IGSN Speakers - 2010

Lutgarde Arckens
Head of Neuroplasticity and Neuroproteomics Unit, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
"Multimodal plasticity in mouse visual cortex"

Zafar Bashir
Department of Anatomy, MRC Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, University of Bristol, UK
"Synaptic plasticity - from mechanisms to roles in learning and memory"

Sven Behnke
Institute for Computer Science – Autonomous Intelligent Systems, University Bonn, Germany
"Hierarchical neural networks for image interpretation"

Verner P. Bingman
Department of Psychology, Bowling Green State University New York at Albany, USA
"Avian navigators and the evolution of a cartographic brain"

Giuseppe Blasi
Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Bari, Italy
"Filling the gap between genetic variability and emotion processing in humans"

Nicolas Bourmeyster
CNRS UMR 6187 - Institut de Physiologie et Biologie Cellulaires, Université de Poitiers, Pôle Biologie Santé, Poitiers Cedex, France
"Role of RhoA in the regulation of GJIC"

Sen Cheng
Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Mercator Research Group "Structure of Memory", Ruhr-University Bochum
"The transformation of spatial representations in the hippocampus"

Yun Xiang Chu
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
"Enhanced synaptic connectivity and epilepsy in C1q knockout mice"

Axel Cleeremans
Consciousness, Cognition & Computation Group, University of Bruxelles, Belgium
"Consciousness and free will: The radical plasticity thesis"

Michael Courtney
A.I. Virtanen Institute, University of Kuopio, Finland
"Protein interactions – possible therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases"

Lynn E. Dobrunz
Department of Neurobiology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
"Developmental changes in short-term plasticity at temporoammonic synapses in hippocampus"

Alf Dubra
Department of Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester Eye Institute, Rochester NY, USA
"High resolution ophthalmic imaging using adaptive optics"

Jérôme Epsztein
INMED-INSERM U901, Parc Scientifique et Technologique de Luminy, Marseille, France
"Whole-cell recordings of place cell activity in freely moving rats"

Lars Fugger
Department of Neuroimmunology, University of Oxford, UK
"The Functional Impact of Risk Genes in the Pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis"

Jordi Guimera
Institute of Developmental Genetics, Technical University Munich/HMGU, Germany
"Deciphering the molecular cues controlling the generation of the midbrain GABAergic neurons"

John Dylan Haynes
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin
"Decoding conscious and unconscious mental states from brain activity in humans"

Mark Hübener
MPI of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany
"Imaging structural and functional plasticity in mouse visual cortex"

Jenia Jitsev
Max Planck Institut for Neurological Research, Cologne, Germany
"On the self-organization of the memory domain for compositional object representation in the visual cortex"

Bastian Leibe
UMIC Research Centre, RWTH University Aachen, Germany
"Object Categorization and Figure-Ground Segmentation for Visual Scene Understanding"

Georg Keller
Dep. of Cellular and Systems Neurobiology, Max Planck Institute, Martinsried, Germany
"Visual processing in awake behaving mice"

Ray Kesner
Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
"A behavioral analysis of processes and pathways associated with CA1 function"

Donat Kögel
Experimental Neurosurgery, Neuroscience Center, Goethe-University Hospital, Frankfurt
"The roles of APP family members in modulation of stress signalling, aging and neuronal cell death"

Vijay K. Kuchroo
Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
"Tregs, Th17 cells and induction of autoimmune tissue inflammation"

Dimitri Kullmann
Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK
"Synaptic plasticity and information processing in the cortical interneuron circuit"

Kevin S. LaBar
Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
"Brain mechanisms for remembering real-world emotional events"

Gaël Malleret
CNRS - Department of Sleep and Memory Research, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
"Memory inhibitory constraints: a positive role in cognition?"

Martina Manns
Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Combining information of two hemispheres: What we can learn from the avian brain"

Thorsten Müller
Department Functional Proteomics, Medical Proteome Center, Ruhr-University Bochum
"The APP intracellular domain and its putative role in Alzheimer’s pathophysiology"

Tommaso Russo
CEINGE Biotecnologie Avanzate, University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy
"A loss of function hypothesis for the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease"

Magdalena Sauvage
Mercator Research Group: Structure of memory, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Towards a functional architecture of memory"

Volker Scheuss
MPI of Neurobiology, Martinsried Germany
"Dendritic spines and cortical circuit wiring, function and plasticity"

Harald T. Schupp
Department of Psychology, University Konstanz, Germany
"The brain signature of emotion processing"

John Van Opstal
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
"Role of monkey superior colliculus in head-unrestrained gaze shifts"

Gottfried Vosgerau
Institute for Philosophy, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
"Representational Content and Consciousness"

Thomas Wennekers
Centre for Robotic and Neural Systems, University of Plymouth, UK
"Spike Train Metrics and Sensitivity Analysis"

Markus Werning
Department of Philosophy, Mercator Research Group "Structure of Memory", Ruhr-University Bochum
"Optimizing temporal stability and feature predictability: Evidence for symbolic ascent in cortical hierarchy?"

Laurenz Wiskott
Institut für Neuroinformatik, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Slowness as a learning principle in the visual system"

Motoharu Yoshida
Department of Biopsychology, Mercator Research Group "Structure of Memory", Ruhr-University Bochum
"Persistent firing and information processing in the medial temporal lobe"

Motoharu Yoshida
Department of Biopsychology, Mercator Research Group "Structure of Memory", Ruhr University Bochum
"Persistent firing and its possible role in the medial temporal lobe"

Charles F. Zorumski
Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO, USA
"Modulating Hippocampal Synapses: Metaplasticity and Depotentiation"