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Cognitive and Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity

Cognitive & Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity

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Kansas State University
Department of Psychological Sciences
492 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive
Manhattan,KS 66506
Phone: (785) 532-6850

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Current and Past Events

Upcoming: June 7-8, 2022 Year 5 Site Visit

Mark your calendars!  The Year 5 CNAP site visit will be held June 7-8, 2022.  We will be holding an in-person event for this year’s site visit. Stay tuned for more details.

Upcoming: June 8, 2022 CNAP Poster Session

All CNAP-affiliated researchers are encouraged to consider presenting a poster during our Year 5 site visit poster session.  This event will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. on June 8th in the Department of Psychology.  CNAP-affiliated researchers include any regularly participating member of the CNAP brown bag group and/or any researchers working as a part of research project or research core teams supported directly by the COBRE grant.  To register, complete the registration form and email it to Effie Swanson (effies@ksu.edu) by May 25th. This is a great opportunity to showcase your research to leaders in the field and your colleagues here in CNAP!

April 11, 2022

CNAP was excited to welcome Dr. Shawn Bates to campus as part of our colloquium series.  Dr. Bates is an assistant professor of psychology at California State University, Chico.  His talk, titled, "Investigating the role of risk factors in addiction-related behavior," was presented at 3:30 p.m. in Bluemont Hall 5102 and via Zoom. 

Spring 2022

Our spring brown bag begins January 19th. The schedule and zoom link are available here

December 8, 2021

On December 8, CNAP hosted Dr. Karen Campbell for our final brown bag seminar of the semester.  Dr. Campbell is an associate professor of psychology at Brock University.  Her talk, titled, “Aging and memory for events: Further evidence of preserved binding with age,” was presented in-person to CNAP faculty, staff, and students. 

December 1, 2021

CNAP is hosting Dr. Justin Kenney for an invited brown bag talk. Dr. Kenney is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Wayne State University. His talk is entitled "Toward the neural basis for individual differences in zebrafish behavior and brain function." His talk will take place in Bluemont 498 on Wednesday December 1, 2021 at 11:30 am. The talk will also be available on zoom: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/91945063750

November 1, 2021

CNAP is hosting Dr. Keerthi Krishnan for an invited colloquium talk. Dr. Krishnan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee Knowville. Her talk is entitled "Maternal behavior as a model to study adult mouse models for neurodevelopmental disorders." Her talk will take place in Bluemont 5102 on Monday November 1, 2021 at 3:30 pm.

Fall 2021

Our fall brown bag is up and running with and excellent line up of talks. The schedule and zoom link are available here.

April 5, 2021

CNAP is co-hosting Dr. Jill McGaughy for an Advanced Distinguished Lecture via zoom. Dr. McGaughy is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Hampshire. Her talk is entitled "Cingulate Cortex in the Rat: Foraging for Function Among Difficult, Conflicting Choices."

March 31,2021

We had an excellent brown bag session on funding on funding opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, with a particular emphasis on historically underrepresented groups. The powerpoint slides contain many links to excellent resources for students and their mentors. 

Spring 2021

Our spring brown bag is up and running with and excellent line up of talks. The schedule and zoom link are available here.

Fall 2020

We started back up with holding regular brown bag sessions again over zoom. The schedule and zoom link are available here

February 4, 2020

Dr. Michael Fahey is a Fulbright scholar who will be visiting CNAP under the Oz to Oz program. He will give a colloquium entitled: “Towards an Understanding of Cerebral Palsy in the Genomic Era” on Tuesday February 4, 2020 from 10:30-12:00 in Trotter Hall 407, Mara Conference Center

Spring 2020

The spring brown bag series is all set. We will be meeting each week on Wednesdays from 11:30-12:20 in Bluemont 498. A full schedule can be found here. Individuals are welcome to zoom into the meeting. A zoom link is provided at the bottom of the schedule.

