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Colloquium – SFB 1280 presents: Herta Flor

We are pleased to welcome Herta Flor from the Institute of Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology Mannheim at the University of Heidelberg as the next guest in the colloquium series SFB 1280 presents. Her work deals with chronic pain from a

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New Committee: The Data Management Board

The new Data Management Board of the SFB 1280 deals with all issues related to research data management (RDM). For the first meeting on June 28, 2022, the committee consisting of Fatemeh Yaravi (A06), Robert Reichert (A01), Jaël Caviola (A09),

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S2 Episode 3 online! “When the immune system learns karate”

In episode three of our podcast “Kannste vergessen?” Rainer Holl welcomes an (immune) strong research team from the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunology at Essen University Hospital. Martin Hadamitzky and Laura Heiß-Lückemann are researching our immune system in a subproject of SFB

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Second Avian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference

We are pleased to announce that the Avian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference is entering its second round. On August 11-12, 2022, international researchers, including Dmitry Aronov, Herman Wagner, and Thomas Bugnyar, among others, will come together to focus on birds, brains,

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How computers can help process trauma

Science-Online.org reports: A traumatic experience can haunt victims for a long time and affect their entire lives. New studies are investigating the effect of computer training, among other things, as an adjunct to therapy to treat trauma sequelae such as

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S2 Episode 2 online! “Are you already asleep?”

In episode 2 of our podcast “Kannste vergessen?” a tired host welcomes two bright sleep experts. Rainer Holl’s guests are: Michael Nitsche, professor and head of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the Leibniz Institute for Human Factors Research

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Girl’s Day 2022 – Join Us!

On April 28, 2022, the international Girl’s Day will take place and we are happy to participate in the event as part of the Berlin-Bochum Memory Alliance. In the digital meeting from 09:15 to 14:00, female scientists of the SFB

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Thinking outside the box: About rusting memories

In our series “Thinking outside the box” you will find articles about the world of neuroscience, bioinformatics, memory research and other exciting research fields that are not directly related to the SFB 1280. The RUB news portal reports: In many

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“Kannste Vergessen?” Season Two begins

Finally, the brand new, first podcast episode of the second season of “Kannste vergessen?”, the podcast of the SFB 1280, is online! Rainer Holl’s guest in episode 1 is postdoc Valerie Jentsch. She explains to us why stress is not

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SFB 1280 shares its podcast knowledge

The SFB 1280 is part of the seminar series of the RUB Worldfactory “How to transfer”, under the topic “Podcast planen und erstellen – Tipps aus dem SFB 1280” an insight into the background processes of the podcast series “Kannste

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Second Berlin-Bochum Memory Symposium

The Berlin-Bochum Memory Alliance comes together for its second meeting, taking place on the 10th and 11th March 2022 the Symposium offers two days of exchange together with SFB 874 (“Integration and Representation of Sensory Processes” >>), SFB 1315 (“Mechanisms and

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Episode 10 online! “We have something to celebrate”

For the brilliant season finale of our podcast “Kannste vergessen?!”, Rainer Holl welcomes the young researchers Carolin Konrad and Lina Neuhoff from the Department of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. And there’s also a party! Rainer and Onur Güntürkün, podcast regular and headmaster of

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Why stressful experiences are better remembered

The RUB news portal reports: When the brain stores memories of objects, it generates a characteristic activity pattern for each of them. Stress changes these memory traces. Stressful experiences are usually better remembered than neutral experiences. Researchers at the Ruhr

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Episode 9 online! “Hip, Hipper, Hippocampus”

In the ninth episode of our podcast “Kannste vergessen?”, Rainer Holl goes on a mental journey to a very special region of the brain: the hippocampus. His travelling companions? Two experienced scientists who have been researching this at the Ruhr

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Episode 8 online! “Cerebellum to Cerebrum”

“I’m a fan of the cerebellum” – In episode eight, presenter Rainer Holl lets researchers Melanie Mark, Professor of Behavioural Neurobiology, and Dagmar Timmann-Braun, Professor of Experimental Neurology, inspire him about a very special region of our brain: the cerebellum.

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Remembering to predict the future

The RUB news portal reports: Why do we have a memory? According to current research, it’s not just for reminiscing about the past. Our brain stores experiences in order to be able to derive predictions for the future. If these

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Episode 7 online! “Do you still know?”

