Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Satellite of the Society for Neuroeconomics – for more information use the following link:

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Tracking the acute stress response from basic research to clinical translation

>Johannes Bohacek, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Chasing stress down a multi-omic rabbit hole

>Maurizio Popoli, University of Milano, Italy
Dynamic dissection of short- and long-term response to acute stress: a matter of resilience or vulnerability

>Marloes Henckens, Radboud University, Netherlands
Neural network responses to traumatic stress predicting its longterm consequences

>Talma Hendler, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Improving stress resilience through volitional limbic neuromodulation

Neural circuit function and behavior during development

>Guillermina Lopez Bendito, Instituto de Neurociencias, Alicante, Spain
Thalamic spontaneous activity in sensory systems development and plasticity

>Ileana Hanganu-Opatz, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Mapping the development of cognitive flexibility in limbic circuits

>Laura Cancedda, The Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa. Dulbecco Telethon Institute, Italy
Long-term outputs of early interventions during brain development in rodents.

>Emre Yaksi, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience-NTNU, Norway
Developmental maturation of the habenular function.

Cortical subcortical interactions underlying cognition

>Helen Barbas, Boston University, USA
Prefrontal pathways through subcortical structures for flexible cognitive-emotional interactions

>Seralynne Vann, Cardiff University, UK
The medial diencephalon: a co-ordinator of hippocampo-cortical activity for memory

>Mathieu Wolff, Bordeaux University, France
Thalamocortical roots for decisions

>Anna Mitchell, Oxford University, UK
Frontal- subcortical interactions in primate learning


The Hippocampus and Remote Memory

>Eleanor Maguire, University College London, UK
Hippocampus and memory: Transient traces or enduring engrams?

>Morris Moscovitch, University of Toronto, Canada
The hippocampus in systems consolidation, transformation and reorganization

>Yaniv Ziv, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Long‐term spatial memory is maintained in the presence of ongoing changes in hippocampal representations

>Brian Wiltgen, University of California, Davis, US
Amnesia for context fear requires widespread changes in hippocampal activity

Developmental origins of neuropsychiatric disorders: many roads, common mechanisms

>Daniella Dwir, Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience (CNP) at CHUV – Lausanne, Switzerland
The developmental psychopathology of schizophrenia: a timely rescue via MMP9/RAGE inhibition as a promising early intervention for early psychosis patients.

>Francesca Cirulli, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome Italy
Prenatal N-acetyl-cysteine administration moderates long-term negative effects of maternal obesity on behavior and hippocampal gene expression in adolescent mice

>Marco Andrea Riva, Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
From adolescence to adulthood: Prenatal stress and the risk for psychopathology

>Janssen Kotah, Swammerdam institute for Life Sciences, Center for Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Early-life stress induced vulnerability to cognitive decline: Focus on glia and their capacity to respond to subsequent challenges.

Novel statistical and machine learning techniques to assess inter-individual behavioral variability

>Kshitij Jadhav, Centre de Neuroscience Psychiatrique, CHUV
Combining supervised and unsupervised machine learning models to identify rats at higher risk of alcohol use disorder and cocaine abuse

>Mael Lebreton, Swiss Center for Affective Science, Switzerland
Assessing inter-individual variability in brain-behavior relationship with functional neuroimaging

>Marwa Mahmoud, King’s College, University of Cambridge, UK
Vision-based AI in social signal processing

>Maxime Fouyssac, University of Cambridge, UK
From heterogeneity to homogenous trends in individual trajectories: experimental and statistical approaches to study inter-individual differences in the vulnerability to addiction.


