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May 2019

NSB Seminar – Karla Kaun

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tobin 423, 135 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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NSB Summer Seminar Weds, May 22, 2019, 12:00 Location: 423 Tobin Hall Karla R. Kaun Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Brown University  How Alcohol Influences Memory Circuits to Induce Cravings Have you ever wondered why people crave alcohol but not apples? We are wired to seek and respond to rewarding experiences, and drugs of abuse work by hijacking our brain’s reward centers. However, the sheer number and variety of nerve cells within the mammalian brain’s…

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UMass Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Conference

May 28
Campus Center Auditorium, 1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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UMass Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Conference Focus on Neuroengineering Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 12:00 - 8:00pm. University Campus Center Auditorium Abstract submission is closed. There will be free on-site registration. This conference brings together neuroscientists and engineers to find areas of overlap for collaboration. It includes new approaches for visualizing and recording from neurons, manipulating gene expression in neurons, and understanding brain function. Speakers will also talk about interfaces between the brain and the rest of the body and the mechanical forces…

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Workshop on Methods in Systems Neuroscience and Neurotechnology

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Campus Center Auditorium, 1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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The workshop is part of the UMass Interdisciplinary Neurosciences conference. The main goal of this workshop is to bring together neuroscience and engineering researchers to discuss modern techniques in neurotechnology.  The intended audience is students (graduate and undergraduate), postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff who have interests in learning about or implementing new technology in their neuroscience research.  In particular, we will discuss viral vector techniques, open-source strategies in electrical and optical neural monitoring and manipulation, and design of experimental tools…

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