The Research Departments are one of the building blocks of Research Campus RUB.
Research Department of Neuroscience
Insights into the Research Department of Neuroscience
The aim of the Research Department of Neuroscience (RDN) is the development and reinforcement of a unique and interdisciplinary scientific landscape within the Ruhr-University Bochum and its immediate environment, that pivots upon the established strengths of the RUB as an outstanding centre for systems neuroscience research.
The RDN provides a novel, integrative research platform, which includes the molecular, cellular, systems, cognitive and clinical neurosciences as well as computational brain sciences, and has thereby established a multidisciplinary strategy for the investigation of brain functions.
Within the RDN the research is mainly focused on four areas:
• Sensory Systems • Learning and Memory • Brain Pathology • Applied Neuroscience
The strategy of the RDN to push back the boundaries of knowledge runs on three levels:
• Creating appropriate structures and infrastructures for excellent neuroscience research
• Engaging in collaborative synergies
• Fostering the next generation of neuroscientists
Morse code is key for understanding learning processes
A group of SFB 874 scientists at the Bergmannsheil University Clinic has performed MRI scans on participants while they decoded Morse signals. Their findings on learning processes in the brain are being published by "Human Brain Mapping".
The German Research Foundation (DFG) approved the building of a STED microscope, optimized for neuroscientific questions. The completion of the equipment is scheduled for 2014. The device will be located at the RUBION.
Insights into the Research Department of Neuroscience 2011