3rd Edition (2013)

GENERAL

Third edition of the "Aspects of Neuroscience" Conference is coming soon; this year, for the very first time, it is going to be international. It is organized by members of the Neurobiology Students' Scientific Club of University of Warsaw as a part of the "Aspects of Neuroscience" Project.

As in the following years, this time the Conference also consists of poster and report symposia, enriched with an additional thematic block: Neuromethods. November symposia will be devoted to: Neurobiology, Neuropsychology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neuroinformatics, Neuromethods, and Neuroscience Borderlines. Each of the thematic symposia will be preceded by a lecture delivered by one of the guests, a specialist of a given domain. The schedule also provides special lectures opening and closing the Conference.

The guiding principle of this year's edition will be neuroimaging.

The student lectures will take place simultaneously in two rooms, in basic version ( papers intended for beginning listeners in a given domain) and in extended version ( for people who have some substantial bases). Because of its international nature, the Conference will be conducted in English (with the exception of the basic symposium). The event is intended for students, doctoral students, and research workers related to neuroscience but also for people who do not have any experience with this field of knowledge.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Dr Paweł Boguszewski, Laboratory of Limbic System, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institut of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. dr hab. Leonora Buzanska, Head of Stem Cell Bioengineering Laboratory, NeuroRepair Department, Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland

Dr Artur Czupryn, Department of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Dr hab. Dorota Dziewulska, Department of Neurology, Laboratory of neuropathology, Medical University of Warsaw

Dr Jan Jabłonka, Department of Animal Physiology,Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. dr hab. Stefan Kasicki, Laboratory of Limbic System, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institut of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland ; Head of Marceli Nencki Foundation for Support of Biological Sciences

Dr Ewelina Knapska, Laboratory of Emotions Neurobiology, Nencki Institut of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Dr Magdalena Markowska, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw; Scientific tutor of Neurobiology Student’s Scientific Club, Warsaw, Poland

Dr Ksenia Meyza, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Dr Jarosław Michałowski, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Dr Przemysław Tomalski, Neurocognitive Development Lab, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Twardowski, Head of College of inter-Faculty Indyvidual Studies in mathematics and Natural Science, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. dr hab. Daniel Wójcik, Laboratory of Neuroinformatics, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Wróbel, Laboratory of Visual System, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Dr Marek Wypych, Laboratory of Brain Imaging, the Neurobiology Centre, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Wysmołek, Institute of Experimental Physics, Section of Solid State Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland


ORGANIZING COMITEE

Head of the Conference: Żaneta Matuszek

Anna Bajur

Piotr Bogdanowicz

Daniel Borek

Zuzanna Borzymowska

Marta Butrym

Martyna Gajos

Klaudia Jączyńska

Aleksandra Klemba

Aleksandra Kłos

Kacper Kondrakiewicz

Mateusz Kostecki

Marcin Kostecki

Łukasz Szepioła

Hubert Szałwiński

Marta Królak

Kacper Łukasiewicz

Mieszko Majka

Anna Malinowska

Artur Marchewka PhD

Paweł Mazurkiewicz

Jan Mąka

Sylwia Purchla – Szepioła

Magdalena Skałba

Róża Kamila Węglińska

Maciej Winiarski

Maja Wójcik

Piotr Lipowiecki

Zuzanna Lichosik

under supervision of Magdalena Markowska, PhD.

Jan Jabłonka, PhD., Department of Animal Physiology ,Faculty of Biology

Piotr Borsuk, PhD., Deputy Dean for Studies and Students Affairs of Faculty of Biology

PATRONAGES

HONORARY PATRONAGES

University of Warsaw

Dean of Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw

Collage of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Science

Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw

Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Copernicus Science Centre

Marceli Nencki Foundation for Supporting Biological Sciences

Foundation for the Development of the Education System

 

PARTNERS

BioMed - Neurotechnologie

Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego

 

MEDIA PATRONAGES

Magazine 21.wiek

Magazine 21.wiek Panorama

dlastudenta.pl

Sedno - Students Magazine

 

GUESTS

 

RICHARD FRACKOWIAK

 

