Institute of Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health

Final Program

The program is now detailed below. Note that the conference will include only oral presentations (without poster sessions). Please prepare your presentation for the allotted time, sharp!

Download the final program and Abstract Book here.

Day 1 - 6th July

09:00 - 09:30  Registration

09:30 - 10:15               Keynote Lecture: Elia Formisano, Maastricht NL

"Neuro-computational mechanisms of real world auditory perception and cognition"

10:15 - 11:10           Symposium: PERCEPTION AND VISUAL AWARENESS (15min talks)

  • Perceptual asymmetry in dichotic listening: Reading the world through the ears with sensory substitution for the visually impaired (Michael J. Proulx)
  • Inter-individual differences in chromatic vision and the color of #TheDress: A theoretical approach based on the Chromatic-Response Functions (Sandra Arranz-Paraíso)
  • Predicting errors in interception from errors in perception (Cristina de la Malla)

11:10 - 11:30   Coffee break

11:30 - 12:40   PERCEPTION AND VISUAL AWARENESS (second part)   (10min talks)

  • Visual aesthetic sensitivity in four dimensions (Guido Corradi)
  • The role of individual differences in preference for curvature (Manuel Belman)
  • The time course of preference for curvature. (Enric Munar)
  • Colour spaces of red-green dichromats derived from multidimensional scaling of experimental and subjective data are extremely similar (Humberto Moreira)
  • Neurophysiological Brain Responses in relation to Awareness of Illuminant Changes (Marta Teixeira)

12:40 - 14:00   Lunch

14:00 - 15:45            Symposium: PERCEPTION, ACTION & NEW TECHNOLOGIES (15min talks)

  • Visual search and spatial memory strategies over the time course of natural actions. (M. Pilar Aivar)
  • EcoKitchen - a virtual reality assessment task of daily executive functioning in basal ganglia disorders (Filipa Júlio)
  • Walking through apertures using a sensory substitution device. (David Travieso)
  • Towards EEG-clamp: reduced EEG spectral entropy through visual negative feedback. (Ernesto Soares)
  • Multivariate EEG prediction of own-speech distinguishes feedforward and feedback processes during on-line production (Joao M Correia)

15:45 - 16:15   Coffee break

16:15 – 17:30 Symposium: SOCIAL PERCEPTION, AGEING AND DISEASE (10min talks)

  • The neural correlates of relearning cue-outcome associations: a Trust game based on faces and eye gaze cues (Sara Santos)
  • Partners but playing separate roles: how the OFC and amygdala represent social predictive cues of monetary outcome in a Trust game. (Inês Almeida)
  • The role of visual information in Parkinson's Disease. Can visual cues improve walking performance and reduce doorway-provoked freezing of gait? (Luis Gómez-Jordana)
  • Auditory Paced Rhythmic motor performance in a disease model of impaired inhibition: a link between GABA and BOLD brain activity (Isabel Catarina Duarte)
  • Decreased neural variability during auditory processing in healthy ageing: evidence from pupillography and EEG (Maria J. Ribeiro)

19:00 - 23:00            Social Event: MUSEUM VISIT and CONFERENCE DINNER

Day 2 - 7th July

09:00 - 09:30   Registration

09:30 - 10:15         Keynote Lecture: Angelo Arleo

Healthy visual ageing: impact on perception and visuospatial cognition

10:15 - 11:15            Symposium: PERCEPTUAL DECISION-MAKING (15min talks)

  • Maintenance of perceptual stability of interhemispheric surface motion is associated with bottom-up influences generated within hMT+ (João V Duarte)
  • Promoting bias in binocular rivalry (Fernando Valle-Inclán)
  • Olfactory decision-making under high uncertainty levels: an fMRI study (Diliana Rebelo)

11:15 - 11:30   Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30          Symposium:  FACE PERCEPTION (15min talks)

  • Novel fMRI-based approach to target the posterior Superior Temporal Sulcus for neurofeedback training of facial expressions perception (Marco Simões)
  • Analysis of dynamic facial expression processing in autism - evidence of increased right precuneus recruitment (Raquel Monteiro)
  • Cortical functional topography of high-frequency oscillations (João Castelhano)

12:30 - 14:15   Lunch

14:15 - 15:45            Symposium: MOTION PERCEPTION (15min talks)

  • Slow motion prior does not account for biased approaching direction of 3D targets. (Borja Aguado Ramírez)
  • Time-based responses increase performance when interacting with moving objects (Joan Lopez-Moliner)
  • High-resolution 7T fMRI data on the perceptual long-range segregation vs. integration of bistable moving stimuli (Teresa Sousa)
  • Study of motion adaptation and its role in deciding between competing surface representations (Alexandre Sayal Campos)
  • Beta oscillations during motion integration and segmentation: evidence of binding or perceptual bias? (Gabriel Nascimento Costa)

15:45 – 16:15 Coffee break

16:15 - 17:15   Symposium: MODELS AND MECHANISMS IN VISION (15min talks)

  • Human intelligence and inhibitory mechanisms in visual processing (Sandra Arranz-Paraíso)
  • The non-linear interactions between motion sensors are modulated by the spectral content, contrast and speed (Raúl Luna)
  • Nonlinearities of the energy model predict that motion detection can be impaired by invisible noise (Ignacio Serrano-Pedraza)

17:15 - 17:30   Closing Remarks