February 17, 2014: Lisbon, Portugal, New University of Lisbon, Faculty for Human and Social Sciences, - “Theories of Self"/ Neurophilosophy, Self & Brain

February 12, 2014: 18th Congress of the Italian Society of Psychopathology, Torino, Italy- The self and the time in evolution of psychiatric disorders

January 20, 2014:  TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin/ TVO's "Mysteries of the Mind" series.  The relation between the unconscious and the conscious

January 10, 2014: Los Angeles, California, UCLA University-Culture, Brain, Development, and Mental Health workshop -  Psychosis and the Self: Understanding the Self: A cultural neuroscience approach.

January 8, 2014: Taiwan, China-, Taipei Medical University/Neuro Brain and Mind Workshop –Neuro- philosophy and Cultural Pluralism

December 24, 2013: Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University/Affiliated Hospital of Hangzhou Normal University – What Brain Imaging Can and Cannot tell us about  self and consciousness

December 8, 2013:  Neurophilosophy and Cultural Pluralism/ Brain and Mind Workshop, Taipei Medial University

December 6, 2013: From GABA to Consciousness – What brain imaging can tell us , Brain Research Centre, nation Yang-Ming University

October 17, 2013:  Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy / Claremont, California

September  20, 2013: The Self and Its’ Brain from Neuroscience to Philosophy to Psychiatry/ 11th Congress of the Italian Society of Biological Psychiatry, Naples, Italy

June 20, 2013: GABA and the Transition from Resting State to Stimulus-Induced Activity / 19th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Seattle, USA

May 17, 2013: Multimodal Brain Imaging (fMRI, PET, MRS) Studies in Both Healthy and Depressed Subjects Address How GABA and/or GABA-A Receptors Mediate the Transition from Resting State to Stimulus-Induced Activity / Society of Biological Psychiatry 68th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA

March 22, 2013: Concepts and Facts in Neurophilosophy / Munich, Germany

March 19, 2013: The Depressed Brain and Its Resting State / Chieti, Italy

March 16, 2013: Depression and the Self / Turin, Italy

March 11, 2013: The Self and Its Brain / University of Bonn, Germany

December 12, 2012: Depression and the Self: A Resting State Hypothesis / Hiroshima University, Japan

December 7, 2012: Neuroradiology Session / 3rd Joint International Conference of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Hong Kong

December 10, 2012
Neuroscience of Ethics Session
Neuroscience and Psychiatry Session
/ 3rd Joint International Conference of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Hong Kong

November 29, 2012: The Brain and Its Self: What Neuroimaging Can Tell Us / 2nd Conference on the Structure of Creditions, Graz, Germany

November 24, 2012: Was konnen wir von der Neuropsychoanalyse fur die Schizophrenie lernen? / Tiefenbrunner Workshop zur Psychotherapie bei Psychosen, Rosdorf, Germany

November 28, 2012 / 2nd Conference on the Structure of Creditions, Graz, Germany
November 21, 2012 / Sparkassen-Forum 2012, Dusseldorf, Germany
November 23, 2012 / Symposium Neuroaesthetics, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
December 6, 2012 / Taiwan

The Self and Its Brain

October 20, 2012: Understanding the Self: A Cultural Neuroscience Approach / University of California, Los Angeles, CA

October 18, 2012: Brain and Subjectivity? Kant, Whitehead and the Hard Problem / Haddon Conference Center, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA

October 11, 2012: Wer lebt Mich ? Die Praxis der Individualitat swischen Fremd- und Selbstbestimmung Neurobiologische Voraussetzungen der Individualitat / Theologische Fakultaet, Berlin

October 8, 2012: Nutrire la Mente: Dalla Prevenzione alla Riabilitazione Oggi. / Societa Italiana di Psichiatria, Milano

September 27, 2012: Brain Between Biology and Culture: A Transdisciplinary Reflection / Sietar Forum, Berlin

September 19, 2012: Resilient and Ready / Centurion Convention Center, Ottawa

August 25, 2012: Brain Dynamics and Cognition Research Center, Kultar University, Istanbul

June 21, 2012: Die neurobiologische Suche Nach dem “Ich”: Korrelate des selbstbezogenen Prozessierens Hanns Seidel Stiftung /Munich, Germany

May 25, 2012: Mental Illness: New Understanding, New Treatments: Glutamate and GABA in Depression / CCNP Presidential Symposium, Vancouver

May 2, 2012: What is Neuroethics and Why is it Relevant? The Self and Its Brain: A Neuroethical and Neurophilosophical Account / University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

