17.01.11 - SFB-IGSN Symposium

Reservoir Computing: Theory and Applications

Herbert Jaeger
School of Engineering & Science, International University Bremen, Germany

"A quick introduction to reservoir computing, and even quicker remarks on current trends"

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"

Stefan Häusler
Institute for theoretical Computer Science, University of Graz, Austria

"Reservoir computing and the brain: Biological tests and predictions"

07.2.2011 - SFB-IGSN Symposium

Functional cross-modal processing: using the auditory cortex to see

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"

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"

Jamie Ward
Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK

"Seeing sounds and hearing vision: Evidence from synaesthesia"

14.3.2011 - SFB-IGSN Symposium

Master of illusion: how the visual cortex enables perception

Marco Bertamini
School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, UK

"Mirror cognition: what we can learn about vision from asking simple questions about mirrors"

Ruthger Righart
Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD), University of Munich, Germany

"What can we learn from visual illusions about face perception?"

Susana Martinez-Conde/ Stephen Macknik
Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, USA

"Sleights of Mind: the neuroscience of magic and illusion"

05.04.2011 - 08.04.2011

DAAD Alumni Spring School on Mechanisms of Cognition, Learning and Memory

Julietta U. Frey
Leibniz Institut für Neurobiologie, Magdeburg

"Spaced associativity – a concept of learning and memory formation"

Denise Manahan-Vaughan
Department of Neurophysiologie, Ruhr-University Bochum

"Exploring the relationship between  hippcampal synaptic plasticity and learning."

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"

Kate Jeffery
Institute for Behavioural Neuroscience, UCL London, UK

"Building a cognitive map"

Jeffrey Taube
Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA

"Learning and memory in the head direction cell circuitry"

02.05.2011 - SFB-IGSN Symposium

Sensory processing and its plasticity in the barrel cortex

Kevin Fox
School of Biosciences University of Cardiff, UK

"Anatomical and molecular pathways for plasticity in the barrel cortex"

Carl Petersen
Laboratory of Sensory Processing, Brain Mind Institute, University of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

"Synaptic mechanisms of sensory perception"

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"

12.05.2011 - SFB-Colloquium

How does visual perceptual learning interact with plastic changes and excitability in human visual cortex?

Oliver Höffken, Melanie Lenz
Neurologische Universitätsklinik Bergmannsheil

Project A1: "How does visual perceptual learning interact with plastic changes and excitability in human visual cortex?"

06.06.2011 - SFB-IGSN Symposium

Stress and emotional memory: from the laboratory to the clinic

Benno Roozendaal
Dept of Neuroscience, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

"Adrenal Stress Hormones, Amygdala Activation, and Memory for Emotionally Arousing Experiences"

Dominique J.-F. de Quervain
Division of Cognitive Neuroscience University of Basel, Switzerland

"Glucocorticoids and the regulation of emotional memory in health and disease"

Iris-Tatjana Kolassa
Clinical & Biological Psychology, Institute of Psychology & Education, University of Ulm

"Biological memories of traumatic stress"

16.06.2011 - SFB-Colloquium

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Chemoperception in the Mammalian Trigeminal System

Matthias Lübbert, mSc
Cellphysiology, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Ruhr-University Bochum

Project A3: "Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Chemoperception in the Mammalian Trigeminal System"

04.07.2011 - IGSN-RDN Symposium

The role of protein misfolding in neurodegenerative diseases

Anne Bertolotti
Neurobiology Division, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

"Propagating and correcting protein misfolding - Implications for neurodegenerative diseases"

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"

Danny Hatters
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne, Australia

"New tricks to track mutant Huntingtin aggregation in the cell"

21.07.2011 - SFB-Colloquium

Annika Mix, Dr. Steffen Klein
Neurophysiology, Medical Faculty, Ruhr-University Bochum

"Experience-Dependent Plasticity of Sensory Processing in an Experimentally Modified Cortical Network of Rat Barrel Cortex"

02.08.2011 - Neurocomputing Colloquium

Henning Sprekeler
Laboratory of Computational Neuroscience École Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne (EPFL)

"A self-organized balance of excitation and inhibition by inhibitory plasticity"

05.09.2011 - SFB-IGSN Symposium

Animal models in psychiatry

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"

Urs Meyer
Laboratory of Behavioural Neurobiology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

"Modeling schizophrenia-relevant brain disease by immune-mediated neurodevelopmental disruption in mice"

Astrid Friebe
Dept. of Psychiatry, LWL-University Hospital , Ruhr-University Bochum

"Animal models of depression"

Rainer Wolf
Dept. of Psychiatry, LWL-University Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum

"Prepulse inhibition (PPI) in animal models of schizophrenia"

14.09.2011 - Neurocomputing Colloquium

Mathias Franzius
Honda Research Institute Europe (HRI-EU)

"Slow Feature Analysis and Current Research Applications"

26.09.2011 - IGSN-RDN Symposium

Degenerative Brain Disease: Alzheimer, Ataxias and Epilepsy

Stefan Herlitze
Department of Zoology and Neurobiology, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Ruhr-University Bochum

"P/Q-type channels: function, modulation and disease"

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"

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"

06.10.2011 - SFB-Colloquium

Cortical and behavioural correlates of training-based and passive stimulation induced tactile learning: bottom-up vs. top-down modulation

Mario Gatica
Institute of Neuroinformatics, Ruhr-University Bochum

10.10.2011 - RDN-IGSN Symposium

Nicotine and the Brain - from Molecules to Cognition

Sakire Pogun
Center for Brain Research (EUBAM), Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

"Individual differences in nicotine/tobacco addiction"

Georg Winterer
Cologne Center for Genomics, University of Cologne, Germany

"Nicotinic Systems Genetics and Cognition"

Caryn Lerman
Department of Psychiatry and Annenberg Public Policy Center, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, USA

"Neuroimaging, Nicotine Addiction and Treatment"

26.10.2011 - IGSN-Colloquium

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"

07.11.2011 - IGSN Symposium

Structure and function of cation channels of the CNS

Laurent Groc
Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, UMR CNRS 5297 – University of Bordeaux, France

"Receptor dynamics and functions: learning from single molecule approach"

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"

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"

28.11.2011 - IGSN-Colloquium

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

"Tobacco dependence and depression: mechanisms of co-occurrence"

29.11.2011 - IGSN Colloquium

Emerging roles of Electrical Synapses

Maarten Kamermans
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam

"Exciting inhibition in the outer retina"

Georg Zoidl
Canada Research Chair for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, York University Toronto, Canada

"Mechanisms of plasticity at Electrical Synapses"

08.12.2011 - SFB-Colloquium

Zafaruddin Khan
Departamento de Medicina, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Málaga

"Role of a RGS protein in memory processing in brain"

13.12.2011 - Colloquium

Prof. Edmund T. Rolls
Oxford Centre for Computational Neuroscience

"Memory, Emotion, and Invariant Visual Object Recognition Mechanisms in the Brain"

15.12.2011 - SFB-Colloquium

Markus Butz-Ostendorf
Computational Neuroscience Group, Dept. of Integrative Neurophysiology, VU University Amsterdam

"Can structural plasticity account for functional reorganization in the primary visual cortex after focal retinal lesions?"