Swammerdam Lecture – Sabine Kastner

SWAMMERDAM LECTURE - Wednesday June 14th at 16:00

Prof. dr. Sabine Kastner

Neural dynamics of the primate attention network


Princeton Neuroscience Institute

Date / time

Lecture: Wednesday June 14th  2023 16:00-18:00

Masterclass: June 14th at 12:00


Prof. Dr. Umberto Olcese


Science Park 904 | SP C0.110

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The Swammerdam lectures will be held live, in case you are not able to attend in person, please contact k.hubregtse@vu.nl

The selection of information from our cluttered sensory environments is one of the most fundamental cognitive operations performed by the primate brain. In the visual domain, the selection process is thought to be mediated by a static spatial mechanism – a ‘spotlight’ that can be flexibly shifted around the visual scene. This spatial search mechanism has been associated with a large-scale network that consists of multiple nodes distributed across all major cortical lobes and includes also subcortical regions. To identify the specific functions of each network node and their functional interactions is a major goal for the field of cognitive neuroscience. In my lecture, I will give an overview on the neural basis of this fundamental cognitive function and discuss recently discovered rhythmic properties that set up alternating attention states. 


For this event it is possible to have a lunch meet & great with Sabine Kastner. The Masterclass will take place at 12:00. ONWAR will cover lunch costs. To sign up please use this link. There are limited spots available: first come, first serve!

After the lecture there will be an opportunity to discuss and network with drinks!

This is a collaboration between Amsterdam Brain & Cognition and ONWAR

Swammerdam Lecture – Sabine Kastner
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