INDIREA NEWSLETTER
Individualised Diagnostics & Rehabilitation of Attention Disorders
Issue 2
www.indirea.eu
May 2015
In this newsletter
Internationalisation of the
Oxford Cognitive Screen



Training 


Outreach

 PhD Project features



 Honours/ New appointments


 High profile papers & conference
papers

Internationalisation of the Oxford Cognitive Screen
Glyn Humphreys

Cognitive screening work in the Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre (CNC) in Oxford is increasingly taking on an international dimension. Projects using locally-adapted versions of the Oxford Cognitive Screen are now running in 3 locations in South Africa and in China (Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong). In Africa the projects are examining cognitive changes associated with ageing and also HIV infection. In Guangzhou and Hong Kong the projects are examining cognitive changes after stroke. 

Pingo 2014

PhD Project Features

Katharina Glomb is carrying out her PhD in Gustavo Deco's Computational Neuroscience group at University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. In her project, she will connect large-scale models of spontaneous brain activity ("rest") with dynamics of attention demanding tasks. These models work by simulating the dynamical interactions of neural activity in different brain areas, constrained by an underlying unchanging network. The network architecture is taken from, or derived of, empirical data (diffusion tensor imaging), and the dynamics that govern the temporal evolution are generally comparatively simple. There is an optimal parameter range at which the model best reproduces empirical BOLD data in terms of correlations between brain areas, termed functional connectivity (FC). Since it is well-established by now that average FC hardly differs between rest and task, she will use second order statistics of the signals, i.e. temporal properties, to develop an understanding of how spontaneous activity determines task performance. The goal is to extend this from the group to the single subject level, for example using individual anatomical scans, and to develop biomarkers of attentional defictits using patient data. 
 

Behavioural and electrophysiological effects of transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on sustained attention in ageing.
Méadhbh Brosnan, Mahnaz Arveneh,  Paul Dockree, Ian Robertson

This study focuses on the potential of brain stimulation to enhance sustained attention in the healthy ageing brain. Evidence from neuroimaging studies (Langner & Eickhoff, 2012), psychophysical studies using lateralised stimuli (e.g., Warm et al. ,1980), and patients with focal right hemisphere lesions (e.g., Rueckert & Grafman, 1996) suggests there is a right-lateralised network underlying the ability to sustain attention. The right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex appears to be a crucial node in this network (Manly et al., 2003), and previous work from TCIN has shown that tDCS over the right prefrontal cortex leads to superior error awareness in older adults (Harty et al., 2014). Older adults’ ability to signal their errors is also correlated with sustained attention capacity (Harty et al., 2013), setting a precedent for examining the effects of brain stimulation on both sustained attention and error awareness. The current project aims to establish whether Right Prefrontal Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) leads to improvements in sustained attention and awareness in older adults who are cognitively healthy. Mechanistic changes in neural activity during stimulation are assessed using simultaneous tDCS-EEG, and changes in arousal are measured using the Skin Conductance Response. 

  • Langner, R., & Eickhoff, S. B. (2013). Sustaining attention to simple tasks: A meta-analytic review of the neural mechanisms of vigilant attention. Psychological bulletin, 139(4), 870.
  • Warm, J. S., Richter, D. O., Sprague, R. L., Porter, P. K., & Schumsky, D. A. (1980). Listening with a dual brain: Hemispheric asymmetry in sustained attention. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 15(4), 229-232.
  • Rueckert, L., & Grafman, J. (1996). Sustained attention deficits in pat ients with right frontal lesions. Neuropsychologia, 34(10), 953-963.
  • Manly, T., Owen, A. M., McAvinue, L., Datta, A., Lewis, G. H., Scott, S. K., ... & Robertson, I. H. (2003). Enhancing the sensitivity of a sustained attention task to frontal damage: convergent clinical and functional imaging evidence. Neurocase, 9(4), 340-349.   
  • Harty, S., Robertson, I. H., Miniussi, C., Sheehy, O. C., Devine, C. A., McCreery, S., & O'Connell, R. G. (2014). Transcranial direct current stimulation over right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex enhances error awareness in older age. The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(10), 3646-3652.
  • Harty, S., O’Connell, R. G., Hester, R., & Robertson, I. H. (2013). Older adults have diminished awareness of errors in the laboratory and daily life. Psychology and aging, 28(4), 1032.                    


