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Other
ISP seminar: Erika Augustsson and Tobias Granwald

21-10-2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am Add to iCal
Online
Location
Online seminar via Zoom (https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/61257113216?pwd=cnBmVjJnNXJWZFMrWjVXME14K0Npdz09 )
Lead

Most welcome to attend the online ISP seminar of newly appointed doctoral students at the Aging Research Center (ARC) on Thursday 21 October 2021 at 10:00. Join the seminar via Zoom.

Content

Join via Zoom

Use the Zoom link to join the meeting.

Presenters

Each student will give a 10 minute presentation of their project followed by time for questions and comments.

The ISP (Individual Study Plan) seminar is part of the new admission procedure for doctoral students. It is aimed to serve as a welcome to the new student and provide an opportunity to present the project and obtain feedback.

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Event type
Lectures and seminars
How does our sense of smell work?

07-10-2021 8:00 am - 8:45 am Add to iCal
Online
Location
Live-stream
Lead

In this live-streamed conversation, you will learn how our sense of smell works, with the help of Johan Lundström, a researcher at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet.

Content
Johan Lundström. Photo: Andreas Andersson.
Johan Lundström. Photo: Andreas Andersson

Can people smell the scent of fear? Age? Disease? Yes, according to researcher Johan Lundström, who explains why an impaired sense of smell is linked to an increased risk of various diseases. He also explains how we can train our sense of smell if it has deteriorated or disappeared due to a disease such as COVID-19.

In this live-streamed conversation, you will learn how our sense of smell works, with the help of Johan Lundström, researcher at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet.

The conversation will be moderated by Cecilia Odlind, editorial director of Medicinsk Vetenskap (Medical Science) magazine and host of Karolinska Institutet’s popular science podcast Medicinvetarna.

A part of Nobel Calling Stockholm

Every year in October, the recipients of theNobel Prizes will be announced. In connection with this, the Nobel Prize Museum organizes inspirational events and instructive meetings in collaboration with, among others, Karolinska Institutet.

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Cognitive Neuroscience Club with Satu Palva: "Large-scale neuronal dynamics and connectivity in visual cognition"

28-09-2021 4:00 pm Add to iCal
Online
Location
Online via Zoom (https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/63788893944?pwd=QUdGVG4rQ2tFOXJuRU05ZjlxOC9sdz09)
Lead

The Cognitive Neuroscience Club is hosting monthly webinars on the topic Cognitive Neuroscience. The webinars usually takes place during the last week of the month. On 28 September 2021, we welcome Satu Palva, from University of Helsinki, Finland. Online via Zoom.

Content

Join via Zoom

You can join the meeting via Zoomlink

Meeting ID: 637 8889 3944

Passcode: 938706

"Large-scale neuronal dynamics and connectivity in visual cognition"

Speaker

Dr. Satu Palva, University of Helsinki, Finland

Abstract

Latest advances in using magneto- and electroencephalography (M/EEG), and invasive intracranial EEG (iEEG) recordings have highlighted the presence and significance of large-scale brain-wide networks in rest and cognitive functions.  In M/EEG and iEEG, functional connectomes can be estimated from source constructed MEG data using data-driven approaches. In this talk, I will give an overview for the results, where we have shown that large-scale network synchronization is robust across a wide-range of frequencies and predictive of individual performance in working memory, attention and perceptual tasks. I will specifically discuss how synchronization across oscillatory frequencies could provide a novel mechanism for cognitive integration by integrating the information across spectrally distributed oscillatory assemblies.

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Lectures and seminars
"Working memory 2.0" - a lecture with Earl K. Miller

21-09-2021 4:00 pm Add to iCal
Online
Location
Online via Zoom (https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/66543668821)
Lead

Welcome to a lecture with Earl K. Miller, at The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, on Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 16:00. The lecture will be held online via Zoom.

Content

Title

"Working memory 2.0"

Presenter

Earl K. Miller, The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Abstract

Working memory is the sketchpad of consciousness, the fundamental mechanism the brain uses to gain volitional control over its thoughts and actions. For the past 50 years, working memory has been thought to rely on cortical neurons that fire continuous impulses that keep thoughts “online”.  However, new work from our lab has revealed more complex dynamics.  The impulses fire sparsely and interact with brain rhythms of different frequencies.  Higher frequency gamma (> 35 Hz) rhythms help carry the contents of working memory while lower frequency alpha/beta (~8-30 Hz) rhythms act as control signals that gate access to and clear out working memory.  In other words, a rhythmic dance between brain rhythms may underlie your ability to control your own thoughts.

Hosts

Henrik Ehrsson & Konstantina Kilteni, Department of Neuroscience

Via Zoom

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Lectures and seminars
"Free will in the human brain?" - a lecture with Patrick Haggard

22-09-2021 4:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna
Location
Eva & Georg Klein Lecture Hall (aka Biomedicum 1), Solnavägen 9, Solna
Lead

Welcome to a lecture with Patrick Haggard, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK, on Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 16:00 in Biomedicum.

Content

Title

"Free will in the human brain?"