Richard Frackowiak is Professor and head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the Université de Lausanne (UNIL) and its Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV). He is a co-executive director of the EU’s billion-euro"Human Brain Project". Formerly Foundation Professor of Cognitive Neurology at University College London (UCL), Director of the Department of Cognitive Studies (DEC) at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, Wellcome Trust Principal Clinical Research Fellow, Vice-Provost of UCL and Dean-Director of its Institute of Neurology. He founded the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience and the FIL in 1994. Frackowiak has an MA and MD from Cambridge (Peterhouse), a DSc from London University, an honorary medical doctorate from Liege University and an honorary professorship from UCL. A Fellow of the Academies of Medical Sciences of the UK, France and Belgium, he is a member of the Academia Europaea and a foreign associate of the Institute of Medicine of the American Academies and the Polish Academy of Sciences. He has served as president of the British Neuroscience Association and the European Brain and Behaviour Society. He is scientific advisor to the Director-General of INSERM in France. He has held prestigious visiting professorships, a chaire d’excellence from the Agence Nationale de Recherche, editorships and international society roles worldwide. He has always shown a commitment to Europe and had many advisory positions including chairmanship of the European Research Council(ERC) starting grants committee in Life Sciences and of the Medical Sciences committee of Science Europe. He is a pioneer of human brain imaging research developing a number of techniques and applying them to investigation of human brain structure and function relationships in health and disease.He has recently developed a more translational strategy in his research by developing novel image classification techniques for studies of individuals. His scientific output is highly cited with an h-index of 146. He has been awarded the Ipsen, Wilhelm Feldberg and Klaus Joachim Zulch prizes.

 

JACEK JAWORSKI

 

Jacek Jaworski, Ph.D currently is an associated professor at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland, where he leads Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology. His career up-to-date is characterized by high degree of scientific mobility. In 1996 he graduated from Warsaw University with M.Sc degree in biology. Next he joined Prof. Leszek Kaczmarek laboratory at the Nencki Institute in Warsaw where he start his adventure with neurobiology and graduated with PhD degree in 2001. Starting 2002 he joined Prof. Morgan Sheng laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Finally in 2005 he returned to Poland as an independent researcher at IIMCB. He also performs his research as a visiting scientist in University of Arizona, CNRS, CNR and Erasmus University. His research, thus far, always concentrated around different aspects of molecular neuroscience such as neuronal survival, development and plasticity. The research of his current team concentrates particularly on molecular mechanisms responsible for proper neuronal morphology with special attention paid to cellular signaling. Among his most important discoveries are description of a role of ICER transcription factor in neuronal cell death, discovery of a role of mTOR kinase (protein kinase mammalian Target of Rapamycin) and its several effectors in dendritogenesis and finally pinpointing a role of dynamic microtubules in spine structural plasticity. Results of his research were published in international journals including Neuron, Nat. Neurosci., PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience and Journal of Biological Chemistry. He is a member of Society for Neuroscience and Polish Society for Neuroscience. He is a recipient of Polish Prime Minister Award (twice), 2nd Division (Biological Sciences) of Polish Academy of Science Award and Foundation for Polish Science National Scholarship for Young Investigators. In years 2011-2013 he was appointed Deputy Director of International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw.

 

STEFAN HEIM

 

Stefan Heim, M.D., Ph.D., affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at RWTH Aachen University. Apart from teaching, Mr Heim also is a deputy coordinator for the "Speech-Language Teraphy" course at this very university. His research focuses on language and speech, including their disorders, as e.g., dyslexia and aphasia and includes experiments concerning language abilities, reading skills by means of e.g., functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Apart from the aforementioned, Mr Heim’s scientific interests include schizophrenia and human brain mapping.

 

MICHAŁ FIEDOROWICZ

 

Michał Fiedorowicz, PhD, graduated from Faculty of Biology at the University of Warsaw. His research field entails neurodegenerative diseases and neuroimaging.  During his career he has worked in Centre for Ophthalmology of the University of Tuebingen, and is currently affiliated with the Mossakowski Medical Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His research focuses mainly on the degenerative process of retinal ganglion cells in glaucoma animal model and therapeutical possibilites for its inhibition, using MRS/MRI (Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging) as his focal research techniques.