March 30, 2012: Images of Depression, Psychopathology of the Self in Depression: Neuroimaging and Hypotheses on Abnormal Brain Activity / Salso Maggiore, Italy

March 28, 2012: The Biopsychosocial Approach to Post-Stroke Rehabilitation (Innovation in Research and Clinical Practice): The Self and the Brain / Bellaria Hospital, Italy

March 22, 2012: Neurology of Depression and Related Conditions: Is Depression a Resting State Disorder? / American Neuropsychiatric Association, New Orleans, LA

March 21, 2012: When Neurologic Conditions Mimic Psychiatric Disorders: Catatonia / American Neuropsychiatric Association, New Orleans, LA

February 2012: Grand Rounds Talk / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

December 7, 15, 2011: The Self Between Neuroscience and Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach / Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tainian City, Taiwan / Center for Neurobiology and Cognitive Science, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

November 19, 2011: What Can the Brain Tell Us about Emotions? / Institute for Culture and Society, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

October 6, 2011:  Religion and Neuroscience / Haddon Conference Centre, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA

October 5, 2011: The Self Between the Brain’s Resting State and the World’s Different Cultures / University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

October 1, 2011:  Neuropsychoanalysis: How Can We Practice Such a Transdisciplinary Enterprise? / Arnold Pfeffer Center for Neuropsychoanalysis, New York Psychoanalytic Institute, New York, NY

September 10, 2011: Brain Imaging in PD’s: A Neuropsychodynamic Account / New York Presbyterian Hospital, College of Cornell University, White Planes, NY

July 18, 2011: Functional Neurosurgery / Krembil Neuroscience Grand Rounds, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto

June 17, 2011:  Pathophysiology & Psychopathology of Depression / University of Ottawa, Roger Guindon Building, Ottawa

May 31, 2011:  Psychopathology and Pathophysiology of Depression. / Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

April 5, 2011: Is the Brain's Resting State Activity Relevant? Neuroscientific and Neuropsychiatric Investigations / Bioimaging Sciences Seminar, Yale University, New Haven, CT

March 28, 2011: Emotions, Self and the Brain: Lessons from Functional Imaging / Rotman/KLARU Conference, Rotman Research Institute, Toronto

March 15, 2011: Depression - Psychopathology and Pathophysiology / Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

March 9, 2011: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics / University of Vienna, Salzberg, Vienna

March 4, 2011: The Self and Its Brain - A Relational Account / University of Parma, Bologna, Italy

March 3, 2011: Principles of Neuronal Integration and Defense Mechanisms / University of Rome, Rome, Italy

February 28–March 1, 2011: Neurobiological Conditions of Affectivity, Decisions and Virtues / 19th Annual Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, School of Philosophy Conference: Neuroscience and Moral Action, Rome, Italy

February 24, 2011: Transcultural Neuroscience and Psychiatry: A Comparison Between East and West / Workshop Ontario, Toronto

February 18, 2011: What is Neurophilosophy? A Methodological Account / Winter Colloquium Series, Department of Philosophy, Carleton University, Ottawa

January 23–24, 2011: Towards a New Pathophysiology of Depression: The Possible Role of Astocytic Glutamate Transport Dysfunction / Winter Conference on Brain Research (WCBR), Keystone, CO

December 3–4, 2010:  What is Self? Empirical and Conceptual Considerations / Studies of Social Cognitive Neuroscience: Understanding Self and Others in Sociocultural Contexts, Peking University, Beijing, China

November 25, 2010:  The Self and Its Brain: A Relational Approach / fMRI and PET Studies Lectures, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

November 18, 2010: What is Neuropsychoanalysis? / Scientific Meeting of the Ottawa Psychoanalytic Society, Ottawa

November 16, 2010: Depression: What Brain Imaging Can Tell Us About Its Pathophysiology and Psychopathology / First National Research Forum for Military and Veteran Health, Queen’s University, Kingston

November 6–7, 2010: How can we Rehabilitate the Self in Neuropsychiatric Disorders? / Rehabilitaion and Neuropsychoanalysis Conference, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

October 28–31, 2010: How can the Infant called Neuropsychoanalysis Grow into a Mature Adult? Conceptual and Empirical Considerations / Freud and Neurosciences Conference, Berlin, Germany

October 21–22, 2010: Neuroscience and Humanities: A Successful Marriage? / Neuro-STS Congress, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

September 28–October 7, 2010: Brain Imaging and Its Self / Institute of Cognitive Science Studies (ICSS) Workshop, Institute of Cognitive Science Studies, Tehran, Iran

September 24–25, 2010: Decision Making from Brain Imaging to Ethical Relevance / States of Mind: Neuroethics NET Workshop, Lake Simcoe