“I am still confused, but on a higher level” – In the seventh episode of our podcast “Kannste vergessen?”, Harald Lachnit, Professor of Experimental & Clinical Biopsychology at the Philipps University of Marburg and Head of Project 15 of our Collaborative

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Episode 6 online! “Where the heart beats faster”

In episode six, presenter and amateur neurologist Rainer Holl welcomes technical wizards Tobias Otto, graduate engineer, and Thomas Ernst, doctor of neurology and graduate physicist, who enter the engine room of the Collaborative Research Centre with him. Together, they start the engines

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New 7T scanner for the Erwin-Hahn-Institute

Soon, the SFB 1280 will have a new MAGNETOM Terra 7T MRI scanner at its disposal, which will enable particularly high-resolution images of the human brain. The 20-tonne, 7.5-million-euro device is located at the Erwin-Hahn-Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in

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Episode 5 online! “Under the skin”

How can genes be switched on and off? For the fifth episode of our podcast “Kannste vergessen?”, Rainer Holl welcomes Robert Kumsta, Professor of Genetic Psychology at the Ruhr University in Bochum. Look forward to a crash course in epigenetics! Learn

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Second Funding Period Approved!

The SFB 1280 goes into the next round! We are pleased to announce that another funding period has been approved by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the SFB 1280. This means that there is nothing standing in the way

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EMHFC@home Aftermovie

This year’s European Meeting of Human Fear Conditioning (EMHFC) took place under special conditions from 17 May to 19 May. Nevertheless, it was an instructive and interesting digital event with 25 discussions and talks as well as 67 poster presentations,

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First Berlin-Bochum Memory Smyposium

From the fourth to the fifth of May, the first Berlin-Bochum Memory Symposium took place. SFB 1280, 1315, 874 and 2812 came together online to share and discuss research highlights. In addition, it was decided that all Collaborative Research Centres

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ERC Advanced Grant for Onur Güntürkün (A01)

We are pleased to announce that Onur Güntürkün’s (A01, F02) research will be supported by an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for the next five years! How does thinking arise in a brain that is structured so

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Episode 4 online! “Body to Brain”

Feeling unwell, depressed mood, fever – how does the body communicate with the brain? Rainer Holl’s guests Franziska Labrenz and Harald Engler have answers to this question in the fourth episode of our podcast “Kannste Vergessen? Labrenz is a postdoctoral

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SFB 1280: Top 2% authors in Elsevier Scopus

Back in 2016, Ioannidis et al. presented a bibliometric score (composite score) consisting of six indicators to assess the scientific impact of researchers. This year, the results for 2019 were published and among the top 2% of the most cited

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IfADo expands its research with new MRI

The News-Portal of the IfADo reports: Watching the brain at work and researching its functions – this is now possible at the Leibniz Institute for Human Factors Research at TU Dortmund University (IfADo) with the help of a magnetic resonance

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Prize winner Nikolai Axmacher (A02, A03)

The news portal of the RUB reports: Nikolai Axmacher (A02, A03, F02) was awarded the ERC Consolidator Grant. In his ERC Grant, Nikolai Axmacher investigates the neural basis of spatial navigation in humans. Original article: >> Original article as PDF:

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Promotion award for Tamas Spisak

Congratulations! Tamas Spisak has been awarded the second promotion award of the Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft, in particular for his work on the prediction of individual pain sensitivity by studying the resting state of the brain. Original article of the German Pain

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The suprising architecture of bird brains (A01)

The news portal of the RUB reports: “In view of the astonishing cognitive achievements that birds can accomplish, it was suspected that their brain is more organized than expected”, says Onur Güntürkün (A01, F02), head of the Biopsychology work unit

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Oliver Wolf now Member of the Leopoldina (A09)

The News Portal of the RUB reports: Oliver Wolf (A09) gets honoured for his outstanding scientific work and his now part of the National Academy of Science Leopoldina. His work helped get a better understand of stress and its implications

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10th teaching award for Dagmar Timmann-Braun (A05, F02)

Wow! Already the tenth teaching award for Dagmar Timmann-Braun (A05, F02), we congratulate on this success! The International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences, located at Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, has awarded a teaching prize for the 10th time this year to Dagmar

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IGSN/SFB 1280 CONFERENCE 2020

This year the SFB 1280 was the official partner of the IGSN conference and it was a great success! Twelve young researchers gave short presentations and poster sessions to give insights into their research fields and had the opportunity to

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Melanie Mark explores the cerebellum

The News Portal of the RUB reports: Since January 13, 2020 Melanie Mark holds her professorship of Behavioral Neurobiology in the Department of General Zoology and Neurobiology at the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology. Her research focuses on the cerebellum