 

KERSTIN LENK

 

Kerstin Lenk studied information technology at Hochschule Lausitz. Currently, she is working on her PhD thesis at Tampere University of Technology (Finland) on analysis of data from multi-electrode arrays (MEAs) and multiphase concentration-responsecurves (CRC) used in research on influence of neuroactive substances and simulations of inhibitory and excitatory synapses in neural network. Moreover, she is a mentor in a "CyberMentor" special program, which is aimed at young girls interested in mathematics, information technology, natural science or engineering.

 

ARTUR MARCHEWKA

 

Artur Marchewka, Ph.D currently works in Laboratory of Brain Imaging (LOBI), Neurobiology Center, Nencki Institiute of Experimental Biology. Graduated from University of Warsaw, Faculty of Psychology, he obtained Ph.D in Laboratory of Psychophysiology, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institiute of Experimental Biology. Dr Marchewka underwent post-doctoral training under supervision of Prof. Richard Frackowiak in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at Université de Lausanne (UNIL) and its Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) developing optimal strategy in large-scale MR brain structures analyses of Alzheimer Diseases patients. Recently he introduced Nencki Affective Pictures System (NAPS, http://naps.nencki.gov.pl/), which he is using together with functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) methods in order to study the influence of emotion on memory and attention. Apart from the aforementioned, dr Marchewka scientific interests include developmental dyslexia and brain plasticity. He is a recipient of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarships for outstanding young scientists conducting high-quality research and with impressive scientific achievements (2013-16), SciexPosdoctoral Scholarship (2010-11). He obtained Jerzy Konorski Award (2012) granted annually by Polish Neuroscience Society and Neurobiology Committee PAN and Stefan Leder Award (2012) granted annually by the Scientific Committee of the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr Marchewka teaches neuroimaging method sat Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw.

 

HUGO CAFFARATTI

 

Hugo Caffaratti graduated from University Ramon LLull, Faculty of Engineering La Salle, in Barcelona, Spain, with a degree in Telecommunications Engineering. During this degree his specialisation was Electronic Systems, with a view to moving towards Biomedicine. On completion of his studies, Hugo therefore undertook the Master in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Barcelona and Polytechnic University of Catalunya. At the same time, Hugo developed a deep passion for the study of the psychology and theory of magic. After many years of professional training, he is now a semi-­professional magician and has been a member of the Spanish Society of illusionism since 2002. After a meeting with Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, a neuroscientist also interested in the art of Conjuring, Hugo was able to unite his two passions by embarking on a PhD in one of the most innovative branches of cognitive neuroscience: Neuromagic. This research is currently being undertaken at the Centre for Systems Neuroscience at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. Using magic as a source for designing new experimental paradigms, Hugo´s research focuses on the main cognitive functions such as attention, memory and visual perception, as well as more complex processes such as decision making.

 

JAROSŁAW MICHAŁOWSKI

 

Jarosław Michałowski studied psychology at the Adam-Mickiewicz University of Poznań and at the University of Greifswald (Germany). After he obtained his Master degree in clinical psychology he received the Doctoral Research Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and started to work on his PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof. Alfons Hamm at the University of Greifswald. During his PhD studies he finished his research project on the neural correlates of defensive responding in people with high anxiety sensitivity and specific phobias. At the same time, he completed his 4-year education in cognitive-behavioral therapy and his clinical training in a Psychiatry Department and in a Day Care Clinic. This clinical education/training resulted in a German license for Behavior Therapy (Approbation). After he completed his PhD and CBT education he moved back to Poland. He is now affiliated with the Faculty of Psychology University of Warsaw and is also working as a psychotherapist. In his research he investigates the relationship between fear/anxiety and the cognitive processing using EEG, fMRI and autonomic measures (HR, HRV, SCR).

