Month: August 2017

Movement & Cognition Conference at Harvard

Harvard invites you to the 2018 world conference on Movement and Cognition to beheld at Harvard University’s School of Medicine July 27-29, 2018 in Boston.

The purpose of the conference is to share knowledge of all those whose interests lie in the nature of human movement and its relation to cognitive function.
Among the broad topic areas in this call for abstracts include Cognitive-Movement applications in: rehabilitation, sports, human development, gerontology, genetics/genomics, technologies and measurement, science of aesthetics, behavioral and communication sciences, occupational and physiotherapy, and biomedical engineering.

Among the other institutions involved in this event include the Harvard University School of Medicine’s affiliated hospitals Spaulding Rehabilitation, McLean, and Beth Israel-Deaconess, as well as the M.I.N.D. Institute at M.I.T., the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the University of Haifa, the Wingate Institute for Sports and Exercise Science, the National Institute for Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences, Nazareth, Israel, the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Havana, the University of the Medical Sciences Facultad ‘Manuel Fajardo’ Havana, the School of Public Health of the University of Havana, and Bielefeld University in Germany.

We welcome your participation in this event that addresses the relationship between movement and cognition, and I personally welcome your enquiries and suggestions. In the meantime, please check out our website for more details:
The abstracts of the conference as well as selected principal papers will be proceedings will be published in volume 8 of the journal Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics.

Should you have any questions about the nature and form of the abstracts or pertaining to the larger papers, please feel free to connect with me at:

We hope to meet each of you at Harvard University in July 2018.

Wish very best wishes,


Gerry Lensman, Chair, Scientific Committee, MOVEMENT-2018

Speaker: Philip Corlett of Yale, 9/6

Philip Corlett, Yale University: Finding Beliefs in the Brain: Hallucinations, Delusions & Predictive Processing.


Wed 9/6 at 1:25pm in Bousfield (room 162). 


The speaker is a cognitive neuroscientist and his most recent publication “Pavlovian conditioning–induced hallucinations result from overweighting of perceptual priors” appeared this month in Science and describes some very interesting fMRI results.



Dr. Philip Robert Corlett trained in Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychiatry with Professors Trevor Robbins and Paul Fletcher at the University of Cambridge. He won a Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship and completed his PhD on the brain bases of delusion formation in the Brain Mapping Unit, Department of Psychiatry. After a short postdoc, he was awarded the University of Cambridge Parke- Davis Exchange Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences which brought him to the Yale University Department of Psychiatry to explore the maintenance of delusions with Professors Jane Taylor and John Krystal. He was named a Rising Star and Future Opinion Leader by Pharmaceutical Marketing Magazine and joined the Yale faculty in 2011 where he will continue to explore the cognitive and biological mechanisms of delusional beliefs as well as predictive learning, habit formation and addiction.

Post Doc Oppty: Language Lab, National University of Singapore

The infant lab (Infant and Child Language lab) at the

National University of Singapore

has funds for several research positions: two postdoctoral
fellowships (start dates from February 1, 2018 to August, 1, 2018) and
1 funded PhD scholarship and 1 full-time lab manager (a requirement for
this position is to be proficient in Mandarin, but not for the other

The sponsored projects focus on cognitive and language
processing in bilingual infants, acquisition of lexical tones in infancy,
and demographic determinants (e.g. SES) of bilingual acquisition.

Any interested candidates could contact

Leher Singh at

for more details.