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No Pills, more Skills (A13, A18)

The Adverse Effect of Hormonal Contraceptive Use on Exposure Therapy Benefit A new Research Paper about the negative psychological impact of hormonal contraceptive was published by a research team around Friederike Raeder (Postdoc A13), Franziska Heidemann (PhD student A13), Manfred

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Big Emotions in the Cerebellum

Learning and Unlearning in MRT The University of Duisburg-Essen reports on their news portal: The cerebellum controls movements and helps to control emotions. Otto Waalkes already knew this, as his sketch “Cerebellum to cerebrum: boys, don’t get excited, you’re going

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New Junior Research Group on the Human Brain

“Advanced Methods in Brain MR-Imaging” starts at UDE A new junior research group dealing with the human brain is being set up at the Medical Faculty. One of the aims is to gain a better understanding of complex brain functions,

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The Neural Architecture of General Knowledge (A03)

The Press Department of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum reports on their news portal: Cognitive performance varies greatly between individuals and is significantly influenced by the structural and functional properties of the brain. In the past, neuroscientific research focused on fluid intelligence,

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Twitter-Takeover with Erhan Genç (A03)

Why research teams stress test subjects and what robots have to do with brains. Erhan took over the Twitter channel of the Ruhr University on 17 June 2019. For one day, he showed how he investigates the structures and networking

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Release of CME Satellite Symposium Program

Save the Date: Wednesday, 25th of September 2019, 3 pm @ IfADo lecture hall 3rd level, Ardeystraße 67, 44139 Dortmund, Germany The satellite symposium is co-organized by the SFB 1280 and the Graduate School IGSN and takes place within the

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SFB 1280-Professorship for Jonas Rose

The SFB 1280 is part of a long-term strategy of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) to establish itself as an international hub for Cognitive Neuroscience. As part of this developmental strategy, the rectorate of the RUB has decided to grant a

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Award for Lana Inoue (A05)

At the 10th International Annual Meeting of the Society for Research on the Cerebellum and Ataxias (SRCA) from 16-17 May 2019 in Sheffield, UK, Lana Inoue received the Masao Itō Award for Best Poster for presenting her poster “Can cerebellar-dependent

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Invitation: Interdisciplinary Short Movie Night

Remembering, Forgetting, Displacing A cinema evening by and for neuroscientists and film scholars Opening up new perspectives on one’s own research with art. The experiment of a moderated short film program @Endstation.kino (Bahnhof Langendreer, Bochum). With mini-lectures by Julia Eckel

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Short Film Workshop

Short-Movie Workshop for movie&neuro&interested scientists Tage Stunden Minuten Sekunden – 10.05.2019, 16-18.Uhr – Oh no, missed the show? At least you may peak what behind the courtain what was done AGENDA Dare to change perspective Short Movie Workshop “Rememberance, Forgetting,

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Unlearning Fear (A13)

The Press Department of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum reports on their newsportal: When the fear of spiders or heights gets so extreme that it interferes with everyday life, it makes sense to undergo cognitive-behavioural therapy. The approach works quite well, and

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Lecture: Cognition and Brain

In summer semester 2019, the lecture “Cognition and Brain” will be offered. Topics include emotions and attention, autobiographical and episodic memory, memory consolidation in sleep and reconsolidation. There will also be a series of lectures given by SFB 1280 members

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New Method in Optogenetics (A07)

The press announces the new publication of A07: “Design of an ultrafast G protein switch based on a mouse melanopsin variant”. The paper proposes a generally applicable to designing optogenetic tools. The primary goal of optogenetics is the light‐controlled noninvasive

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Our Brain – are Thoughts really free? (A01)

“Planet Wissen” as guest of Onur Güntürkün (A01, F02) SFB 1280-Speaker Onur talks about the differences between humans and birds, women and men, left and right brain hemispheres – and much more. In “Planet Wissen” on 27 March 2019, he

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Nikolai Axmacher about Forgetting (A02)

Real forgetting is rarer than we think. Nikolai Axmacher Who doesn’t know this: You meet someone whose face you remember – but the name doesn’t come to your mind. A stupid situation, especially when the other person speaks to us

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Poster Award for Lana Inoue (A05)

We are proud to announce that Lana Inoue, one of our PhD students from the sub-project A05, won one of the popular poster prizes on the Research Day of the Medical Faculty at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The event is

