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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-Universität Bochum and will continue its work in the last funding period until 2022.
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Scientific events

JANUARY 2017
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-Universität 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
SEPTEMBER 2017
04.09.2017 - Symposium
Title: "Thalamocortical plasticity and pain"
Speaker: Juan de los Reyes Aguilar, Maria Fitzgerald, Catherine Jutzeler
Host: Patrik Krieger
SEPTEMBER 2017
13.09.2017 - Brain Day
Title: Ein Tag im Zeichen der Bochumer Neurowissenschaften mit Vorträgen, Informationen und Mitmachaktionen
SEPTEMBER 2017
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
OCTOBER 2017
09.10.2017 - Symposium
Title: Integrated neuronal and cognitive models
Speakers: Alfredo Weitzenfeld, Benoit Girard, James Marshall
Host: Richard Görler
OCTOBER 2017
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-Universität Bochum
NOVEMBER 2017
06.11.2017 - Symposium
Title: Trauma and Memory Distortions
Speakers: Dorthe Berntsen, Emily Holmes, Peggy St Jacques
Hosts: Nikolai Axmacher, Oliver T. Wolf
NOVEMBER 2017
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
NOVEMBER 2017
29.11.2017 - Colloquium
Title: Reticular systems for emotional arousal
Speaker: Stefan Brudzynski
Host: Denise Manahan-Vaughan
DECEMBER 2017
06.12.2017 - Colloquium
Title: Mitochondrial dysfunction in Huntington's disease: what went wrong, when and where?
Speakers: Anne Nørremølle
Host: Gisa Ellrichmann
DECEMBER 2017
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
JANUARY 2018
24.01.2018 - Brain Café
Title: Remembering Unintentionally and Forgetting Deliberately – How Our Brain Processes Unwanted Memories of the Past
Speaker: Dr. Gerd Waldhauser, Faculty of Psychology, Neuropsychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
FEBRUARY 2018
12.02.2018 - Symposium
Title: New perspectives on the human thalamus
Speakers: Giulio Pergola, Lola Danet, Emmanuel Barbeau
Host: Boris Suchan
FEBRUARY 2018
21.02.2018 - Brain Café
Title: Alzheimer's – New Approaches in Basic Research
Speaker: PD Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Thorsten Müller, AG Cell Signaling, Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biochemistry II, Molecular Biochemistry, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
MARCH 2018
21.03.2018 - Brain Café
Title: Mistakes should be avoided in learning! Or shouldn´t they?
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Nikol Rummel, Pädagogische Psychologie, Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
APRIL 2018
18.04.2018 - Brain Café
Title: Behaviour without responsibility - is an artificial intelligence able to act morally?
Speaker: Lukas Brand (Mag.-Theol.), Interdisciplinary Questions of Philosophy and Theology, Department of Catholic Theology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
APRIL 2018
24/25.04.2018 - IGSN-Conference
Title: Extinction Learning: neural, behavioural, ontogenetic, educational, and clinical mechanisms
Speakers: Jamila Andoh, Christian Büchel, Ingrid Ehrlich, Neil Harrison, Arthur Liesz, Ann Meulders, Marie Monfils, Paul Pauli, Renée M Visser, Tor Wager, Allison Waters, Ulrike Weber-Stadlbauer
Hosts: Denise Manahan-Vaughan, Onur Güntürkün
MAY 2018
16.05.2018 - Brain Café
Title: Does physical activity improve your brain? On the interaction between brain and muscles
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Daniel Hahn, Department of Movement Science, Faculty of Sport Science, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
MAY 2018
17.05.2018 - Colloquium
Title: What do sensory neurons 'do'? Unifying theories of neural coding with the information bottleneck
Speaker: Matthew Chalk
Host: Dirk Jancke
JUNE 2018
04.06.2018 - Symposium
Title: Content-specific representations in the human brain
Speakers: Marcel van Gerven, Alex Clarke, Radoslav Martin Cichy
Host: Nikolai Axmacher
