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08.30-10.00 Parallel sessions


Session 42 (Doorwerth)

Attention and working memory

Moderator: Chris Olivers (Amsterdam)

Edward Awh (Eugene, OR, USA): On the relationship between attention and working memory (30)

Steven Scholte (Amsterdam): Scene segmentation during inattentional blindness (15)

Bernhard Hommel (Leiden): How the brain blinks: a binding account (15)

Sander Martens (Groningen): To blink or not to blink: individual differences in the allocation of attention (15)

Chris Olivers (Amsterdam): Attentional capture through memorized features (15)


Session 43 (Branding)

Neuroactive steroids in emotion and stress

(organized by the Section Biological Psychiatry of the Dutch Society for Psychiatry)

Moderators: Robert Verkes (Nijmegen) and Jack van Honk (Utrecht)

Torbjörn Bäckström (Umeå, Sweden): Basis of sex and stress hormone-induced CNS symptoms and their treatment (30)

Jack van Honk (Utrecht): Dynamic brain systems in quest for emotional homeostasis (15)

Frank van Broekhoven (Nijmegen): Neuroactive steroids in mood and stress regulation (15) 

Erno Hermans (Utrecht): Effects of testosterone on emotional processing (15)

Guido van Wingen (Nijmegen): Effects of progesterone on emotional processing: an fMRI study (15)


Session 44 (Gelderland)

Cognitive function in MDMA and cannabis users during intoxication and abstinence

Moderator: Jan Ramaekers (Maastricht)

Valerie Curran (London, UK): Acute and residual neuropsychological effects of MDMA (30)

Gerry Jager (Utrecht): Effects of chronic MDMA use on memory processing: an fMRI study (15)

Cecile Henquet (Maastricht): Sensitivity to cannabis challenge in schizophrenic patients and recreational cannabis users (15)

Kim Kuypers (Maastricht): Decision making and impulsivity during acute MDMA and alcohol intoxication (15)

Peter van Ruitenbeek (Maastricht): Decision making tasks during acute cannabis intoxication (15)


Session 45 (Patio)

Speech perception in relation to speech production disorders

Moderator: Lian Nijland  (Nijmegen)

Frank Guenther (Boston, MA, USA): Auditory, somatosensory, and motor interactions in speech acquisition and production (30)

Esther Janse (Utrecht): Lexical competition effects in speech perception in aphasia (15)

Julia Klitsch (Groningen): Aphasic spoken language perception and phonetic features (15)

Fred Hasselman (Nijmegen): The auditory temporal processing deficit of dyslexia (15)

Lian Nijland (Nijmegen): Auditory processing in children with speech/language output disorders (15)


10.00- 10.30 Break


10.30-12.00 Parallel sessions 


Session 46 (Patio)

Oscillatory brain dynamics during cognitive processes: theory, and applications related to language processing

Moderator: Marcel Bastiaansen (Nijmegen)

Olivier Bertrand (Lyon, France): Local and large-scale oscillatory brain dynamics in perception and cognition (30)

Kees Stam (Amsterdam): Spatial and temporal patterns of synchronous oscillations in EEG and MEG (15)

Marcel Bastiaansen (Nijmegen): Do you see what I mean? Theta power increases are involved in the retrieval of lexical semantic representations (15)

Tineke Snijders (Nijmegen): Oscillatory brain dynamics during sentence processing (15)

Jos van Berkum (Amsterdam): Can EEG oscillations help us track referential processes in language comprehension? (15)


Session 47 (Doorwerth)

The effects of stress hormones on memory functioning

Moderator: Bernet Elzinga (Leiden)

Oliver Wolf (Düsseldorf, Germany): Effects of cortisol or stress on memory retrieval in humans (45)

Mattie Tops (Groningen): Cortisol and social affective memory (15)

Anda van Stegeren (Amsterdam): Noradrenaline mediates amygdala activation in men and women during encoding of emotional material (15)

Bernet Elzinga (Leiden): Working memory in stress-related disorders, an fMRI study (15)


Session 48 (Branding)

New developments in schizophrenia research

Moderator: Jeffrey Glennon (Weesp)

Trevor Robbins (Cambridge, UK): Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia: what do we see and what do we model? (30)

Cathalijn Leenaars (Nijmegen / Weesp): Altered thalamocortical transmission in animal models of psychosis (15)