September 8–10, 2010: Psychotherapy and the Brain / University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

September 2, 2010: Psychology and Pathophysiology of Depression / Bochum University, Bochum, Germany

August 29–September 1, 2010: Glutamate and the Prefrontal Cortex in the Psychopathology of Depression: A Combined fMRI-MRS Approach / 23rd ECNP Congress, Amsterdam RAI Exhibition & Convention Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

July 23–25, 2010: How to Conduct Neuropsychoanalysis? A Methodological Prescription for Research / 11th International Neuropsychoanalysis Congress, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

May 20–22, 2010: Default Network Activity and the Risk of Self-Pathology / 65th Annual Scientific Society of Biological Psychiatry Convention, New Orleans, LA

May 5, 2010: Neuroscience and the Humanities: Can They Marry? / European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

April 30–May 2, 2010: Neuroscience and the Methods to Research the Self / <em>International Emotion in Therapy and Consultation Congress, Vienna, Austria

April 30–May 2, 2010: Neuroscience and Philosophy: A Successful Marriage? / <em>International Emotion in Therapy and Consultation Congress, Vienna, Austria

March 25, 2010: Mind, Brain and Soul / Mary’s Hospital, State Association and Psychotherapy, Bregenz, Austria

March 23, 2010: Emotion Between Body and Mind: Religion and the Brain / University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

March 22, 2010: The Self and Its Brain / University of Rome, Rome, Italy

March 17, 2010: Why Is There a Difference Between Brain and Self Rather Than None? / European Community, Brussels, Belgium

February 28–March 3, 2010: Subcortical Regions and their Relevance in Emotion Processing in Depression. The Lateral Habenula: Its Role in Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders / The Banbury Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, NY

February 24–26, 2010: Psychopathology and Pathophysiology of Depression / Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

February 19, 2010: Psychopathology and Pathophysiology of Depression / Centre de Recherche en Neuropsychologie et Cognition (CERNEC), Montreal

February 10, 2010: Neuroethics: Empirical and Conceptual Considerations / Neuroethics Interinstitutional Seminar Series, McGill University, Montreal

January 28, 2010: Neurophilisophy and Neuroscience: A Successful Marriage? / Andrew Brook Distinguished Lecture Series, Carleton University, Ottawa

January 26, 2010: Imaging Techniques / University of Ottawa, Ottawa

December 5, 2009: Depression and Functional Brain Imaging / 30th Annual Academic &amp; Research Day, University of Ottawa, Ottawa

November 25, 2009: Self and Neurophilosophy/ Body, Perception and Awareness: Motor and Multimodal Perspectives, Torun, Poland

November 25, 2009: The Self and Its Body: Our “Material Me” / Invited keynote lecture at Body, Perception and Awareness: Motor and Multimodal Perspectives, Torun, Poland

November 19, 2009: Is Schizophrenia a Disorder of the Self? Abnormal Attunement and Neural Contextualization: A Neurophenomenal Hypothesis. / Cambridge/Lutton International Conference on Mental Health, Cambridge, U.K.

November 11, 2009: The Self and Its Brain / Berlin, Germany

November 7, 2009: Brain Imaging of the Depressed Self / Open Minds Across Canada: Mental Health Symposium, Ottawa

October 9 –11, 2009: The Intuition of the Self / Brainstorm and Neurons: Intuition, Creativity and Imagination. Tower of Senses Symposium, Nürnberg, Germany

September 27 –30, 2009: Transcultural Differences and Empathy: An fMRI study / 2nd World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry Symposium on Cultural Neuroscience, Norica, Italy

September 23 –26, 2009: What is Neuropsychoanalysis? Mapping of a Novel Discipline / 20th World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine, Torino, Italy

September 22, 2009: The Self: Neuroscience & Neurophilosophy / International Summer School in Neuroscience and Philosophy of Mind, Alghero, Italy

July 3–5, 2009: The Self in Neurobiology and Psychotherapy / Neurobiology of Psychotherapy: Relations and Complexity, University of Salzburg, Austria

July 1, 2009: Pathophysiology and the Orbitofrontal Context in Catatonia / 9th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Paris, France

June 28, 2009: Increased Self-Focus in Major Depressive Disorder is Related to Neural Abnormalities in Subcorical-Cortical Midline Structures / 9th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Paris, France

June 28, 2009: Altered Negative BOLD Responses in the Default Mode Network During Emotion Processing in Depressed Subjects / 9th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry, Paris, France

June 27, 2009: What Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy can Learn from Psychoanalysis: Neuropsychoanalysis as Paradigmatic Discipline / 10th Annual International Neuropsychoanalysis Congress, Paris, France