The effects of brain stimulation on older adult’s visual attention capacity.
Giorgia Demaria, Méadhbh Brosnan, Paul Dockree, Anders Petersen, Iris Wiegand

The project will assess the effects of Transcranial direct current stimulation over the right prefrontal cortex and the right parietal cortex on aspects of the TVA in a healthy elderly population. Older adults with a high storage capacity (as measured with theory of visual attention (TVA) paradigms) have shown an enhanced right hemisphere central positivity on their EEG (Weigand et al., 2014). This project will explore whether applying tDCS over the right hemisphere may lead to enhanced storage capacity in older adults.

  • Wiegand, I., Töllner, T., Dyrholm, M., Müller, H. J., Bundesen, C., & Finke, K. (2014). Neural correlates of age-related decline and compensation in visual attention capacity. Neurobiology of aging, 35(9), 2161-2173.

Training

  • An Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Attention, ATC 3
  • An Introduction to MEG and ERP, ATC 4
  • SfN Annual Meeting

An Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Attention Research, Magdeburg, (ATC 3)
Adriana Ruiz

In September 22014 the INDIREA network held its third meeting in Magdeburg. The aim of this meeting was to learn about magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and its applications on cognitive and clinical neuroscience research, and more specifically in the field of attention.
The agenda for this workshop was very exciting and full of innovative approaches. Claus Tempelmann, from Magdeburg, began the boot camp by explaining the basic principles and general applications of magnetic resonance imaging. Afterwards, as a guest speaker from Bilkent University, Tolga Cukur presented an innovative approach to analyze functional MRI (fMRI) data, which is centered on the voxel and uses semantic categories to explain how the brain responds to visual attention. The afternoon session was opened by Tobias Donner from the University of Amsterdam, who spoke about exciting results related with perceptual judgments when the sensory input is constant. The two final talks of the day were given by Michael Hoffman and Ariel Schönfeld – both from Magdeburg – who addressed the topics of plasticity of human visual perception and the spatio-temporal correlates of visual attention, respectively. The day concluded with a guided city tour and dinner at the Fürstenwall restaurant.
The second day of the workshop included three excellent talks and one ‘hands-on’ session on fMRI. Gustavo Deco, from Barcelona, introduced the topic of functional and structural connectome as a way of combining MRI and computational neuroscience approaches. Next, Jens-Max Hopf from Magdeburg gave a presentation on the neural mechanisms of global feature-based attention, including research findings using magnetoencephalography, electroencephalography, and fMRI. Then, Glyn Humphreys spoke about relevant insights into the use of functional brain imaging in patients. Lastly, during the afternoon session all PhD students had a practical session on fMRI data acquisition and analysis, led by Alexander Pastukhov, while PIs and student representatives held a management meeting.
We had a nice experience in Magdeburg and a very profitable boot camp. Thanks Eli Fulcini, and Jochen Braun and his team for this lovely meeting!
 

An Introduction to MEG and ERP, Munich, (ATC4)
Katharina Glomb 

March 12 and 13 of this year saw the 4th Advanced Training Course of the INDIREA Marie Curie initial training network taking place at the Dept. of Experimental Psychology of the LMU in the heart of Munich. The goal of this meeting was to provide an introduction to EEG and ERP methodology which are relevant for any neuroscientist, and will also be applied by some of the students of the project. There were great introductory lectures with hands-on tutorials showing the use of BrainVision Analyzer, the commercial software developed by one of the partners of the ITN, namely Brain Products. Drs Tracy Warbrick and Filipa Viola did a great job at showing us many different features of this complex piece of software and made sure that even the students that will not analyze EEG data now have an idea of the benefits and pitfalls of this technique.
We were lucky enough to attend two excellent talks by University of Oxford's Nick Myers and LMU's own Paul Sauseng, and we heard a lot about what role synchronization might play in attention in the brain.
One of the highlights was the ESR's poster session. It was a refreshing atmosphere in which it became clear that after about a year, everyone has made quite some progress and has much more of an idea of how their PhD projects will be shaped. It was also a great opportunity to present our posters to several of the attending PIs and to each other. Even during the dinner on the night of the first day, conversations about our projects and science in general dominated the table until quite late while actual horses were (drawing their training laps?) in the riding school to which the restaurant is attached.
Many thanks to the organizers of this meeting - I think we all learned a lot and enjoyed ourselves, too!
 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, November 2014 
Adrien Martel

The SFN 2014 conference was a very special event to be part of with approximately 30.000 registered attendees.  Amongst the many fascinating talks, some that stood out were, for example, the Presidential lecture by Prof. Dr. Martin that describe how gene expression within neurons are expressed differently depending on experience. Of particular interest to me were research concerning Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) and how knowledge from neuroscience combined with this technology might one day restore lost functions in paralyzed individuals as well as potentially rehabilitate a plethora of disorders.