Sunday, September 5th, 2021

From sex to rage: understanding the female brain

>Alexa H Veenema, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
Development of social recognition ability in female rats

>Mauro Silva, Development and Plasticity of the neuroendocrine Brain, French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, INSERM, Lille, France
Prenatal anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) exposure programs sexual dysfunction in a pre-clinical mouse model of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

>Suzanna Lima, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Hypothalamic circuits for female reproduction

>Vinícius Oliveira, University of Regensburg, Germany
The balance between the neuropeptides oxytocin and vasopressin within the lateral septum determines female aggression in Wistar rats

Thalamic regulation of emotional memory

>Ferenc Matyas, Research Centre for Natural Sciences Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Budapest, Hungary
Functional organization of thalamic inputs to the amygdala

>Jan Gründemann, University of Basel, Department of Biomedicine, Basel, Switzerland
Imaging deep: sensory and state coding in subcortical circuits

>Gisella Vetere, École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la Ville de Paris
Thalamic involvement in the stabilization over time of emotional spatial memories

>Bianca A. Silva, Postdoc: Brain mind Institute, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL); PI: Italian National Research Council
A thalamo-amygdalar circuit underlies extinction of remote fear memories

Single-cell omics meets behavior: opportunities and challenges

>Gul Dölen, Johns Hopkins University
Oxytocin-dependent reopening of a social reward learning critical period with MDMA

>Hansruedi Mathys, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Single-cell transcriptomic analysis of Alzheimer’s disease in Human

>Pinar Ayata, Icahn School of Medicine
Epigenetic regulation of brain region-specific microglia clearance activity

>Ozgun Gokce, LMU Munich, Germany
Single-cell RNAseq of Neuron-immune axis

Do we understand human aggressive behaviour? In the search for brain mechanisms towards effective rehabilitation

>Beatrice de Gelder, Univ of Maastricht, Netherlands
Objective and subjective brain basis of aggression experience

>Sofia Seinfeld, Imaging and Multimedia Center, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Virtual reality for intimate partner violence rehabilitation: brain circuits involved and empathy enhancement

>Sam Golden, Univ of Washington, Dept. of Biological Structure, Seattle WA, USA
Learning to aggress – behavioral and circuit mechanisms of social motivation

>Sietse F de Boer, Univ of Groningen, The Netherlands
Animal models of aggression: implications for human aggression and violence

Memory aids on the chromatin? Deciphering epigenetic modifications during memory formation

>Ana Pombo, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
Long-range three-dimensional chromatin interactions in neuronal cell types

>Angel Barco, Alicante Neuroscience Institute, Spain
Short- and long-term transcriptomic and epigenomic changes triggered by neuronal activation for memory formation

>Ana Oliveira, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Neuronal ensemble-specific DNA methylation strengthens engram stability

>Johannes Gräff, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Epigenetic priming of memory allocation


Monday, September 6th, 2021

Early–life origins and sex-dependence of vulnerability to eating disorders

>Susan Ozanne, Metabolic Research Laboratories and MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, University of Cambridge, UK
Programming of metabolic health by maternal obesity – are effects sex-specific?

>Silvie R. Ruigrok, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Early-life stress affects food choice in a sex-dependent manner

>Tallie Z. Baram, Departments of Pediatrics and Anatomy/Neurobiology, University of California-Irvine, USA
Sex-specific corruption of reward-seeking behaviors by early-life adversity: craving, anhedonia and mechanisms

>Alon Chen, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel & Max Plank Institute for Psychiatry, Germany
Early life stress and eating disorders: The role of central and placental microRNAs

Broadening our conception of habit to improve translational validity

>Ingo Willuhn, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) & Department of Psychiatry (Amsterdam University Medical Centers)
A novel paradigm for testing automated operant behavior in rodents

>Medhi Keramati, City, University of London, UK
Plan-to-habit: striking a balance between flexibility and cognitive costs

>Robert Hardwick, UCLouvain, Belgium
Time-dependent expression of habitual behavior

>Youna Vandaele, Lausanne University hospital, Switzerland
Role of reward-predictive cues in behavioral chunking and habitual learning; insights from neuronal recording in the dorsal striatum

