Monday, 18 June 2018 12:52

Global Excellence Lecture with Adam Aron

On Monday 25 June 2018, we have the great pleasure of hosting Professor Adam Aron from University of California San Diego (UCSD), who arguably is the one person knowing most about the inhibitory action control network centred around the right IFG.

His talk is entitled "From Stopping Action to Stopping Thoughts".

"Executive functions underlie our ability to control our behavior according to our goals. Here I will focus on one particular kind of executive function - stopping. I will begin by showing how a research program focused on the stopping of action has been fruitful, especially with regard to identifying underlying fronto-basal-ganglia circuits in humans. I will then give some examples of how we are leveraging those insights towards more ecologically relevant and richer forms of human self control."

In his work, Adam Aron is interested in how we stop and otherwise control our response tendencies. He mostly studies humans using experimental psychology behavioral paradigms along with the techniques of functional MRI, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and electrophysiology. He also studies neurological patients, including those with Parkinson’s disease. In a collaborative effort at UCSD, Adam Aron and his team are now studying response control in mice, in which the fully panoply of modern genetic, recording and stimulation methods can be brought to bear.

The Global Excellence Seminar will be held in the MR Conference Room on Monday 25 June 2018 at 13:30.

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