SFN also offered workshops on a variety of subjects mainly consisting of discussion amongst successful neuroscientist and Q&As. I found the discussions about ways to secure grants and successfully network to be the most instructive.

Experiencing a gathering of so many brilliant minds presenting their fascinating research was an incredible experience, which left me with a mix of feeling. Dizzy from the sheer amount of information, exhilarated by the endless mysteries yet to be solved but also mildly frustrated to have been faced with many difficult choices between parallel sessions.

Upcoming Training Courses 

ATC 5 - Introduction to Neurocomputational Modelling

Barcelona, September 16-18th 2015

ATC 6 - Science and Society

Dublin, March 2016

Honours / New Appointments

Dr Nele Demeyere has been awarded the 'Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation Lectureship’ by The Stroke Association.
This award, for 5 years in the first instance, is to link formal cognitive assessments post stroke with performance in everyday tasks and investigate the differences between patients who recover from cognitive problems and those who do not.
The award was presented at the Stroke Association's yearly keynote address, which this year was held at Lancaster House on March 19th.  Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser (GCSA) and Head of the Government Office for Science presented the awards on behalf of the Stroke Association. Lady Estelle Wolfson joined Sir Mark on stage to present the certificates. The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation has generously funded the Non-Clinical Lecturer Award, which Dr Demeyere received. 

Outreach 

Oxfordshire Science Festival 2015 
Laura Monroy, CNC Lab

Many researchers, visiting and PhD students from our team attended the events; spoke about their research and contributions to diagnosing cognitive problems after a stroke. We shared our understanding of how to help people improve. We met great interest from the general public.
In addition, open day events were held at the OCNC during the weekends on either side of Brain Awareness week, where people from all ages got involved in trialling our new tablet-based diagnostic screening tools for cognitive problems, relevant to post-stroke cognition, mild cognitive impairments and dementia. 

Dementia Open Day
Edwin Dalmaijer

Dementia Open Day Edwin Dalmaijer The Oxford ARUK (Alzheimer's Research UK) Network Centre organised the Dementia Awareness Public Open Day to discuss current dementia research and related work taking place in Oxford. The event was open to the public, and our lab was present to explain and demonstrate our research. The turnout was great, and we managed to inform quite a few visitors, among which some Alzheimer's patients. Some even signed up to participate in our experiments!

Summary of high profile papers, September 2014- March 2015

OXFORD        
Wildegger T, Riddoch J, Humphreys GW. Stored color-form knowledge modulates perceptual sensitivity in search. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2015 Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25772101

Chechlacz M, Mantini D, Gillebert CR, Humphreys GW. Asymmetrical white matter networks for attending to global versus local features. Cortex. 2015 Feb 10. pii: S0010-9452(15)00054-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2015.01.022. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25727548

Mancuso M, Rosadoni S, Capitani D, Bickerton WL, Humphreys GW, De Tanti A, Zampolini M, Galardi G, Caputo M, De Pellegrin S, Angelini A, Bartalini B, Bartolo M, Carboncini MC, Gemignani P, Spaccavento S, Cantagallo A, Zoccolotti P, Antonucci G. Italian standardization of the Apples Cancellation Test. Neurol Sci. 2015 Jan 25. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25618236

Chechlacz M, Rotshtein P, Humphreys GW. Neuronal substrates of Corsi Block span: Lesion symptom mapping analyses in relation to attentional competition and spatial bias. Neuropsychologia. 2014 Oct 2;64C:240-251. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2014.09.038. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25281309

Chechlacz M, Novick A, Rotshtein P, Bickerton WL, Humphreys GW, Demeyere N. The neural substrates of drawing: a voxel-based morphometry analysis of constructional, hierarchical, and spatial representation deficits. J Cogn Neurosci. 2014 Dec;26(12):2701-15. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00664. Epub 2014 Jun 4. PMID: 24893744

Demeyere, N., Riddoch, M.J., Slavkova, E., Bickerton, W.L., & Humphreys, G.W. (2015). The Oxford Cognitive Screen (OCS): Validation of a stroke-specific short cognitive screening tool. Psychological Assessment, doi: 10.1037/pas0000082. PMID: 25730165

Antoniades, C.A., Demeyere, N., Kennard, C, Humphreys, G.W., & Hu, M.T. (2015). Antisaccades and executive dysfunction in early drug-naïve Parkinson’s disease: The discovery study. Movement Disorders, doi: 10.1002/mds.26134. PMID: 25600361

