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SFB 874 / IGSN Conference

The Sense Of Memory: Integration And Representation of Sensory Processes

25th—26th of April 2016, Veranstaltungszentrum, Ruhr University Bochum

Elektrostimulation verbessert Sehsinn

Click here to download the programme and the Conference poster

Meanwhile a rumour spread throughout the scientific world that deep in the west of Germany, an exclusive conference takes place each year that showcases the research of renowned neuroscientists. This year the SFB 874 and the IGSN hosted 12 international scientists, at this event. Over 100 guests and students attended.

Networking was also on the agenda: the "Brainstorming Sessions" offered our PhD students the opportunity to meet and swap ideas with our guests. Ten doctoral students from the IGSN introduced the scientific fields, of the conference sessions in short presentations and looked after our guests during the conference.

Our thanks goes to everyone who helped to make this conference such a stimulating and interesting occasion. Special thanks go to Jun.-Prof. Olivia Masseck who stepped in at very short notice.

Conference Programme

April 25th

Welcome - opening of the conference
Denise Manahan-Vaughan Director / Dean of Studies IGSN / Speaker SFB 874
Ulf Eysel Speaker IGSN

Session 1
Cellular Communication and Neuronal Networks

Cornelius Schwarz
Werner Reichardt Center of Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen, Germany
Linking cortical columns. What is the functional basis of learned associations?
Download an abstract of Cornelius Schwarz's talk


Olivia Masseck
Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Illuminating the serotonergic system - Modulation of GPCR pathways by light


Coffee break / Poster Session / Brainstorming Session (1)


Christine Grienberger
HHMI/Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, USA
Inhibition enhances spatial selectivity in CA1 place cells
Download an abstract of Christine Grienberger's talk


Lunch break

Session 2
Interaction of cortical, cortico-cortical and subcortical structures

Nadine Ravel
Center for research in Neuroscience (CRNL), University of Lyon, France
Detecting learning-induced modulation of oscillatory activities in olfactory memory network: a new functional imaging?
Download an abstract of Nadine Ravel's talk


Dora Angelaki
Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
Multisensory Neural Computations for Perceiving Self-Motion and Object Motion
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Coffee break / Brainstorming Session (2)


Jeffry Isaacson
Center for Neural Circuits & Behavior, Department of Neuroscience, University of California, La Jolla, USA
Cortical circuits underlying audition
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Individual lab visits / individual meetings with RUB scientist (by request)

April 26th
Session 3
Categorization learning at the interface between perception and cognition

Simon Jacob
Institute of Neuroscience, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Neuronal dynamics and neuromodulation of category representations in primate frontoparietal cortex
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Sebastien Hélie
Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
Rule-based categorization in a multiple-system framework
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Coffee break / Poster Session / Brainstorming Session (3)


Fabián Soto
Department of Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, USA
Object categorization and perceptual separability: A two-way street
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Lunch break

Session 4
Higher order representations of memory and sensory experiences

David Redish
Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Mental time travel: imagining the past and remembering the future
Download an abstract of David Redish's talk


Coffee break / Brainstorming Session (4)


Pascal Fries
Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience, Frankfurt/M., Germany
Rhythms for cognition: communication through coherence
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Anton Sirota
Department Biology II, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Network and behavioral dynamics of sensory integration in the rodent hippocampal system
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Farewell — End of conference