Virtual workshop on the subcortex, Amsterdam, March 1-3, 2021


Terra Incognita

Diving into the Subcortex 2021

The human subcortex remains terra incognita, a largely uncharted territory. Long-term efforts and advances in neuroanatomy, ultra-high field MRI, deep brain recording, and cognitive modeling are painting a rich and varied picture, which has very direct implication in fundamental and clinical neuroscience. This workshop aims to bring together some of the world’s experts in the subcortex to discuss recent results from multiple techniques and foster interactions within this often disregarded region of the brain.

Invited speakers

Organizing committee

We are grateful for the support of the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC).


See the full program for details.

Monday March 1st, 2021

15h00 - 15h45
Opening remarks and introduction (Pilou Bazin, Birte Forstmann)
15h45 - 18h00
Charting the Terra Incognita (Juan Eugenio Iglesias, Mallar Chakravarty, Jonathan Lau)
18h45 - 22h00
Probing the deep brain (Martijn Beudel, Dagmar Timmann, Lea Grinberg, James Rowe)

Tuesday March 2nd, 2021

15h30 - 18h00
Bridging MRI and microscopy (Evgeniya Kirilina, Karla Miller, Matthan Caan)
19h00 - 21h30
Tracing the subcortex’s networks (Andreas Horn, Suzanne Haber, Andrew Zalesky/Ye Tian)

Wednesday March 3rd, 2021

15h30 - 18h00
Uncovering subcortical behavior (Rafal Bogacz, Michael Frank, Paul Cisek)
19h00 - 21:30
General discussion (everyone)

All presentation times are given in the Amsterdam timezone (UTC+1). Note that the unusual presentation times have been chosen in order to accommodate our speakers from different continents. Presentations from agreeing speakers will be recorded and posted on our youtube channel.


Registration is free but mandatory, by filling this form before February 25, 2021:

Terra Incognita 2021 Registration Form

All workshop participants must agree to and follow our Code of Conduct below.

Code of Conduct

This virtual workshop is meant to be a safe and welcoming environment for all, regardless of race, age, health status, ethnicity, ability, religion, political affiliation, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Any discrimination, intolerance, harassment, or aggression will absolutely not be tolerated. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being treated poorly, or have additional concerns, please contact us at terra-incognita.bazin@uva.nl.

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