 

ABSTRACT BOOK - GUESTS LECTURES

Human Brain Project – implications for clinical neuroscience

Prof. Richard Frackowiak

Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

 

The Human Brain Project is a massive collaborative effort, funded by the European Union, between basic and clinical neuroscientists and computer engineers. They aim to develop a working theory of the brain from the most basic level – its genes, to the most complicated – cognition, emotion, perception and action. Using experimental data collected over decades, they will employ supercomputers to generate a brain model. The model will help computer science to design more energy efficient and powerful brain-based computers than at present. Neuroscience will have a blueprint of the brain permitting new insights into our humanity. Neurologists and psychiatrists will develop new diagnoses based on faulty brain mechanisms and use them to promote personalised medicine. This grand challenge will drive major advances in medicine under European leadership in the next decade. The lecture will present preliminary results of these first attempts at a data mining approach to a new diagnostic nosology of brain diseases.

 

How to build neurons from molecules?

Jacek Jaworski

Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw, Poland

 

Neuron is a basic functional unit of the nervous system. Neurons are characterized by very high morphological polarization and different types of neurons can acquire different shapes. Such variety reflects diversity of neuronal functions and specialization. Achieving proper mature neuronal morphology is a very complex, multistage process that starts with neuronal birth and is followed by migration, symmetry breaking, axon and dendrites development and finally synaptogenesis. Once neurons mature changes in their overall “body plan” are relatively minor. Yet, some cells develop dendritic spines that are equivalents of excitatory synapses that remain “plastic” through neuronal lifespan. On a molecular level process of neuronal development is very tightly regulated by combination of genetic program and environmental cues that engage cellular signaling to change cytoskeleton dynamics, metabolism, macromolecule synthesis and membrane trafficking to induce proper neuronal growth. During my talk, using examples from seminal papers in the field and our own laboratory practice, I will discuss logic of molecular events underlying such stages of neuronal morphology development as axonal growth, dendritic arborization and structural dendritic spine plasticity.

 

The language-cognition interface: Two examples for understanding language impairment against the background of neurocognitive profiles

Stefan Heim

University Hospital Aachen, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

 

Speaking or reading requires a series of complex linguistic processes, which may be disturbed in variants of aphasia or dyslexia. In contrast to earlier, modular views on language processing, recent developments suggest that considering other cognitive abilities leads to a better understanding of the nature of the disorder. I will give two examples. First, I will demonstrate how the notion of cognitive profiles improves our insights in reading difficulties both at the cognitive and at the neurofunctional level. Second, I will show the association and dissociation of linguistic decline in primary progressive aphasia, a neurodegenerative disease, with the domains of attention, practical abilities, and learning. The presentation will conclude with a couple of novel paradigms that were devised to simulate reading and speaking disorders on the basis of our knowledge of the relevance of neurocognitive profiles of patients

 

Glaucoma: an eye disease that affects the brain

Michał Fiedorowicz

Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

 

Glaucoma is a common disease of sight that leads to irreversible blindness due to degeneration of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Degeneration of RGCs and its axon forming optic nerve was long considered as a consequence of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). However, the pathomechanism of glaucoma seems to be far more complex. IOP elevation is not always observed in glaucoma patients and more importantly its reduction not always stops the progress of the disease. Recent observations demonstrate that degeneration is not limited to retina and optic nerve but it extends to central stations of visual pathway, including lateral geniculate nucleus and visual cortex. Efforts to understand the meaning of this extra-retinal degeneration for the pathophysiology of glaucoma could result in better diagnostic procedures and novel therapies that would efficiently arrest the progress of glaucoma.

 

Simulation of Neuronal Activity of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Recorded with Multielectrode Arrays

Kerstin Lenk

Tempere University of Technology, Finland

 

