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The UIB turns Palma in the world capital of neuroscience


iconThe University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) has turned Palma for a few days in the world capital of neuroscience with the celebration of the XI International Congress of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON X). This scientific meeting, which was held for the first time in Spain, has gathered more than 700 researchers from around the world to deepen and share knowledge on the latest scientific research in the field of cognitive neuroscience and its application in different areas of mental health, as normal and abnormal aging, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental disorders and neurological diseases by applying the latest technologies in brain imaging. The conference has been organized by the UIB Clinical Neuropsychology research group.The XI International Congress of Cognitive Neuroscience has had as special guest Dr. Eduard Punset, the director of the REDES TVE program and Doctor Honoris Causa by the UIB, who has delivered a welcome speech and presented the inaugural lecture “The frontal lobe in human cognition” by Dr. Joaquin Fuster, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

During the congress, leading scientists from around the world have given more than 600 lectures and presentations, addressing various issues related to the study of the biological bases of the human mind and its applications to various areas of mental health such as mental and cerebral aging (Monica Fabiani, University of Illinois), learning by trial and error (Markus Ullsperger, Donders Institute, Nijmegen), the perception of time (Kia Nobre, University of Oxford), synchronization in neural networks (Pascal Fries, Max-Plank Institute, Frankfurt), the Bayesian brain (Karl Friston, University College, London), the perception of novelty (Carles Escera, University of Barcelona), the genetics of the human mind (Manuel García-Garcia, University of New York), cortical oscillations (Bradley Postle, University of Wisconsin), neuroimaging of memory (Jochen Kaiser, University of Frankfurt), language development (Angela Friederici, University of Leipzig), cortical mechanisms of consciousness (Gabriele Gratton, University of Illinois), neural basis of attention and memory (Adam Gazzaley, University of San Francisco), and a long list of related topics.

The International Congress of Cognitive Neuroscience is a scientific meeting held since 1980 and focused on the study of the neural basis of human cognition, especially through brain imaging methodologies. In this edition there have been more than 600 scientific papers, many of which are breakthroughs in current knowledge of the human mind and brain in areas such as brain-machine interaction and genetic and pharmacological studies against brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease.


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