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Center for Cognitive Neuroscience talk series

The CCN organizes a series of talks through the academic year by prominent investigators.

CCN speakers 2015-2016


Paul Whalen

January 25

Paul Whalen

Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College

Face to face with the emotional brain (abstract)

4:00pm, Moore Hall, Room 202

Whalen lab website

 Philippe Schyns

February 1

Philippe Schyns and Rachael Jack

Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow

Social face signals and their dynamic processing in the brain

4:00pm, Moore Hall, Room 202

 Rachael Jack  


CCN speakers 2014-2015


Bill Newsome

August 25

William Newsome

Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford University

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

"What's the deal with the Obama BRAIN Initiative?" (abstract)

5:00pm, Moore Hall, Filene Auditorium

Newsome lab website




December 12

Sol Diamond, Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover NH

4:00pm, Moore Hall, Room B03

Multimodal Neuroimaging Laboratory website


CCN speakers 2013-2014 

Matt van der Meer

November 20

Matt van der Meer, Department of Biology and Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, University of Waterloo

"Spike timing, sequences, and model-based prediction in the rat hippocampus" (abstract)

4:00 pm, Moore Hall, Room B3

van der Meer website

video of van der Meer talk at Dartmouth

Brian Russ

January 17

Brian Russ, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD

"Ventral stream responses during natural visual experience in the macaque" (abstract)

Russ website

video of Russ talk at Dartmouth

Michael Casey

January 24

Michael Casey, James Wright Professor, Department of Music, Dartmouth

"Decoding absolute and relative pitch imagery in the auditory pathway" (abstract)

Casey website

video of Casey talk at Dartmouth

David Foster

May 28

David Foster, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience

"Neuronal sequences in the hippocampus for memory and imagination" (abstract)

4pm, Moore Hall, room 202

Foster website

video of Foster talk at Dartmouth


Previous CCN speakers

Niko Kriegeskorte, National Institutes of Health (now MRC Cognitive Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK)

Frank Tong, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

David Leopold, National Instititutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Kendrick Kay, University of California Berkeley (now Stanford University)

Tom Mitchell, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Winrich Freiwald, Rockefeller University, New York, NY

Michael Hanke, University of Magdeburg, Germany

Pawan Sinha, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Simon Thorpe, University of Toulouse, France

Axel Scherer, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, and Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, NH

Steve Hanson, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

Hervé Abdi, University of Texas Dallas, TX

Pietro Pietrini, University of Pisa, Italy

Last Updated: 1/26/16