SWEBAGS conference 2021

The 17th of December SWEBAGS will organize a one day Conference “Basal ganglia-disinhibited ” in conjunction with our membership meeting. Due to uncertainties with the covid situation, we will host this event online this year and hope we can start meeting again in-person next year. Please mark this day in your calendars and join us for an interesting day with posters, presentations and keynote lectures.

Visit the conference webpage:


(09:00-09:45 Membership meeting – see separate event)

0955-1000 Introduction

10:00-10:30 Invited Keynote 1: Sho Yagishita

Striatum Activity Dynamics: I

10:30-10:50 Modulation of striatal sensory processing by behaviour – in vivo whole cell recordings in dopamine-intact and dopamine-depleted mice
– de la Torre-Martínez et al.

10:50-11:10 Differential effects of skilled reaching training on the temporal and spatial organization of somatosensory input to cortical and striatal motor circuits
– Ivica et al.

11:10 – 11:20 BREAK

Striatum Activity Dynamics: II

11:20-11:40 Spatiotemporal reorganization of corticostriatal networks encodes motor skill learning
– Badreddine et al.

11:40-12:00 Striatal activity topographically reflects cortical activity
– Peters et al.

12:00-12:20 Do distinct dorsomedial striatal pathways support, suppress, and evaluate actions?
– Weglage et al.

12:20-12:30 summary and intro to postersession

12:30-13:00 Lunch break

13:00 – 1400 Postersession 1

1400 – 1500 Postersession 2

Cortico-basal ganglia interactions

15:00 – 15:20 Effects of classical and dissociative psychedelics on neuronal activity in the cortex-basal ganglia system
– Brys et al.

15:20-15:40 Altered dynamic information flow through the cortico-basal ganglia pathways is responsible for Parkinson’s disease symptoms
– Chiken et al.

15:40 -16:00 Dopamine-dependent plasticity and attractor dynamics cooperate in the BG-thalamo-cortical loop to drive motor learning
– Leblois et al.

Sub-striatal basal ganglia

16:00-16:20 Experimental investigation into the role of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) using optogenetics in mice
– Serra et al.

16:20-16:30 BREAK

16:30-17:00 Keynote 2: Aryn H. Gittis

17:00-17:15 Best poster best presentation prizes, summary, feedback

Visit the conference webpage:

Organizing committee:
Morteza Abbaszedeh, LU
Anders Borgkvist, KI
Luciano Censoni, UMU
Maya Ketzef, KI
Arvind Kumar, KTH
Daniel Vare, KTH

The event is finished.


17 Dec 2021


10:00 - 18:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 17 Dec 2021
  • Time: 04:00 - 12:00