The Neurobiology of Mammalian Vector Coding: Boundaries, Objects, Goals and Abstract Spaces

>Steven Poulter, Durham University
Vector Trace cells in the Subiculum of the Hippocampal formation

>Ayelet Sarel, The Weizmann Institute of Science
Vectorial representation of spatial goals and conspecifics in the hippocampus of bats

>Alexandra Constantinescu, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience – University College London, UK
Organizing conceptual 2-d vectors in humans with a gridlike code

>Andrej Bicanski, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience – University College London
A model of neuronal vector coding in spatial cognition

Neural substrates underlying post-traumatic stress disorder symptomatology and vulnerability

>Pierre Gagnepain, INSERM-EPHE-UNICAEN U1077 Centre Cyceron, Caen, France
Modification of the memory control network after trauma

>Gal Richter-Levin, The integrated Brain and Behavior Research Center (IBBRC), University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Hippocampal Dentate gyrus in stress vulnerability and resilience

>Aline Desmedt, Neurocentre Magendie, INSERM U1215, Bordeaux University, France
Contextual amnesia at the core of PTSD-related hypermnesia

>Chris R. Brewin, University College London, UK
Understanding traumatic memory from clinical and cognitive perspectives

Learning and cognitive control in the orbitofrontal cortex

>Fanny Cazettes, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Portugal
A basis set for accumulation of action outcomes in the mouse frontal cortex

>Geoffrey Schoenbaum, National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA
Knowing what you want – the contribution of the OFC to insightful decision-making

>Abhishek Banerjee, Neuroscience, Neurodisability and Neurological Disorders theme, Newcastle University
Flexible reprogramming of sensory cortex: Lessons from the OFC

>Christine Constantinople, New York University, USA
Orbitofrontal responses to multiple reward attributes during decision-making and learning

Neural mechanisms of real-world social interactions and their development measured with fNIRS

>Antonia Hamilton, UCL
Different neural mechanisms of spontaneous imitation behaviour in adults with autism spectrum condition

>Chiara Bulgarelli, UCL
Fronto-temporoparietal connectivity and self-awareness in 18-month-olds

>Joy Hirsch, Yale
Neural Processes for Live Pro-Social Dialogue Between Dyads with Socioeconomic Disparity

>Paola Pinti, Birkbeck College London
The role of anterior prefrontal cortex (area 10) in face-to face deception measured with fNIRS

Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Neural mechanisms underlying social behaviour

>Salvatore Lecca, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Lateral habenula neuronal dynamics underlying innate parental behaviors

>Viviana Trezza, Roma Tre University, Italy
Addicted to play: shedding light on the neural circuits involved in social play behavior

>Christina Marquez Vega, Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Spain
Social modulation of foraging decisions in rats

>Camilla Bellone, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Neuronal mechanisms underlying social motivation in health and disease

Neurobiological underpinnings of psychiatric disorders and their treatment

>Hélène Beuchat, Institute of Psychotherapy, Department of Psychiatry, CHUV
Individualizing the assessment of emotional processing: a validation study

>Daniela Schiller, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Hippocampal social navigation in clinical disorders

>Bogdan Draganski, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, CHUV, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Imaging the “depressed” brain – what can we do better

>Ueli Kramer, Institute of Psychotherapy, Department of Psychiatry, CHUV, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Strengthening emotional vulnerability in borderline personality disorder through treatment: neural correlates

Human brain evolution beyond the cerebral cortex

>Robert Barton, Durham University
Connectivity and correlated change of neural system components as the basis of brain evolution

>James (Mac) Shine, The University of Sydney, Australia
Delegation to automaticity: the role of cerebellar expansion in human cognitive evolution

>Fenna Krienen, Harvard Medical School
Evolution of molecular cell types in primate brains

>Luiz Pessoa, University of Maryland, USA
Evolution of cortical-subcortical functionally integrated systems: basal ganglia and amygdala circuits

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021