The neuronal system can be studied by examining brain circuitry. However, a much more direct way is to culture neuronal cells and networks in an in vitroenvironment. Here, our aim is to produce in vitro and their in silico counterpart model of neuronal networks. Current state of the art in vitro systems utilize 2D cultured neuronal networks grown on multielectrode arrays (MEAs). In in vitro experiments with MEAs cultivated e.g. networks of rodent’s neurons or neuronal cell networks derived from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCNN) can be recorded. Those recorded data show a rich variability of activity patterns. We developed and implemented a model called INEX (INhibitory/ EXcitatory) to simulate neuronal activity as observed in MEA experiments with frontal cortex tissue of embryonic mice and hPSCNNs. The model is based on Glauber dynamics and a Poisson process. Each neuron has either an inhibitory (negative synaptic strength) or an excitatory (positive synaptic strength) effect to its neighbors. We examined the balance between excitation and inhibition. Single and multiple mechanisms of action when a neuro-active substance was added to the neuronal network can be simulated. Bursts, cascades of action potentials, play a crucial role in neuronal networks on MEAs. This important feature was examined for a developing hPSCNN among others. For hPSCNN network we observed larger variation on the activity development compared to frontal cortex tissue of embryonic mice. This is natural as the hPSCNN cells are less mature and can develop to various neuronal lineages unlike the matured cortical neurons. Thus, with this simple model profound conclusions can be made about the examined biological neural network.

 

Structural and functional neuroimaging of human brain

Artur Marchewka

Laboratory of Brain Imaging, Neurobiology Center, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

 

Magnetic Resonance Neuroimaging is a rapidly growing field of research. Emergence of advanced technologies enabled the scientists to explore brain function in vivo and studding the structure and function of the human brain on a scale larger than ever. During my talk, using examples from own recent papers and new experiments conducted in the Laboratory of Brain Imaging (LOBI), Neurobiology Center, NenckiInstitiute of Experimental Biology, I will discuss possibilities to answer various experimental questions. The presentation will be divided in two parts in order to show clearly methodology for studying brain structure using Voxel Based Morphometry and function of human the brain using Blood Oxygenation Level Dependent response.

 

Neuromagic: How magic helps to understand the brain

Hugo Caffaratti

Centre for Systems Neuroscience, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

 

It would have been difficult to guess, a few years ago, that one of the Ancient Arts – Illusionism, designed primarily to entertain – could one day become an important research tool in the fields of both psychology and cognitive neuroscience.Yet distinguished neuroscientists around the world are beginning to study and practice the art of (legitimate) deception, controlled confusion, and (mis)directed attention, with the goal of designing new and sophisticated paradigms that help them decode cognitive mechanisms such as attention, memory, conscious visual perception and decision-making. For thousands of years, using trial and error, Magic has been compiling an ‘instruction manual’ on how to hack the human brain, based on the evidence of seemingly impossible facts. This knowledge constitutes a vital body of material for cognitive neuroscience. In this sense, each trick, in all its parts, is an experiment in itself, and can be adapted to laboratory conditions. As a result, scientists and illusionists have been able to understand the importance of sharing both experience and knowledge, prompting them to embark on a common project known as NeuroMagic. This term indicates a new scientific discipline, one that attempts to shed light on neurocognitive investigation using innovative paradigms based on the Ancient Art, which have, until now, remained incomprehensible to the scientific community. Despite NeuroMagic’s very recent establishment as a discipline, already several important results have been obtained and published in prestigious journals. Without doubt, one of the most studied models up until now has to do with attentional mechanisms, which, in particular, Magic has a lot to say about. But the control of attention is only one of many ingredients used by illusionism to conduct its miracles. As already mentioned, the control of memory and decision-making processes in general also constitute a fundamental part of the Art. The research into such cognitive phenomena from the perspective of NeuroMagic is, in short, the subject of my doctoral thesis. As with any new discipline, there is still much to be done with regards to consolidating a common approach that would allow laboratories worldwide to undertake their research using a universal frame of reference. This goal has to be realised whilst still respecting the interests of both concerned parties: science and illusionism. And who knows, perhaps illusionism’s greatest trick of all will be to help us better know and understand the human brain.

 

Psychotherapy of the brain: Treating psychological disorders using the language of neuroscience

Jarosław Michalowski

Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland

 

The role of psychophysiological mechanisms in the development and maintenance of mental disorders has recently become an important focus of attention. Identifying these mechanisms could improve the effectiveness of psychotherapy and prevention programs. This issue seems to be especially important in case of mental disorders associated with anxiety and depression, showing high prevalence rates of ca. 15% and 30%, respectively. This presentation reviews recent psychophysiological findings regarding the motivational and cognitive mechanisms contributing to the maintenance of anxiety and depression. The presentation will focus mainly on the electrophysiological correlates of attention and memory in specific phobics. The results will be discussed with reference to their implications for psychotherapy programs and future studies.

