SLIDE TYPE
Wed
Jun 19
11:00
CCNi Rounds
Anne Keitel Differentiating between stimulus-related and percept-related neural activity during speech processing
Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Wed
Jun 19
11:30
CCNi Rounds
Christian Keitel Stimulus-driven brain rhythms, alpha entrainment and dynamic vision
Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Fri
Jun 21
10:00
MEG Meeting
MEG user meeting
Meeting Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Thu
Jun 27
11:00
Research Seminar
Dr Denis A. Engemann Research Scientist Parietal Team, French National Institute of Computer Science (INRIA) Large-scale analysis of electrophysiology data in cognitive neurology
Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Fri
Jun 28
15:30
Research Seminar
Professor Verena Rieser Professor of Computer Science Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Let's Chat! Can Virtual Agents Learn How to Have a Conversation?
Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Tue
Jul 9
14:00
Research Seminar
Professor Stephen Wood Head, Clinical & Translational Neuroscience Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health Predicting Outcome in Youth Mental Health
Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Thu
Nov 14
14:30
cSCAN Rounds
Victoria Southgate Professor, Institute of Psychology University of Copenhagen To be confirmed
Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Wednesday
June
19
Anne Keitel
Differentiating between stimulus-related and percept-related neural activity during speech processing
11:00 Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Wednesday
June
19
Christian Keitel
Stimulus-driven brain rhythms, alpha entrainment and dynamic vision
11:30 Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
From the earliest days of recording the Human alpha rhythm in the visual brain, researchers have been fascinated with the possibility of driving alpha externally by means of visual flicker stimulation (aka frequency tagging or photic driving). This approach has since encouraged research into the temporal aspects of vision and visual attention, as well as clinical diagnostics and even potential treatments. Still, it remains an open question whether a stimulus-driven alpha-band response can be considered functionally equivalent to its intrinsic counterpart. Measuring brain responses to strictly- and quasi-periodic visual stimuli in EEG/MEG allowed us to critically review whether the alpha rhythm can be externally driven, or entrained, and pit this notion against seemingly […]
Friday
June
21
MEG user meeting
10:00 Meeting Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Seminar Room
Thursday
June
27
Dr Denis A. Engemann
Research Scientist
Parietal Team, French National Institute of Computer Science (INRIA)
Large-scale analysis of electrophysiology data in cognitive neurology
11:00 Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG) can access population-level neuronal dynamics across diverse behaviorally relevant temporal scales from seconds to milliseconds. With the advent of machine learning, M/EEG has become a promising resource for predictive modeling of cognitive states and neuro-psychiatric conditions due to the intimate link between brain rhythms and various facets of cognitive processes. While MEG can recover spatial patterns at higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), the high availability and portability of EEG makes it a promising candidate for "big data" approaches in clinical neuroscience. Processing M/EEG data, however, is inherently challenging due to its high-dimensional nature and low SNR. Unfortunately, to date, various steps of M/EEG processing […]
Friday
June
28
Professor Verena Rieser
Professor of Computer Science
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Let's Chat! Can Virtual Agents Learn How to Have a Conversation?
15:30 Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Intelligent virtual agents frequently engage the user in conversation. The underlying technology - often referred to as spoken dialogue systems - have experienced a revolution over the past decade, moving from being completely handcrafted to using data-driven machine learning methods. In this talk, I will review current developments including my work on using reinforcement learning and deep learning models, and evaluate these methods in the light of recent results from two large-scale studies: First, I will summarise results from the End-to-End NLG Challenge for presenting information in closed-domain, task-based dialogue systems. Second, I will report our experience from experimenting with these models for generating responses in open-domain social dialogue as part of the Amazon Alexa Prize […]
Tuesday
July
9
Professor Stephen Wood
Head, Clinical & Translational Neuroscience
Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health
Predicting Outcome in Youth Mental Health
14:00 Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
Mental health problems typically arise during adolescence and young adulthood, and put those who experience them at greatly increased risk for poor functional outcomes. In the early phase of illness most presenting problems are non-specific, and predicting likely outcomes at the individual level has not been possible. In this talk I will discuss the international efforts to predict the onset and early course of mental illnesses, beginning with the work on the at-risk mental state for psychosis and extending to current machine learning approaches.
Thursday
November
14
Victoria Southgate
Professor, Institute of Psychology
University of Copenhagen
To be confirmed
14:30 Seminar Room, 62 Hillhead Street
To be confirmed
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Best Dissertation Supervisor Award!
22 March 2019 Congratulations to Maria Gardani for winning the Best Dissertation Supervisor Award last night at the GUSRC Student Teaching Awards!
PUB NIGHT
Friday 7 June 2019 after 6PM

The third Pub Night of 2019 will be at

THE SIKORSKI POLISH CLUB!

5 Parkgrove Terrace
G3 7SD

(the Pub is in the basement and opens at 6pm)