2022 – Hybrid Meeting at FSU/Zoom

Please Register by April 15th here: http://fcneurocog.org/fcnc-registration/

If attending the meeting in person you should be vaccinated because this is the best way to protect yourself and the community. We are following CDC guidelines which now require everyone vaccinated or not to wear a mask. Generally, FSU policies on operations during COVID can be found here: https://www.flbog.edu/2021/08/06/state-university-system-of-florida-health-policies-for-the-2021-22-academic-year/

If attending the meeting on Zoom, link and password that will be provided to registered participants.


Day 1 – Thursday May 12th, 2022

8:30am-9:00am – Light Breakfast

9:00am-9:30am – Introduction and Welcome (Dr. Tim Allen, FCNC President)

9:30am-11:30am – Session 1: Temporal Dynamics Organizing Behavior and Resting State Activity
Organizer: Dr. Carmen Varela, FAU

     Active States:

  • Ryan Gallagher, FAU (Dr. William Alexander’s Lab)“The Influence of Presentation Order on Learning Task Structure”
  • Raphael Heldman, MPFI (Dr. Yingxue Wang’s Lab) “Hippocampal CA1 Neurons Perform Experience Segmentation During Memory Encoding”

Resting States:

  • Dr. Wen Li, FSU“Transcranial Stimulation of Alpha Oscillations Up-regulates the Default Mode Network”
  • Dr. Carmen Varela, FAU“Fine Timescale Coordination of Thalamic Activity During Non-REM Sleep”

11:30am-11:45am – Break

11:45am-12:15pm – Featured Member Talk: Dr. Jen Bizon – “Neuromodulation for Improving Cognition in Aging”

12:15pm-1:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm-3:30pm – Session 2: Human Neuroscientific Insights into Cognition and Affect
Organizers: Dr. Derek Nee, FSU and Dr. Chris Martin, FSU

  • Dr. Aaron Heller, U Miami – “The Affective and Neural Benefits of Real-World Experiential Diversity
  • Diana Perez, FSU (Gratton Lab) – “Using Precision fMRI to Investigate the Neural Correlates of Cognitive Decline in Healthy Aging
  • Dr. Steven Weisberg, UF – “Getting Lost: Relating Neural Structure and Function to Variations in Human Navigation Behavior
  • Dr. Chris Martin, FSU – “Replaying Real-World Memory Cues Enhances Episodic Memory and Promotes Hippocampal Differentiation in Older Adults

3:30pm-3:45pm – Break

3:45pm-5:00pm – Sarah Johnson Data Blitz & Award Announcement
Organizer: Dr. Gyle Bumanglag, UF


Day 2 – Friday May 13th, 2022

8:45am-9:15am – Light Breakfast

9:15am-11:15am – Session 3: Defining and Assessing Memory Circuits Across Species
Organizer: Dr. Aaron Mattfeld, FIU

  • Dr. James Schummers, FIU “Direction-Specific Visual Adaptation in Ferret Visual Cortex”
  • Dr. Nate Muncy, FIU“Using Generalized Additive Models to Detect Clinically Relevant Diffusion MRI-Behavior Interactions”
  • Dr. Aaron Mattfeld, FIU“Using Probabilistic Tractography to Localize the Limbic Thalamus in Humans and Access its Contribution to Negative Overgeneralization”

11:15am-11:30am – Break

11:30am-12:30pm Keynote Speaker – Dr. Charan Ranganath, University of California, Davis – “Don’t Beat a Dead Seahorse: Strategic Usage of Hippocampal Resources in Episodic Memory and Navigation”

12:30pm-1:45pm – Lunch

1:45pm – 3:45pm – Session 4: Narrowing the Gap Between Bench to Bedside: Neurodegenerative Disease Mechanism

Organizer: Dr. Srini Subramaniam, Scripps

  • Dr. Laura Blair, USF – Restoring Balance in the Tauopathic Brain
  • Dr. Malú Tansey, UF“Targeting Chronic Inflammation:  Translating Pre-clinical Model to the Clinic”
  • Dr. Ronald Davis, ScrippsMitochondrial Therapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases”
  • Dr. Lilly Wang, U Miami Health“Sex-Specfic DNA Methylation Differences in AD”

3:45pm-4:15pm – Closing Remarks