IGSN Speakers - 2011

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?"

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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"

James W. Fawcett
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"

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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