MCR Academic Seminar – Yuhua Guo

November 4, 2015 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
MCR TV room
Sonke Hee


Find out what research is going on in Churchill College and enjoy the wine and cheese to follow! Yuhua Guo with host a talk on “How our brains say ‘Stop!’ to memory and action”. A great opportunity to relax in the MCR whilst being in awe of our ever brilliant research students.

If you missed this event – we aim to record and publish it on the ever growing collection of research talks known as Churchill College’s CHUtalks.

Below is the abstract for this exciting talk.

Yuhua Guo
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
“How our brains say ‘Stop!’ to memories and actions”

To study how we ‘stop’ may sound counter-intuitive, as thinking and acting seem to be the default in our everyday life. However, being able to stop is equally important, as it can prevent and override distractions or competing options to make us think and act more effectively. In this talk, I will first briefly review the literature illustrating the similar brain activations involved in stopping memories and actions. Secondly, I will present results from a series of meta-analyses, a more statistically powerful form of analysis that aims to find the common truth behind an aggregate of similar studies, to show overlapping brain networks between memory and motor stopping. Finally, I will hypothesise the neural mechanisms underlying these overlapping brain networks, in relation to the respective distinctiveness in stopping memories and actions.