Bickerton, W., Demeyere N., Francis, D., Kumar, V., Remoundou, M., Balani, A., Harris, L., Williamson, J., Lau, J.K, Samson, D., Riddoch, M.J., & Humphreys, G.W. (2014). The BCoS Cognitive Profile Screen: Utility and Predictive Value for Stroke. Neuropsychology, DOI: 10.1037/neu0000160. PMID: 25545235

Pertzov Y, Heider M, Liang Y, Husain M. Effects of Healthy Ageing on Precision and Binding of Object Location in Visual Short Term Memory. Psychol Aging [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25528066. PMID: 25528066

Dalmaijer ES, Van der Stigchel S, Nijboer TCW, Cornelissen THW, Husain M. (2014) Cancellation Tools: All-in-one software for administration and analysis of cancellation tasks. Behavior research methods [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25381020

Chong TTJ, Husain M, Rosenthal CR. (2014) Recognizing the unconscious. Current Biology 24, R1033-R1035.

Ong YH, Acquin-Courtois S, Gorgoraptis N, Bays PM, Husain M, Leff AP. (2014) Eye-Search: A web-based therapy that improves visual search in hemianopia. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology 2, 74-78

Mills, M., Dalmaijer, E.S., Van der Stigchel, S., & Dodd, M.D. (in press). Effects of task and task-switching on temporal inhibition of return, facilitation of return, and saccadic momentum during scene viewing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance.

Cousijn H, Tunbridge EM, Rolinski M, Wallis G, Colclough GL, Woolrich MW, Nobre AC, Harrison PJ. Modulation of hippocampal theta and hippocampal-prefrontal cortex function by a schizophrenia risk gene. Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Jun;36(6):2387-2395. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22778. Epub 2015 Mar 10. PMID: 25757652

Wildegger T, Myers NE, Humphreys G, Nobre AC. Supraliminal But Not Subliminal Distracters Bias Working Memory Recall. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 2015 Apr 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25867502

Myers NE, Walther L, Wallis G, Stokes MG, Nobre AC. Temporal dynamics of attention during encoding versus maintenance of working memory: complementary views from event-related potentials and alpha-band oscillations. J Cogn Neurosci. 2015 Mar;27(3):492-508. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00727. Epub 2014 Sep 22. PMID: 25244118

Di Simplicio M, Doallo S, Costoloni G, Rohenkohl G, Nobre AC, Harmer CJ. 'Can you look me in the face?' Short-term SSRI administration reverts avoidant ocular face exploration in subjects at risk for psychopathology. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014 Dec;39(13):3059-66. doi: 10.1038/npp.2014.159. Epub 2014 Jul 18. PMID: 25035080

Astle DE, Luckhoo H, Woolrich M, Kuo BC, Nobre AC, Scerif G. The Neural Dynamics of Fronto-Parietal Networks in Childhood Revealed using Magnetoencephalography. Cereb Cortex. 2014 Nov 19. pii: bhu271. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25410426

Pineda-Pardo JA, Bruña R, Woolrich M, Marcos A, Nobre AC, Maestú F, Vidaurre D. Guiding functional connectivity estimation by structural connectivity in MEG: an application to discrimination of conditions of mild cognitive impairment. Neuroimage. 2014 Nov 1;101:765-77. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.08.002. Epub 2014 Aug 8. PMID: 25111472

Muller T, Nobre AC. Perceiving the passage of time: neural possibilities. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2014 Oct;1326:60-71. doi: 10.1111/nyas.12545. Epub 2014 Sep 25. Review. PMID: 25257798

Proudfoot M, Woolrich MW, Nobre AC, Turner MR. Magnetoencephalography. Pract Neurol. 2014 Oct;14(5):336-43. doi: 10.1136/practneurol-2013-000768. Epub 2014 Mar 19. No abstract available. PMID: 24647614

Kuo BC, Stokes MG, Murray AM, Nobre AC. Attention biases visual activity in visual short-term memory. J Cogn Neurosci. 2014 Jul;26(7):1377-89. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00577. Epub 2014 Jan 23. PMID: 24456394

Greig PR, Higham H, Nobre AC. Failure to perceive clinical events: an under-recognised source of error. Resuscitation. 2014 Jul;85(7):952-6. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.03.316. Epub 2014 Apr 16. PMID: 24746782

