Neuroscience is one of the fastest developing fields of life sciences. Its main goal is to understand bases of functioning of the brain and the remaining components of the nervous system, to grasp processes underlying psychic phenomena and behavior and to explain origin of mental and neurodegenerative diseases.
Polish Neuroscience Society brings together neuroscientists, is involved in dissemination of knowledge on the nervous system and progress made in neuroscience, is engaged in popularization of neuroscience, organization of training courses, publication of related materials and represents Polish community of neuroscientists both in Poland and abroad.
The Brain Awareness Week is an annual educational event aimed to disseminate knowledge about the brain and nervous system and its functioning in health and pathology. Its mission is to build awareness in the society on the significance of brain research.
The Education Programme Office of the Human Brain Project is organising the workshop‚ HBP Curriculum workshop series – 'Cognitive systems for non-specialists‘, which will take place from 13-15 March 2018 in Munich, Germany.
Cognitive systems are devices that are designed to mimic cognitive skills of higher developed biological organisms at varying levels of complexity and performance. The goal of this course is to provide a definitive introduction to the theory of cognitive systems. Drawing from advances in brain research, the topic is approached from a computational-neuroscientific perspective rather than an abstract-psychological one, bridging the gap between the physical structure of the brain and the logical organization of its cognitive capabilities. Special focus is put on the role of robotics as a means to ground cognitive function in bodies that physically interact within different types of environments.
More information may be found at: https://education.humanbrainproject.eu/web/cognitive-systems-workshop .
Application deadline: 17 January 2018 .
The 41st Annual Meeting of Japan Neuroscience Society (Neuroscience 2018) will be held at Kobe Convention Center, Hyogo, Japan from July 26th to 29th, 2018. The organizers offer Travel Awards to enthusiastic leading non-Japanese investigators traveling from abroad to present high quality papers at the meeting. Applications of young principal investigators and senior postdoctoral fellows are especially encouraged. The funding for travel will be between 40,000-150,000 JPY per award depending on the travel distance. The awardees will also be exempt from the registration fee of the meeting.
More information about the meeting may be found here http://kobe-cc.jp/english/index.html . The Travel Awards Application deadline is January 9th, 2018 at 12:00 JST.
We have been informed that the Japan Neuroscience Society is looking for nominees for the Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience.
The Award was established to commemorate the outstanding achievements in developmental neuroscience of the late Professor Joseph Altman, who discovered the adult neurogenesis in the cerebral cortex and received the International Prize for Biology from His Majesty the Emperor of Japan in 2012. Dr. Shirley A. Bayer, Dr. Altman’s widow, offered to make a donation to the JNS to fund the award to honor the scientists in the field of developmental neuroscience. Accordingly, the Award recognizes young researchers who have made remarkable achievements in this field.
The JNS is now announcing the second call for applications for the Award, and will accept applications from all over the world. Further information may be found at http://www.jnss.org/awards/altman-award_en/ .
The Lithuanian Neuroscience Association has extended an invitation to all interested researchers to participate in their 9th congress that will take place in Kaunas on the 1st of December 2017. More information may be found at http://www.neuromokslai.lt/en/conferences/lna-conference-2017/
Aix-Marseille University and INSERM invite you to take the free online course (MOOC) entitled "Cellular Neurophysiology: how neurons communicate" (in English), by C. Hammond, starting October 3rd, 2017. Information and free registration on the France Université Numérique (FUN) platform: