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Into the night: The cognitive neuroscience of dreaming

Symposium Session 1: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 1:30 – 3:30 pm EDT, Ballroom East

Chair: Remington Mallett1,2; 1University of Montréal, 2Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine

While our grasp of waking cognition has expanded, the study of dreaming remains a complex and challenging field. This complexity is being unraveled thanks to technological and methodological innovatio… View More…

Hippocampal predictions link perception and memory

Symposium Session 2: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 1:30 – 3:30 pm EDT, Ballroom Center

Chairs: Peter Kok1, Morgan Barense2; 1University College London, 2University of Toronto

Memory and perception are intimately linked through prediction. Memory is used to generate predictions of upcoming perceptual events, and mismatches between those predictions and perception determine … View More…

Multisensory Development Across the Neurotypical and Neurodivergent Lifespan: The Birth of a Research Consortium

Symposium Session 3: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 1:30 – 3:30 pm EDT, Ballroom West

Chairs: Mark Wallace1, Micah Murray2,3; 1Vanderbilt University, 2Lausanne University Hospital, 3University of Lausanne

One of the most challenging jobs for the developing brain is the almost continually changing nature of the sensory information that it is tasked with processing. In addition to the widening experienti… View More…

Reconciling the Impact of Emotion on Episodic Relational Memory

Symposium Session 4: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 1:30 – 3:30 pm EDT, Sheraton Hall EF

Chairs: Florin Dolcos1, Deborah Talmi2; 1University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2University of Cambridge, UK

The effects of emotion on memory are wide-ranging and powerful, but they are not uniform. Although there is agreement that emotion enhances memory for individual items, how it influences memory for as… View More…

Subjectivity: Who cares?

Symposium Session 5: Monday, April 15, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT, Ballroom East

Chairs: Brian Levine1,2, Brad Buchsbaum1,2, Andrew P. Yonelinas3; 1Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Academy for Research and Education, 2Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, 3Department of Psychology, UC Davis

Science demands operationalization. In the study of memory, recall or recognition responses are interpreted according to that test’s scoring criteria, enabling agreement on what is right and wro… View More…

Insights into flexible cognition: Structure learning, inference, and abstraction based on cognitive maps

Symposium Session 6: Monday, April 15, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT, Ballroom Center

Chair: Stephanie Theves1; 1Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

The concept of a cognitive map, a mental model that integrates various relationships between experiences, has been a long-standing idea in psychology. Systems neuroscience has provided compelling evid… View More…

Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Mindfulness: Insights from Basic Research and Translational Science

Symposium Session 7: Monday, April 15, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT, Ballroom West

Chair: Erika Nyhus1; 1Bowdoin College

Mindfulness meditation is the practice of becoming aware of present-moment experience with a compassionate, nonjudgmental stance (Kabat-Zinn, 1990). This seemingly simple act has had a profound impac… View More…

A hands-on technical workshop for cognitive neuroscientists

Symposium Session 8: Monday, April 15, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT, Sheraton Hall EF

Chair: Bradley Voytek1; 1UC San Diego

Data science! GitHub! LLMs and generative AI and scikit-learn and… it feels like there are an overwhelming number of technical skills and technologies to learn in order to succeed in our curren… View More…

Cortical mechanisms for transsaccadic perception and memory

Symposium Session 9: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 1:30 – 3:30 pm EDT, Ballroom East

Chairs: John Douglas Crawford1, Bianca Baltaretu2; 1York University, Toronto Canada, 2Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany

Visual perception and memory are usually studied in the laboratory with the eyes fixed on one location, but in real world circumstances we make saccades several times per second. Thus, ‘transsac… View More…

Endel Tulving and the Modern Science of Memory

Symposium Session 10: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 1:30 – 3:30 pm EDT, Ballroom Center

Chairs: Daniel L. Schacter1, Donna Rose Addis2,3; 1Harvard University, 2Rotman Research Institute, 3University of Toronto

Endel Tulving (1927-2023) was a major figure in the cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience of memory, generating numerous findings and theories that have shaped these fields over the past six… View More…

Advances in speech prosody perception research: Integrating behavioral, neuroimaging, (neuro)genomics, and clinical techniques

Symposium Session 11: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 1:30 – 3:30 pm EDT, Ballroom West

Chairs: Tamar Regev1, Srishti Nayak2; 1MIT, 2Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Prosody encompasses the acoustic features of spoken language—pitch, loudness, duration, timbre—that carry linguistic, emotional, and social information. Although prosody plays an essential… View More…

Leveraging social cognitive neuroscience tools to characterize heterogeneity in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Symposium Session 12: Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 1:30 – 3:30 pm EDT, Sheraton Hall EF

Chairs: Dorit Kliemann1, Gabriela Rosenblau2; 1The University of Iowa, 2The George Washington University

Social challenges constitute a core difficulty for many psychiatric conditions, most prominently for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Despite a long line of research characterizing social differences b… View More…







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