The interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Centre 874 “Integration and Representation of Sensory Processes” was established by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) on 1st July, 2010, at the Ruhr-University Bochum and will continue its work for the next four years until 2018. Read more


Scientific events

25.01.2017 - Brain Café
Title: Das kranke Gedächtnis: Von Freud zu Alzheimer
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Nikolai Axmacher, Neuropsychology, Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum
MARCH 2017
15.03.2017 - Brain Café
Title: Sind psychische Erkrankungen etwas spezifisch Menschliches? Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede der Menschen- und Tierseele
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Martin Brüne, LWL-Universitätsklinikum der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Klinik für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Präventivmedizin
MARCH 2017
21.03.2017 - Symposium
Title: Facets of Spatial Representations and Spatial Memory
Speakers: Kate Jeffery, Emma Wood
Host: Denise Manahan-Vaughan
MARCH 2017
28.03.2017 - Colloquium
Title: Place field assembly distribution encodes episodic-like memory
Speaker: Marian Tsanov
Host: Denise Manahan-Vaughan
APRIL 2017
25.-26.04.2017 - Conference
Title: The Sense of Memory: Integration and Representation of Sensory Processes (April 25 - 26, 2017)
Speakers: Dora Angelaki, Pascal Fries, Christine Grienberger, Sebastien Hélie, Jeffry Isaacson, Simon Jacob, Olivia Masseck, Nadine Ravel, David Redish, Cornelius Schwarz, Anton Sirota, Fabián Soto
Host: Denise Manahan-Vaughan
APRIL 2017
26.04.2017 - Brain Café
Title: Einmal Gehirn und zurück: Ein Ausflug durch die theoretische Gehirnforschung
Speaker: Dr. Fabian Schönfeld, Theory of Neural Systems, Institut für Neuroinformatik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
MAY 2017
17.05.2017 - Brain Café
Title: Wer ist der Bürgermeister von Wesel? – Esel Echounterdrückung im Hörsystem, ein wichtiger Bestandteil zur korrekten Sinneswahrnehmung.
Speaker: Dr. Ida Siveke, Allg. Zoologie und Neurobiologie, Fakultät für Biologie und Biotechnologie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
MAY 2017
22.05.2017 - Symposium
Title: The intriguing signaling triad: LRP1, NMDA and tPA
Speakers: Dennis Vivien, Petra May, Jakob von Engelhardt
Host: Ewa Bres
JUNE 2017
19.06.2017 - Symposium
Title: Neurodegeneration in glaucoma: implication of immunological and inflammatory alterations
Speakers: Rudolf Fuchshofer, Franz Grus, Stefanie Joachim
Host: Ulf Eysel
JUNE 2017
21.06.2017 - Brain Café
Title: Lebende (Hirn-)Tote? Philosophische Fragen zu Hirntodkriterium und Transplantationsmedizin
Speaker: Alexa Nossek, Institut für Medizinische Ethik und Geschichte der Medizin, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
JULY 2017
27.07.2017 - Colloquium
Title: Animal models of episodic memory
Speaker: Jonathon D. Crystal
Host: Onur Güntürkün
04.09.2017 - Symposium
Title: "Thalamocortical plasticity and pain"
Speaker: Juan de los Reyes Aguilar, Maria Fitzgerald, Catherine Jutzeler
Host: Patrik Krieger
13.09.2017 - Brain Day
Title: Ein Tag im Zeichen der Bochumer Neurowissenschaften mit Vorträgen, Informationen und Mitmachaktionen
27.09.2017 - Symposium
Title: Optogenetics - Session at the Annual Conference of the German Genetics Society (GfG) in Bochum
Speaker: Alexander Gottschalk, Dagmar Wachten, Tobias Brügmann, Dennis Eickelbeck
Host: Stefan Herlitze
09.10.2017 - Symposium
Title: Integrated neuronal and cognitive models
Speakers: Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Benoit Girard, James Marshall
Host: Richard Görler
18.10.2017 - Brain Café
Title: Ist MS eine Frauenkrankheit? Spezielle weibliche Aspekte bei multipler Sklerose
Speaker: PD Dr. Kerstin Hellwig, Klinik für Neurologie, St. Josef-Hospital Bochum, Clinic of Ruhr University Bochum
06.11.2017 - Symposium
Title: Trauma and Memory Distortions
Speakers: Dorthe Berntsen, Emily Holmes, Peggy St Jacques
Hosts: Nikolai Axmacher, Oliver T. Wolf
22.11.2017 - Brain Café
Title: Entzündung im Gehirn - was macht das mit unserer psychischen Gesundheit?
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Georg Juckel, Ärztlicher Direktor des LWL-Universitätsklinikum Bochum, Direktor der Klinik für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Präventivmedizin
29.11.2017 - Colloquium
Title: Reticular systems for emotional arousal
Speaker: Stefan Brudzynski
Host: Denise Manahan-Vaughan
06.12.2017 - Colloquium
Title: Mitochondrial dysfunction in Huntington's disease: what went wrong, when and where?
Speakers: Anne Nørremølle
Host: Gisa Ellrichmann
11.12.2017 - Symposium
Title: Basis of Navigation: from behavioural models to electrophysiology
Speakers: Robert Schmidt, Kevin Allen, Loren Frank
Host: Abdelrahman Rayan, Marta Méndez
12.02.2018 - Symposium
Title: New perspectives on the human thalamus
Speakers: Giulio Pergola, Lola Danet, Emmanuel Barbeau
Host: Boris Suchan

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SFB News

Is bigger always better?

Scientists from the SFB 874 investigate if brain volume and tactile sense performance are related. Read more.

Memories: Snapshots in the brain

RUB-scientists use a computer model to unite two rivaling theories about the memory system in the brain.
Read more.

Brain Café in February

On 21st of February PD Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Thorsten Müller discusses new approaches in Alzheimer´s research. Read more.

Brain Café Podcast

The podcast from the January talk from Dr. Gerd Waldhauser about the problems of "Remembering Unintentionally and Forgetting Deliberately" is online.
Read more.


We are pleased to announce the winners of the writing competition 2017!
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Graduation Day 2017

On its Graduation Day the International Graduate School of Neuroscience celebrated its graduates and the winners of this year's school writing competition received their prizes.
Read more.

Podcast archive

All Brain Café- podcasts from 2017 and 2016 are available here.

SFB 874/IGSN Conference 2017

On 25th/26th of April the annual conference organised by SFB 874 and IGSN took place.
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Movie at the IBRO-World Congress

Video clip of the Research Department of Neurosciene and SFB 874 at the IBRO-World congress
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Medical doctorate (MD) students can apply for a stipend to conduct their doctoral research and studies within the IRTG. Read more.
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Tracking the Memory

Information for schools here.

Neuro-News at RUB

Emotions decide from which side we embrace somebody

From which side do people embrace someone and why? PD Dr. Sebastian Ocklenburg (Biopsychology) and his team published their findings in Psychological Research.
Read more (in German).

Guidelines for multiple sclerosis therapy

For the pharmacological treatment of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) an international team (i.a. Prof. Dr. Ralf Gold, University Clinic St. Josef-Hospital) has collected guidelines. They have been published in "Multiple Sclerosis Journal" and "European Journal of Neurology".
Read more (in German).

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