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Cortical and Subcortical Representation of Sensory and Cognitive Memory

On April 28th and 29th, twelve international scientists, attended the conference where, split into four workgroups, they presented their latest findings in the field of sensory and cognitive memory:

  • Kate Jefferey: Department of Behavioural Neuroscience and Welcome Trust Senior Investigator, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL, UK
  • Emma Wood: Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems & Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Theodore W. Berger: Biomedical Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC, Los Angeles, USA
  • James McClelland: Department of Psychology, Center for Mind, Brain and Computation, Stanford University, USA
  • Nikolaus Kriegeskorte: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
  • Björn Schott: Department of Behavioral Neurology, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Nicolaas Puts: Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine/Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, USA
  • Tara Keck: Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, UCL, UK
  • Takeo Watanabe: Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, USA
  • Oxana Eschenko: Max Planck Insitute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany
  • Michael Hausser: Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, UCL, UK
  • Marian Tsanov: Trinitiy College Institute of Neuroscience, Dublin, Ireland

Eleven doctoral students from the IGSN and the Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) of the SFB 874 competently hosted the event and introduced our guests and their respective scientific fields and to the audience. You did a great job!

About 100 students and guests attended the lectures. For the frst time, the Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) of the SFB 874 invited PhD students from other graduate schools that are working in the same scientific field of sensory neuroscience. The speaker of the IGSN, Michael Hollmann and the speaker of the SFB 874 and Director of the IGSN, Denise Manahan-Vaughan welcomed PhD students from the SFB 654, University Medical Centre Hamburg Eppendorf, and of the SFB 1134 of the University of Heidelberg.

All students had the possibility to converse with the guest speakers and to present their own research at a poster presentation.

On the afternoon of the first conference day, IGSN faculty member Laurenz Wiskott, organized a "Tango Argentino" lesson. Laurenz Wiskott is an experienced Tango teacher and gave us an impressive insight into this fascinating dance. This was really fun and practical "Sensory Neuroscience". Thank you so much!

We would like to thank all participants for once again helping to make this conference such a stimulating and interesting occasion.

Photos of the event

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Group photo A girl in a red dress presenting a poster Zohre Azimi presenting her poster James McClelland and Nicolaas Puts standing at a table Markus Lorkowski and Sijie Zhang in discussion with Emma Wood Laurenz Wiskott, Ulf Eysel, Tobias Schmidt-Wilcke and Nikolai Axmacher standing at a table in discussion Brainstorming Session with James McClelland, Nikolaus Kriegeskorte and Björn Schott Nikolai Axmacher with a cup in his hand chatting to two other people Andreas Marzoll standing at a table, in discussion with Takeo Watanabe and Yuka Sasaki Brainstorming Session with Nicolaas Puts, Tara Keck and Takeo Watanabe Lauren Haag, Janna Aarse and Hannah Twarkowski in discussion with Oxana Eschenko A cameraman filming Jana Aarse Laurenz Wiskott instructing couples dancing Tango