IGSN Speakers - 2007

Eckart Altenmueller
Institute of Music Physiology and Musician’s Medicine, Hannover University of Music and Drama, Hannover, Germany:
"Linking the senses to movements: Cross-modal plasticity in professional musicians"

Nikolai Axmacher
Klinik für Epileptologie, Universität Bonn:
"Electrophysiological correlates of memory formation and novelty detection: Results from human intracranial EEG"

Larry Benowitz
Department of Neurosurgery, Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA:
"Rewiring injured connections in the mature CNS: Novel growth factors, signaling pathways, and combinatorial approaches"

Matthew Belmonte
Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA:
"Connecting Social and Non-socialPhenotypes to Neural Models of Autism Susceptibility "

Pere Berbel Navarro
Instituto de Neurociencas de Alicante, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Alicante, Spain:
"Maternal thyroid hormones and neocortical development"

Thomas Berger
Institute of Physiology, University Bern, Switzerland:
"Information processing in neurons and networks of the somatosensory cortex"

Joanna Dally
Department of Animal Behaviour, University of Cambridge, UK:
"Do western scrub-jays understand other minds and other times?"

James Fawcett
Head of Department, Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, USA:
"The CNS extracellular matrix; its role in axon regeneration and plasticity after injury"

André Fiala
Institute of Genetics and Neurobiology, University of Würzburg, Germany
"Olfactory learning and memory in Drosophila"

N. Fuchs
LWL Klinik Bochum, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany:
"Exploring social cognition in schizophrenia : A functional brain imaging study into ‘theory of mind’"

Antonia Hamilton
School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK:
"Goals and Intentions in the brain and in autism"

Michael Hasselmo
Department of Psychology, Center for Memory and Brain, Boston University, USA
"Physiological mechanisms for memory-guided behavior"

Heike Heuer
Fritz Lipmann Instiute, Leibniz Institut für Altersforschung, Jena, Germany:
"Role of thyroid hormone in brain development"

Livia de Hoz Garcia-Bellido
Department of Neurobiology Sciences, Hebrew University, Israel:
"’The representation of connected environments in CA"

Ludwig Huber
Department  für Neurologie und Verhaltenswissenschaften, University of Vienna, Asutria:
"Comparative avian cognition: Keas, ravens and pigeons"

Simon Jacob
Zentrum für Neurologie und Hertie-Institut für Klinische Hirnforschung,
Neurologische Universitätsklinik, Tübingen:
Calcium signaling microdomains – regulation of a life and death signal in neuronal cells

John Jefferys
Department of Neruophysiology, The Medical School, University of Birmingham, UK
"Hippocampal network oscillations in health and disease"

Matt Jones
Department of Physiology, University of Bristol, UK
"Plasticity, novelty, accuracy and synchrony in the hippocampus and friends"

Maria I. Klapa
Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes (ICE-HT), Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas, Patras, Greece:
"Metabolic Analysis of Hypothyroid Adult Mouse Brain"

Christian Keysers
Scientific Director of the Neuro-Imaging Center, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands:
"Shared Circuits: From Mirror Neurons to Empathy"

James J Knierim
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, USA:
"Multiregion Analyses of Spatial Information Processing in the Hippocampal Formation"

Kurt Kotrschal
Konrad Lorenz Research Station, Grünau, Austria:
"Are there indeed parallels in social organization and cognition between birds and mammals?"

Jürgen Krieger
Institute of Physiology, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
" Molecular physiology of insect olfaction - Pheromone reception in moths"

Jill K Leutgeb
Center for the Biology of Memory, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway:
"Differentiating spatial from non-spatial information in the entorhinal-hippocampal circuitry"

Gilles van Luijtelaar
NICI-Biological Psychology, Radboud Nikmegen University, The Netherlands:
"A focal cortical origin of absence seizures in WAG/Rij rats"

Sally Meiners
Department of Pharmacology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, USA:
"Engineering nanofibrillar surfaces for spinal cord repair"

Randolf Menzel
Institute of Biology, University of Berlin, Germany
"Processing of olfactory information in the honeybee brain"

Sheryl Moy
Mouse Behavioral Phenotyping Laboratory, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA:
"Mouse Behavioral Tests Relevant to the Autism Phenotype"

Antonio M Persico
Lab. Of Molecular Psychiatry & Neurogenetics, University "Campus Bio-Medico", Rome, Italy:
"Autism at the crossroad between genetics, neurodevelopment, and the immune system."

Carl Petersen
Laboratory of Sensory Processing, Brain Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Federalde Lausanne, Switzerland:
"Voltage-sensitive dye imaging and whole-cell recordings in awake behaving mice – progress towards the synaptic correlates of perception"

Gena Raivich
Medical School, University College, London, UK:
"Molecular signals for central and peripheral regeneration"

Krish Sathian
Departments of Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Psychology, Emory University Rehabilitation Research and Development Center of Excellence, Atlanta, USA:
"The Sense of Touch: Journeying beyond Somatosensory Cortex"

Hartwig Spors
Dep. Cellphysiology, Max-Planck-Institut für Medizinische Forschung, Heidelberg, Germany:
"Are individual neurons in the same cortical column driven by different neuronal subgroups?"

Reinhard Stocker
Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
"Design of larval smell and taste system in Drosophila"

I. Uhl
LWL Klinik Bochum, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany:
"Examining the motivational system in schizophrenia using fMRI"

K. Vogeley
Klinik für Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Cologne, Germany:
"Self-Consciousness and Other Minds – Neural Correlates of Social Cognition"

Stefan Wiese
Molecular Cellbiology, Faculty of Biology & Biotechnology, Ruhr-University Bochum:
"Motoneurons – to live or let die?"

H. Witthaus
LWL Klinik Bochum, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany:
"Neurodevelopment and structural brain abnormalities in people with early stages of schizophrenia"