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

July 2016
11.07.2016 - Colloquium
Title: Narrative Thinking, Memory, Amnesia and Fictional Memories
Speaker: Martin Conway
Host: Sen Cheng
05.09.2016 - Symposium
Title: Involvement of cortico-subcortical loops in perceptual processing
Speakers: Randy Bruno, Judith Hirsch, Hajnalka Bokor*
Host: Patrik Krieger
07.09.2016 - SFB 874 Retreat
Title: Integration and Representation of Sensory Processes
Internal meeting of the SFB 874 members
14.09.2016 - Brain Day
Title: Ein Tag im Zeichen der Bochumer Neurowissenschaften mit Vorträgen, Informationen und Mitmachaktionen
26.09.2016 - Symposium
Title: Learning and plasticity in the cerebellum
Speakers: Henk-Jan Boele, Kamran Khodakhah, Martijn Schonewille
Host: Pia Reiterer
28.09.2016 - Brain Café
Title: Actions Speak Louder than fantasies: Neurobiologische Befunde im Zusammenhang mit Pädophilie
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Boris Schiffer, Therapeutischer Leiter, LWL Maßregelvollzugsklinik Herne, Medizinische Fakultät, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
26.10.2016 - Brain Café
Title: Wie Sprecher das richtige Wort zur richtigen Zeit finden: Wortfindung und Wortfindungsstörungen bei gesunden und aphasischen Sprechern
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Eva Belke, Empirische und Simulative Psycholinguistik, Sprachwissenschaftliches Institut, Fakultät für Philologie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
07.11.2016 - Symposium
Title: New Perspectives on Olfaction
Speakers: Jay Gottfried, Thomas Hummel, Johan Lundström
Host: Boris Suchan
23.11.2016 - Colloquium
Title: Drugs developed to treat diabetes show neuroprotective effects in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
Speaker: Christian Hölscher
Host: Denise Manahan-Vaughan
23.11.2016 - Brain Café
Title: "Graded Balance": Ein Weg aus dem Teufelskreislauf chronischer Rückenschmerzen
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Monika Hasenbring, Abteilung für Medizinische Psychologie und Medizinische Soziologie, Fakultät für Medizin, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
24.11.2016 - Colloquium
Title: Steroid modulation of NMDA receptors
Speaker: Ladislav Vyklicky
Host: Michael Hollmann
28.11.2016 - Colloquium
Title: Exercise as a neuroprotectant: what are the underlying mechanisms?
Speaker: Áine Kelly
Host: Denise Manahan-Vaughan
05.12.2016 - Symposium
Title: Experimental trauma and stress research
Speakers: Guillén Fernández, Raffael Kalisch, Henrik Kessler
Hosts: Nikolai Axmacher, Oliver T. Wolf
19.12.2016 - Colloquium
Title: Reading into neuronal oscillations and top-down attention: their implications for dyslexia
Speaker: Trichur Vidyasagar
Host: Ulf Eysel
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
21.03.2017 - Symposium
Title: Facets of Spatial Representations and Spatial Memory
Speakers: Kate Jeffery, Lisa Saksida, Emma Wood
Host: Denise Manahan-Vaughan
APRIL 2017
25.04.2017 - Conference
Title: The Sense of Memory: Integration and Representation of Sensory Processes (April 25 - 26, 2017)
Speakers: Dora Angelaki, Pascal Fries, Christine Grienberger, Jeffry Isaacson, Nadine Ravel, David Redish, Nathalie Rochefort
Host: Denise Manahan-Vaughan
MAY 2017
22.05.2017 - Symposium
Title: The intriguing signaling triad: LRP1, NMDA and tPA
Speakers: Dennis Vivien, Steven Gonias*, Petra May*
Host: Ewa Bres
JUNE 2017
19.06.2017 - Symposium
Title: Neurodegeneration in glaucoma: implication of immunological and inflammatory alterations
Speaker: Stefanie Joachim
Host: Ulf Eysel
November 2017
06.11.2017 - Symposium
Title: Trauma and Memory Distortions
Speakers: Dorthe Berntsen, Emily Holmes*, Merel Kindt*
Host: Nikolai Axmacher

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SFB News

Brain CafÉ in January

On January 25th, Prof. Dr. Nikolai Axmacher (Neuropsychology, RUB) will talk about "The sick memory - from Freud to Alzheimer". The lecture will take place at 6pm in the University Library. Read more.

Our senses can't learn under stress

Researchers show that stress has a major effect on our perception and perceptual learning. Read more.

Electro Stimulation

Researchers show how electro stimulation can improve the sense of sight.
Read more.

Podcast is online

Podcast from Brain Café in November is available. Click here!

SFB874/IGSN Conference

On April 12th and 13th the annual IGSN/SFB 874 conference took place. Guests from eight neuroscientific SFB's from Germany were welcomed in Bochum. Read more.

Movie at the IBRO-World Congress

Video clip of the Research Department of Neurosciene and SFB 874 at the IBRO-World congress
Click here for the movie


Medical doctorate (MD) students can apply for a stipend to conduct their doctoral research and studies within the IRTG. Read more
Download the flyer here.


Tracking the Memory

Information for schools here.

Neuro-News at RUB

Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers discover heavy side effect with approved drug. Read more. (in German)

Competence Net MS

RUB Prof. Dr. Ralf Gold is new speaker of the competence net multiple sclerosis. Read more. (in German)

Video insights

Take a look-in at the RUB’s top research. To the video

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