17.01.11 - Symposium

Reservoir Computing: Theory and Applications

Herbert Jaeger
Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
"A quick introduction to reservoir computing, and even quicker remarks on current trends"

Gordon Pipa
MPI for Brain Research, Dep. for Neurophysiology, Frankfurt / Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
"Our brain plays Jazz: Information processing in a self-organized and multi-scale system"

Stefan Häusler
Institute for theoretical Computer Science, University of Graz, Austria
"Reservoir computing and the brain: Biological tests and predictions"

07.02.11 - Symposium

Functional cross-modal processing: using the auditory cortex to see

Amir Amedi
Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC), and The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
"What did visual deprivation and visual substitution studies teach us about brain organization and reorganization?"

Bo N. Schenkman
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden / Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
"Human echolocation: The acoustic detection of objects by blind people"

Jamie Ward
Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
"Seeing sounds and hearing vision: Evidence from synaesthesia"

14.03.11 - Symposium

Master of illusion: how the visual cortex enables perception

Marco Bertamini
School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, UK
"Mirror cognition: what we can learn about vision from asking simple questions about mirrors"

Ruthger Righart
Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD), University of Munich, Germany
"What can we learn from visual illusions about face perception?"

Susana Martinez-Conde / Stephen Macknik
Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, USA
"Sleights of Mind: the neuroscience of magic and illusion"

05.04.11 - 08.04.2011: Spring School

DAAD Alumni Spring School on Mechanisms of Cognition, Learning and Memory

Lynn Nadel
Dept. of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
"Hippocampus, Context and Memory"

Julietta U. Frey
Leibniz Institut für Neurobiologie, Magdeburg
"Spaced-associativity – a concept of learning and memory formation"

Denise Manahan-Vaughan
Dept. of Neurophysiology, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Exploring the relationship between hippocampal synaptic plasticity and learning"

Laura Colgin
Center for Learning and Memory, ut Austin, Texas, USA
"Gamma oscillations in the hippocampal network"

Kate Jeffery
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL London, UK
"Building a cognitive map"

Jeffrey Taube
Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
"Learning and memory in the head direction cell circuitry"

John F. Disterhoft
Dept. of Physiology, Northwestern University Chicago, USA
"Mechanisms of associative learning in young and aging brain"

Magdalena Sauvage
Mercator Research Group, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Uncovering the neural substrates of memory function: a translational approach"

Noah W. Gray
Senior Editor Biology, NATURE, New York, USA
"The scientific journal is dead. Long live the scientific journal"

Raymond Kesner
Dept. of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
A new process approach of memory "based on a sub regional analysis of the hippocampus"

Sen Cheng
Mercator Research Group, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Origin and transformation of spatial representations"

Neil Burgess
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
"Neural mechanisms of spatial cognition"

Ulf T. Eysel
Dept. of Experimental Neurophysiology, Ruhr University Bochum
"Cortical plasticity in lesion models"

Hubert Dinse
Institut für Neuroinformatik, Ruhr University Bochum
"Learning through mere exposure – effects and efficacy of repetitive stimulation"

Carmen Sandi
Brain Mind Institute, École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, CH
"Stress and cognitive function"

Marian Tsanov
Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin
"Information processing in hippocampo-diencephalic circuitry"

Hardy Hagena
Dept. of Neurophysiology, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Room for more discoveries - spatial memory in area CA3"

Beatrice PöSchel,
Centre for Molecular Neurobiology, University of Hamburg
"Oscillatory activity and synchronization within the prefrontal-hippocampal circuit of the neonatal rat in vivo"

Christian Bellebaum
Dept. of Neuropsychology, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Neural mechanisms of active vs. observational feedback-learning"

Igor Riecansky,
Brain Research Lab, University of Vienna
"Dynamics of human brain activity related to visual short-term memory"

Patrick Ragert
MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
"Functional and structural plasticity in the human sensorimotor system"

Nathalie Rochefort
Laboratory of Neuroscience, Techn. University of Munich
"Exploring the mouse visual cortex in vivo with two-photon calcium imaging"

Deepak Dash
Stockholm Brain Institute, Karolinska University Stockholm
"Working memory training-effects on reasoning abilities and fronto-parietal networks"

02.05.11 - Symposium

Sensory processing and its plasticity in the barrel cortex

Kevin Fox
School of Biosciences University of Cardiff, UK
"Anatomical and molecular pathways for plasticity in the barrel cortex"

