UPCOMING EVENTS

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Thu

oct

21

Pumpkin Painting Craft Night!

  7:30-8:30 pm | FO 2.208

Join us for a fun social event including pumpkin painting, spooky coloring pages, Halloween music, and more! You'll even get to take home your own pumpkin!

Mon

oct

25

general meeting 3A: Spider Phobia journal club 

  7:30-8:30 pm | SSA 12.471

Join us for socialization, NSA updates, and a journal club presented by our Vice President, Grace Moore, about spider phobias! How do phobias influence the order in which we perceive different stimuli? Attend this journal club to find out!

Tue

oct

26

general meeting 3b: Spider Phobia journal club 

  7:30-8:30 pm | FN 2.102

Join us for socialization, NSA updates, and a journal club presented by our Vice President, Grace Moore, about spider phobias! How do phobias influence the order in which we perceive different stimuli? Attend this journal club to find out!

Mon

nov

15

general meeting 4A: journal club 

  7:30-8:30 pm | SSA 12.471

Join us for socialization, NSA updates, and a fun and educational journal club!

Mon

nov

16

general meeting 4B: journal club 

  7:30-8:30 pm | FN 2.102

Join us for socialization, NSA updates, and a fun and educational journal club!

PAST EVENTS

Tue

SEP

28

general meeting 2B: journal club on the Role of Reward in Language Acquisition

7:30-8:30 pm | FN 2.102

Join us for socialization, NSA updates, and a fun and educational journal club!

Not only do humans have the ability to learn language, but it seems like we have a natural inclination to do so. What's the neurological mechanism for driving the behavior to learn language? Is it just happenstance that humans pick up language, or is there a motivational drive behind it? Find out during this journal club!

Mon

SEP

27

general meeting 2A: Baylor College of Medicine INFO sESSION

7:30-8:30 pm | SSA 12.471

Join us for an information session presented by Robert Stephens, MNM, the Associate Director of Admissions at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)! The presentation will focus on an overview of the BCM Graduate School, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and specifics on the Neuroscience Ph.D. program.  We will also be discussing summer undergraduate research and post-bac opportunities.

 

  • BCM is the 2nd-fastest growing research institution in North America

  • BCM is ranked 5th in the nation in funding for neuroscience research

  • Grad School of Biomed Sci has state-of-the-art research facilities for molecular neurobiology, neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, biophysics, behavioral neuroscience, optical imaging, functional human brain imaging and computer science.

Tue

aUG

31

general meeting 1B: journal club on social rewards

7:30-8:30 pm | FN 2.102

Enjoying new friendships or catching up with old ones? Join us in our discussion about social rewards we experience through social decision making and conversations. We will explore neurological pathways that affect our emotions as well as areas of the brain that are activated. Find out why you feel a sense of familiarity to someone who says your name in conversation.

Mon

aUG

30

general meeting 1A: journal club on social rewards

7:30-8:30 pm | SSA 12.471

Enjoying new friendships or catching up with old ones? Join us in our discussion about social rewards we experience through social decision making and conversations. We will explore neurological pathways that affect our emotions as well as areas of the brain that are activated. Find out why you feel a sense of familiarity to someone who says your name in conversation.

Thurs

apr

15

NSA Game night 2

  7-8:30 pm | Microsoft Teams

   Join NSA for a fun-filled night as we meet virtually to play games!

Skribbl.io, Among Us, Jackbox Games, Codenames, and SpyFall are all some of the games we play. 

Tues

Apr

13

nsa x utsw sign

medical student neurology interest group panel

7-8 pm | Zoom 

   Join NSA and the Student Interest Group of Neurology (SIGN) from UT Southwestern Medical School in a student panel discussing their experience in medical school at UTSW and their interest in neurology with a Q & A segment.

Thur

mar

25

brain awareness week (BAW) journal club

Green fellow analia marzoratti

Examining the neural circuit that mediates salience computation in Drosophilia

  7-8 pm | Microsoft Teams

Join NSA, Memories Matter, and  Brain Exercise Initiative (BEI) in our Brain Awareness Week celebrations! Green Fellow and future UVA PhD candidate Analia Marzoratti will present her project from working at UTSW.  She is pursuing a PhD in the Educational Psychology- Applied Developmental Science Program.

