12.1.2004 - Colloquium

Cognitive Development: Theory and Experiment

Gregor Schöner
Institut für Neuroinformatik, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
"Toward a Dynamic Field Theory of Embodied Cognition - representing metric information for action, perception, and cognition"

John P. Spencer
Department of Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
"The Spatial Precision Hypothesis - theory and experiment to understand spatial working memory and its development"

26.1.2004 - Symposium

Language: From Evolution to Modelling

Simon E. Fisher
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
"Dissection of molecular mechanisms underlying speech and language disorders"

Peter Indefrey
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands
"Neurophysiological constraints on models of language production"

Mairead Mac Sweeney
Behavioural & Brain Sciences Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London, UK
"What can neuroimaging of Sign Language comprehension tell us about the evolution of language?"

Luciano Fadiga
Dept of Biomedical Sciences, University Ferrara, Italy
"Sensorimotor approach to speech representation"

9.2.2004 - Colloquium

The Functions of Dopamine: From Biophysics to Cognition

Daniel Durstewitz
Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
"Dopaminergic Modulation of Prefrontal Attractor Landscapes"

Ulrich Müller
Departments of Experimental Psychology & Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, UK
"Dopaminergic modulation of the prefrontal cortex: Pharmacological and neuroimaging studies in humans"

23.2.2004 - Symposium

The Neurobiology of Pleasure

Michel Cabanac
Département de Physiologie, Faculté de Médecine, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
"Experimental study of pleasure in the process of decision making"
"What is happiness?"

8.3.2004 - Colloquium

Presentations by IGSN Membership Candidates

Georg Zoidl
Neuroanatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum
"The electrical synapse: from genes to genome"

Christine Stichel-Gunkel
Animal Physiology, Faculty of Biology, Ruhr University Bochum
"M. Parkinson: on the way to a new therapy"

Alexander Von Holst
Cellmorphology and Molecular Neurobiology, Faculty of Biology, Ruhr University Bochum
"Extracellular matrix in the neural stem cell niche"

Maxim Volgushev
Neurophysiology, Faculty of Medicine Ruhr University Bochum
"Studying visual cortex in vivo and in vitro"

19.4.2004 - Symposium

Synaptic Tagging, Synaptic Capture: Key to Memory Encoding?

Julietta U. Frey
Department of Neurophysiology, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany
"Long-term hippocampal plasticity and synaptic tagging: interactions between LTP and LTD"

Gal Richter-Levin
Brain and Behavior Research Center, University of Haifa, Israel
"Emotional tagging of memory formation-in the search for neural mechanisms"

Rosalina Fonseca
Cellular and Systems Neurobiology, Max-Planck-Institut für Neurobiologie, Munich, Germany
"Competitive Interactions between Potentiated Synapses"

3.5.2004 - Colloquium

Dietmar Schmitz
NeuroWissenschaftliches ForschungsZentrum, Charité, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
"Comparison of different forms of synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus"

24.5.2004 - Symposium

The Neurobiology of Love

Marc Bekoff
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
"Love, pleasure, wild justice and old brains: Doing what comes naturally"

Gert Holstege
Anatomy and Embryology, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
"Brain activity during orgasm in men and women"


The Feldberg Lecture 2004

David Lodge
Lilly Research Centre, Eli Lilly & Co. Ltd, Windlesham, Surrey, UK
"Meanderings through glutamate receptors"

7.6.2004 - Colloquium

IGSN-Award for an Oustanding Publication by an Undergraduate

Maria Blatow
Department of Clinical Neurobiology, University Hospital for Neurology, Heidelberg, Germany
"A novel network of multipolar bursting interneurons in neocortex"

21.6.2004 - Symposium

Bitter, Sweet, Umami: Signalling and Characterisation of G-Protein Coupled Taste Receptors

Stephen Roper
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, USA
"Transduction and transmitters in taste buds"

Wolfgang Meyerhof
Abteilung Molekulare Genetik, Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung (DIFE), Berlin, Germany
"Human bitter taste: receptors and their agonists"

5.7.2004 - Symposium

Cannabinoids as a Cognitive and Therapeutic Tool

Vincenzo Di Marzo
Endocannabinoid Research Group, Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry and Cybernetics, Italian National Research Council, Naples, Italy
"The endocannabinoid system in the brain: physiology, pathology and interactions with the endovanilloid system"

Walter Zieglgänsberger
Clinical Neuropharmacology, Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
"Endocannabinoids and metaplasticity"

30.8.2004 - Symposium

The Bridge Between Our Two Brains: Corpus Callosum and Vision

Chantal Milleret
Laboratoire de Physiologie de la Perception et de l'Action, Collège-de-France, Paris, France
"New vista about plastic changes in the visual callosal cortical maps during development and adulthood in mammals: differences and similitudes"

Carlo Alberto Marzi
Department of Neurological and Vision Sciences, University of Verona, Italy
"Brain-imaging studies on the role of the human corpus callosum in the interhemispheric exchange of visual information"

27.9.2004 - Symposium

The Role of Sleep in Cognition

Sidarta Ribeiro
Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
"Reverberation, Storage and Propagation of Memories During Sleep"

Jan Born
Department of Neuroendocrinology, University of Lubeck, Germany
"Memory formation during human sleep"

18.10.2004 - Symposium

The Role of Neuronal Oscillations in Temporal Representation and Memory Consolidation in the Cortex

Olga Garaschuk
Institute of Physiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
"Oscillatory calcium waves in the neonatal brain"

Andreas Draguhn
Cellular Neurophysiology, Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
"High-frequency ("ripple") network oscillations in the mammalian hippocampus in vitro"

Miles A. Whittington
School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds, UK
"A role for multiple frequency interactions in auditory-motor gating in the rat studied in vitro"

22.11.2004 - Symposium

The Active Zone of Neurotransmitter Release:
Function, Structure, Mechanisms

Eckart D. Gundelfinger
Department of Neurochemistry and Molecular Biology, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany
"Bassoon and Piccolo: Protein giants with a role in assembly and molecular organization of the active zone of neurotransmitter release"

Gudrun Ahnert-Hilger
Electronmicroscopy and Molecular Neuroanatomy, Center for Anatomy, Charité, Berlin, Germany
"Contribution of synaptic vesicle to synaptic plasicity: Regulation of vesicular transmitter transporters"

13.12.2004 - Symposium

Place Cell Encoding of the Spatial Environment:
Mechanisms and Significance

Kate J. Jeffery
Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
"Plasticity of the place cell representation"