Talks and presentations

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Invited talks

Nastase, S. A. (2021, April). Developing a community resource for natural language neuroimaging. Invited talk at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. DOI slides

Nastase, S. A. (2021, March). The neuroscience of storytelling. Invited talk at the Council on Science and Technology “Voices of STEM” virtual workshop at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. slides

Nastase, S. A. (2021, March). Scaling up to a more ecological (and reproducible) cognitive neuroscience. Invited talk at the Courtois Project on Neuronal Modelling (CNeuromod), Montreal, QC, Canada. DOI slides

Nastase, S. A. (2021, February). Developing community resources for reproducible neuroimaging. Invited talk at the Princeton University Library “Research Inside-Out: Shifting the conversation to research-as-process” panel discussion at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. DOI slides

Nastase, S. A. (2020, December). Scaling up to a more ecological (and reproducible) cognitive neuroscience. Invited talk at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. DOI slides

Nastase, S. A. (2020, November). Rethinking the primacy of experimental control in cognitive neuroscience. Invited talk at the Donders Session on “Narratives for Neuroscience” at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. DOI slides Crowdcast

Nastase, S. A. (2020, November). Scaling up to a more ecological (and reproducible) cognitive neuroscience. Invited talk at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, NY. DOI slides

Nastase, S. A. (2020, June). The benefits of BIDS. Invited talk for the TrainTrack educational series at OHBM Brainhack 2020. DOI slides OSF YouTube

Nastase, S. A. (2020, May). Direct fit: an ecological perspective on biological and artificial neural networks. Invited talk at the Neural-AI Reading Group at Mila, Montreal, Canada. DOI slides

Nastase, S. A. (2020, February). Scaling up to a more ecological (and reproducible) cognitive neuroscience. Invited talk at Columbia University, New York, NY. DOI slides

Nastase, S. A. (2019, August). Estimating a shared response space across heterogeneous naturalistic story-listening data sets. Invited talk at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience workshop on “Semantic processing and semantic knowledge” at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. DOI slides YouTube

Nastase, S. A. (2017, November). Aligning fine-grained functional topographies across individuals. Invited talk at Brainhack DC, Washington, DC.

Nastase, S. A. (2017, August) Primacy of observed action representation during natural vision. Invited talk at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience workshop on “Action understanding: from kinematics to mind” at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. DOI YouTube

Nastase, S. A. & Haxby, J. V. (2016, November). Constructing a representational atlas for human cerebral cortex. Invited talk at the Neurocog 2016 workshop at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. DOI

Nastase, S. A. (2015, June). Multivariate pattern analysis for neuroscience. Invited talk at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH.


Conference presentations

Nastase, S. A., Liu, Y.-F., Hillman, H., Zadbood, A., Hasenfratz, L., Keshavarzian, N., Chen, J., Honey, C. J., Yeshurun, Y., Regev, M., Nguyen, M., Chang, C. H. C., Baldassano, C., Lositsky, O., Simony, E., Chow, M. A., Leong, Y. C., Brooks, P. P., Micciche, E., Choe, G., Goldstein, A., Halchenko, Y. O., Norman, K. A., Hasson, U. (2019, October). Narratives: fMRI data for evaluating models of naturalistic language comprehension. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL. DOI slides

Zadbood, A., Nastase, S. A., Chen, J., Norman, K. A., & Hasson, U. (2019, October). Twisting your memory: how the brain rewrites memories as the understanding of the past changes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Nguyen, M., Chang, A., Meshulam, M., Nastase, S. A., & Hasson, U. (2019, October). Brain-to-brain coupling during teaching and learning. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Nastase, S. A., Liu, Y.-F., Norman, K. A., Hasson, U. (2019, June). Leveraging shared connectivity to aggregate heterogeneous datasets into a common response space. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Rome, Italy.

Feilong, M., Guntupalli, J. S., Nastase, S. A., Halchenko, Y. O., Haxby, J. V. (2019, June). Predicting general intelligence from fine-grained functional connectivity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Rome, Italy.

Wagner, A., Nastase, S. A., Hanke, M., Halchenko, Y. O. (2019, June). Turn it sideways: a new approach for determining the specificity of functional ROIs. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Rome, Italy.

