UCL Ear Institute



Ear Talks

Welcome to the Ear Institute's seminar calendar. We aim to keep this calendar as up to date as possible so please check back regularly for details of more confirmed Ear Talks.

3 September, 2015 - External Seminar: Neural circuits for sensory processing and behavior control in auditory cortex

Time: 11:00:00 - 12:00:00

Organised by UCL Ear Institute

Neural circuits for sensory processing and behavior control in auditory cortex Professor Li Zhang, University of Southern California Thursday 3rd September, 11am-12noon Ear Institute Main Seminar Room (G33), 332 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8EE Abstract: The research in my laboratory has been centered on understanding how auditory information is progressively transformed and encoded by neural circuits along the ascending/descending central auditory pathway for generating perception and behaviors. Here, I will discuss two topics, the behavioral state-dependent modulation of information processing in the auditory cortex and the neural circuit basis, and the auditory cortical control of innate defense behavior through corticofugal projections.

Location: Main Seminar Room, UCL Ear Institute, 332 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8EE

Contact: Kate Faxen

Email: kate.faxen@ucl.ac.uk


Types of seminar

We have several seminars/discussion groups which run regularly, these are:

  • External Seminars: Guest speakers from other institutions around the world are invited to speak about recent breakthroughs they've made in hearing research. (Takes place every third Thursday at 1pm in the CAR seminar room)
  • Work in Progress (WIP) Seminars: These reports are a chance for members of the Ear Institute to catch up on any exciting new developments that other members are currently working on. (Takes place every third Thursday at 1pm in the CAR seminar room)
  • Grand Rounds: Clinical interest seminars which take place every Wednesday morning in the RNTNEH
  • Cochlear Nonlinear Processing Interest Group: A discussion group for people with research interests in the interpretation of physiological and psychophysical estimates of nonlinear processing at the peripheral level of the auditory system. (These take place roughly every 2 - 3 weeks) (hosted by Ifat and Torsten)
  • Audiology Seminars: Guest speakers from the Ear Institute and other institutions are invited to speak about the important topics affecting clinical audiology. (Takes place on the first Tuesday of every month during term time)
  • Auditory Central Nervous System (CNS) Journal Club: Each week a member of the Institute presents a short summary of their current research followed by a presentation on any topic related to the auditory brain, be it a journal article, review of the state of the literature, or an in-depth discussion of their own work. (Takes place every Tuesday at 10:30)
  • Cochlear Implant group: takes place bimonthly (every two months) for people interested in clinical research into Cochlear Implantation

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