What is ACSENT?
The Applied Cognitive Science and Experimental Neuropyschology Team is a research grouping in the Department of Psychology at UCT. We aim to promote research in the areas of cognition, neuropsychology, cognitive and affective neuroscience, not only through the work of faculty members, but also by developing strong postgraduate research programs. We provide our postgrad students with a collaborative team environment in which to work, and with the resources needed for this kind of research. Perhaps most importantly, the ACSENT lab provides a forum for those of us interested in similar areas to share ideas and expertise.
In the NEWS
The African Regional International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 2017
The African Regional International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) 2017 was held at Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, South Africa. This event represented the first regional IMFAR ever to be held in Africa and was hosted in collaboration with the South African Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied professions (SA-ACAPAP). The theme of the Congress was “Nurturing our Future” and the aim was to encourage the growth of Autism research in a diverse range of cultures. Keynote speakers from around the world, including several countries on our continent, led the discussion regarding the effective translation of research into culturally appropriate educational and clinical practice.
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Left to right. Dr Michelle Hoogenhout, Jessica Ringshaw, Natalia Ing, Marina Lawrence and Professor Kirsty Donald, who chaired the symposium.
40th Annual RSA Scientific Meeting June 2017 Denver, Colorado
Dr Nadine Lindinger gave a data talk presentation at the FASD study group as part of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in June in Denver. Her abstract was NEW EVIDENCE FOR THE VALIDITY OF THREE INFANT COGNITIVE MARKERS OF FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISODERS. … Continue reading
She also presented a poster on this same topic during the RSA conference.
The International Neuropsychological Society mid year conference 2017.
Well done to our amazing postgraduate students and staff members who presented at the International Neuropsychological Society mid year conference in Cape Town. For most of the students, this was their first conference presentation. Research presented was on a range of topics including concussion, severe pediatric traumatic brain injury, pediatric HIV, dementia, and tuberous sclerosis complex. Presentations were well executed and received!
The 14th conference of the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the World Federation of Neuro-rehabilitation
(NR-SIG WFNR) 2017.
Dr Leigh Schrieff Elson and Lydia Wepener attended the 14th conference of the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the World Federation of Neuro-rehabilitation (NR-SIG WFNR) in Cape Town 2017.
The International Convention for Psychological Science 2017
Drs Susan Malcolm-Smith and Nadine Lindinger attended the International Convention for Psychological Science in Vienna, March 2017. Dr Lindinger presented work from her PhD on social cognition in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Dr Malcolm-Smith presented work from an ongoing study on the development of social cognition in the Western Cape – thanks to students Tamsyn Naylor and Lea-Ann Pileggi who co-authored the poster.
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