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Neuroscience Day at Dartmouth 2018

Join us for the 32nd Annual Neuroscience Day at Dartmouth College!

This day-long event highlights neuroscience research contributions at Dartmouth and features expert talks, a poster session, a panel discussion, and a keynote lecture. Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided to those who have registered by the registration close date.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Register and/or Submit a Poster Abstract

Important Dates

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Registration Opens

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Registration Closes

Keynote Lecture:

What can we learn about emotions, brain, and behavior from a wristband?

Years ago, our team at MIT set out to give computers skills of emotional intelligence.  We also built the first wearable technology to automatically recognize changes in human emotion.  As we shrunk the sensors and made them able to be worn and collect data 24/7, we started to discover several surprising findings, such as that “autonomic activity” measured through a sweat response was not as general as researchers thought, but carried more specific information related to different kinds of brain activity. This talk will highlight some of the most surprising findings with implications for autism, anxiety, depression, sleep-memory consolidation, epilepsy, pain studies, and more.

About the Keynote:

Rosalind Picard, ScD, FIEEE, is founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, co-founder of Affectiva, providing automated facial expression recognition, and co-founder and Chief Scientist of Empatica, improving lives with clinical quality wearable sensors and analytics.  Picard is the author of over two hundred fifty peer-reviewed articles and of the book, Affective Computing, which helped launch that field. Picard’s lab at MIT develops technologies to better understand, predict, and regulate emotion, including machine-learning based analytics that work with wearables and smartphones, with applications including autism, epilepsy, PTSD, MS, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, biofeedback, migraine and pain.


8:30am-8:55am – Coffee and Poster Set-up LSC 200, Oopik Auditorium
8:55am-9:00am – Opening Remarks Oopik Auditorium
9:00am-9:35am – Poster Teaser Talks Oopik Auditorium
9:45-11:00am – Poster Session LSC 200
11:00am-12:00pm – Student Talks - 1 Oopik Auditorium
12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch Oopik Auditorium
1:00pm-2:00pm – Keynote Lecture


Rosalind Picard, Ph.D., Director of Affective Computing Research at MIT


Oopik Auditorium
2:00pm-2:45pm – Panel Discussion (“Mind & Machine”) Oopik Auditorium
2:45pm-3:00pm – Coffee Break
3:00pm-4:00pm – Faculty talks Oopik Auditorium
4:00pm-5:00pm – Student Talks - 2 Oopik Auditorium