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Two day Symposium and Workshop on ‘Advances in Brain & Cognition Research’ – 21-22 Jan 2023

Department of Sports Science and Yoga, RKMVERI organises a Two day Symposium and Workshop on ‘Advances in Brain & Cognition Research’ on 21-22 January 2023.

Brain processes complex information and is a hub for cognitive processes. Cognition is an important aspect of human behaviour which includes attention, working memory, decision making etc. Transmission of information through population of neurons between different anatomical regions of brain is thought to support brain functions, perception and cognitive processes. However, how precisely these different neural networks support brain functions and cognition in health & diseases is not clearly understood. Recent advances in different cutting edge technologies to examine the brain has furnished novel insights about the organization of neural pathways, functions and their relation to cognition. Understanding of the neural processes related to cognitive functions in competitive sports is also essential.

The symposium will highlight about recent advances in brain and cognition research and the workshop will introduce cutting-edge technologies applied in neuroscience research in vivo.

This program aims to popularize neuroscience among interested students and encourage them to further pursue research in neuroscience.

Who can attend

Students and faculty members pursuing Neuroscience, Physiology, any other branch of Biological and Medical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Engineering and allied disciplines.

Registration link and fees

  • Registration Closed
  • Rs 300 /- (students), Rs. 500/- (others)

Number of seats: 100

Last Date to register: 19 January 2023

Programme Schedule

Day 1 – 21 January 2023

Date Time Event Speaker Topic
Jan 21,2023 Saturday 10:00-10:30 Inaugural Speech Swami Atmapriyanandaji Maharaj Pro-Chancellor, RKMVERI
10:30-10:45 TEA BREAK
10:45-11:45 Lecture 1 Dr. Supriya Ray, Assistant Professor, Centre of Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad “Pupillary Aperture Predicts Attention and Action”
11:45-12:45 Lecture 2 Dr. Sharba Bandyapadhyay, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engg., IIT Kharagpur “Studying Autism Spectrum Disorders through Mouse Vocalization Sequences”
12:45-14:00 LUNCH
14:00-15:30 Workshop 1 Dr. Sharba Bandyapadhyay, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engg., IIT Kharagpur “Concept of In vivo two-photon calcium (Ca²+) imaging”
15:30-17:00 Workshop 2 Dr. Supriya Ray, Assistant Professor Centre of Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad “Understanding Cognition by Tracking Eyes”

Day 2 – 22 January 2023

Date Time Event Speaker Topic
Jan 22,2023 Sunday 10:00-11:00 Lecture 3 Dr. Jayanta Roy,
Director of Stroke Program Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata
“Spectrum of Small Vessel Disease of Brain and its Cognitive Impact”
11.00-11.15 Tea break
11:15-12:15 Lecture 4 Dr. Arpan Banerjee, Scientist V, National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar, Gurgaon “Computational Microscope to Study Whole Brain Network Dynamics in Health and Diseases”
12:15-13:15 Lecture 5 Dr. P.N. Ravindra, Associate Professor,, Department of Neurophysiology NIMHANS, Bangalore “Sleep and consciousness”
13:15-14:00 LUNCH
14:00-15:30 Workshop 3 Dr.Arkadeb Dutta & Dr. Subhadip Paul, Assistant Professor, Department of Sports Science and Yoga, RKMVERI “Recording Brain Electrical Activities using EEG during exercise”
15:30-15:45 TEA BREAK
15:45-16:00 Valedictory & Certificate Distribution

Venue

ATMAVIKAS, RKMVERI (Deemed University), Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal

Contact

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  • Prof Subhadip Paul ()

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