Thursday June 8
0900-1000: Plenary Lecture

Eleanor Maguire – University College London
Tracking memory traces in the human brain

1015-1145: Symposium Block – Parallel Sessions

3. Synaptopathy: Understanding the Synapse in the Healthy and Unhealthy Brain
Chair: Maria Lindskog – Karolinska Institute

1015: Jon Storm-Mathisen – University of Oslo
How GABA and glutamate “became” neurotransmitters

1045: Maria Lindskog – Karolinska Institute
Regulation of glutamate synaptic transmission in depression

1115: Anders Nykjær – Aarhus University
Sortilin receptors in mental disorders and plasticity

4. Advanced Methods for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Chair: Menno Witter – Norwegian University of Science and Technology

1015: Christian Doeller – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Virtual reality, high-field fMRI and pattern analyses as tools to understand mnemonic population coding in the human brain

1045: Henrik Ehrsson – Karolinska Institute
Body ownership illusions and advanced neuroimaging as tools to investigate the sense bodily self

1115: India Morrison – Linköping University
How extreme neural phenotypes can uncover typical brain function

1200-1400 Poster and exhibition (Session B) – lunch in hallway

1400-1530: Symposium Block – Parallel Sessions

5. Genes and Pathways for Creativity and Music?
Chair: Irma Järvelä – University of Helsinki

1400: Irma Järvelä – University of Helsinki
Genomics approaches to study musical traits

1430: Fredrik Ullen – Karolinska Institute
Gene-environment interactions in musical expertise

1500: Kari Stefansson – deCODE Genetics
Genetics of function and dysfunction of the brain

6. Function and Dysfunction of Layer II Neurons in the Entorhinal Cortex within the Context of Alzheimer’s Disease
Chair: Heikki Tanila – University of Eastern Finland

1400: David Rowland – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Functional characterization of cells in layer II of the medial entorhinal cortex

1430: Asgeir Kobro-Flatmoen – Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Possible early factors driving dysfunction of entorhinal layer II neurons in Alzheimer’s disease

1500: Gunnar Gouras – Lund University
Biological and pathological insights into ERC layer II vulnerability in Alzheimer’s disease

1545-1745: Poster and exhibition (Session C)

1800-1900: Plenary lecture

Botond Roska – Friedrich Miescher Institute
The first steps in vision: cell types, circuits and repair

1910: Bus to Vasamuseet

1930: Dinner at Vasamuseet (registration no longer possible)

Dresscode: Casual

Note that changes in program may occur.