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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 für Onur Güntürkün

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Onur Güntürkün’s 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

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Improve learning and memory with willpower

The News Portal of the RUB reports:People who are forced to learn do not remember as much as someone who practices on their own. An international research team, which includes Prof. Dr. Nikolai Axmacher from the Bochum Neuropsychology Unit, has

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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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Prize winner Prof. Dr. Nikolai Axmacher

The news portal of the RUB reports: Prof. Dr. Nikolai Axmacher 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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The suprising architecture of bird brains

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, head of the Biopsychology work unit at the

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Oliver Wolf now Member of the Leopoldina

The News Portal of the RUB reports: Oliver Wolf 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 for

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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

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 Days Hours Minutes Seconds – 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?

“Planet Wissen” as guest of Onur Güntürkün 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 gives insights

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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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The Reasons for Hemispheric Dominance in the Brain

The Press Department of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum reports on their newsportal: The mechanisms are much more complex than hitherto assumed. The left and the right hemispheres specialise in different tasks. However, it has not yet been fully understood how one

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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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We are Part of Neuroforum

The SFB 1280 is part of Neuroforum. From now on, articles and publications of our members will also be published there. Neuroforum Neuroforum provides information on topics, trends, progress, new methods, research priorities, funding opportunities, job offers and job advertisements.

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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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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

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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