Invited speakers 2011-2015


Denes Szucs (University of Cambridge, Department of Experimental Psychology, Centre for Neuroscience in Education) "Behavioral and event-related brain potential investigations of normal and impaired numerical cognition in adults and children" (abstract) CCN meeting Friday, May 20

Jill M. Hooley, D. Phil (Harvard University) "Neuroimaging approaches to expressed emotion in depression and borderline personality disorder" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday, June 16

Marty Woldorff (Center for cognitive neuroscience, Duke university) "Mechanisms of attentional control in the human brain" (abstract) CCN meeting Friday, June 17

Tömme Noesselt (Lehrstuhl für Biopsychologie, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Deutschland) "Neural underpinnings and behavioral consequences of multisensory interplay" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday October 6

Clémence Roger (Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University) "Succeeding in stopping wrong actions: Electrophysiological evidence for an internal on-line inhibition mechanism" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday October 13

Karsten Rauss (Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Tuebingen, Germany) "Top-down effects on early visual processing: a case of predictive coding?" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday October 20

Walter Van Heuven (School of psychology, University of Nottingham, UK) "The BIA+ model and the bilingual brain" (abstract) Tuesday October 25

Mats Fredrikson (Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden) "The fearful brain: Imaging, conditioning and anxiety" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday October 27

Marijke Welvaert (Department of Data Analysis, Ghent University) "Simulating fMRI data: the R package neuRosim" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday November 3

Hein van Schie (Radboud University Nijmegen, Behavioural Science Institute) “Understanding joint action beyond imitation: How does the Human Mirror Neuron System contribute to Joint Action?” (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday November 10

Eliana Vassena (Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University) “The cost of victory : neural basis of cost evaluation in a reward task” (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday November 17

Myths and Facts about Cognitive Control
Symposium November 23

  • K. Richard Ridderinkhof (Department of Psychology, Cognitive Science Center, University of Amsterdam) "Frontostriatal mechanisms underlying inhibitory control over impulsive actions" (abstract)
  • Peter Wühr (Institut für Psychologie, Technische Universität Dortmund) "(When) Do global control settings generalize across tasks?" (abstract)
  • James Schmidt (Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University) "The conflict adaptation illusion: Reassessing proportion congruent and Gratton effects" (abstract)

Bianca Wittmann (University of Gießen) "Mesolimbic modulation of learning and memory" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday November 24

Clayton Hickey (University of Rovereto) "The undervalued role of reward in visual perception and selection" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday December 1

Christian Doeller (Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands) "From cells to systems: grids, boundaries and theta in spatial cognition" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday December 8


Christophe Pallier (INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, Paris, France) "Cerebral representations of hierarchical structures in Language and Music" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday, January 12

Lorenza Colzato (Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands) "Estrogen modulates inhibitory control in healthy human females" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday, January 19

Senne Braem (Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University) "How positive response outcomes modulate task performance" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday, January 26

Bert Steenbergen (Behavioural Science Institute - Radboud University Nijmegen) "Rehabilitation of compromised upper limb control in Cerebral Palsy: Using the action and cognition relation" (abstract) CCN meeting Friday, February 3

Guorong Wu (Ghent University and University of Electronic Science and Technology, Chengdu, China) "Aberrant Topological Organization of Directed Network in Social Anxiety Disorder: A resting-state fMRI study" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday, February 9

Chris Baeken Ghent University, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology) "The effect of one dorsolateral prefrontal HF-rTMS session on emotional brain processes" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday, February 16

Egbert Hartstra (Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour) "How verbal instructions are transformed into motor actions" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday, March 8

Kevin Gurney (University of Sheffield) "Modeling the basal ganglia at multiple levels of description: from membranes and circuits to systems and robots" (abstract) CCN meeting Friday, March 8

Stefan Wiens (Stockholm University) "Never mind what you are looking at: Event-related potential studies of emotional distracters at fixation" (abstract) CCN meeting Tuesday, March 27

