New Open Research Fund
We are granted a new Open Research Fund by the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning (Beijing Normal University) to study metacognition with Xiaohong Wan as host investigator at BNU.
Lab visit to Beijing Normal University and Peking University
Our group made a whirlwind trip to BNU and PKU on 5th-6th December 2019, and over a 2-day window, participated in three joint group meetings with Professor Liang Luo’s lab (BNU), Professor Xiaohong Wan’s lab (BNU), and Professor Yuji Naya’s lab (PKU). Over 8 presentations and discussions, we have covered an array of topics ranging from cognitive and neural components of metacognition, associative nature of MTL neurons, to the importance and hands-on wisdom in running a sustainable NHP lab. We also had the privilege in paying visits to the nonhuman primate facilities on both campuses.
Two presentations at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society
Lei Wang and Shuzhen Zuo will each give an oral presentation in NEURO2019 to be held from July 25th to 28th in Niigata, Japan.
NYU-ECNU Neuro Institute Retreat in Qiandao Lake
We are giving four poster presentations at the NYU-ECNU Neuro Institute Retreat in Qiandao Lake, China on 15-16 July 2019. Lei Wang will speak on his ephys data on putative memory traces in the posteromedial parietal cortices; Yudain Cai will speak on his probability distribution modelling work on task preparation time in macaques; Futing Zou will present her latest data on the role of angular gyrus in giving rise to a sense of vividness during memory retrieval, and Xinming Xu will present his work on how the precuneus is implicated during chronological order judgement. Their respective posters can be found here: [Wang et al., Cai et al., Zou et al., and Xu et al.].
Sze Chai will chair one of the sessions and will give a talk on the neurophysiology of hippocampus-independent memories and temporal-order judgement in the macaque posterior parietal cortex on 15th July 2019.
Minisymposium on systems neuroscience: from patients to fundamentals
Minisymposium on systems neuroscience: from patients to fundamentals, featuring Andy C. H. Lee, Parashkev Nachev, Yingying Tang, Alicia Izquierdo, Edmund T. Rolls and Christian G Specht.
For details, see link.
Our presence at CNS 2019
Two of our lab members are going to present at this year’s Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Qun Ye is going to present Task-independent abstraction of episodic context in parietal cortices.
Xinming Xu will talk about Reconstructing real-life event sequences with schema-based knowledge.