Update on 2 December 2022
The booklet with the full program for the annual symposium is available here.
SfN.SG Chapter takes great pleasure in inviting you to the annual symposium, Neuroscience Singapore 2022. This year’s events leading up to the symposium include the Brain & Body Seminar series which will feature 2 seminars before the symposium and 4 after. This year, the annual symposium will be held both virtually and in-person.
VIRTUAL Half-Day: Monday, 5th December 2022, 2pm – 5pm
We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker this year will be Professor Roshan Cools, Principal Investigator at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour, and Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at the Radboud University Medical Center. She will be delivering a keynote lecture on the role of dopamine in human learning, motivation, and control.
The human brain faces a variety of computational dilemmas, including the flexibility/stability, speed/accuracy and labor/leisure tradeoff. Given its role in reinforcement learning and motivation, striatal dopamine is particularly well suited to dynamically regulate these computational tradeoffs depending on constantly changing task demands. To illustrate this, I will discuss evidence from studies on learning, motivation and cognitive control in human volunteers, using chemical PET imaging, psychopharmacology, and/or fMRI. These studies also begin to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the large variability in dopaminergic drug effects across different individuals and across different task contexts.
PHYSICAL EVENT Full-Day: Tuesday, 6th December 2022, 8.30am – 7.30pm
Venue: NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (NTU-LKC) Novena Campus.
Sessions on the second day will include topics about human stem cell-based technologies, cerebellum – the real mini-brain, interventions, and biomarkers for neuropsychiatric disorders as well as talks selected from the open call for abstracts and posters. There will be also prizes and vouchers to be won and NeuroTrivia.
Looking forward to seeing you at the symposium,
The organising team
George Augustine, Ajay Mathuru, Caroline Wee, Sarah Luo, Sangyu Xu, Joses Ho, Peggy Teo, Thanh Tuyen Tran Nguyen, Valarie Tham