SfN-SG Newsletter Issue 92 | 13 Jul 2021 | Hoki Fung, Editor
Featured Article
This week's featured study proposes a cortical degeneration model from the perspective of brain morphology. The lead author from Nanyang Technological University and her international collaborators found differential structural variations in gyri and sulci on pial and white matter surfaces along the aging process. The morphological model of aging proposed in the article could provide a framework for understanding the mechanisms underlying gray matter degeneration. Read the full article >>
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Neuroscience Researchers in Singapore
"Throughout my career as a psychologist, I have been driven by an ambitious yet ambiguous research question – what is peak experience, i.e., life transforming experience of pure bliss?

It led me to study existential-phenomenological psychology, attention and neurodevelopmental disorder, practice psychotherapy (depth psychology), and (of course) play rock and roll.

I am now working with Prof. Asplund at Yale-NUS College to study human attention.
My journey at Yale-NUS has shown me the joy of tackling big research questions with a series of focused and well-planned studies. We study about attentional bottleneck in various sensory modalities (e.g. vision, audition, and touch) in healthy subjects with behavioral experiments and neuroimaging. We are extending our studies to explore possible attentional pattern of certain clinical populations (e.g. autism) and ways to train human cognition.

I have so many 'dots' to connect and I do not even know where to begin, but I believe it will get done someday somehow!"

- Dr. Takashi Obana, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Yale-NUS | Email  LinkedIn  GoogleScholar
Send us your bio (100-150 words) to get featured in the SfN-SG newsletter! We welcome submissions from researchers at all career stages!
Job Opportunities
🆕 Research Assistant Position in Psychology and Neuroscience at Nanyang Technological University

The School of Social Sciences at NTU is looking for a candidate to join them as a Research Assistant. He or she will be an integral member of a research lab that advances research in understanding the neurocognitive processes underlying the belief in deceptive information.

View the detailed advert on the SfN website >> 
Research Assistant Position in Neurobiology of Memory and Neurodegeneration at Duke-NUS Medical School

The Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders Program at Duke-NUS Medical School seeks to appoint a Research Assistant with a background in protein biochemistry and/or molecular neuroscience.

The project is a collaboration between the Claridge-Chang lab at Duke-NUS Medical School and the Manser lab at IMCB, A*STAR. Research duties will primarily involve the creation of tissue culture models and BioID constructs.

View the detailed advert on the SfN website >> 

Multiple (Senior) Research Fellow Positions Available at NTU

The Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (CLIC) is seeking a 1) research fellow in Neuroimaging and Cognition, 2) research fellow in Neuroimaging and MRI Pulse Sequence, and 3) Senior Research Fellow to manage and coordinate research activities focusing on cognitive flexibility and learning, and training-related brain changes among adults and adolescents.

These positions will be co-supervised by professors from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the University of Cambridge.

View the detailed adverts on the SfN website >> 

More Job Opportunities
If you know of any collaboration/job opportunities that you would like to share with other neuroscience researchers in Singapore, send us the details!
Bulletin Board
Resources: Recordings from Brain Connectivity Workshop 2021 are now available!

This year's Brain Connectivity Workshop was held in May and took on the theme of "What does the mind think of the brain?". Talks in the workshop focus on consciousness and cognition, looking at the tripartite relationship between anatomical connectivity, brain dynamics and cognitive function.

Programme >>   Watch the recordings >>
Subject Recruitment: An fMRI Investigation of Hot and Cool Executive Functions in Adults with ADHD

The Clinical Brain Lab at NTU is recruiting individuals aged 21 to 40 who are clinically diagnosed with ADHD to participate in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study that aims to identity the neural correlates of social reward processing. The study will take place at NUS.

For more information >>
Subject Recruitment: The PEBBLE Study

The PEBBLE Study at NTU/NIE is recruiting bilingual children aged 7 to 8 to participate in a study that aims to understand bilingual and biliteracy development. Children will complete a series of computerized language tasks at home or at NTU/NIE.

For more information >>
Neuroscience Events
We would like to say a huge "Thank you!" to everyone who had informed us of any neuroscience events happening locally and internationally. Without you, we would not be able to share these events with over 450 subscribers!