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New Program for Researching Doctors (A10, A12)

UMEA: Excellence in Medicine How do new medical findings get to the bedside? Through clinically researching physicians. At the Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), they will in future be supported by a new funding program so that

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How the Brain learns during Sleep (A02)

The Press Department of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum reports on their news Portal: Sleep helps to consolidate memories. Researchers from Bochum and Bonn have investigated how exactly this works. Even things that we forget are not immediately gone. Hui Zhang and

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WissensNacht Ruhr 2018

At the third WissensNacht Ruhr on September 28, 2018, scientists will offer interesting lectures and discussions, hands-on activities, presentations, excursions, guided tours, and many other program items. A total of 16,000 visitors enjoy the varied programme. The SFB 1280 is

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Stress helps to learn about Fear (A09)

The press department of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum reports in the news portal: Stress helps to learn fear New insights into extinction learning could be useful for therapies. Stress can have positive effects on extinction learning by dissolving previously learned associations.

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2nd General Meeting in Essen

Planning together: Almost the entire team of project leaders and a big number of scientific staff gathered on what is probably the warmest day of May to clarify some arrangements and organisational issues for 2018. To the special joy of

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SFB 1280 introduces itself in Neuroforum

Neuroforum Neuroforum is published both in print and online; the review articles are published in English only. In addition to these overview articles, both issues contain short reports on new methods and research developments, presentations of institutes, research groups and

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IGSN-BIOME-SFB 1280 Conference in Bochum

When 23 young scientists invite to the conference, what will the result be? An enthrallingly diverse event. The first conference of the SFB 1280 took place on April 23 and 24, nine months after the start of our Sonderforschungsbereich. As

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Focus Group Workshop in Bochum

At the end of 2017, the two long sought-after specialists took up their positions in the focus groups and moved to Bochum. Now they know the data of the Sonderforschungsbereich better than anyone else and invited to present their expertise

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Science Only Meeting with the TRR 58 in Münster

The SFB-TRR 58 Fear, Fear, Anxiety Diseases is similiar to us in a whole series of its questions. However, basing sometimes on different assumptions? A situation as ordered to discuss together on a fine-grained level. We called the first meeting

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3. Round Table of the Young Scientists

The last meeting before the Young Scientist Symposium on April 23–24, 2018! Organized by the Graduate School IGSN, supported by the Research Training Group BIOME – and planned by the Young Scientists of the SFB 1280.

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Data Management Meeting

The Research Data Management working group meets at irregular intervals to optimise the flow of study data in SFB 1280 with the support of the Ruhr-Universität Data Management group closely cooperating with us.

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Meeting of Administration

A Sonderforschungsbereich is subject to certain rules and freedoms. Knowing exactly how to cope with everyday office work requires precise knowledge of the specifications – and a good deal of experience. The SFB Office has therefore invited all employees in

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1. Top Journal Publication in SFB 1280

The first Nature Communications paper of SFB 1280 is published! We are very happy and congratulate the subproject A07. Title: “Orexin modulates behavioral fear expression through the locus coeruleus” >> To the publication

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1. Publication of the SFB 1280

The first publication of the SFB 1280 has been published! Congratulations from the bottom of our hearts, A08. Title: “d-Cycloserine facilitates extinction learning and enhances extinction-related brain activation” >> Publication

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1. Location Meeting in Essen

A total of 6 of the 19 SFB 1280 projects are located at the University Hospital of the University of Duisburg-Essen. Reason enough to meet there today with all employees for a few helpful arrangements at local level.

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1. Board Meeting

The Board of the Extinktions Group, confirmed at the last employee meeting, meets for the first time today to prepare agreements and financial decisions for the research council. Supplied by cheese sandwiches and coffee, the small group made rapid progress

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Teaching Award für Prof. Dagmar Timmann-Braun (A05)

Our co-spokeswoman Dagmar Timmann-Braun has been awarded for her inspiring manner, here in teaching. After an all-day block seminar on the (very) special topic “Cerebellum”, she prepared for the visitors of our BIOME module “Clinical Neuroscience” during a course at

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Data Management Meeting

The first data management meeting as SFB 1280! At the last time in March, we still speculated how it might be if our Sonderforschungsbereich on extinction would receive funding. Now it is time to implement our  data management plans from

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1. General Meeting

The SFB 1280 has its consecuting general meeting today! With the adoption of the SFB regulations and the election of the board of directors, we are then formally organised as a Collaborative Research Centre. On May 25, 2017, the DFG

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