speakers 2022

We are happy to announce our speakers for NeNa 2022!

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Michael Brecht

The Biology of Grasping in Elephants

About the Speaker:

Michael Brecht’s group is active in the field of cellular and systems neuroscience with the following major areas: animal play, active touch and object recognition, social and sexual touch, cortical organization, cellular basis of sensations and movement generation, hippocampal and parahippocampal activity linked to spatial navigation.
The group works on the meaning of single neuron activity, cellular mechanisms of complex somatosensory-mediated behaviors, spatial representations and social representations in forebrain.

Michael Brecht’s website

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Lena Veit

Flexible Contextual Control Over Birdsong Sequencing and Structure

About the Speaker:

Lena Veit’s lab aims to understand the flexible control of complex behavior. The group combines traditional neuroethological approaches with behavioral training to study the neural basis of flexible song sequencing in Bengalese finches. They use a wide range of modern systems neuroscience techniques to study neural circuits involved in motor learning and flexible motor control in the avian brain.

Lena Veit’s website

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You can also check out our previous years’ speakers here.