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A full day of opportunities for strong mind and brain connections!

Detail Summary
Date 28 June 2019
Time 09:30 -14:00

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Are you truly up to date with all exciting research taking place in the other departments than your own? Do you actually know all those researchers that pose related research questions as you do, but approach these from different angles, or with different methodologies? And did you know that ABC provides several ways of funding to advance interdisciplinary research? In other words, how well do you actually know all treasures that ABC is actually holding?

The ABC Networking Day provides you with the opportunity to discover all research treasures that ABC holds, and connect with other ABC researchers. All researchers (PhDs, post-docs, assistant/associate/full professors) are invited to attend and actively participate.

The ABC Networking Day 2019 will take place

28 June 2019,
at KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam

The Networking Day will consist of

ABC Highlights

Talks that showcase recent work from the different ABC research Themes and Transversal Perspectives.

Pitch talks

Flash talks that are all about getting to know each other, to foster fresh collaborations, and, possibly, to team-up for grant proposals.


In an informal atmosphere, the discussions continue.  
Directly following the ABC Networking Day the AMBition Kick-off meeting will take place, also at the KIT.

The ABC Networking Day organizing committee,
 Suzanne Oosterwijk, Jorien Treur and Marte Otten

* Registration closed (17 June 2019) *

09:30 - 10:00 Registration & Coffee
10:00 - 10:10 Opening
10:10 - 10:55   Talks: ABC Themes
10:55 - 11:15 Break with coffee and tea
11:15 - 12:00 Talks: ABC Themes
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Flash Talks
10:10 - 10:55 Talks: ABC Themes
Theme: Perception, Attention & Consciousness
10:10 - 10:25 Umberto Olcese          UvA FNWI - Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences
  Perception, Attention and Consciousness: from mice to humans ... and computers.
Theme: Translational Science
10:25 - 10:40 Anouk Schrantee         NiN - Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging
  Translational research within the ABC.
Theme: Plasticity, Memory and Language
10:40 - 10:55 Carien Lansink                        FNWI - Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences
  Are visual and auditory cortex really sensory brain areas?
10:55 - 11:15 BREAK
11:15 - 12:00 Talks: ABC Themes
Theme: Decision Making, Impulse Control and Rationality
11:15 - 11:30 Ruth Van Holst - Amsterdam UMC - Amsterdam Institute for Addiction Research
  When decision-making, impulse control and rationality (DIR) go awry: Addiction and compulsions.
Theme: Individual Differences
11:30 - 11:45 Hilde Geurts                UvA FMG - Department of Brain & Cognition
  Theme: (Neuro)computational modelling
11:45 - 12:00 Rajat Thomas              FNWI - Informatics Institute
  Deep Learning as, and for, neuro-modelling.
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 14:00 Flash Talks
Christin Scholz   UvA FMG - Communication Science
  Neural Mechanisms of Persuasion and Behavior Change.
Irene van de Vijver     UvA FMG - Clinical psychology
  Corticostriatal white-matter tracts supporting habitual behavior in the lab and in real life.
Monja Hoven AMC - AMC Psychiatry
  The role of attention and loss aversion in decision-making under risk in gambling disorder: eye-tracking study.
Joel van der Weele  UvA FEB - CREED
  Anticipatory anxiety and wishful thinking.
Björn Lindström          UvA FMG - Department of Social Psychology.
  Transfer of social threat learning to decision-making.
Lucas Molleman         UvA FMG - Psychology
  Social learning in social networks.
Martijn Wokke            UvA FMG - Brain and cognition
  Anterior Prefrontal cortex mediates implicit inferences.
Jelle Zuidema     UvA FNWI - ILLC
  Deep Language Models, Interpretability & the Brain.
Padraic Monaghan     UvA FGW - English
  Relations among language acquisition, processing and change.
Lynn Sörensen      UvA FMG - Psychology
  Leveraging Spiking Deep Neural Networks to understand Visual Attention in Natural Scenes.
Lucia Talamini    UvA FMG - Psychology
  Reading and manipulating brain activity in real-time.
Olivier de Vries    UvA FMG - Clinical Psychology
  The Dynamics of Emotional Episodic Memory.
Anna Gerlicher            UvA FMG - Clinical Psychology
  Dopamine-dependent prefrontal reactivations promote long-term benefit of fear extinction
Anne Marije Kaag   AMC  - Developmental psychology
  Sex differences in the neuropathology of substance use disorders.