Cousijn H, Haegens S, Wallis G, Near J, Stokes MG, Harrison PJ, Nobre AC. Resting GABA and glutamate concentrations do not predict visual gamma frequency or amplitude. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 24;111(25):9301-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1321072111. Epub 2014 Jun 9. PMID: 24927588

Myers NE, Stokes MG, Walther L, Nobre AC. Oscillatory brain state predicts variability in working memory. J Neurosci. 2014 Jun 4;34(23):7735-43. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4741-13.2014. PMID: 24899697

COPENHAGEN
Bundesen, C., & Habekost, T. (2014). Theory of Visual Attention (TVA). In S. Kastner & K. Nobre (Eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Attention. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Bundesen, C., Vangkilde, S. & Habekost, T. (2015). Components of visual bias: a multiplicative hypothesis. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Epub Feb 12. PMID: 25675882

Bundesen, C., Vangkilde, S., & Petersen, A. (in press). Recent developments in a computational theory of visual attention (TVA). Vision Research. PMID: 25458815

Dyrholm, M., Vangkilde, S., & Bundesen, C. (in press). Beyond trial types. Psychological Research /Psychologische Forschung. 

Espeseth, T., Vangkilde, S., Petersen, A., Dyrholm, M., & Westlye, L. T. (2014). TVA–based assessment of attentional capacities – associations with age and indices of brain white matter microstructure. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1177; DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01177. PMID: 25374549

Giesbrecht, B., Sy, J., Bundesen, C., & Kyllingsbæk, S. (2014). A new perspective on the perceptual selectivity of attention under load. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1316(1), 71-86. PMID: 24716751

Habekost, T. (in press). Clinical TVA-based studies: A general review. Frontiers in Psychology. PMID: 25852607

Habekost, T., Petersen, A., Behrmann, M., & Starrfelt, R. (2014). From word superiority to word inferiority: visual processing of letters and words in pure alexia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 31, 413-436. PMID: 24801564

Habekost, T., Petersen, A., & Vangkilde, S. (2014). Testing attention: comparing the ANT with TVA based assessment. Behavior Research Methods, 46, 81-94. PMID: 23592299

Kraft, A., Dyrholm, M., Kehrer, S., Kaufmann, C., Bruening, J., Kathmann, N., Bundesen, C., Irlbacher, K., & Brandt, S. A. (in press). TMS over the right precuneus modulates the bilateral field advantage in visual short term memory capacity. Brain Stimulation. 11/2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.brs.2014.11.004.

Kraft, A., Irlbacher, K., Finke, K., Kaufmann, C., Kehrer, S., Liebermann, D., Bundesen, C., & Brandt, S. A. (2015). Dissociable spatial and non-spatial attentional deficits after circumscribed thalamic stroke. Cortex, 64, 327-342. PMID: 25597524

Kyllingsbæk, S., van Lommel, S., Sørensen, T. A., Bundesen, C. (2014). Automatic attraction of visual attention by supraletter features of former target strings. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01383. PMID: 25505892

Larsen, A. (2014) Deconstructing mental rotation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40, 1072-1091. doi.org/10.1037/a0035648. PMID: 24512611

Neitzel, J., Bäuml, J. G., Redel, P., Müller, H. J., Meng, C., Jaekel, J., Daamen, M., Scheef, L., Busch, B., Baumann, N., Boecker, H., Bartmann, P., Habekost, T., Wolke, D., Wohlschläger, A., & Finke, K. (in press). Visual attention in preterm born adults: specifically impaired attentional sub-mechanisms that link with altered intrinsic brain networks in a compensation-like mode. NeuroImage. PMID: 25498391

Nordfang, M., & Wolfe, J.M. (2014). Guided search for triple conjunctions. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76, 1535-1559. PMID: 25005070

Poth, C. H., Petersen, A., Bundesen, C., & Schneider, W. (in press). Effects of monitoring for visual events on distinct components of attention. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, 5, 930. PMID: 25191303

Sørensen, T. A., Vangkilde, S., & Bundesen, C. (2014, July 28). Components of attention modulated by temporal expectation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Advance online publication. dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0037268. PMID: 25068851

Wiegand, I., Töllner, T., Dyrholm, M., Müller, H. J., Bundesen, C., & Finke, K. (in press). Neural correlates of age-related decline and compensation in visual attention capacity. Neurobiology of Aging, 35, 2161-2173. PMID: 24684790