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Things can stand out in the environment (or be considered salient) for many reasons, so the brain circuits that process salience must be flexible and complex. The brains in Drosophila fruit flies help us investigate how these mechanisms might work because of their simplicity, and their well-defined level of individual neurons and circuits. In this study, we used optogenetic techniques to breed flies with proteins targeted to specific individual cells in a compartment implicated in salience computation that allowed us to silence them using red light. By running these flies through an assay where control flies showed alerting behavior, we were able to see whether silencing any of these cells eliminated this behavior. This allowed us to examine if and how these cells were involved in circuitry for salience.

Wed

mar

24

brain awareness week (BAW)

MD & PhD Panel

  6 pm | Zoom

Join NSA, Memories Matter, and  Brain Exercise Initiative (BEI) in our Brain Awareness Week celebrations! Our panelists will speak about their innovative research studies and their previously accomplished work.

Featuring

Joseph Kass, MD, JD, FAAN

Maria Chahrour, PhD

Joel Elmquist DVM, PhD

Tues

mar

23

brain awareness week (BAW)

Neuroanatomy & Sheep brain presentation

  6 pm | Zoom

Join NSA, Memories Matter, and  Brain Exercise Initiative (BEI) in our Brain Awareness Week celebrations! Guest speakers Dr. Ana Solodkin and Dr. Rukhsana Sultana will present on the neuroanatomy of the sheep brain.

Thurs

Mar

18

Book club meeting #2

are you sure?

the unconscious origins of certainty

Virginia cambell, md

  7-8 pm | Microsoft Teams

Join the GroupMe to discuss the book outside of the actual meetings if you are interested !
The free copy of the book can be found here.

Information on options to purchase the book can be found here.

The book is split into 3 parts and we will be discussing each part with their corresponding meeting.

Wed

Mar

10

NSA Game night 2

  7-8:30 pm | Microsoft Teams

   Join NSA for a fun-filled night as we meet virtually to play games!

Skribbl.io, Among Us, Jackbox Games, Codenames, and SpyFall are all some of the games we play. 

Fri

mar

26

brain awareness week (BAW)

Game night

  6:30-7:30 pm | Microsoft Teams

Join NSA, Memories Matter, and  Brain Exercise Initiative (BEI) in our Brain Awareness Week celebrations!

We will play Jeopardy, brain bingo, and skribbl.io!

Thurs

feb

25

Book club meeting #1

are you sure?

the unconscious origins of certainty

Virginia cambell, md

  7-8 pm | Microsoft Teams

Join the GroupMe to discuss the book outside of the actual meetings if you are interested!

The free copy of the book can be found here.

 

Information on options to purchase the book can be found here.
 

The book is split into 3 parts and we will be discussing each part with their corresponding meeting.

Wed

feb

24

Second general meeting:

amyloid-beta plaques & tau aggregates in alzheimer's

  7-8 pm | Microsoft Teams

NSA member, Eric Bellinghausen will present on the link between amyloid-beta plaques and tau aggregates in Alzheimer's Disease.

Thursday

feb

11

NSA Game night 1

  7-8:30 pm | Microsoft Teams

  Join NSA for a fun-filled night as we meet virtually to play games!

Skribbl.io, Among Us, Jackbox Games, Codenames, and SpyFall are all some of the games we play. Of course, we are open to suggestions.

Thursday

jan 28

first spring general meeting:

neuroimmune interactions & Chronic pain in COVID-19 patients

7-8 pm | Microsoft Teams

Slideshow presentation here!

Welcome back everyone! We look forward to meeting with all of you.

Grace Moore, our Event Coordinator, will present some of her work from the Center for Advanced Pain Studies. She and her team investigate neuroimmune interactions that cause chronic pain in people who previously had COVID-19.

Weekday

abc

123

Let us know what you wanna see/do!

Tooth Hurty | Dentist

Let us know what you'd like to see NSA do via our email utdnsa@gmail.com or leave a comment here. Otherwise, be patient; there's more coming down the tube.