Paula Hertel (Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas) "Training changes in memory" (abstract) CCN meeting Thursday, April 26

Kristof Strijkers (Université d’Aix-Marseille, LPC, CNRS, France) "Using time-sensitive neurophysiological measures to constrain theories of language production" (abstract) Thursday, May 3

Lauri Nummenmaa (Aalto University School of Science & Turku PET Centre, Finland) "Where the Wild Things Are: Emotional Brain Studied in Real-World Conditions" (abstract) Wednesday, June 13

Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Western Australia) "Working Memory and Categorization: Bridging Two Pillars of Cognition" (abstract) CCN meeting, Tuesday, June 19

Antonia Hamilton (University of Nottingham, U.K.) Beyond mirror neurons: brain systems for social responding (abstract) Thursday, September 20

Enzo Tagliazucchi (Brain Imaging Center, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany) "Intrinsic brain activity fluctuations: insights from states of diminished conscious awareness" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, October 4

Davide Crepaldi (Department of Psychology, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy) "Get it in a bit! Early steps in the visual identification of complex words" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, October 18

Claus Lamm (Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Unit, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria) "The neural bases of empathy" (abstract) CCN meeting, Friday, November 16

Sonja Kotz (MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany) "The social communicative brain" (abstract) CCN meeting, Tuesday, November 20

Clayton Hickey (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands) "Some ways that experience determines your perceptual environment: Effects of reward on multisensory integration and naturalistic visual search." (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, November 22

Max Hopf (Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany) "Dynamics of global feature-based attentional selection in vision" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, December 6

Viorica Marian (Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, USA) "Consequences of bilingualism for spoken language processing and language learning" (abstract) Thursday, December 20


Julie Duqué (Institute of Neuroscience, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium) "Mechanisms of inhibition for action" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, January 17

Sukhvinder Obhi (Social Brain, Body and Action Lab, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience & Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada) "From lab to pub: Motor resonance in action observation and social mimicry" (abstract) CCN meeting, Monday, February 18

Karen Caeyenberghs (Department of Physical therapy and motor rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent) "Graph theoretical analyses of structural connectivity in normal and pathological brain networks" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, February 21

Marina de Tommaso (Neurophysiopathology of pain unit, Department of Neurology, University of Bari, Italy) "Affective, cognitive and aesthetic distractors. Main findings in healthy subjects and migraine patients." (abstract) CCN meeting, Friday, February 22

Peter Brugger (University Hospital Zurich, Switserland) "Borderlands of creativity: the paranormal brain" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, February 28

Mario Bonato (Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University) "Spatial cognition: clinical studies, numerical processing and attentional orienting" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, March 7

Ludwig Huber (Messerli Research Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Medical University of Vienna and University of Vienna, Austria) "Comparative cognition: towards a broader and deeper view on social learning" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, April 18

Justin Williams (Department of Child Health, University of Aberdeen, U.K.) "Grounded empathy and the psychopathology of autism" (abstract) CCN meeting, Tuesday, May 7

Jonathan Roiser (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, U.K.) "Bonsai trees in your head: the powerful influence of reflexive processes on goal-directed decision-making" (abstract) CCN meeting, Wednesday, May 15

Eric-Jan Wagenmakers (Department of Psychological Methods, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) "The diagnosticity of a p value" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, May 16

Steve Majerus (Department of Psychology - Cognition and Behavior, University of Liège, Belgium) "A-O-STM: A tri-dimensional framework for short-term memory/ working memory research" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, June 6

Symposium on Cognitive and Affective control, June 13th, 2013.
With Jelle Demanet (Ghent University), Gesine Dreisbach (Universität Regensburg, Germany), Ruth Krebs (Ghent University), Massimo Silvetti (Ghent University), Tobias Egner (Duke University, USA), Birgit Stürmer (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany), Richard Ridderinkhof (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Matthias Wieser (Department of Psychology, Wurzburg University, Germany) "Affective vision - Steady-state visual evoked potential (ssVEPs) studies on preferential processing of social threat cues" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, June 20

