The conference took place in Ljubljana, May 15-17 2016. The programme included 3 plenary and 2 special talks from world renoun researchers, 8 thematic symposia and 44 posters. The programme covered all the areas of neuroscience with many talks presenting unpublished results that will have significant impact on the development of the field in the coming years. Part of the project results were presented within Neuroeconomics and management control symposium and poster section. Programme committe of the conference was led by Grega Repovš.
B.02 Presiding over the programming board of a conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 279543552
The study of fuctional connectivity offers an important tool in the study of cognitive functions and abilities as well as mechanisms of their dysfunction in psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases. The studies of functional connectivity enable identification of brain networks and their integration in complex cognitive processes, among them during cognitive control, maintenance of information in working memory and appropriate filtering of irrelevant distractors. The invited lecture was given at Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, 25th of October 2016.
B.04 Guest lecture
Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental disease that affects about 1% of adult population worldwide. While best known for and primarily diagnosed based on positive symptoms, such as halucinations and delusions, schizophrenia also significantly affects cognitive abilities including cognitive control and working memory, dysfunctions that prove resistant to currently available medication and significantly predict long-term outcome of the disease. Recent findings employing neuroimaging, pharmacological challenge, and computational modelling provide novel insights into dysfunctional integration of brain function and suggest possible mechanisms underlying the disease. These insights will hopefully lead to better understanding of the disease and its progress, support diagnosis, and enable more focused search for and testing of novel drugs.
B.04 Guest lectureCOBISS.SI-ID: 62029410