The 3rd Macau Symposium on Cognitive and Brain Sciences of the University of Macau was successfully held by the Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CCBS) in N1 between 18 and 19 Nov 2022. The symposium adopted both online and on-site approaches to gather researchers and guests from all over the world. The event attracted more than 200 participants, counting both online and on-site attendees in these two days.
This symposium brought together professors, clinical doctors and learners from diverse backgrounds to share the latest, most exciting findings and achievements on scientific research in the field of cognitive neuroscience.
Prof. Zhen YUAN, Head of CCBS, delivered welcoming speech to guest speakers, academic members of CCBS, students and other attendees. Speakers shared and discussed topics in neural mechanisms related to behavioral addiction and decision-making, language and cognition, emotion, child development and cognitive aging, visual perception, neuroimaging, and psychiatric and neurological disorders.
Another highlights were the poster session and student presentation. There were 24 posters accepted for voting and 9 students and young researchers presented their speeches. All on-site attendees voted for their best poster, and the poster review committee selected the 3 winners of the best poster awards. After deliberation, the student presentation committee finally announced the 3 winners of the best presentation awards as the ending of the symposium.
CCBS is dedicated to enhancing interdisciplinary cognitive and brain sciences and translating discoveries into solutions for health and society.
With strong supports from UM, the Government of Macau, and the Central Government, it is expected that CCBS should be developed into glowing stars in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, be able to promote interdisciplinary research in the cognition and brain sciences at UM and use neuroscience to benefit Macao society.