October 14, 2019

CNAP is hosting Dr. Cole Vonder Haar (West Virginia University), who is the associate director of the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center and an Associate Professor in Population Health. Dr. Vonder Haar will give a talk on "Diagnosing and treating psychiatric-like dysfunction after traumatic brain injury in rats" at 3:30 pm in 5102 Bluemont Hall. We will also be live streaming this event over zoom. Meeting ID: 232-308-555   Join URL: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/232308555

September 30, 2019

CNAP is hosting Dr. Laura Martin (University of Kansas Medical Center), who is the associate director of the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center and an Associate Professor in Population Health. Dr. Martin will give a talk on "Health Neuroscience, Regulation and Reward" at 3:30 pm in 5102 Bluemont Hall. We will also be live streaming this event over zoom. Meeting ID: 157-724-978. Join URL: https://ksu.zoom.us/j/157724978

Fall 2019

Our CNAP brown bag is up and running and our schedule is finalized for the fall semester. We are meeting on Wednesdays from 11:30-12:20 in Bluemont 498. If anyone would like to join via zoom video conference, please see the zoom link located in the program of speakers document. This semester, we have several invited speakers, a grant budget mini-workshop, several conference practice sessions, and talks by graduate students, post-docs, and faculty. Program of speakers.

March 25, 2019

CNAP is hosting Dr. Art Kramer (Northeastern University), who is the director of the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health. Dr. Kramer will give a talk on "Take a hike: Physical activity effects on cognition and brain function" at 4:00 pm in Leadership Studies, Town Hall Room 114. {Please note the time change to 4:00 for this event}

Spring 2018

Our CNAP brown bag is up and running and our schedule is finalized for the spring semester. We are meeting on Wednesdays from 11:30-12:20 in Bluemont 498. If anyone would like to join via zoom video conference, please contact Nathan Voss (nmvoss@ksu.edu). This semester, we are focusing heavily on project, pilot grant, and post-doc program updates. We also have a couple of guest speakers, an update on our Neuroinformatics core and a science communication workshop. It should be a great semester. Program of speakers.

Fall 2018

We have already launched our fall brown bag and are off to a good start. We are meeting on Wednesdays from 11:30-12:20 in Bluemont 5102. If anyone would like to join via zoom video conference, please contact Dr. Kirkpatrick (kirkpatr@ksu.edu). This semester, we are having more project updates, research presentations from potential pilot grantees, faculty, and graduate students, core facility tours, discussion panels, and some guest speakers. It should be a very rich semester. Program of speakers.

August 27, 2018

CNAP is hosting Dr. Fang Jiang (University of Nevada-Reno), who is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department. Dr. Jiang is also a member of the Integrative Neuroscience COBRE center, who are a part of our Scientific Exchange Network. Dr. Jiang will give a talk on "Motion processing in early deaf adults" at 3:30 pm in Bluemont 5102. 

April 30, 2018

CNAP is hosting Dr. William Brooks (University of Kansas Medical Center), who is the director of the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center. Dr. Brooks will give a talk on "Imaging the Brain Substrates of Cognition and Behavior" at 3:30 pm in Bluemont 5102. 

April 23, 2018

CNAP is hosting Dr. Michael Bardo (University of Kentucky), who is the Director of the Center for Drug Abuse Research Translation. Dr. Bardo will give a talk on "Individual Differences in Drug Abuse: Connecting Neuroscience and Prevention Science" at 3:30 pm in Bluemont 5102.

Spring 2018

We are all set for another great semester of CNAP brown bags. We are meeting on Wednesdays from 12:30-1:20 in Bluemont 5102. If anyone would like to join via zoom video conference, please contact our center at cnap@ksu.edu. This semester, we are having more project updates, research presentations from potential pilot grantees, faculty, and graduate students, professional development sessions, and some guest speakers. It should be a very rich semester. Program of speakers.

October 19, 2017

We hosted our first workshop by Mike Young on Bayesian Statistical Modeling in R. This was a test run of the workshop for our brown bag group and we hope to expand this for adding to our Scientific Exchange Network in the future. This was a great event and stimulated a lot of thinking about scientific rigor and reproducibility as well as ideas for how to use these techniques in our CNAP research programs.

October 2, 2017

Dr. Charles Abramson visited from the Department of Psychology at Oklahoma State University to present a colloquium on "The importance of comparative psychology" at 3:30 pm in Bluemont 498.

September 11, 2017

CNAP hosted our first colloquium by Dr. Laura Thomas from the Center for Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, North Dakota State University.  She presented on "Active thought: Interplays between action, perception, and cognition" at 3:30 pm in Bluemont 498.

Fall 2017

CNAP is holding its inaugural brown bag meetings on Wednesdays 11:30-12:30 during the fall semester in Bluemont 449. We will be joined via video conference by the group at Wichita state. This will be a great opportunity to share science and develop synergy across our group! Program of speakers.