Fribourg Day of Cognition 2019


Wednesday, October 2 2019

Venue: Auditoire (PER-09, 1.100)

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Presentations are available on a switch drive repository (password given during the conference)

09:30   Effects of attentional refreshing and associative relatedness on recollective and non-recollective recall - Fiona Laura Rosselet-Jordan (Developmental Psychology Lab)

Acute alcohol intoxication and expectations reshape the spatiotemporal functional architecture of executive control - Farfalla Ribordy (Laboratory for Neurorehabilitation Science)


Neurocircuits of Blindsight - Michael Schmid (Perceptual Brain Circuits and Plasticity)


 Coffee break and posters

11:00   Setting the Record Straight: Dynamic but not Static Facial Expressions are Better Recognized - Anne-Raphaëlle Richoz (Eye and Brain Mapping Lab)

CCCP - cardiac cycle and conscious perception - Juliane Britz (Dept. of Psychology; Dept. of Medicine, Neurology Unit)

11.40   Basal Forebrain Parvalbumin neuronal activations induce Default Mode Network behaviors - Laura Lozano Montes (Visual Cognition Lab)
12:00   The neuromodulation of brain activity to improve associative memory - Sven Passmann (Cognitive Biopsychology and Methods)


  Lunch break
13:40   Tree Shrews, Rats and Humans: differences and similarities in sleep architecture - Marta Dimanico (Visual Cognition Lab)
14:00   Individual fixation biases generalize from free viewing to visual search - Tamara Alsheimer (Applied Face Cognition)
14:20   Does Familiarity Influence Attentional Refreshing in Working Memory? - Philippe Schneider (Developmental Psychology Lab)
14:40   Break time 
15:00   Anticipatory network changes mediate the attentional selection of relevant visual stimuli - Mattia Pagnotta (Perceptual Networks Group)
15:20    Could the retrocue effect rely on visual imagery? - Luísa Superbia-Guimarães (Developmental Psychology Lab)
15:40   Neural face representations are tuned to eye movements - Lisa Stacchi (Eye and Brain Mapping Lab)
16:00    Annual Meeting of the Fribourg Cognition Center


Students registered for ME.4002 or ME.7002 should attend the entire conference including poster session.  To obtain credit they also need to write a short report as outlined below.  Deadline for report submission is 21.10.2019.  Please send your report before this deadline by email to with "Fribourg Cognition Day report" in the subject line.


AD: Der „Fribourg day of cognition“ (ME.4002 und ME.7002) ist eine jährlich stattfindende Tagesveranstaltung, an der die aktive Forschungswelt der kognitiven Neurowissenschaften an der Universität Freiburg (hauptsächlich die Departemente für Medizin und Psychologie) zusammenkommt. Das Ziel besteht in der Bekanntmachung (in Form einer mündlichen Präsentation oder eines Posters) der in diesem Bereich derzeit laufenden Forschungsprojekte an der Universität Freiburg. Die Studierenden werden dazu aufgefordert, eine bestimmte Präsentation auszuwählen und die überprüften Hypothesen, die gewählte Herangehensweise zur Überprüfung sowie die wichtigsten Ergebnisse in schriftlichen Form (etwa 2 Seiten vorzugsweise in Englischer, sonst in Deutscher Sprache) festzuhalten. Eine kurze kritische Diskussion bildet den Abschluss.

FR: Le « Fribourg day of cognition » (ME.4002 et ME.7002) est une journée annuelle de rencontre des chercheurs actifs en neurosciences cognitives à l’Université de Fribourg (principalement département de médecine et de psychologie). Le but est de faire connaître sous forme de présentations orale ou affichée (poster) les projets de recherche conduits dans ce domaine à l’Université de Fribourg. Il sera demandé à l’étudiant-e de choisir une présentation particulière et d’en exposer, sous forme écrite (2 pages environ de préférence en anglais, ou francais), les hypothèses testées, la méthodologie choisie pour les tester et de résumer les résultats principaux. Conclure sous la forme d’une brève discussion critique.

EN: The « Fribourg day of cognition » (ME.4002 and ME.7002) is an annual meeting for researchers in cognitive neurosciences at the University of Fribourg (mainly students in medicine and psychology). The goal is to introduce research projects done in our university on this field by the mean of oral or poster presentation. To obtain ECTS credits, it will be ask the students to choose a particular presentation and to write a report (approximatively 2 pages in English or French if possible). This report should explain the hypotheses tested, the methodology chosen, a summary of the main results and concluded with a brief critical discussion.


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