Annelies Olijslagers (Amsterdam): Differential regulation of A9/A10 dopaminergic cell firing, relationship to cognition (15)

Matthijs Feenstra (Amsterdam): Contribution of prefrontal cortical dopamine and serotonin systems to cognitive flexibility (15)

Koen Grootens (Nijmegen): Cognitive dysfunction in patients with psychotic disorders (15)


Session 49 (Gelderland)

Object categories in the brain

Moderator: Miranda van Turennout (Nijmegen)

Alumit Ishai (Zurich, Switserland): Distributed representations of objects and faces in the human brain (30)

Marieke van der Linden (Nijmegen): Plasticity in the cortical representation of object categories (15)

Romke Rouw (Amsterdam): ICongenital prosopagnosia (15)

Ingrid Nieuwenhuis (Nijmegen): Consolidation of object-place associations in declarative memory (15)

Joyca Lacroix (Maastricht): Predicting similarity ratings and recognition rates for natural stimuli with the NIM model (15)


12.00 -13.00 Lunch


13.00- 14.30 Poster session Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (Branding)


14.30-16.00 Parallel sessions


Session 50 (Patio)

Combining animal and human genetic approaches to attention disorders

Moderator: Eco de Geus (Amsterdam)

Eco de Geus (Amsterdam): Introduction (15)

Maarten Loos (Amsterdam: Attention and expression profiling in inbred mouse strains (15)

Tommy Pattij (Amsterdam): Studying the pharmacology of impulsivity in rodents (15)

Antonius Mulder (Amsterdam): Neuronal firing in the prefrontal cortex during learning and attention tasks in rodents (15)

Florencia Gosso (Amsterdam): A family-based candidate gene approach to human attention (15)

Eske Derks (Amsterdam): Genetic and environmental determinants of childhood attention problems (15)


Session 51 (Branding)

The cognitive neuroscience of response inhibition

Moderator: Richard Ridderinkhof (Amsterdam)

Marcel Brass (Leipzig, Germany): The inhibition of imitative response tendencies (30)

Evelijne Bekker (Utrecht): Disentangling deficits in attention and inhibition (15)

Franc Donkers (Tilburg): Inhibitory processes in an adapted go/nogo paradigm (15)

Jennifer Ramautar (Amsterdam): The effects of probability in the stop-signal paradigm: an fMRI study (15)

Wery van den Wildenberg (Marseille, France): What electrical and magnetic stimulation of the human brain tell us about the neural substrates of inhibitory control functions (15)


Session 52 (Gelderland)

Monoamines, cognition, and symptoms  

Moderator: Willem van der Does (Leiden)

Robert Rogers (Oxford, UK): The neuromodulation of emotional processing in risky social and non-social choice (45)

Wendelien Merens (Leiden): Recognition of emotions and attentional bias after low-dose and high-dose tryptophan depletion in depression (15)

Lisbeth Evers (Maastricht): The effect of tryptophan depletion on brain activation related to cognitive flexibility (15)

Linda Booij (Montreal, Canada / Leiden): Heart rate variability, serotonin function and impulsivity in remitted depressed patients with and without a history of suicidal ideation (15)


Session 53 (Doorwerth)

Numbers and the brain  

Moderator: Aliette Lochy (Nijmegen)

Wim Fias (Gent, Belgium): Representation of numbers in humans: a neural model (30)

Liane Kaufmann (Innsbruck, Austria): Number-size congruity effects in children and adults: a fMRI study (15)

Anja Ischebeck (Innsbruck, Austria): Complex arithmetic training: changes in cerebral networks observed with fMRI (15)

Michael Stevens (Gent, Belgium): A shared network for magnitude and order in the intra-parietal sulcus? (15)

Jan Willem Koten (Maastricht): Genetic load in activations related to number processing: a twin study (15)


16.00-17.30 Poster Award Ceremony Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience (Branding)


Session 54 (Branding)

NvN session ‘What it means to be human’

(organized under auspices of the Dutch Society of Neuropsychology)
Moderators: Albert Postma and Roy Kessels (Utrecht)

Hanspeter Mallot (Tubingen, Germany): How to find your way in the world: the neurocognition of spatial navigation (30)
Jaap Murre
(Amsterdam / Maastricht): A lifetime of memories: acquisition, meaning, and loss (30)
Niels Schiller (Maastricht):
To speak and to misspeak - why do we make so few errors during speaking? (30)


17.30 Closure