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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 for the next four years until 2018. Read more

 

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
JULY 2018
04.07.2018 - Colloquium
Title: How is visual motion encoded within and between brain areas
Speaker: Elizabeth Zavitz
Hosts: Ulf Eysel, 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
SEPTEMBER 2018
24.09.2018 - Symposium
Title: Translational approaches to understanding Bipolar Disorder
Speakers: Elisa Brietzke*, Nadja Freund, Georg Juckel
Host: T.B.A.

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SFB News

Brain Café in June

On 20th of June, Dr. Jacqueline Reinhard will talk about risk factors for glaucoma development. Read more.

Computer simulation

Virtual brain gives insights into memory deficits in depression. Read more.

Recently observed:

What effect does transcranial magnetic stimulation have on the brain?
Read more.

Brain Café Podcast

The podcast from the May talk from Prof. Dr. Daniel Hahn about the interaction between brain and muscles is online. Read more.

A cause for celebration:

SFB 874 has been awarded funding for a third research period by the DFG. Read more.

WRITING COMPETITION 2017

We are pleased to announce the winners of the writing competition 2017!
Read more.

Podcast archive

All Brain Café- podcasts from 2016 till 2018 are available here.

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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