Presenter

Patrick Haggard, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK

Abstract

The capacity for voluntary action ("free will") is often viewed as fundamental to human nature but is difficult to explain scientifically. The strongest neuroscientific consensus perhaps comes from drawing a contrast between voluntary actions and reflexes. But this does not positively say what a voluntary action is, and how the brain produces it. I will review three current ideas about volition, based on randomness, on value, and on problem-solving, respectively. I will discuss the relation between volition and consciousness, and I'll describe the difficulties of searching for neural correlates of volition in human experiments. I'll end with experimental EEG results suggesting that recent attempts to eliminate volition from neuroscience may be premature.

Hosts

Henrik Ehrsson & Konstantina Kilteni, Department of Neuroscience

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Lectures and seminars
Neuroscience seminar series for doctoral students: "Saving Private Brains: Using molecular and biomedical engineering to treat neurological disorders"

22-09-2021 10:00 am Add to iCal
Online
Location
Online via Zoom
Lead

Welcome to the Neuroscience seminar series for doctoral students on Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 10:00, online via Zoom.

Content

Title

"Saving Private Brains: Using molecular and biomedical engineering to treat neurological disorders"

Speaker

Ola Hermanson, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neuroscience

Registration

Via Zoom link

The seminar series is supported by the Doctoral Programme in Neurosience in collaboration with NeuroTechEU.

Sign up via e-mail to alina.aaltonen@ki.se, johanna.mayer@ki.se or sara.coppi@ki.se

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Published: 2021-09-13 13:24 | Updated: 2021-09-15 11:02

Christina Neofytou one of 18 researchers participating at the Stockholm Explorative Talks in September

Portrait of Christina in front of Aula Medica, Solna.
Christina Neofytou. Photo: Paula Salme Sandrak

Academics from all 18 higher education institutions in Stockholm have been invited to discuss future global challenges from new perspectives, extending past the traditional academic boundaries at the Stockholm Explorative Talks on 23 september 2021 at the Royal College of Music (KMH) in Stockholm.

Christina Neofytou, PhD student at the Department of Neuroscience, is one of 18 researchers attending the event and who will be representing Karolinska Institutet. 

The participants have not been able to prepare in advance and do not know which subjects will be discussed nor who they will be sharing the stage with. The academics all play a crucial role in finding solutions for global challenges and it is often in the spontaneous meeting that interesting discussions occur.

Stockholm Explorative Talks has taken place on stage twice before, as a collaboration between the Nobel Center and a part of the official Nobel Calling programme, however this will be the first time when all higher education institutions in Stockholm are represented.

The event takes place on September 23 2021, in the Royal Hall at KMH, the Royal College of Music, and starts at 09:30.

Published: 2021-09-09 10:44 | Updated: 2021-09-09 11:08

Paper featured in Nature Communications Editors’ Highlights

Konstantinos Ampatzis. Photo: Stefan Zimmerman

The Nature Communications Editors’ Highlights webpage showcases a small number of articles recently published in the journal that the editors believe are particularly interesting or important, on Multidisciplinary, Life Science and Physical Sciences research.

Some of the most exciting work on the brain can be found on the Editors’ Highlights webpage called “From brain to behavior”, where a recent article from the Ampatzis laboratory entitled “Locomotion dependent neuron-glia interactions control neurogenesis and regeneration in the adult zebrafish spinal cord”, is featured.

Publication

Locomotion dependent neuron-glia interactions control neurogenesis and regeneration in the adult zebrafish spinal cord.
Chang W, Pedroni A, Bertuzzi M, Kizil C, Simon A, Ampatzis K
Nat Commun 2021 08;12(1):4857

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Other
ISP seminar: Inés Martinez Sanchez and Leander Mrowka

08-10-2021 2:00 pm Add to iCal
Online
Location
Online seminar via Zoom (https://ki-se.zoom.us/j/65232915815)
Lead

Most welcome to attend the online ISP seminar of newly appointed doctoral students at the Department of Neuroscience at on Friday 8 October 2021 at 14:00. Join the seminar via Zoom.

Content

Join via Zoom

Use the Zoom link to join the meeting.

Presenters

Inés Martinez Sanchez

Project: "Gut Microbiota as a Target to Modify Cognitive Aging: On the Role of Peptidoglycan Sensing Molecules"

Leander Mrowka

Project: "Brainstem circuits initiating locomotion and controlling its speed"

Each student will give a 10 minute presentation of their project followed by time for questions and comments.

The ISP (Individual Study Plan) seminar is part of the new admission procedure for doctoral students. It is aimed to serve as a welcome to the new student and provide an opportunity to present the project and obtain feedback.

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Lectures and seminars
StratNeuro Lunch Seminar Series: "Repair Mechanisms in nervous system injuries"

20-09-2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Solna
Location
Ulf von Euler seminar room (J3:06), floor 3 (ground floor), Bioclinicum, Solnavägen 30 and Zoom
Lead

StratNeuro lunch seminars are back for the Autumn term with a tentative return to in-person seminars.

Content

Topic

Repair Mechanisms in nervous system injuries

Speakers

 

Jonas Frisén. Photo: Stefan Zimmerman.

Jonas Frisén, Karolinska Institutet

Title: "Reactions to CNS injuries: mechanisms and opportunities"

Head shot.
Malin Parmar, Lund University. Photo: Privat.

Malin Parmar, Lund University

Title: "Stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s Disease: from cell replacement to circuitry repair"

Host

Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

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Limited seating to 50 person. Free light lunch for those joining in person.

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