June 15–19, 2009: How Can Neuroscience Support Phenomenological and Psychotherapeutic Understanding of Psychosis? / 16th International Symposium for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and Other Psychoses, Copenhagen, Denmark

June 5, 2009: Is the Spirit in the Brain? A Neuroscientific and Neurophilological Consideration / Mind and Brain Symposium: Suggestions for Content Psyche and Brain, Bern, Switzerland

May 24, 2009: The Brain and Its Self: The Central Role of Subcortical-Cortical Midline Structures / Association for Psychological Science 21st Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA

May 23, 2009: How can We Investigate Higher Phenomena Like the Self in Functional Imaging? Empirical Methodology for a First-Person Neuroscience / IssueinfMRI.ca, University of Guelph, Guelph

May 14–16, 2009: Comparison Between Animal Models and Human Imaging in Major Depressive Disorder: Convergences and Divergences / 64th Annual Scientific Convention & Program, Society of Biological Psychiatry, Vancouver

December 12, 2007: Functional Imaging of Emotions in Depression / Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

December 5, 2007: What is Neuroethics? / University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

November 23, 2007: Can We Understand the Neuronal Mechanisms of Subjective Experience? / Invited honourary lecture at the Academy of Science and Art, Freiburg, Germany

November 22, 2007: What is First-Person Neuroscience? / Annual Meeting of the German Association for Psychiatry and Neurology, Berlin, Germany

November 14, 2007: Neuroanatomy and Neurochemistry of Depression / Invited plenary speaker at the opening of the Institute for Affective Neuroscience, University of Haifa, Israel

November 3, 2007: What is Neuropsychoanalysis? Mapping of the Field / Invited honourary lecture at the Arnold Pfeffer Institut for Psychoanalysis, New York, NY

October 22, 2007: Are Emotions Embedded? A Neurophilosophical Perspective / International Conference for Neurophenomenology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

October 10, 2007: Neurochemical mechanisms in Depression / Grand Rounds, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

October 6, 2007: Emotions and the Frontal Cortex / Annual Meeting of the Society of Neuropychology, Bamberg, Germany

July 25, 2007: Self, Brain and Qualia: A Neurophilosophical Perspective / Annual Meeting of the World Association for Consciousness, Budapest, Hungary

September 20, 2007: What is Neurophilosophy? / Honourary lecture at the University of Munich, Munich, Germany

July 21, 2007: Is There Abnormal Introjection in Depression? A Neuropsychoanalytic Perspective / Annual Meeting of the Society of Neuropsychoanalysis, Vienna, Austria

July 18, 2007: Neural Mechanisms of Anhedonia in Depression / Inaugural meeting of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF), Vienna, Austria

July 6, 2007: Neuroimaging and Neuroethics in Forensic Psychiatry / Conference for Biology and Ethics in Forensic Psychiatry, University of Goettingen, Germany

July 5, 2007: Emotion and Depression in Functional Imaging / Meeting of the World Association for Neuropsychology, Bilbao, Spain

June 26, 2007: The Self and Its Cortical Midline Structures / Symposium: Self and the Brain: Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Las Vegas, NV

June 13, 2007: Functional Imaging in Diagnosis and Therapy of Depression / Grand Rounds, Vivantes Clinic for Psychiatry, Berlin, Germany

June 8, 2007: fMRI in Psychiatry—Clinical Utility? / Society of Radiology of Germany, Dessau, Germany

May 24, 2007: Do We Need a First-Person Neuroscience? / Symposium for

Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis, American Psychiatric Association, San Diego, CA

May 19, 2007: Neural Correlates of Anhedonia in Depression / Symposium for Emotions and Functional Imaging, Society for Biological Psychiatry, San Diego, CA

May 8, 2007: Emotions and Their Neural Correlates in Our Brain / Meeting of the European Union for Emotions, University of Haifa, Israel

May 1 -3, 2007: Self and the Brain/Depression and Functional Imaging/Emotions and Our Brain / Invited Honourary Lectures, University of Yerevan, Armenia

April 25, 2007: Emotional Feelings: Neuroimaging and Neurophilosophy / Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

March 13, 2007: Kant and Neuroscience: A Neurotranscendental Approach / Symposium for Neurophilosophy, University of Ludwigsburg, Germany

March 16, 2007: What is Consciousness? / Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Science, Berlin, Germany

January 31, 2007: Imaging and Neuroethics – A Future Collaboration? / Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cologne, Germany

January 27, 2007: What is Neuroethics? / National Academy of Ethics, Bonn, Germany