Invited talks

“Using fMRI to assess conscious awareness in patients with disorders of consciousness – practical considerations.” Society for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. 12-15 July 2013, San Diego, USA.

Using language for the detection of consciousness in non-responsive patients.” DECODER Consortium Meeting, 2012; Rome, Italy.

Deployment of brain-computer interfaces for the detection of consciousness in non-responsive patients.” DECODER Annual Meeting, 2011; Brussels, Belgium.

Neural gestures to communicate with vegetative state patients.” University of South Carolina, 2010; South Carolina, USA.

“Are senses enough for sense?” Speaker at the Symposium, titled “Making sense of the world: How the brain integrates local and distributed processing in visual cognition”. at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, April 2008.

“Recurrent bottom-up and top-down interactions during multisensory object processing” Selected speaker in “Graduate Student Present” session at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 2007; New York City, USA.

Multisensory integration.” Experimental Psychology Society Annual Meeting, 2007; Edinburgh, UK.

Published Abstracts

M Graham, C Weijer, D Cruse, D Fernandez-Espejo, L Gonzalez-Lara, L Naci, A Peterson, K Speechley, AM Owen. Evaluating subjective well-being in patients diagnosed as vegetative, with covert awareness. International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting. Washington. November 14, 2014.
A Peterson, D Cruse, L Naci, D Fernandez-Espejo, T Bruni, C Weijer, AM Owen. A framework for comparing neuroimaging techniques used to assess disorders of consciousness. International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting. Washington. November 14, 2014.

Graham M, Weijer C, Peterson A, Naci L, Fernandez-Espejo D, Cruse D, Lazosky A, Gonzalez-Lara L, and Owen AM. Communication with patients diagnosed with disorders of consciousness, and the moral significance of sentience. Canadian Bioethics Society. Vancouver. May 29, 2014.

Peterson A, Naci L, Weijer C, Benmordecai D, Cruse D, Fernandez-Espejo D, Gofton T, Gonzalez-Lara L, Lazosky A, Norton L, Speechley K, Young B, Owen AM. Is it possible assess decision making capacity in the disorders of consciousness patient?  Canadian Bioethics Society. Vancouver. May 29, 2014.

Weijer C, Graham M, Peterson A, Naci L, Cruse D, Fernandez-Espejo D, Gonzalez-Lara L, Owen AM. Acknowledging awareness: informing families of individual research results for patients in the vegetative state. Canadian Bioethics Society. Vancouver. May 29, 2014.

Weijer C, Peterson A, Naci L, Graham M, Cruse D, Fernandez- Espejo D, Lazosky A, and Owen AM. Why discussion of end-of-life decisions through brain computer interfaces starts the ethical debate off on the wrong foot. Brain Matters 4: Brain Science and Social Responsibility. Vancouver. March 2014.

Peterson A, Cruse D, Naci L, Fernández-Espejo D, Graham M, Lazosky A, Weijer C, Owen AM. Ethical challenges in deriving the clinical utility of EEG for diagnosis of the vegetative state. Poster presented at International Neuroethics Society Annual Conference. San Diego, CA, November 2013.

Naci, L., Cusack, R., Sinai, L., Owen A. M. Hitchcock probes disorders of consciousness. Human Brain Mapping 2013; Seattle, USA.

Graham, M., White, A., Peterson, A., Naci, L., Cruse, L., Fernández-Espejo, D., Weijer, C., Owen. A. M. Investigators’ ethical obligations to patients’ families in disorders of consciousness research. Brain MattersBrain Matters 3: Values at the Crossroads of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Psychology, 2012; Cleveland, USA.

Peterson, A., Naci, L., Cruse, D., FernándezEspejo, D., Graham, M., White, A., Weijer, C., Owen, A. M. Ethical implications of detecting awareness in disorders  of consciousness: Question asking through a binary interface. Brain Matters 3: Values at the Crossroads of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Psychology, 2012; Cleveland, USA.

Naci, L. Cusack, R., Zia, V. Z., Owen, A. M. Making every word count: intuitive and robust communication without a behavioural response. Human Brain Mapping, 2012; Beijing, China.

Naci, L., Linke, A., Vicente-Grabovetsky, S., Gaudrain, E., Owen, A. M., Cusack, R. Using multi-voxel pattern analysis to decode the targets of auditory selective attention and imagery. ICON, 2011; Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Naci, L., Cusack, R, Henson, R., Tyler, L. K. Adaptive coding of object representation in anterior temporal, but not occipito-temporal regions. Human Brain Mapping, 2010; Barcelona, Spain.

Veldsman, M., Cusack, R., Naci, L., Mitchell, D. J. Characterising neural tuning to naturalistic objects with Dynamically Adaptive Imaging. Human Brain Mapping, 2010; Barcelona, Spain.

Cusack, R., Veldsman, M., Naci, L., Mitchell, D., J, Linke, A. Rapidly characterising multidimensional neural tuning to sensory and semantic features of real-world objects using Dynamically Adaptive Imaging. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 2010; Montreal, Canada.

Naci, L., Henson, R., Taylor, K., Tyler, L. K. The development of meaning with incremental object awareness: an efMRI study of stages of visual object processing. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 2008; San Francisco, USA.

Naci, L., Pulvermuller, F., Taylor, K., Shtyrov, Y., Hauk, O., & Tyler, L. K. (2006). Spatiotemporal patterns of cross-modal integration. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, Suppl. E22.

Naci, L. (2003). Propositional Attitude Reports and Mental Representations. Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Language Research Proceedings, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.