16.01.12 - Symposium

Neurophysiology of reaching

Hansjörg Scherberger
RG Neurobiology, German Primate Center, University of Göttingen, Germany

"Hand grasping signals in the primate brain"

Alexandra Battaglia-Mayer
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy

"Online control of hand trajectory in the parietofrontal system"

Melanie Wilke
Dept. of Cognitive Neurology, University Medicine Göttingen (UMG), Germany

"Thalamo-cortical interactions in reaching and eye movement behavior: combined fMRI and inactivation studies in monkeys"

06.02.12 - SFB-Symposium

Medial temporal lobe: memory and more

Andy Lee
Psychology Department, Scarborough Campus, University of Toronto / Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Toronto, Canada

"Exploring the role of the human medial temporal lobe in memory and perception"

Bernhard Staresima
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK

"Episodic Memory - Who does What in the Medial Temporal Lobe"

Boris Suchan (host)
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Neuropsychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

"The medial temporal lobe: memory and beyond"

05.03.12 - Symposium

Spike-time dependent plasticity - neuronal mechanisms and technical applications

Timothée Masquelier
DTIC - Department of Information and CommunicationTechnologies, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

"Unsupervised STDP-based learning in biological and artificial systems"

Florentin Wörgötter
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Göttingen, Germany

"The interaction of synaptic scaling with STDP can lead to a transition between short- and long-term memory formation "

Melanie Woodin
Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Canada

"Spike-timing-dependent plasticity in inhibitory circuits"

20.03.12 - Colloquium

Prof. Jozsef Csicsvari
Institute of Science and Technology, Austria

"Encoding and reactivation of spatial memory traces by hippocampal cell assemblies"

29.03.12 - SFB-Colloquium

Prof. Friedrich Sommer
University of California, Berkeley Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience

"Combining compressed sensing and representational learning: How regions in the brain can communicate without loss of information"

26-27.04.2012 - IGSN/RDN-Conference

Combining compressed sensing and representational learning: How regions in the brain can communicate without loss of information

Presynaptic regulation of synaptic strength

Wei Xu
Stanford School of Medicine, USA

"From the two modes of synaptic transmission to neuronal coding schemes"

Christian Rosenmund
Neurocure, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

"VGLUT's as regulators of neurotransmitter release probability"

Neurotransmitter receptor modulation

Nikolaj Klöcker
Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

"Molecular complexity of native AMPA receptors"

Villu Maricq
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

"Postsynaptic signaling: What are the molecules and how do they get there?"

The extracellular matrix and synapse modulation

Michael Frotscher
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

"Structural plasticity of hippocampal mossy fiber synapses"

Alexander Dityatev
Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy

"The extracellular matrix and synaptic functions"

Molecular mechanisms of synapse formation

Mark Henkemeyer
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA

"Eph-Ephrin bidirectional signaling in synapse development and function"

Michisuke Yuzaki
School of Medicine, Keio University, Shinjuku-ku, Japan

"Cbln1 and its family proteins – unique functional and morphological regulators of synapses"

Evolution and modification

David Genoux
Ecole Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, Switzerland

"Protein phosphatase PP1 and intra-spaced stimulations are key elements in controlling the direction of synaptic plasticity"

Dysfunction (incl. Rett syndrome)

Christian Lüscher
University of Geneva, Switzerland

"Drug-evoked synaptic plasticity: from molecular mechanism to behavioral correlates"

Qiang Chang
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

"Epigenetic control in neural development and disease"

Dysfunction in Huntington and FRAX syndrome

Michael S. Levine
University of California, Los Angeles, USA

"From genes to circuits in Huntington`s Disease: every neuron needs good connections"

Christopher W. Cowan
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA

"Transcriptional regulation of synapse elimination: implications for Drug Addiction, Fragile X Syndrome, and Autism"

Dysfunction in schizophrenia and cognitive disorders

Danielle Posthuma
Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research, Amsterdam, NL

"Biologically informed genome-wide association analysis uncovers role of synaptic gene-sets in schizophrenia and intelligence"

Rami Abou Jamra
Institute of Human Genetics, Erlangen, Germany

"Deep sequencing strategies to elucidate the genetics of autosomal recessive intellectual disability"

07.05.2012 - Symposium

Arc: from physiology to cognitive function

Edda Thiels
Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, USA

"From synaptic activity to arc expression in hippocampus in vivo:
What lies in-between?"

Clive R. Bramham
Department of Biomedicine and Bergen Mental Health Research Center, Bergen, Norway

"The Arc of synaptic memory"

John Guzowski
Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, University of California, Irvine, USA

"Cellular specificity, temporal dynamics, and function of Arc gene expression in incidental context memory formation"

23-25.05.2012 - FAM-Conference

First international conference on the

C. Ranganath

"Two Neocortical Systems for Memory Guided Behavior"

M. Rugg

"Recollection, familiarity and the hippocampus: fMRl evidence"

B. Suchan

"Perception and recognition in the human temporal lobe"

A. Yonelinas

"Everything is Memory: Relating Memory to Other Cognitive Abilities."