Annukka Lindell (Department of Psychology, La Trobe University, Melbourne) "Putting your best cheek forward: the influence of posing position on perception." (abstract) CCN meeting, Tuesday, September 17

Adam Barrett (Center for Consciousness, University of Sussex, UK) "Measuring conscious level with connectivity and information integration." (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, September 19

Steven Laureys (Coma Science Group, University and University Hospital of Liège, Belgium) "The neural correlate of consciousness: lessons from brain injury and coma." (abstract) CCN meeting, Wednesday, October 2

Annekathrin Schacht (CRC Text Structures, Göttingen University, Germany) "Language and Emotion." (abstract) CCN meeting, Friday, October 18

Luiz Pessoa (Director, Maryland Neuroimaging Center, U.S.A.) "The cognitive-emotional brain: From interactions to integration." (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, October 31

Florian Waszak (Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Université Paris Descartes, France) "Neurophysiological and functional mechanisms of human voluntary action control: A predictive coding account of action effect anticipation." (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, November 7

Michelle Martel (University of Kentucky, USA) "Early Developmental Pathways to Disruptive Behavior Disorders: Etiology and Mechanisms." (abstract) CCN meeting, Monday, November 25

Stefan Scherbaum (Department of Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany) "A dynamic systems approach to decision-making under conflict." (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, December 19

Renske Hoedemaker (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) "Eye movements and recognition of words in lists." (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, December 19


Christine Kuehner (Research Group Longitudinal and Intervention Research, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany) "Ambulatory assessment: a new approach to study depressive rumination." (abstract) CCN meeting, Friday, January 31

Dan Acheson (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands) "Tests of the conflict monitoring hypothesis in language production." (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, February 27

Andrea R. Halpern (Bucknell University, USA) "Music cognition in healthy aging." (abstract) CCN meeting, Friday, February 28

Lucia Schiatti (Department of Data Analysis, UGent) "Brain Connectivity during a Problem Solving Task." (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, March 13

Leonhard Schilbach (Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany) "Toward a second-person neuroscience: An interdisciplinary approach to social cognition." (abstract) CCN meeting, Monday, May 19

Matthew Botvinick (Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, Princeton University, U.S.A.) "The cost of control." (abstract) CCN meeting, Monday, June 2

Will Alexander (Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University) "Error representation in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex." (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, June 12

Pablo Gomez (DePaul University, Chicago, U.S.A.) "Insights into word recognition processes from modeling of perceptual and decisional processes." (abstract) CCN meeting, Tuesday, June 24

Céline Amiez (Neurobiology of executive functions team, CNRS - Stem cells and Brain Research Institute, Lyon, France) "Embodied representation of feedback-related activity within the mid-cingulate cortex." (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, September 18

Erik Van der Burg (University of Sydney, Australia) "Evolving the stimulus to fit the brain: A genetic algorithm reveals the brain's feature priorities in visual search." (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, September 25

Pamela K. Douglas (UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.) "Decoding Belief Decision Making with Decision Tree Classifiers." (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, October 2

Charles Wilson (Stem Cell & Brain Research Institute, INSERM U846, Lyon, France) "What are the neurophysiological markers of cognitive control, and can they be used to indicate the early stage of a dopaminergic lesion?" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, November 13


Gerald Coorey (Karolinska Institute, Sweden, and University College London, U.K.) "A mechanistic model of mismatch negativity in the ageing human brain" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, January 15

Andrea Greve (University of Cambridge, U.K.) "Successes and failures in learning of novel associations" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, January 29

Gregory Francis (Purdue University, U.S.A.) "The psychology of replication and replication in psychology" (abstract) CCN meeting, Friday, January 30

Hellmuth Obrig (MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences; Clinic for Cognitive Neurology University Hospital, Leipzig, Germany) "Investigating Language Acquisition by Non-Invasive Optical Imaging (fNIRS) and EEG" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, February 5

