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Posters and talks from PiNG Members at the 2017 Festival of Neuroscience

PiNG representation at BNA conference 2017

The British Neuroscience Association Festival of Neuroscience was held in Birmingham from April 10 - 13th and a large number of the Physiological Neuroimaging group attended, presenting four posters, organising two symposiums, and giving three talks.

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Charlie Stagg organised the symposium on non-invasive brain stimulation, sponsored by Rouge Resolutions.

Symposium Title: 'Towards a causal understanding of motor learning in humans: a role for non-invasive brain stimulation'

This symposium also featured talks from Dr Sheena Waters, Dr Joe Galea and Prof. Edwin Robertson.

Charlie's Talk: 'Combining non-invasive brain stimulation with magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy to probe motor learning'

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James Kolasinski organised the symposium on the use of 7T MRI, sponsored by Oxford Neuroscience.

Symposium Title: MRI at 7 Tesla: new capabilities and insights

This symposium also featured talks from Dr Andrew Welchman, Dr Ivan Alvarez and Prof. Penny Gowland.

James' Talk: 'Somatosensory plasticity at 7T: fMRI, spectroscopy and behaviour' focused on how he has developed techniques to map, manipulate and understand representations of individual fingers in the somatosensory cortex.

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Jacob Levenstein presented a poster: 'Clinical Acute Stroke Imaging of Motor Deficits using VLSM and White Matter Track Based Analyses'

This poster was selected as one of 30 to be given as a 3-minute quick-fire oral presentation on the first afternoon of the conference.

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Emily Hinson presented a poster: 'Visualising the timing effects of cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation on motor task performance using concurrent fMRI'

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Ainslie Johnstone presented a poster: 'Off-line improvements in motor skill depend on amount of practice, not explicit sequence knowledge or time: an argument against wakeful consolidation'

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Adam Steel presented a poster: 'Opposing effects of reward and punishment during skill learning'