 

PROGRAM

 

November 15th, 2013 (Friday)

 

16.00 Registration opens

18.00 Opening ceremony

Opening lecture

18.15 – 19.15

Human Brain Project - implications for clinical neuroscience

Prof. Richard Frackowiak

Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

20.20 Wycieczka z przewodnikiem po Warszawie 

 

November 16th, 2013 (Saturday)

 

09.00 – 11.35 I SESSION(Neurobiology), room 9B

09.00 – 10.00

How to build neurons from molecules?

Dr hab. Jacek Jaworski

Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw, Poland

10.05 – 11.35 I seminar session

 

SI.B1  How neurons talk to each other? Role of calcium ions in intercellular communication

Dominika Nowicka

SI.E1 The genetic basis of neurological defects - how a deletion of a part of a chromosome may affect the development of human brain?

Dalia Gala

 

SI.B2 Who eats whom? The relationship between stress and eating behavior

Alan Kania

SI.E2 Neonatal maternal separation affects synaptic plasticity in lateral amygdala of the rat

Joanna Danielewicz

 

SI.B3 The memory of fear

Weronika Szadzińska

SI.E3 The role of retrosplenial cortex in spatial memory

Rafał Czajkowski

 

SI.B4 How does caffeine affect insect behaviour?

Paweł Mazurkiewicz

 

11.35 – 11.45 Coffee break

 

11.45 – 12.30 POSTER SESSION I (Main Hall and 1st Floor)

Main Hall

 

12.30 – 14.45 II SESSION (Neuropsychology), room 9B 

12.30 : 13.30

The language-cognition interface: Two examples for understanding language impairment against the background of neurocognitive profiles

Dr Stefan Heim

University Hospital Aachen, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

13.35 – 14.45 II seminar session, part 1

 

SII.B1  Psychological damage of frontal head trauma

Boukhellad Ibtissem

SII.E1  Functional connectivity network breakdown in blindness: a resting state EEG study

Michał Bola

 

SII.B2  When ‘to be’ becomes unbearable – neurobiology of suicide 

Karolina Ziegart

SII.E2 The influence of associative strength and presentation duration of words on the ERPs recorded during encoding

Paweł Stróżak

 

SII.B3  The Role of Default Network in Internally Directed Cognition 

Filip Walczak

SII.E3 Cerebellar motor impairments and their association with verb generation task in schizophrenia

Katarzyna Siuda

 

14.45 – 15.35 Lunch break / POSTER SESSION II (Main Hall and 1st Floor)

 

15.35 – 16.45 II seminar session, part 2

 

SII.B4  Frontal alpha asymmetry as an index to measure emotional processes 

Olga Kamińska

SII.E4  Giving consciousness a helping hand. Diagnosing patients with disorders of consciousness.

Marcin Koculak

 

SII.B5  Molecular imaging of emotional decision making in human 

Hidehiko Takahashi

SII.E5  The effect of music harmonics, level of expertise and type of task on aesthetic judgment of music. An ERP study

Marta Jaśkiewicz



SII.B6  The relationship between emotional intelligence of the Polish prisoners and individuals who were not punished

Dagmara Maria Boruc

SII.E6  Superiority illusion and the contribution of dopamine

Makiko Yamada

 

16.45 - 16.55 Coffee break

16.55 – 19.30 III SESSION (Neurology and Neurosurgury), room 9B 

16.55 – 17.55

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Dr Michał Fiedorowicz

Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

 

18.00 – 19.30 III seminar session

 

SIII.B1  Sensory profiling in neuropathic pain – from symptoms to mechanism and targeted treatment

Michał Błaż

SIII.E1  Pathophysiology of tics

Natalia Szejko, Łukasz Milanowski

 

SIII.B2  Botulinum toxin - not only a poison and an anti-wrinkle drug

Kamil Polok

SIII.E2 Neurological soft signs in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Adrian Chrobak

 

SIII.B3  25 years of Deep Brain Stimulation – where are we going?

