Events 2013

Events 2013

14.01.13 - Symposium
Of faces and bodies: differences and similarities in body and face processing


Stefan Schweinberger
Department of General Psychology, Friedrich-Schiller-University,Jena, Germany
"Event-related brain potential correlates of face recognition"

Cosimo Urgesi
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy
"Perception and misperception of human body forms and body actions"

Galit Yovel
School of Psychological Science & Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
"Faces are special. Are Bodies special too?"

15.01.13 - Colloquium
Björn Rasch
Biopsychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
"Memory reactivation and sleep"

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18.02.13 - Symposium
How experience shapes perceptions: psychophysics, physiology and models


Aaron Seitz
Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, USA
"Psychophysics: How attention and reinforcement guide perceptual learning"

Peggy Seriès
Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation, University of Edinburgh, UK
"The impact of a priori expectations on visual perception: psychophysics and (Bayesian) models"

Rufin Vogels
Laboratory for Neuro- and Psychophysiology, Leuven University, Belgium
"Neural mechanisms of perceptual learning in monkey visual cortex"

04. - 05.03.2013 - IGSN Conference (in cooperation with SFB 874 and "Extinction Learning Group")
Title: Learning and memory: mechanisms, functional correlates, control and extinction
Hosts: Chr. Bellebaum, O.Güntürkün, D. Manahan-Vaughan, B. Suchan

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19.03.13 - Colloquium
Michael Herzog
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL Switzerland, Laboratory of Psychophysics LPSY
"How the conscious mind constitutes itself through perceptual learning"

20.03.13 - Colloquium
Nicolaas Puts
Department of Neuroradiology, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
"GABA-MRS, sensory processing, and developmental disorders"

08.04.13 - RDN-Colloquium
Ralf Gold
Dept. of Neurology, St. Josef-Hospital, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"Fumarates - from the molecule and experimental pathways to clinical efficacy in relapsing-remitting MS"

09.04.13 - Colloquium
Zoe Bichler
National Neuroscience Institute, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, 308433 Singapore
"Towards neurobehavioural markers in Parkinson disease: A novel approach for an early diagnosis?"

06.05.13 - Symposium
Cellular mechanisms for short-term memory


Stephen Berry
Department of Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
"Hippocampal theta: Oscillatory control of a distributed system for associative eyeblink conditioning"

Donald Cooper
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
"Plasticity of excitability in the prefrontal cortex and its role in behavioral resilience to stress addiction: New insights from molecular neurogenetics and optogenetics"

Philippe Séguéla
Montreal Neurological Institute, Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain, Dept. of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
"Cellular mechanisms for persistent activity in the prefrontal cortex"

13.05.13 - RDN-Colloquium
Hubert Dinse
Neural Plasticity Lab, Institut für Neuroinformatik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"Perceptual learning - the many ways to change brains"

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03.06.13 - Symposium
Neuronal mechanisms of visual attention


Andreas Kreiter
Center for Cognitive Science, Brain Research Institute, University of Bremen, Germany
"Attention dependent information routing in monkey visual cortex"

Matthew Self
Department of Vision and Cognition, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience KNAW, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"The laminar circuits that underlie feedback-effects in primary visual cortex"

Trichur Vidyasagar
Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne,Australia
"Top down mechanisms in visual attention"

10.06.13 - RDN-Colloquium
Stefan Herlitze
Dep. of General Zoology and Neurobiology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"Optogenetic control of neuronal activity and mouse behavior by light activated GPCRs"

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20.06.13 - IGSN-Colloquium
Ruth Luthi-Carter
Laboratory of Functional Neurogenomics,University of Leicester, UK
"What have we learned about Huntington's disease from gene expression profiles?"

26.06.13 - IGSN-Colloquium
Paola Bovolenta
Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, CSIC-UAM and Ciber de Enfermedades Raras, Madrid, Spain
"Secreted Frizzled related Proteins: from development to neurodegeneration"

08.07.13 - Symposium
Impacts of thyroid hormone on the development of the nervous system


Dagmar Führer-Sakel
Clinic for Endocrinology, University Hospital Essen, Germany
"Consequences of thyroid disease in pregnancy for the offspring - a clinical perspective"

Thomas Voigt
Institute for Physiology, University Magdeburg, Germany
"Regulation of early spontaneous network activity and GABAergic neurons development by thyroid hormone"

Nori Koibuchi
Department of Integrative Physiology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma, Japan
"Thyroid hormone and cerebellar development"

15.07.13 - RDN-Colloquium
Oliver T. Wolf
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"The stressed seahorse"

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06.08.13 - SFB-Colloquium
Alireza Valizadeh
Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran
"Interplay of structure and dynamics through STDP: Does STDP enhance synchrony?"

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12.09.2013 - IGSN - Colloquium
Guillermo Lahera Forteza
Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
"Is social cognition a modifiable domain?
Integration of social cognitive training in the treatment of severe mental disorders"


23.09.13 - Symposium
Stress, fear and anxiety in humans and other animals


Johanna Baas
Social and Behavioural Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
"Predisposed to anxiety: The genetics of fear conditioning"

Raffael Kalisch
Neuroimaging Center Mainz (NIC), Focus Program Translational Neuroscience (FTN),
Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center Mainz, Germany
"The catastrophizing brain"

Gal Richter-Levin
The Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience (ISAN),
Sagol Department of Neurobiology and Ethology, Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel
"Stress vulnerability and stress resilience"

07.10.13 - Symposium
Modelling the Hippocampal Place Code


Kechen Zhang
Department of Biomedical Engineering, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
"Neural integrator mechanisms in the hippocampal system"

Daniel Bush
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
"Spatial and Temporal Coding in the Grid Cell Network"

Paul F. M. J. Verschure
Center of Autonomous Systems and Neurorobotics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain
"The brain in space: How the rodent brain solves the self-localization and mapping problem"

14.10.13 - RDN-Colloquium
Erhan Genc
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Biopsychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"Anatomical correlates of subjective visual experience"

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04.11.13 - Symposium
Mechanism and principles of cortical information processing


Patrik Krieger
Systemic Neuroscience, Department of Neurophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum
"Sensory brain maps"

Nora Prochnow
Experimental Neurobiology, Neuroanatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum
"Boon or bane? The role of Pannexin1 large pore channels in activity regulation of the neuronal network"

02.12.13 - Symposium
Action Semantics in the Brain


Laurel Buxbaum
Cognition and Action Laboratory, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Pennsylvania, USA
"Objects of our actions: Influences of action semantics on object processing"

Luciano Fadiga
Department of Human Physiology University of Ferrara / The Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy
"The Action Grammar"

Marco Tettamanti
Division of Neuroscience, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
"Embodiment versus Disembodiment: conceptual-semantic representations and their modulation by syntactic negation"

03.12.13 - Colloquium
Bruno Poucet
Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, CNRS and Aix-Marseille University, France
"Place cell firing and goal-directed behavior"

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