26.01.09 - Symposium

Context-dependent plasticity and memory in olfactory systems

Edi Barkai
Dept. of Biology, University of Haifa, Israel:
"A cellular mechanism of enhanced learning capability"

Diego Restrepo
Dept. of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Denver, USA:
"Profound Context-Dependent Plasticity of Responses by Olfactory Bulb Mitral Cells"

Remi Gervais
Neurosciences sensorielles, comportement, cognition, University Claude Bernard Lyon, France:
"Learning-induced plasticity in the mammalian olfactory system"

05.02.09 - Colloquium

Cliff Abraham
Department of Psychology and Brain Health and Reüaor ResearchCentre, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand:
"mGluR-mediated metaplasticity – A history of activity"

09.03.09 - Symposium

Cross-modal information processing in sensory systems

Christoph Kayser
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany:
"Cross-modal influences along the auditory processing streams"

Peter Walla
Biological Psychology Unit, University of Vienna, Austria:
"Olfaction, language and faces"

Daniel Senkowski
Dept. Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, Univ. Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany :
"Cross-modal binding through neuronal coherence: Empirical evidence from human studies"

02.04.2009 - Colloquium

Menno Witter
Department of Neuroscience, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Centre for the Biology of Memory
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Trondheim, Norway:

"The Pivotal Position of the Entorhinal Cortex in Cortico-Hippocampal Interactions"

20.04.09 - Symposium

Magnetic resonance imaging of cortical connectivity and evoked responses in rodents in vivo

Santiago Canals
Institute of Neuroscience, Campus de San Juan, Alicante, Spain:
"Functional MRI of synaptic plasticity: From synapses to networks"

Mathias Hoehn
Max-Planck-Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne, Germany:
"Molecular and cellular MRI in experimental neurology: The sky is the limit?"

Olivier David
Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience, France:
"Dynamic causal modelling of f MRI time series in the rat brain"

04.05.09 - Symposium

Confocal imaging of plasticity processes

Gerald Finnerty
Institute of Psychiatry, Medical Research Centre for Neurodegeneration Research, King's College London, UK:
"What does experience-dependent plasticity tell us about learning and memory?"

Jason Kerr
Network Imaging Group, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany:
"Population imaging of neuronal activity in vivo: From the awake to the anesthetized"

Ryohei Yasuda
Dep. of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham,
North Carolina, USA:
"Spatiotemporal dynamics of signal transduction in single synapses during synaptic plasticity"

08.05.2009 - Symposium

Brain meets theory: computational neuroscience at Riken

Sonja Grün
Statistical Neuroscience, RIKEN Brain Science Institute,
Wako-City, Japan:
"Complementary signatures of assembly activity: Excess spike synchrony and local field potential"

Markus Diesmann
Computational Neurophysics, tTheoretical Neuroscience Group,
RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-City, Japan:
"Top-down and bottom-up approaches to investigate large-scale cortical networks"

08.06.09 - Symposium

Neuroscience and the visual arts

Irene Daum
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience / Neuropsychology,
Ruhr-University Bochum:
"Art and the Brain - Introduction"

Mischa Kuball
Academe of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany:
" 'Broca ReMix' - An Artist's View "

Stefano F. Cappa
Division of Neuroscience, Vita-Salute University and San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy:
"The Body Image – Art and Neuroscience"

Bruno Laeng
Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway:
"Drawing on either Side of the Brain"

19.06.09 - Neuroscience Seminar

Tara Keck
Max-Planck Institute for Neurobiology, Martinsried:
"Chronic structural imaging of cortical circuits following retinal lesions"

25.06.09 - Colloquium

Aaron Seitz
Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, USA:
"The role of reward in perpetual learning"

06.07.09 - Symposium

Insect neuroscience: From development to a functional network

Gerd Technau
Institute for Genetics, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany:
"Generation of cell diversity and segmental pattern in the embryonic CNS of drosophila"

Thomas Hummel
Institute of Neurobiology, University of Münster, Germany:
"Sensory map formation in the drosophila brain"

Giovanni Galizia
Institute of Neurobiology, University of Konstanz, Germany:
"Odor coding in neural network activity"

10.07.2009 - Neuroscience Seminar

Nathalie Rochefort
Institute of Neuroscience,
Technical University Munich:
"Postnatal development of spontaneous and visually-evoked activity in the mouse visual cortex"

07.09.09 - Symposium

Evolution, Ontogeny and the Role of Irrationality in Normal Development and Psychopathology

Keith Jensen
Dep. of Developmental and Comparative Psychology,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany:
"Evolution of Cooperation: Insights from Economic Decision Making in Chimpanzees"

Marco Lehmann-Waffenschmidt - Kristina Leipold
Dep. of Economics, Dresden University of Technology, Germany:
"Theory of Mind and Cooperation in Public Good Experiments.
The Impact of Social Preferences on the Ability to Anticipate Cooperation"

Martin Brüne – Julia Wischniewski
Dept. of Psychiatry, LWL-University Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum:
"Tolerance of Unfairness and Costly Punishment in Schizophrenia: Role of Empathic Perspective-taking"

12.10.09 - Symposium

Models for Invariant Object Recognition and Categorization

Thomas Serre
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA:
"Cortical mechanisms for invariant object recognition"

Tim Kietzmann
Institute of Cognitive Science, University Osnabrück Germany:
"From Biological Findings to Computational Object Recognition Systems"

Bernt Schiele
Department of Comuter Science, TU Darmstadt, Germany:
"Part Based Object and People Detection"

28.10.2009 - Colloquium - IGSN and the Philosophy of Cognition

Mosche Bar
Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA:
"The Proactive Brain - Predictions in Visual Cognition"

02.11.2009 - Colloquium

Kate Jeffery
Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, University College London, UK:
"Navigating in a 3-D world: from neurons to behaviour"

09.11.09 - Symposium

Involvement of the thalamus in declarative memory

Andrew Mayes
School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK:
"Variable symptoms in thalamic amnesia: A problem in high resolution imaging?"

Giovanni A. Carlesimo
Neuroscience Department and Fondazione IRCCS S. Lucia, University Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy :
"Prospective memory and thalamus"

Lisa Cipolotti
Department of Neuropsychology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK:
"Recognitionmemory:Thecontributionofmedial temporalandfronto/thalamicareas"

19.11.2009 - Colloquium - Young Scientist IGSN-Award 2009 for an Outstanding Publication of an Undergraduate

David Kremer
Department of Neurology, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany:
"p57kip2 - a novel inhibitor of oligodendroglial differentiation"

01.12.2009 - Colloquium - IGSN and the Philosophy of Cognition

Nikolaus J. Sucher
Herbal Analysis & Pharmacology Laboratories, Centre for Complementary Medicine Research, University of Western Sydney, Australia:
"Neuroprotective effects of traditional Chinese herbal medicines: A molecular perspective"

07.12.09 - Symposium

Circadian rhythms and cognition – recent advances in humans and animals

Steven W. Lockley
Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School , Boston, MA, USA :
"A novel photoreceptor in the human eye: Circadian, neuroendocrine and neurobehavioural responses to light"

Martha Merrow
Department of Chronobiology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands:
"Living between two clocks: Internal and external time - clock mechanisms and human behaviour"

Martin R. Ralph
Center for Biological Rhythms and Cognition, University of Toronto, Canada:
"On the function of time memory and a possible neural mechanism in mammals"