Month: March 2018

Movement & Cognition conference call for posters/abstracts

You are invited to the world conference on Movement and Cognition to be held at the Joseph. B. Martin conference center of Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, USA.

The purpose of this international conference is to share knowledge with all those whose interests lie in the nature of human movement and its relation to cognitive function.

The conference topics include the scientific explorations of Cognitive-Movement applications in: Rehabilitation, neuropsychology, sports sciences, human development, gerontology, genetics/genomics, technologies and measurement,  science of aesthetics, behavioral and communication sciences, motor learning, occupational and phy sical therapy, and biomedical engineering.

You are welcome to participate, and if you wish to you can submit an abstract for a poster, workhop or oral presentation. Abstracts of the conference will be published in the Conference Proceedings as well as selected papers published in volume 8 of the journal Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics.

We welcome your participation in this event that addresses the relationship between movement and cognition In the meantime, please check out our website for more details. Movementis


IBACS Call for Seed Grant Applications

The Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CT IBaCS) is pleased to announce a new call for applications to its seed grant fund. Funding is available for research projects, shared infrastructure resources, as well as collaborative workshops.


Full details on eligibility, application process and forms can be found on the Institute website.


Please note the following items are particularly relevant in consideration of applications:


  • Seed funding will support projects that have relevance (broadly construed) to the Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Institute’s mission.


  • Successful applications to the seed fund will typically involve collaborations that require expertise across laboratories and traditional disciplinary boundaries.


  • Priority will be given to novel, innovative research programs, rather than continuation of an existing line of a PIs research.


  • IBaCS offers seed funding for collaborative research projects that are likely to lead to applications for external funding.



Please submit your Letter of Intent as far in advance of the deadline as possible, and the Director of the Institute will respond with feedback. Applications for full proposals (in excess of $10,000) should be submitted by May 1st (applications for small grants (<$10,000) can be submitted at any time of the year).


The Institute also invites applications for affiliate memberships.


Post Doc available at National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking exceptional candidates for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position in the Intramural Research Programs (IRP), in the Section on The Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety (SNFA), headed by Dr. Christian Griffon.

The mission of the SNFA within the NIMH, Division of Intramural Programs (NIMH DIRP), is to increase scientific knowledge about the nature, prevention, and treatment of anxiety disorders. SFNA investigates cognitive, behavioral, and biological risk factors and correlates of anxiety. Information gained from this research will lead to a better understanding of brain dysfunction in anxiety disorders, and to the development and evaluation of new therapeutic strategies.

A Post-Doctoral Fellow position is available for a highly motivated individual interested in brain and behavior relationships. The research position will focus on exploring neural mechanisms of fear and anxiety and their interactions with cognitive processes in humans using neuroimaging approaches.
Applicant must have an MD, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree, ideally in Cognitive Neuroscience or Computational Neuroscience or related discipline. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of fMRI techniques. A focus on research in the areas of affective neuroscience, fear, anxiety, emotion, and fear conditioning in human is preferred, and experience with computational modeling is desirable.

Screening for the post-Doctoral position will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled, with an initial 2 years appointment (renewable up to 5 years).
NIMH is a major research component of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, which have nationwide responsibility for improving the health and well being of all Americans.

To Apply:
Interested applicants can send an email to with curriculum vitae, statement or research interests, representative publications, and two letters of references. Or apply via mail to:

Christian Grillon


15K North Drive

Bldg 15K, MSC 2670

Bethesda MD 20892-2670

Intel Artificial Intelligence Workshop

Nick Monto is a current fourth year graduate student here at UConn and also an Intel student ambassador. Part of his duties as a student ambassador include organizing on-campus workshops.

Before coordinating a workshop, he would like to get a feel for everyone’s interest and experience with regards to artificial intelligence (AI) and their interest in attending a workshop.

Here you will find a link to a brief Google Form that contains questions regarding your academic position, your knowledge and experience with regards to AI, and your interest in attending an on-campus workshop.

The general plan for the workshop is a brief overview of machine learning and AI followed by some practice with tools and packages developed by Intel that aid in the development and implementation of these algorithms. A more detailed plan will be developed and distributed (if interest is high enough).

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to email Nick at


Nicholas Monto

NSF IGERT trainee

SLHS Pre-doctoral student

University of Connecticut
850 Bolton Road, Unit 1085
Storrs CT 06269-1085