Nastase, S. A. (2019, January). Expanding on intersubject correlation analysis. Tutorial workshop for “MURI: A computational cognitive neuroscience approach to understanding event representation and episodic memory”, Princeton, NJ.

Nastase, S. A., Philip, R. E., Chauhan, V. Feilong, M., Tayler, M. K., Halchenko, Y. O., Gobbini, M. I., Haxby, J. V. (2018, June). Decoding the neural representation of observed social and nonsocial human actions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Singapore.

Feilong, M., Guntupalli, J. S., Nastase, S. A., Haxby, J. V. (2018, June). Fine-scale individual differences revealed by hyperalignment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Singapore.

Rapuano, K. M., Courtney, A. L., Nastase, S. A., Sargent, J. D., Chang, L. J. (2018, June). Neural responses to naturalistic alcohol cues differ by real-world contextual relevance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Singapore.

Poline, J.-B., Ghosh, S., Grethe, J. S., Halchenko, Y. O., Haselgrove, C., Hodge, S. M., Jarecka, D., Keator, D., Martone, M., Nastase, S. A., Preuss, N., Thomas, A., Travers, M., Kennedy, D. (2017, June). Reproducible neuroscience requires a new type of training. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Vancouver, Canada.

Nastase, S. A., Guntupalli, J. S., Haxby, J. V., & Halchenko, Y. O. (2016, November). Localizing functional regions of interest based on responses to dynamic naturalistic stimuli. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New York, NY.

Nastase, S. A., Green, A. E., Cross, E. S., Lee, Y.-S., Halchenko, Y. O., Haxby, J. V., & Kraemer, D. J. M. (2016, April). Decoding contributions of prefrontal and sensory-specific cortices to the retrieval of perceptual knowledge. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, NY.

Nastase, S. A., Visconti di Oleggio Castello, M., Halchenko, Y. O., Connolly, A. C., Oosterhof, N. N., Gobbini, M. I., Haxby, J. V. (2015, October). Attention alters animal and action representation in highly-distributed, functionally-defined cortical parcels. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Visconti di Oleggio Castello, M., Nastase, S. A., Gobbini, M. I., Haxby, J. V., Halchenko, Y. O. (2015, October). Finding cortical patches of shared representations: A comparison of clustering algorithms on representational geometries, and the effect of cross-validation to reduce physiological noise. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Nastase, S. A., Visconti di Oleggio Castello, M., Haxby, J. V., Gobbini, M. I., Halchenko, Y. O. (2015, June). Clustering cortical searchlights based on shared representational geometry. Talk presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Honolulu, Hawaii. DOI

Nastase, S. A., Connolly, A. C., Oosterhof, N. N., Halchenko, Y. O., Gors, J., Gobbini, M. I., Haxby, J. V. (2014, August). Attention reshapes distributed population codes for animal and action representation. Poster presented at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience workshop on “Decoding population responses” at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

Nastase, S. A., Connolly, A. C., Oosterhof, N. N., Halchenko, Y. O., Gors, J., Gobbini, M. I., Haxby, J. V. (2014, June). Attention locally modulates the discriminability of high-level, task-relevant representations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Hamburg, Germany.

Nastase, S. A., Connolly, A. C., Oosterhof, N. N., Halchenko, Y. O., Gors, J., Gobbini, M. I., Haxby, J. V. (2014, May). Attentional allocation locally warps representational space. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Nastase, S. A., Iacovella, V., & Hasson, U. (2012, April). Statistical constraints in the auditory domain impact whole-brain connectivity patterns of the anterior cingulate and hippocampusi. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Chicago, IL.

Nastase, S. A., Iacovella, V., & Hasson, U. (2012, February). Do structured inputs result in structured activity? The impact of temporal structure in the auditory domain on functional connectivity patterns. Poster presented at the international workshop on Segregation and Integration in Music and Language, Tuebingen, Germany.

Nastase, S. A., Iacovella, V., & Hasson, U. (2011, April). Modality-general and modality-specific systems coding for input order. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

Nastase, S. A., Iacovella, V., & Hasson, U. (2010, November). Does the coding of order depend on language systems? Poster presented at the annual Neurobiology of Language Conference, San Diego, CA.