JUNE 2018
20.06.2018 - Brain Café
Title: "Matrix under pressure" - changes of the cell environment associated with glaucoma
Speaker:Dr. Jacqueline Reinhard, Department of Cell Morphology and Molecular Neurobiology, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
JUNE 2018
27.06.2018 - Colloquium
Title: Decoding the human brain using EEG and MRI
Speaker:Tobias Kaufmann
Hosts: Sen Cheng, Johannes Lederer
JULY 2018
04.07.2018 - Symposium
Title: How is visual motion encoded within and between brain areas
Speakers: Elizabeth Zavitz, Sajikumar Sreedharan
Host: Denise Manahan-Vaughan
JULY 2018
09.07.2018 - Symposium
Title: Thalamocortical oscillations in health and disease states
Speakers: Stephane Charpier, Vicenzo Crunelli, Nathalie Leresche
Host: Stefan Herlitze
JULY 2018
16.07.2018 - Colloquium
Title: Conscious versus unconscious memory for episodes
Speaker: Katharina Henke
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Title: Implicit relational vocabulary encoding during sleep is bound to slow-wave peaks
Speaker: Simon Ruch
Host: Sen Cheng
SEPTEMBER 2018
03.09.2018 - Symposium
Title: Auditory and Multisensory Processing
Speakers: Andrew King, Massimiliano Zampini, Eike Budinger
Host: Patrik Krieger
SEPTEMBER 2018
19.09.2018 - Brain Day
Title: Ein Tag im Zeichen der Bochumer Neurowissenschaften mit Vorträgen, Informationen und Mitmachaktionen, 13-17 Uhr, RUB-Veranstaltungszentrum
SEPTEMBER 2018
26.09.2018 - Brain Café
Title: Parkinson's disease – can new treatments offer hope of a cure?
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Lars Tönges, St. Josef-Hospital – Katholisches Klinikum Bochum, Klinik für Neurologie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
OKTOBER 2018
10.10.2018 - Colloquium
Title: Cortical gating: top down control of early sensory responses
Speaker: Shubo Chakrabarti (Hertie Institut für klinische Hirnforschung, Tübingen)
Host: Christian Klaes
OKTOBER 2018
31.10.2018 - Brain Café (Halloween Special)
Title: Diagnosis: Zombie
What neuroplasticity and degenerative conditions can tell us about the brain
Speaker: Dr. Stefanie Borowy, AG Neuroplastizität, Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik, BG UK Bergmannsheil
NOVEMBER 2018
19.11.2018 - Symposium
Title: Translational approaches to understanding Bipolar Disorder
Speakers: Elisa Brietzke, Nadja Freund, Georg Juckel
Host: Georg Juckel
NOVEMBER 2018
21.11.2018 - Brain Café
Title: I don't get you – alcoholism and social cognition
Speaker: PD Dr. Patrizia Thoma, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
DECEMBER 2018
17.12.2018 - Symposium
Title: The meaning of artificial somatosensory feedback for the embodiment of prosthetic limbs
Speakers: Hansjörg Scherberger, Andrew Schwartz, Bruno Herbelin*
Host: Robin Lienkämper

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SFB News

BRAIN DAY 2018

A day dedicated to neuroscience: The eigth Brain Day took place on the 19th of September 2018 under the slogan "From Fundamental Research to Therapy". Click here for some impressions.

Forgotten images:

Scientists from Bochum and Bonn analyse how the brain imprints images during sleep. Read more.

Brain Café in September

On 26th of September Prof. Dr. Lars Tönges (St. Josef-Hospital – Katholisches Klinikum Bochum) will talk about Parkinson's disease and new treatments. Read more.

Memory:

This is how the brain forgets things on purpose? Read more.

Painting Competition 2018

IGSN/SFB 874 painting competition 2018 for Bochum primary schools.
Click here for more information, or here for both terms & conditions and the application form (in German).

Brain Café podcast from June

The podcast from the June talk from Dr. Jacqueline Reinhard about changes of the cell environment associated with glaucoma is online. 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.

MD-stipends

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.


Links

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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