Monthly Archives: February 2014

Talk by Prof. Shu-Chen Li (3/5/2014)

Date/Time:5th March 2014 (Wed), 14:30-16:00

Venue:NTU Psychology N100

Speaker:Prof. Shu-Chen Li(Dresden University of Technology)

Title:Cognitive and Motivational Development across the Lifespan: Interplays between Neuronal and Contextual Processes

Abstract: Behavioral, cognitive, and motivational development entails co-constructive interactions between the environmental and social influences from the developmental context, on the one hand, and the individual’s neurobiological inheritance, on the other hand. Key brain networks underlying cognition, emotion, and motivation are innervated by major transmitter systems (e.g., the catecholamines and acetylcholine). Thus, the maturation and senescence of neurotransmitter systems have direct implications for lifespan development. In addition to reviewing evidence on life age differences in dopaminergic modulation and cognitive development, this brief review selectively highlights recent findings on how important influences from the developmental context, such as reward-mediated motivational processes, transgenerational stress transmission, psychosocial stress, and cognitive interventions, may, in part, exert their effects on brain and behavioral development through their effects on neuromodulatory mechanisms.

Guest speaker on 4th Mar 2014: Dr. Chia-Ying Lee

Speaker: Dr. Chia-Ying Lee, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica

Title: Mismatch negativity (MMN) as a tool for searching the precursors of dyslexia in the infants and children

Time: 10:20 am – 12:20 pm, Mar 4, 2014

Venue: Room 202, Basic Medical Science Building, National Taiwan University College of Medicine

Guest speaker on 18th Feb 2014: Dr. David M. Niddam

Speaker: Associate Professor David M. Niddam, Brain Research Center, National Yang-Ming University; Institute of Brain Science, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University

Title: TBA

Time: 10:20 am – 12:20 pm, Feb 18, 2014

Venue: Room 202, Basic Medical Science Building, National Taiwan University College of Medicine

Guest speaker on 25th Feb 2014: Prof. Ting-Fen Tsai

Speaker: Professor Ting-Fen Tsai, Department of Life science and Institute of Genome Sciences, National Yang-Ming University

Title: Role of CISD2 in Aging and Mitochondria Associated Diseases

Time: 10:20 am – 12:20 pm, Feb 25, 2014

Venue: Room 503, Basic Medical Science Building, National Taiwan University College of Medicine