Monika Figura, Agnieszka Jaśkowiak

SIII.E3 Drugs Delivery Systems based on poly(L-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone) nanofibers modified by gold nanoparticles for treatment of neural disorders

Joanna Jurek

 

SIII.E4  Imaging of the neural correlates of soft neurological signs in schizophrenia

Grzegorz Siwek

 

20/21 – spotkanie integracyjne  (Pub Lolek, Pole Mokotowskie)

 

November 17th, 2013 (Sunday)

 

09.00 – 11.35 IV SESSION (Neuroinformatics), sala 9B 

09.00 – 10.00

Simulation of neuronal activity of human embryonic stem cells recorded with multielectrode arrays

Kerstin Lenk ; Tempere University of Technology, Finland

 

10.05 – 11.35 IV seminar session

 

SIV.1  Damage and attack tolerance in artificial recurrent neural networks 

Jarosław Piersa

 

SIV.2  Classification of motor imagery based on regularized LDA classifier imagery 

Aleksandra Pidde

 

SIV.3  The mysterious source of SSVEP 

Paulina Dąbrowska, Martyna Gajos, Jan Mąka

 

SIV.4 The stability of Steady State Visual Evoked Potentials during long term stimulation

 Maciej Łabęcki

 

11.35 – 11.50 Coffee break

 

11.50 – 14.25  V SESSION (Neuromethods), room 9B 

11.50 – 12.50

Structural and functional neuroimaging of human brain

Dr Artur Marchewka; Laboratory of Brain Imaging, Neurobiology Center, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

 

12.55 – 14.25 V seminar session

 

SV.B1  Brainbow, CLARITY, optogenetics - a new era in the neurostructure research

Ewa Rojczyk-Gołębiewska

SV.E1  Sensorimotor rhythms (SMR) oscillations: from motor imagery to neurorehabilitation and brain-computer interfaces

Dariusz Zapała

 

SV.B2 Multiple comparison problem in EEG analysis – difficulties and solutions

Mikołaj Magnuski

SV.E2 Design of a small animal PET imaging system

Weronika Wolszczak

 

SV.B3  Neuroimaging in pain assessment

Karolina Karpe, Mikołaj Michta

SV.E3 Not all spikes are created equal - using cluster analysis to characterize neuronal populations

Marcin Siwiec

 

SV.E4  Local field potential as a tool to measure brain activity

Zuzanna Borzymowska

 

14.25 – 15.20 Lunch break

15.20 – 17.25  VI SESSION (Borderlines of neuroscience), room 9B 

 

15.20 – 16.20

Neuromagic: How magic helps to understand the brain

Hugo Caffaratti

Centre for Systems Neuroscience, University of Leicester, United Kingdom

 

16.20 – 17.25 VI seminar session

 

SVI.1  Neuroeducation. How can the knowledge about brain be used at school?

Ewa Międzobrodzka

 

SVI.2  Psychodermatology – a review

Aneta Michalska

 

SVI.3  The gut feeling under inquire.

Karolina Stosio, Michał Szczepanik

 

SIV.4  50 years of memory – history of brain wounds, revolution and future perspectives 

Bartłomiej Sowiński

 

17.25 – 17.40 Coffee break

Closing lecture (room 9B)

 

17.40 – 18.40

Psychotherapy of the brain: Treating psychological disorders using the language of neuroscience

Dr Jarosław Michałowski; Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland

18.45 Closing remarks

(with awards for the best oral and poster presentations)




Abstract book (in polish):  plik pdf Abstract-Book-of-3rd-International-Conference-Aspects-of-Neuroscience-web-version  (dołączony do wiadomości w folderze “pliki”)

 

Photogallery: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.754668641226550.1073741828.222728391087247&type=3&hc_location=ufi

 

Promotional video: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki-j80Gy1oQ

Oraz

https://www.facebook.com/Neuronauka/videos/591922277501188/ (niestety nie jest na YT, nie wiem kto posiada oryginalny plik).

 

Guests lectures (Dr Michałowski i Hugo Caffaratti)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgERAxiahPu-1b2VTXw-6dod8_HvddTrZ

 

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