L. Kuchinke

"Model-based examinations of the role of associations in recognition memory"

M. J. Eacott

"Is episodic-like memory really like episodic memory?"

P. Lavenex

"Differential maturation of distinct hippocampal circuits underlies the emergence of distinct memory processes."

D. Montaldi

"Constrasting the neural bases of familiarity and novelty detection: implications for MTL models of recognition memory"

R. D. Burwell

"Optogenetic Modulation of Perirhinal Cortex: Effects on Spontaneous Explration of Novelty"

M. W. Brown

"What is the role of perirhinal cortex of recognition memory?"

J. P. Aggleton

"Multiple anatomical systems embedded within the primate medial temporal lobe: Implications for hippocampal funtion"

M. P. Witter

"Functional Architecture of the Entorhinal Twins"

C. E. L. Stark

"Pattern Seperation and the Aging Human Hippocampus"

T. McHugh

"Context is Encoded by Distinct Hippocampal Circuits"

M. Sauvage

"Functional segregation of the MTL in episodic recognition memory: memory demands, processes and sensory modalities"

D. Manahan-Vaughan

"Teasing apart the relationship between hippocampal synaptic plasticity and hippocampus-dependent memory"

M. Yoshida

"A possible cellular mechanism for short-term information retention in the medial temporal lobe"

R. P. Kesner

"The role of the dorsal and ventral dentate gyrus in processing of mnemonic information"

19.06.2012 - Colloquium

Prof. Wolfgang Hauber
Institute of Biology, University of Stuttgart

"Goal-directed action in rats: Neural and neurochemical substrates"

26.06.2012 - Colloquium

David Bannerman
Department of Experimental Psychology , University of Oxford, UK

"Everything you ever wanted to know about the hippocampus but were afraid to ask!"

28.06.2012 - Colloquium

Zafar Bashir
School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol, UK

"Synaptic transmission, plasticity, learning and memory"

02.07.2012 - Symposium

Decoding visual content and perception from neuronal population activity in visual cortex: VSDI, fMRI and computational modelling

John-Dylan Haynes
Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin

"Decoding the contents of visual perception from neuroimaging signals"

Hamutal Slovin
Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

"From local stimulus attributes to visual percpetion in the primary visual cortex"

Shimon Ullman
Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

"Objects and parts: bottom-up, top-down and context"

03.07.2012 - Colloquium

Processing and storage of synaptic information by CaMKII

Prof. Ulrich Bayer
Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado, Denver, USA

"Processing and storage of synaptic information by CaMKII"

17.07.2012 - SFB-Colloquium

Prof. Richard Edden
Department of Radiology, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

"GABA-MRS studies of inhibition in cognitive processing"

03.09.2012 - Symposium

Dynamical systems models of neural networks

Fred Wolf
MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Theoretical Neurophysics, Göttingen, Germany

"Law and Order in Visual Cortical Evolution"

Misha Tsodyks
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

"Continuous attractor models of space representation"

Alireza Valizadeh
Department of Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran

"Spike timing dependent plasticity and interacting effects of structure and dynamics in disordered neural networks"

24.09.2012 - Symposium

What is going on in the hippocampus? Computational approaches to memory formation and spatial information processing

Michael E. Hasselmo
Center for Memory and Brain, Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Boston, MA, USA

"Oscillations, grid cells and head direction cells"

Marta Moita
Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Portugal, Oeiras, Portugal

"Time determines the neural circuit underlying associative fear learning: the role of amygdala, mPFC and hippocampus"

Martijn Meeter
Dept. of Cognitive Psychology, V U University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"Novelty detection in the rat brain (and yours)"

25.09.2012 - Colloquium

Prof. Dr. Yuri Dabaghian
Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Houston, Texas

"A topological approach to neuronal space representation"

01.10.2012 - Colloquium

Mike Nicholls
Flinders University, Australia

"Spatial asymmetries in action, perception and representation"

01.10.2012 - Symposium

Protein aggregation as a cause of neurodegenerative disease

Regina Murphy
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

"Transthyretin's Regulatory Role in Beta-Amyloid Aggregation and Neurotoxicity"

Simon Ebbinghaus
Physical Chemistry II, Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

"Early events of protein aggregation"

Tali Gidalevitz
Department of Biology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

"Natural genetic variation and destabilizing polymorphisms modulate polyglutamine aggregation and toxicity"

05.11.2012 - Symposium

Neuronal correlates of decision making

Simone Shamay-Tsoory
Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel

"The neural basis of competitive emotions"

Martin Brüne
LWL University Hospital, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

"Oxytocin ans social cognition in borderline personality disorder"

Georg Juckel
LWL University Hospital, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

"Delayed discounting tasks for impulsivity and obsessions"

28.11.2012 - Colloquium

Lucia Jacobs
Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, USA

"Chemosensory cognition and the evolution of olfaction"