Events 2012

Events 2012

16.01.12 - Symposium
Neurophysiology of reaching


Hansjörg Scherberger
RG Neurobiology, German Primate Center, University of Göttingen, Germany
"Hand grasping signals in the primate brain"

Alexandra Battaglia-Mayer
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy
"Online control of hand trajectory in the parietofrontal system"

Melanie Wilke
Dept. of Cognitive Neurology, University Medicine Göttingen (UMG), Germany
"Thalamo-cortical interactions in reaching and eye movement behavior: combined fMRI and inactivation studies in monkeys"

06.02.12 - Symposium
Medial temporal lobe: memory and more


Boris Suchan
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Neuropsychology, Ruhr-University Bochum
"The medial temporal lobe: memory and beyond"

Bernhard Staresina
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
"Episodic Memory - Who does What in the Medial Temporal Lobe"

Andy Lee
Psychology Department, Scarborough Campus, University of Toronto / Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Toronto, Canada
"Exploring the role of the human medial temporal lobe in memory and perception"

05.03.12 - Symposium
Spike-time dependent plasticity - neuronal mechanisms and technical applications


Florentin Wörgötter
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Göttingen, Germany
"The interaction of synaptic scaling with STDP can lead to a transition between short- and long-term memory formation"

Melanie Woodin
Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Canada
"Spike-timing-dependent plasticity in inhibitory circuits"

Timothée Masquelier
DTIC - Department of Information and CommunicationTechnologies, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
"Unsupervised STDP-based learning in biological and artificial systems"

20.03.12 - SFB-Colloquium
Jozsef Csicsvari

Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
"Encoding and reactivation of spatial memory traces by hippocampal cell assemblies"

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29.03.12 - SFB-Colloquium
Friedrich Sommer

University of California, Berkeley, Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, USA
"Combining compressed sensing and representational learning: How regions in the brain can communicate without loss of information"

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26. - 27.04.2012 - RDN/IGSN Conference
Title: Molecular mechanisms of synaptic processing, function and dysfunction


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07.05.12 - Symposium
Arc: from physiology to cognitive function


Edda Thiels
Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, USA
"From synaptic activity to arc expression in hippocampus in vivo: What lies in-between?"

Clive R. Bramham
Department of Biomedicine and Bergen Mental Health Research Center, Bergen, Norway
"The Arc of synaptic memory"

John Guzowski
Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, University of California, Irvine, USA
"Cellular specificity, temporal dynamics, and function of Arc gene expression in incidental context memory formation"

23. - 25.05.2012 - FAM-Conference
"First international Functional Architecture of Memory Conference"


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19.06.12 - SFB-Colloquium
Wolfgang Hauber

Institute of Biology, University of Stuttgart, Germany
"Goal-directed action in rats: Neural and neurochemical substrates"

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26.06.12 - Colloquium
David Bannerman

Department of Experimental Psychology , University of Oxford, UK
"Everything you ever wanted to know about the hippocampus but were afraid to ask!"

28.06.12 - Colloquium
Zafar Bashir

School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol, UK
"Synaptic transmission, plasticity, learning and memory"

02.07.12 - Symposium
Decoding visual content and perception from neuronal population activity in visual cortex:
VSDI, fMRI and computational modelling


Hamutal Slovin
Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
"From local stimulus attributes to visual percpetion in the primary visual cortex"

John-Dylan Haynes
Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin
"Decoding the contents of visual perception from neuroimaging signals"

Shimon Ullman
Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics,Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
"Objects and parts: bottom-up, top-down and context"

03.07.12 - Colloquium
K.Ulrich Bayer

Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado, Denver, USA
"Processing and storage of synaptic information by CaMKII"

17.07.12 - SFB-Colloquium
Richard Edden

Department of Radiology, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
"GABA-MRS studies of inhibition in cognitive processing"
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03.09.12 - Symposium
Dynamical systems models of neural networks


Fred Wolf
MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Theoretical Neurophysics, Göttingen, Germany
"Law and Order in Visual Cortical Evolution"

Misha Tsodyks
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
"Continuous attractor models of space representation"

Alireza Valizadeh
Department of Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran
"Spike timing dependent plasticity and interacting effects of structure and dynamics in disordered neural networks"

06.09.12 - Colloquium
Robyn Langdon

MacQuarie University, Sydney, Australia
"Theory of Mind" and "Schizophrenia"

Event at the LWL University Hospital, Bochum

7./8.9.12 - 20. Wissenschaftliches Symposium für Psychotherapie
"Psychotherapie ist...?
Allgemeine und störungsorientierte psychotherapeutische Verfahren im Überblick"

Organisation: LWL-Universitätsklinikum Bochum

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13-15.09.12 - Meeting of the Study group
"Perspectives in Molecular Neurobiology"
Location: Conference centre of RUB
Host: Prof. R. Heumann

24.09.12 - Symposium
What is going on in the hippocampus?
Computational approaches to memory formation and spatial information processing


Michael E. Hasselmo
Center for Memory and Brain, Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Boston, MA, USA
"Oscillations, grid cells and head direction cells"

Marta Moita
Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Portugal, Oeiras, Portugal
"Time determines the neural circuit underlying associative fear learning: the role of amygdala, mPFC and hippocampus"

Martijn Meeter
Dept. of Cognitive Psychology, V U University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"Novelty detection in the rat brain (and yours)"

25.09.12 - SFB-Colloquium
Yuri Dabaghian

Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
"A topological approach to neuronal space representation"

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01.10.12 - Symposium
Protein aggregation as a cause of neurodegenerative disease


Regina Murphy
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
"Transthyretin's Regulatory Role in Beta-Amyloid Aggregation and Neurotoxicity"

Simon Ebbinghaus
Physical Chemistry II, Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Early events of protein aggregation"

Tali Gidalevitz
Department of Biology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
"Natural genetic variation and destabilizing polymorphisms modulate polyglutamine aggregation and toxicity"

01.10.12 - SFB-Colloquium
Mike Nicholls

Flinders University, Australia
"Spatial asymmetries in action, perception and representation"
Host: Prof. Onur Güntürkün

05.11.12 - Symposium
Neuronal correlates of decision making


Simone Shamay-Tsoory
Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel
"The neural basis of competitive emotions"

Georg Juckel
LWL University Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Preconditions of decision making - neuronal mechanisms of reward and motivation"

Martin Brüne
LWL University Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Oxytocin and social cognition in borderline personality disorder"

15.11.12 - IGSN-Colloquium - Young Scientist Award 2012
Theodor Rüber

Department of Epileptology, University Hospital Bonn, Germany
"Compensatory role of the cortico-rubro-spinal tract in patients after stroke"

15.11.12 - Mercator-Colloquium
Stefan Köhler

(Brain and Mind Institute & Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, Canada)
"Role of the medial temporal lobes in familiarity assessment and feelings of déjà vu"

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28.11.12 - Colloquium
Lucia Jacobs

(Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Chemosensory cognition and the evolution of olfaction"

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11.12.12 - Mercator-Colloquium
Etienne Save

(Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, Marseille, France)
"Spatial and non spatial processing in the entorhinal-hippocampal system"

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