Christoph Michel (University of Geneva, Switserland) "Mapping large scale neuronal networks in real time" (abstract) CCN meeting, Wednesday, March 4

Noga Cohen (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel) "Using executive control to regulate emotions" (abstract) CCN meeting, Tuesday, March 10

Jonkoo Park (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, U.S.A.) "The neural basis of numerical intuition" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, March 12

Mukesh Dhamala (Georgia State University, Atlanta, U.S.A.) "The neural basis of human decision-making" (abstract) CCN meeting, Tuesday, March 24

Kathy Rastle (Royal Holloway, University of London, U.K.) "Moving beyond the monosyllable: Mega-study of disyllabic nonword reading aloud" (abstract) CCN meeting, Tuesday, April 14 2015

Matthew Apps (University of Oxford, U.K.) "The anterior cingulate gyrus: Monitoring other people’s (erroneous) predictions" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, April 16 2015

Christine Purdon (University of Waterloo, Canada) "The persistence of anxious thoughts" (abstract) CCN meeting,
Tuesday, April 21 2015

Amit Bernstein (University of Haifa, Israel) "Conceptualizing, quantifying & modifying biases of emotional attention as dynamic processes in time" (abstract) CCN meeting, Tuesday, May 5 2015

Bruno Rossion (University of Louvain, Belgium) "Understanding face perception with fast periodic visual stimulation" (abstract) CCN meeting, Wednesday, May 6 2015

Marco Marelli (Center for Mind-Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy) "When words are un-understandable: modeling the processing of morphologically complex words with compositional distributional semantics" (abstract) CCN meeting, Tuesday, May 12 2015

Nazanin Derakshan (Birkbeck University London, U.K.) "The other side of fear" (abstract) CCN meeting, Monday, May 18 2015

Duncan Astle (University of Cambridge, U.K.) "Studying the neural mechanisms of attention and memory in childhood" (abstract) CCN meeting, Tuesday, May 19 2015

Sabrina Trapp (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany) "Visual regularities: Learning and Decision-Making" Thursday, May 21 2015

Eliano Pessa (University of Pavia, Italy) "Emergent phenomena in neural network models of cognitive processing" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, May 21 2015

Ian Lyons (University of Western Ontario, Canada) "Ordinality and the Nature of Symbolic Numbers" (abstract) CCN meeting, Tuesday, May 26 2015

Dana Samson (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium) "How and when do we compute what other people see?" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday, June 18 2015

Sebastian Schindler (Universität Bielefeld, Germany) "Faking in various conditions - cerebral correlates of faking a Brief Implicit Association Test" (abstract) CCN meeting, Tuesday, August 25 2015

Michiel Van Elk (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands) "The cognitive science of religion and spirituality" (abstract) CCN meeting, Wednesday, September 2 2015

Rogier B. Mars (Radboud University Nijmegen, NL, and University of Oxford, UK) "Connectivity of the social brain" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday September 10 2015

Marie Banich (University of Colorado at Boulder, U.S.A.) "Eye on the prize: The role of right lateral prefrontal regions in goal selection and maintenance" (abstract) CCN meeting, Wednesday September 16 2015

Solène Kalénine (Lille University, France) "Object and action representations: what overlap?" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday October 8 2015

Jesus M Cortes (The Basque Foundation for Science and BioCruces Health Research Institute, Spain) "A novel brain partition highlights the modular skeleton shared by structure and function" (abstract) CCN meeting, Tuesday October 13 2015

Alessio Avenanti (University of Bologna and IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy) "Causal contribution of STS to emotion perception" (abstract) CCN meeting, Thursday October 22 2015

Geoff Bird (King's College London, UK) "Self-Other Control Within Social Cognition" (abstract) CCN meeting, Wednesday November 18 2015

Etienne LeBel (University of Western Ontario, Canada) " Facilitating the independent verification of published findings in psychology" (abstract) CCN meeting, Wednesday November 18 2015