As always, if you are aware of any new events, kindly forward them to <>.

Please see the list of upcoming events below. Newly added events are in green.
Local Events
8:30 - 9:30 am

CSC Seminar Series

Talk: Is Sleep the Keystone of Healthy Aging?

Presenter: Prof. Adam Spira (John Hopkins University)

Host: Prof. Michael Chee (NUS)

Details: Zoom link (Meeting ID: 876 8515 9089; Password: 631563)

9-10 am

CSC Seminar Series

The Courtois NeuroMod project: augmenting learning in artificial networks using human behaviour and brain functional activity

Presenter: Dr. Pierre Bellec (University of Montréal)

Host: Assoc. Prof. Thomas Yeo (NUS)

Details: Zoom link (Meeting ID: 267 6662 854)

1-2 pm

CSC Seminar Series

Talk: Functional Parcellation of the Human Subcortex

Presenter: Assoc. Prof. Andrew Zalesky (University of Melbourne)

Host: Assoc. Prof. Thomas Yeo (NUS)

Details: Zoom link (Meeting ID: 267 6662 854)

International Events

Apply on or before July 13, 2021 (TODAY!)

27 Jul 2021 09:30-19:00 GMT+9 | 08:30-18:00 SGT | Zoom

ISN-APSN 1st Online School: Innovative Technology for Neurochemistry

The Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN) will be hosting its first online School about Innovative Technology for Neurochemistry for students and post-docs via Zoom. The event is free for APSN student members. Apply on or before July 13, 2021.

Programme and Application >>

06 Jul 2021 - 15 Jul 2021 17:00 EDT (16 Jul 2021 05:00 SGT) | Online Submission

Neuroscience 2021: Call for Abstracts

"One meeting, two experiences: Neuroscience 2021 is back as a hybrid with opportunities to present virtually and in-person! The Annual Meeting Focus Group, led by the Program Committee Chairs, has reimagined virtual poster sessions, and we’re excited to celebrate SfN's 50th anniversary meeting with our most inclusive experience to date. Neuroscience 2021 will take place Nov 8 -11 virtually, and Nov 13-16 at McCormick Place Convention Center, in Chicago, Illinois."

Details and Abstract Submission >>

Open to students aged 16-18

15 Jul 2021 13:00-15:30 BST | 20:00-22:30 SGT | Virtual

UCL Event - Brain Imaging Virtual Work Experience: What does it take to be a brain scientist?

"Hear from scientists, clinicians, and engineers about collecting, processing and using brain imaging to answer fundamental questions about brain health."

Event Poster and Registration >>

Recurring Event

Mondays 17:00-18:00 PDT | Tuesdays 08:00-09:00 SGT | Zoom or YouTube

Neuro Zoom - Weekly Neuroscience Research Talks

Organized by Aaron Gitler from Stanford University and Zilong Qiu from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Neuro Zoom inivites two speakers each week to talk about their research. Viewers can join via zoom or watch the talks on their YouTube live channel. The next talks will be on July 20 by Pascal Kaeser from Harvard Medical School and Zhiping Pang from Rutgers University.

Details and Zoom Link >>

Limited Space Available

15 Jul 2021 - 14 Sep 2021 SGT | Online Application

ISN-APSN Behavioural School 2021: Call for Applications

The International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN) and the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN) will be hosting the ISN-APSN Behavioural School 2021 on Dec 9-10, 2021 virtually. Application will start on July 15, 2021 and close on Sep 14, 2021. Students who are interested to attend are encouraged to apply early. Bursary for ISN-APSN school is available for qualifying students.

Event Poster and Application >>

15 Jul 2021 - 14 Sep 2021 SGT | Online Submission

16th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry: Call for Abstract Submission for Poster and Oral Presentation

The 16th Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Society for Neurochemistry is going will take place on Dec 13-14, 2021. Abstract submission will open on July 15, 2021 and close on Sep 14, 2021. There will be awards and prizes to be won. Bursary for conference is available for qualifying students.

Event Poster and Application >>

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