRI and bioengineering for advancing brain-machine-brain interface development.'

Please find more information here:


Tuesday July 2nd 2013: 'Investigating possible relationships between the dorsal and the ventral visual streams.'

Please find more information here: