Overview of the selected symposia:

Predicting human actions: specialized and general mechanisms
Organiser: Harold Bekkering

  • Marcel Brass (Ghent University ) – The clever Chameleon: evidence for anticipated action
  • Janny C. Stapel (Uppsala University) – The role of action experience for action prediction development
  • Harold Bekkering (Radboud University) – Predictions at the bowling lane: evidence from behavioral and MEG experiments
  • Florian Hintz (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) – The nature and limits of mechanisms in anticipatory language processing

Towards a cognitive account of human creativity
Organiser: Bernard Hommel

  • Simone Ritter (Radboud University) – Understanding and Improving the Selection of Creative Ideas
  • Eric F. Rietzschel (University of Groningen) – The Creative Paradox of Autonomy and Constraints: Task Structure and Individual Differences
  • Matthijs Baas (Universiteit van Amsterdam) – Mad Genius Revisited: Risk of Psychopathology, Biobehavioral Approach-Avoidance, and Creativity
  • Bernhard Hommel (University of Leiden) – Enhancing Creativity

Computational Cognitive Neuroscience
Organisers: H. Steven Scholte & Marcel van Gerven

  • Serge Dumoulin (Utrecht University) – Population receptive field reconstruction in visual cortex.
  • Tomas Knapen (Vrije Universiteit) – The influence of feature-based attention on visual processing in the human brain.
  • Marcel van Gerven (Radboud University) – Probing cortical representations with deep learning 
  • H. Steven Scholte (Universiteit van Amsterdam) – Not all stimuli are processed equally. Different optimal architectures for processing simple and complex stimuli

Neural Network Profiles and Dynamics Begin to Shed Light on Neurocognitive Aging
Organiser: Richard Ridderinkhof

  • Linda Geerligs (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit) – Does the control of emotion require intact cognitive control? Examples from aging research
  • Carien van Reekum (University of Reading) – Stress effects on (de)activation during emotional inhibition in healthy aging
  • Nicole Oei (Universiteit van Amsterdam) – Frontostriatal anatomical connections predict age- and difficulty-related reinforcement learning
  • Irene van de Vijver (Radboud Universiteit) – Functional networks and connectivity dynamics in the aging brain

Opportunities and Applications of Ultra High-Field MRI in Cognitive Neuroscience
Organiser : Max Keuken

  • Wietske van der Zwaag (Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging) – Ultra high-field MRI: opportunity or challenge?
  • Heidi Johansen-Berg (Oxford University) – Studying experience-dependent plasticity with high field MRI
  • Michelle Moerel (University of Minnesota) – Processing of natural sound aspects in the human auditory cortex
  • Ben Harvey (University of Coimbra) – Imaging representations of quantity in human association cortex

Knowledge representation and concept learning 
Organiser: David Neville

  • Ruud Berkers (Radboud University) – The neural dynamics of linguistic conceptual knowledge accumulation and updating
  • Rene Zeelenbeg (EUR) – The role of the motor system in memory for objects and words
  • Martijn Meeter (Vrije Universiteit) – How your implicit memory is like your explicit one: Effects of time and context
  • David Neville (Radboud University) – Modeling knowledge formation with deep learning networks

The Brain in Contol
Organiser: Henk Van Steenbergen

  • Hanneke den Ouden (Radboud University) – Cruise control or in control? Neuropharmacology of biased learning and decision-making
  • Henk van Steenbergen (Leiden University) – The role of outcome encoding and reward processing in action control
  • Davide Rigoni (Ghent University) – Is intentional inhibition based on ideomotor processes? Evidence from the readiness potential
  • Rogier Mars (University of Oxford) – Networks of control: Comparing frontal cortex connectivity between humans and macaques