Carl Petersen
Laboratory of Sensory Processing, Brain Mind Institute, University of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
"Synaptic mechanisms of sensory perception"

Cornelius Schwarz
Werner Reichardt Center for Integrative Neuroscience, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tuebingen, Germany
"Action and perception in the rat whisker system"

06.06.11 - Symposium

Stress and emotional memory: from the laboratory to the clinic

Benno Roozendaal
Dept of Neuroscience, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
"Adrenal Stress Hormones, Amygdala Activation, and Memory for Emotionally Arousing Experiences"

Dominique J.-F. De Quervain
Division of Cognitive Neuroscience University of Basel, Switzerland
"Glucocorticoids and the regulation of emotional memory in health and disease"

Iris-Tatjana Kolassa
Clinical & Biological Psychology, Institute of Psychology & Education, University of Ulm
"Biological memories of traumatic stress"

04.07.11 - Symposium

The role of protein misfolding in neurodegenerative diseases

Anne Bertolotti
Neurobiology Division, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
"Propagating and correcting protein misfolding - Implications for neurodegenerative diseases"

Marcus Fändrich
Max Planck Research Unit for Enzymology of Protein Folding, Halle, Germany
"Structure and antigenicity of beta-amyloid fibrils and oligomers in Alzheimer's disease"

Danny Hatters
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne, Australia
"New tricks to track mutant Huntingtin aggregation in the cell"

05.09.11 - Symposium

Animal models in psychiatry

Anna Katharina Braun
Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
"The experience-dependent maturation of prefronto-limbic circuits and the origin of developmental psychopathology"

Urs Meyer
Laboratory of Behavioural Neurobiology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
"Modeling schizophrenia-relevant brain disease by immune-mediated neurodevelopmental disruption in mice"

Astrid Friebe
Dept. Of Psychiatry, Lwl-University Hospital , Ruhr-University Bochum
"Animal models of depression"

Rainer Wolf
Dept. of Psychiatry, LWL-University Hospital , Ruhr-University Bochum
"Prepulse inhibition (PPI) in animal models of schizophrenia"

26.09.11 - Symposium

Degenerative Brain Disease: Alzheimer, Ataxias and Epilepsy

Stefan Herlitze
Department of Zoology and Neurobiology, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Ruhr-University Bochum
"P/Q-type channels: function, modulation and disease"

Gary Landreth
Alzheimer's Research Lab, Department of Neurosciences, CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
"Nuclear receptors as therapeutic targets in Alzheimer's disease"

Karl Herrup
Department of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, Nelson Biological Labs,Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, USA
"The death of neurons in neurodegenerative disease as seen through the lens of cell cycle regulation"

10.10.11 - Symposium

Nicotine and the Brain - from Molecules to Cognition

Sakire Pogun
Center for Brain Research (EUBAM), Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
"Individual differences in nicotine/tobacco addiction"

Caryn Lerman
Department of Psychiatry and Annenberg Public Policy Center, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, USA
"Neuroimaging, Nicotine Addiction and Treatment"

26.10.11 - Colloquium

James W. Fawcett
Head of Department, Department of Clinical neurosciences,
Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, UK

"Control of CNS plasticity by the extracellular matrix: the unexpected story of the perineuronal net"

07.11.11 - Symposium

Structure and function of cation channels of the CNS

Laurent Groc
Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience UMR CNRS 5297 – University of Bordeaux, France
"Receptor dynamics and functions: learning from single molecule approach"

Annette C. Dolphin
Department of Neuroscience, University College London, UK
"Voltage-gated calcium channel alpha2delta subunits: properties, involvement in disease and target site for drugs"

Thomas Friedrich
Institute of Chemistry, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
"Structure-function relationships of the Kv7.3 voltage sensor probed by MTSES accessibility and cross-linking with Cd2+ ions"

28.11.11 - Colloquium

Tellervo Korhonen
Department of Public Health,
Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki

"Tobacco dependence and depression: mechanisms of co-occurrence"

29.11.11 - Colloquium

Emerging roles of Electrical Synapses

Maarten Kamermans
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam
"Exciting inhibition in the outer retina"

Georg Zoidl
Canada Research Chair for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, York University Toronto, Canada
"Mechanisms of plasticity at Electrical Synapses"