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The CNS Colloquium hosts a number of speakers each year. We are based at the Psychology Department at UH Manoa. We also broadcast these lectures live. If you are interested in attending or participating as a speaker please contact us here.

Dr. Meike Ramon
January 22, 2024 - 13:00pm

Dr Meike Ramon is an Assistant Professor at the University of Lausanne, where she leads the Applied Face Cognition Lab. She has been conducting research for over 17 years on face recognition, its basis in the human brain, and its relevance for application and policy. Dr Ramon will speak about her work on Super-Recognizers, humans with an apparently innate superiority for processing facial identities.

Learn more about her
work here.

September 29, 2023 - 14:00pm
Dr. Masaki Nakanishi

Dr Masaki Nakanishi, Assistant Research Scientist at Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience (SCCN), Institute for Neural Computation at University of California San Diego (UCSD) will speak to us on 'Real-world neuro-imaging using EEG and its applications'. He will talk about SCCN's way of EEG analysis and his research related to an SSVEP-based BCI. 

Learn more about his work here.

Dr. Thomas Thesen
April 18, 2022 - 13:30pm

Professor Thomas Thesen, Director of the Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory at NYU and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the other UH (University of Houston) will speak on "Spatio-temporal imaging of cognitive function: Combining fMRI, MEG & intracranial EEG". Among many other things, Dr Thesen has worked on localizing letter- and word processing in the brain. He has been published in many high impact journals, including Nature, Nature Communications, Nature Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex, Neuron and Neurology.

 Learn more about his work here.

Dr. Hakwan Lau
November 22, 2021 - 12:30pm

Professor Lau will be joining us from RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Tokyo, to talk on his research to pin down the neural correlates of consciousness. His research on consciousness spans decades and institutions such as Oxford, UCL's Functional Imaging Laboratory, NYU, UCLA and now RIKEN. Professor Lau employs neuroimaging tools such as EEG and FMRI and methods such as multivoxel neural-reinforcement, to get to the bottom of this question.

Please join us via Zoom to welcome Dr. Hakwan Lau and attend his lecture on
"What Makes Some Intelligent Agents Conscious". Learn more about the topic here.

Dr. David V. Smith
March 6, 2020 - 12pm

Dr. Smith is a professor from Temple University’s department of Psychology. Some of his ongoing work includes the usage of  functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to explore specific brain mechanisms underlying cognitive decline and functional impairments among older adults. Dr. Smith’s work is an important step towards early detection and intervention for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's Disease and poor social decision making such as that seen in elderly financial exploitation. 

Please join us at 12pm on March 6 in Sakamaki Hall C204B to welcome Dr. David Smith and attend his lecture on Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Social Decision Making in Older Adults.

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