BIRC Seminars

Past Speakers and Recordings

BIRC Speaker-Tag Series

Remote Access: Registration is required.
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Date and Time Zoom Registration Speaker Title
Tuesday, July 7

12-1:15pm ET

Registration open Roshan Cools, PhD

Radbound University

Chemistry of the adaptive mind: Lessons from dopamine

BIRC Speaker Series

We hope to resume our typical BIRC Speaker Series on the first Tuesday of every other month @ 3:30-5:00pm ET. It is a hybrid model where local members of the UConn BIRC community attend talks in-person in Arjona 307 and others join us online via Webex. We may in parallel continue with the now popular BIRC Virtual Speaker Tag Series, so please stay tuned.


Remote Access: Registration is required. See the schedule below for each speaker.
Meet with speakers: Please contact us if you are interested in meeting with a speaker. New: Meetings can be arranged in person or virtually.
Register for Updates: To receive updates about the BIRC Speaker Series, including schedules and speaker announcements, please email with subject “BIRC Speaker Listserv”

Date and Time Zoom Registration Speaker Title
Tuesday, October 6th Registration TBA

*Open only to the UConn Community

IBRAIN Students Date Blitz
Tuesday, November 1st Registration TBA Gyorgy Buzsaki, MD, PhD

New York University

Tuesday, February 2nd Registration TBA Michael Crowley, PhD

Yale University

Tuesday, April 8th Registration TBA Alex Martin, PhD




Past Speakers and Recordings

Date Speaker Title
June 16th 2020
Daphna Shohamy, PhD Columbia University
June 2nd 2020 Danielle S. Bassett, PhD University of Pennsylvania Perturbation and Control for Human Brain Network Dynamics
May 19th 2020 Danielle S. Bassett, PhD University of Pennsylvania Science as Culture
May 5th 2020 Nathan Spreng, PhD McGill University Explorations into the Default Mode Network of the Human Brain
April 14th 2020 Lucina Uddin, PhD University of Miami Brain Dynamics and Flexible Behaviors
April 1st 2020 Daniel Ansari, PhD University of Western Ontario Number Symbols in Brain and Mind
March 3rd 2020 David Badre, PhD Brown University Prefrontal Cortex and the Hierarchical Control of Behavior
February 4th 2020 Katarzyna Chawarska, PhD Yale University Social and Affective Characteristics of Infants and Toddlers with ASD
December 3rd 2020 Kimberly Nobel, MD, PhD Columbia University Socioeconomic Inequality and Children's Brain Development
November 5th 2019 Stephanie Jones, PhD Brown University Bridging MEG/EEG to Cell and Neural Level Dynamics with the Human Neocortical Neurosolver
October 15th 2019 Uri Hasson, PhD Princeton University Face to Face, Brain to Brain: Exploring the Mechanisms of Dyadic Social Interaction
September 10th 2019 Tor Wager, PhD Dartmouth College Neuroimaging of pain and emotion: Computation, representation, and regulation
May 1st 2019 Michele Diaz, PhD Penn State University Evidence of age-related phonological impairments in language production
April 3rd 2019 Theresa Desrochers, PhD Brown University Sequential control in the frontal cortex: studies in animals and humans
February 20th 2019 James Haxby, PhD Dartmouth College Hyperalignment: Modeling the shared deep structure of information encoded in fine scale cortical topographies
January 30th 2019 Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, PhD Northeastern University Clinical Translation of Resting State Networks
December 5th 2018 Vincent Gracco, PhD McGill University  Functional Networks and Speech Production
November 7th 2018 David Steffens, MD UConn Health Linking Late-Life Depression, Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia
October 3rd 2018 Emily Meyers, James Magnuson, Fumiko Hoeft, Rachel Marshall and, Louis Bach Tips You Won’t Get at Grant Writing Courses: NIH, NSF, foundation grants and philanthropy
September 5 2018 Lihong Wang, MD, PhD UConn Health Neuroimaging Markers of Cognitive Reserve and Brain Aging