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Find out about upcoming Institute for Mind and Brain events and talks.

Events: 2023-2024

These twice-monthly sessions explore a range of brain related topics with discussions led by leading researchers.  

IMB members may also be interested in attending Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR) lectures:  https://cstar.sc.edu/lecture-series/

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December 8, 2023

Due to a conflict with our speark, we have re-scheduled Dr. MacDonald to next month.

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January 26, 2024: External speaker

Dr. Maryellen MacDonald, University of Wisconsin Department of Psychology

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February 9, 2024

IMB seminar - pending speaker

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February 16 2024: IMB Conference on the Reading Brain

Save the date for this year's IMB Conference on the Reading Brain. This conference will be chaired by Dr. Suzanne Adlof.

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February 23, 2024

IMB seminar - pending speaker

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March 22, 2024

IMB seminar - pending speaker

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April 5, 2024

IMB seminar - pending speaker

Workshop

April 12 2024: Workshop on IRT

In partnership with the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR),  the IMB will be hosting a workshop on Item Response Theory (IRT). More details will be coming soon about the agenda and how to register.

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April 19, 2024

IMB seminar - pending speaker


Colloquium Series Talks - Archive

These twice-monthly sessions explore a range of brain related topics with discussions led by leading researchers.  

2023-2024

Dr. Mark Seidenberg,  University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Psychology

Talk titleUsing reading research to improve literacy outcomes

Dr. Cailee Nelson: Dr. Nelson is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow Brain Research Across Development (B-RAD) Lab University of South Carolina. 

Talk title: Coping with Ostracism: A Neuroscientific Investigation of Mindset and Autistic Characteristics

Sara Wilson, Ph.D. Candidate in Linguistics Program, Graduate Research Assistant for Aging Brain Cohort

Talk title:  Partner-specific Alignment Across Multiple Linguistic Levels in Interactive Dialogue

Dr. Xiaoxue (Jessie) Fu discussed her research program and future directions. 

Meet and greet: To kick off the 2023-2024 colloquium season, the Institute for Mind and Brain is inviting you for a meet-and-greet on Friday August 25th, at noon, in the Walsh conference room in Barnwell (Dept. of Psychology). Lunch will be served, and Dr. Rutvik Desai, the interim director of the IMB, will give a brief overview of the mission of the IMB, and of events and opportunities offered through the IMB in the coming season!

2022-2023

TBD

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Barnwell College - Walsh Conference Room 227
Student Guest Speaker #1:  Rebecca Revilla, USC

Title: Are people worth the effort? The brain basis for social decision-making

Student Guest Speaker #2:  Deepa Tilwani, USC

Title: TBD

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Barnwell College - Walsh Conference Room 227
Guest Speaker:  Dr. Bradley Postle, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title: Controlling the Contents of Working Memory

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Barnwell College - Walsh Conference Room 227
Guest Speaker:  Dr. Jerry Tang, UT Austin  

Title: Decoding continuous language from fMRI recordings

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Barnwell College - Walsh Conference Room 227
Guest Speaker:  Dr. Simon Fischer-Baum, Director, NSF Perception, Action, and Cognition Program  

Title: Funding at the National Science Foundation

Abstract: The National Science Foundation supports fundamental research and education in science and engineering – including fundamental research about how the mind and brain works. Opportunities at the NSF change all the time. This presentation and Q&A session will provide information on current funding opportunities related to your community – but also more general information about the NSF merit criteria and the review process so that you can be prepared when new opportunities emerge. How to find the appropriate program for your work and some tips for writing successful proposals will also be covered.

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Barnwell College - Walsh Conference Room 227
Guest Speaker:  Erin Meier [C-STAR]   
Talk Title:  TBA

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Barnwell College - Walsh Conference Room 227
Guest Speaker: Brent Strickland 
Talk Title:  TBA

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Barnwell College - Walsh Conference Room 227
Guest Speaker:  Meisam Arjmandi  
Talk Title:  Towards a personalized approach to improve speech and language outcomes in cochlear implant listeners 

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Barnwell College - Walsh Conference Room 227
Guest Speaker:  Caitlin Hudac
Talk Title:  Brain ‘coupling’: EEG dynamics between loving partners 

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Barnwell College - Walsh Conference Room 227
Guest Speaker:  Yuan Wang
Talk Title:  Modeling the Shape of Brain Signals and Networks with Topological Data Analysis

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Barnwell College - Walsh Conference Room 227
Guest Speaker: Amit Sheth
Talk Title: Knowledge-infused Natural Language Understanding for Addiction and Mental Health Research [pdf]

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Barnwell College - Walsh Conference Room 227
Guest Speaker: Stephen Wilson [C-STAR] 
Talk Title:  Neural Correlates of Recovery from Aphasia after Stroke [pdf]

A recording of the lecture available later, via our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8p0CuG4He9nqCR4nnzhZ7w/videos

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Barnwell College - Walsh Conference Room 227
Welcome Meeting

Workshops archive

The IMB hosted a workshop on transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), geared towards trainees. Dr. Karim Johari from Louisiana State University. 

Flyer for IMB R Workshop 2023

 

 


Previous Years Events

Dr. Christian O'Reilly from USC, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Artificial Intelligence Institute (#AllSC), and the Autism and Neurodevelopment Disorders Center (#USCAN).
3:30pm-4:45pm
Talk Title: EEG functional connectivity and its application to the study of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Dr. Jennifer Vendemia from USC, Department of Psychology and Institute for Mind and Brain 
3:30pm - 4:45pm
Talk Title: Proprioception and the Impact of LBP: A Tale of Two Cortical Systems

Dr. Robert Mason from Carnegie Mellon University
3:30pm
Talk Title:  The new cognitive educational neuroscience: a neurosemantic approach to the science of learning 

Robert Mason flyer [PDF]

Rutvik Desai
3:30pm-4:45pm
Talk Title:  TBA

Jessica Bradshaw
3:30pm-4:45pm
Talk Title:  Mapping Infant Experience: Physiology, Attention, and Movement as Predictors of Social Engagement

Jessica Bradshaw Flyer [PDF]

Watch Jessica Bradshaw's talk here.  
The passcode is:  %%k6rdaM

Amy Dawel, The Australian National University
3:30pm-4:45pm
Talk Title: Why faking it isn’t making it in facial expression research

Amy Dawel Flyer [PDF]

Darrell Worthy, Texas A&M University
3:30pm-4:45pm
Talk Title:  TBA

Darrel Worthy Flyer [PDF]

ZOOM 3:30pm-4:45pm
Dr. Cheryl Armstead
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina

Connections Between Emotional Regulation, Chronic Discrimination, and Allostatic Load Biomarkers Among Midlife African American Women

December 1st Flyer [PDF]

Watch Dr. Armstead's Presentation. The passode is 9K&&Y*p0

Zoom 3:30pm – 4:45pm
Dr. Jennifer Trueblood
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN

The Dynamics of Contextual Sensitivity in Multi-alternative Choice

Watch Dr. Trueblood's presentation. The passcode is: Ng+S.wm8

November 17th Flyer [PDF]

ZOOM 3:30pm-4:45pm

Chuanji Gao, PhD
Incoming Postdoctoral Fellow @
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Institute for Mind and Brain, University of South Carolina

September 22, 2020 Flyer [pdf]

ZOOM 3:30pm – 4:45pm

Dr. Valerie Shalin
Professor, Department of Psychology
Wright State University – Dayton, OH

Automating the Interpretation of Behavioral Measures in Open Task Environments

View the recording of the October 6th Colloqia

Passcode for Zoom video: fp$bz*y4

October 6, 2020 Flyer [pdf]


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