Wed 01/13/2016
at 01:00 PM

The influence of synaptic scaling on the stability of networks that learn to behave

Prof. Dr. Florentin Wörgötter, Göttingen

INF 306, HS2
Fri 01/15/2016
at 03:00 PM

What can we learn from cortical local field potentials?

Prof. Gaute Einevoll, Aas/Norway

INF 328, EG, SR 25
Wed 03/23/2016
at 01:00 PM

Johannes Gräff (Lausanne)

http://graefflab.epfl.ch/

INF 306, HS 2
Fri 05/13/2016
at 03:00 PM

Claudia Kirch (Magdeburg)

http://www.imst1.ovgu.de/

ZI Mannheim, Hans-Martini-Saal
Fri 05/20/2016
at 03:00 PM

Kjell Fuxe (Stockholm)

http://ki.se/en/neuro/fuxe-laboratory

ZI Mannheim, big lecture hall
Wed 06/15/2016
at 01:00 PM

Davi Bock (Janelia)

https://www.janelia.org/lab/bock-lab

INF 306, HS2
Sun 07/10/2016

Symposium: Structures of neuronal networks

IZN Retreat at Kloster Schöntal (1/2 day, detials tba)
Fri 07/22/2016
at 12:00 AM

Workshop on electrophysiological methods

Heidelberg, INF 306, Seminar room 13
Wed 10/19/2016

Workshop for Female Scientists

October 19, 2016
Workshop "Strategic Planning of Research Careers" by Dr. Beate Scholz
INF 326, SR 27, 2. OG

This one-day workshop gathers a small group of female scientists (max. 8) and provides hands-on training on the definition of personal/research goals and fund-raising, based on your individual situation (see download). For members / associates of SFB 1134, participation is free.
Wed 11/09/2016
at 01:00 PM

Christophe Bernard (Marseille)

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christophe_Bernard

INF 306, HS2
Thu 11/24/2016

Workshop "Grant Writing for Scientists"

November 24/25, 2016
Workshop "Grant Writing for Scientists" by Dr. András Aszódy (ProSciencia)
Fri 12/09/2016

X-Mas Symposium 2016

December 9, 2016
09:00 - 03:30 pm
Hörsaal Marsilius-Kolleg - Im Neuenheimer Feld 130.1 (ground floor)
Wed 12/14/2016
at 01:00 PM

Lecture by Gal Richter-Levin (Haifa)

Gal Richter-Levin
Department of Psychology, Sagol Department of Neurobiology, The Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Emotional tagging, behavioral profiling, and PTSD

Memory systems in the brain are required to identify the more from the less important stimuli and to memorize only those into long-term memory. One mechanism that may provide indications as to the importance of an incoming stimulus is its emotional load. We have suggested that the emotional load of an experience tags it as important and that this tagging supports consolidation of that experience into long-term memory. Searching for potential neural mechanisms that would support such a function we have identified complex interactions between the amygdala, as a source of emotional data and the hippocampus, as a site of memory formation. The dentate gyrus of the hippocampus was identified as a very relevant site of emotion-cognition interaction.
To further examine the role of the DG in emotional tagging in the context of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) we have developed a novel animal model of PTSD, which holds a high level of face validity to the human condition.
Employing this model we have identified GABAergic mechanisms that may be of relevance to PTSD and targets to drug development. However, more detailed examination of the findings, employing the newly developed 'Behavioral Profiling' approach, reveals that some of the modifications may be related to resilience rather than the pathology.

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