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Best Speech & Best Poster Awards

This year we decided to honour 9 speeches and posters that you, Participants, and the Organizing and Scientific Committees found best:

Neuron of The Audience: Best Speech
Based on 67 votes from the Participants that put their surveys into the ballot box, this award goes to:

Marta Klimczak & Maria Polaszek
Department of Molecular Neuropharmacology, Institute of Pharmacology, PAS, Cracow, Poland
Interaction between the opioid and dopamine systems in social reward


Neuron of The Audience: Best Poster
Based on 83 votes from the Participants that put their surveys into the ballot box, this award goes to:

Alan Żmuda
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
GLP-1 - a diabetes drug hidden in the brain


Organizing Committee Award: Best Speech
AoN18 Team members attended all the seminar talks and after a long brainstorm we decided to honour:

Marcin Lipiec
Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
The key role of TCF7L2 in the development of the thalamus


Scientific Committee Award: Poster
The Scientific Committee chose 3 posters of most substantial value:

Adam Gągol
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Item difficulty moderates the relation between phase-amplitude coupling and performance on intelligence tests

Anna Bereś
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
The effects of partial sleep deprivation and the following recovery on cognitive functioning – a behavioural and EEG study

Kamil Pradel
Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
The prolonged activation of nucleus incertus terminals in the ventral midbrain increases the firing of dopaminergic neurons


Scientific Committee Merit: Poster
The Scientific Committee decided to choose 3 more posters that impressed its members:

Anna Schudy
Department of Cognitive Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Psychophysiology of social exclusion – a VR pilot study

Jeremi Ochab
Department of Theory of Complex Systems, Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
On the pros and cons of using temporal derivatives to assess brain functional connectivity

Łukasz Warchoł
Kazimierz Wielki University, Institute of Psychology, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Effects of working memory training on the N200 and P300 ERP components registered in a go/no-go task: electrophysiological measurement of training-induced cognitive transfer