Wiegand, I., Töllner, T., Habekost, T., Dyrholm, M., Müller, H. J., & Finke, K. (2014). Event-related potential correlates of visual attention parameters perceptual processing speed and short-term storage capacity. Cerebral Cortex, 24, 1967-1978.
DUBLIN
Dockree, P. M, Brennan, S. O'Sullivan, M. Robertson, I.H., & O'Connell, R. G. (in press) Characterizing neural signatures of successful aging: electrophysiological correlates of preserved episodic memory in older age. Brain & Cognition 
 

News of recent conference papers

OXFORD
Demeyere, N.* , Gillbert, C.R.* , Loftus, L., & Humphreys, G.W. Egocentric and allocentric neglect after right and left hemisphere lesions in a large scale neglect study of acute stroke patients: Prevalence and recovery.  Accepted Talk at upcoming Vision Sciences Society Meeting 2015.

Shalev, N., Humphreys, G.W., & Demeyere, N. (2015). Response mapping interacts with perceptual thresholds and stimulus processing speed. Accepted Poster presentation at upcoming Vision Sciences Society Meeting 2015.

Kia Nobre
18.04.2015           Keynote at Neuronus 2015, IBRO & IRUN Neuroscience Forum, Krakow, Poland
25.03.2015          Lecture at Oxford Neuroscience Symposium, University of Oxford
20.03.2015          Hebb Lecture, Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
05.03.2015          Zangwill Club Talk, Cambridge
24.02.2015          Invited talk at Magdeburg International Neurobiological Symposium
10.02.2015          Seminar at Department of Psychology, University of Essex, Essex
14.01.2015          Keynote at 10th Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting, Champery, Switzerland
01.12.2014          Keynote at III International Symposium Frontiers in Neuroscience, Buzios, Brazil
14.10.2014          Seminar at Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London
01.10.2014          Seminar at School of Experimental Psychology, Bristol University
16.09.2014          Invited presentation at Oxford Neural Oscillations Workshop
 

COPENGAHEN
Caspersen, I. D., Vangkilde, S., Kelkjær, L., Plessen, K. J., & Habekost, T. (2014). Visual processing speed is reduced in children with ADHD. Journal of Vision, 14(10): 527; Poster presentation at Vision Sciences Society Meeting 2014.

Coreman, B., Wiegand, I., & Petersen, A. (2015). Cue-it? We say: Block-it! Poster presentation at Vision Sciences Society Meeting 2015.

Groth, C., Kristjansen, K., Vangkilde, S., Mol Debes, N., Skov, L. (2014). Executive function in children with Tourette Syndrome: An ecological assessment processing. Poster: Abstract book for COST International Conference for Tourette Syndrome, P17, Paris, France.

Habekost, T. (June, 2014): Visual processing of letters and words in pure alexia. Talk at the 3rd meeting of the International TVA Network, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kristjansen, K. S., Groth, C., Petersen, A., & Vangkilde, S. (June, 2014). Attentional capacity in a cohort of children and adolescents diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome. Poster at the 3rd meeting of the International TVA Network, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lansner, J., Jensen, C. G., Vangkilde, S., Fischer, P., Haahr , M., Frokjaer, & Hasselbalch, S. G. (June, 2014). Lower Perceptual Thresholds in Healthy Males Receiving SSRI-Intervention.  Poster at the 3rd meeting of the International TVA Network, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Nordfang, M., & Wolfe, J. M. (2014). Nonlinear effects of target-distractor feature sharing in triple conjunction visual search. Journal of Vision, 14, 918. Poster presentation at Vision Sciences Society Meeting 2014.

Petersen, A., Petersen, A. H., Vangkilde, S., & Habekost, T. (June, 2014). Phasic auditory alerting modulates speed of visual processing. Talk at the 3rd meeting of the International TVA Network, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Staugaard, C. F., Petersen, A., & Vangkilde, S. (June, 2014). Effects of eccentricity on capacities of visual attention. Talk at the 3rd meeting of the International TVA Network, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Vangkilde, S. (June, 2014). A Theory of Visual Attention in the Temporal Domain. Talk at the 3rd meeting of the International TVA Network, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Wiegand, I., Kilian, B, Henning-Fast, K., Müller, H.J., Töllner, T., Finke, K (accepted abstract): EEG markers of reduced visual short-term memory capacity in adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.  Vision Sciences Society Meeting 2015, St. Pete, Florida, USA.

Wiegand, I., Nielsen, C.S., Petersen, A., & Bundesen, C. (2014, May). Brain signatures of reward-dependent bias in visual attention (Poster). Vision Sciences Society Meeting 2014, St. Pete, Florida, USA.

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