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The Brain Prize Symposium

The Brain Prize Symposium

Symposium, 350-årsjubileum

How does the brain work?

Recent technical advances - and the access to new powerful tools for the study of brain function - have opened up entirely new possibilities to study the functions and plasticity of neuronal connectivity in the brain. In this symposium, sponsored by The Brain Prize, leading scientists in the field, three of them former Prize Winners, will discuss some of the most exciting advances in this rapidly developing field.

Open to all students and researchers in neuroscience, but due to the limited capacity of the auditorium pre-registration is required. 

Registration is now closed.


Program for the Brain Prize Symposium

13:00 - 13:10 - Welcome by The Brain Prize; Introduction by chair Sir Colin Blakemore

13:10 - 13:50 - Tools for Mapping and Repairing the Brain, by Ed Boyden (MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute; Dept. of Biological Engineering, and Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Co-director, MIT Center for Neurobiological Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA)

13:50 - 14:30 - Neuronal mechanisms of reward, by Wolfram Schultz (University of Cambridge, Dept. of Physiology, Department & Neuroscience)

14:30 - 15:00 - Coffee break

15:00 - 15:40 - Novelty and the retention of memory, by Richard Morris (University of Edinburgh, Centre for cognitive and neural systems, UK)

15:40 - 16:20 - Building and Operating Synaptic Microcircuits, by Erin Schuman (The Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Campus Riedberg, Frankfurt, Germany)

16:20 - 17:00 - Questions from the audience


Sponsored by The Brain Prize


This symposium is part of the science week "The Amazing Brain", which takes place 4-10 September 2017.
See all the events during this week (in Swedish)

2017-09-05 13:00 till 17:00
NEW VENUE: EDEN Lecture Hall, Paradisgatan 5H, Lund, Sweden

Om händelsen

2017-09-05 13:00 till 17:00
NEW VENUE: EDEN Lecture Hall, Paradisgatan 5H, Lund, Sweden

Box 117, 221 00 LUND
Telefon 046-222 00 00 (växel)
Telefax 046-222 47 20
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Fakturaadress: Box 188, 221 00 LUND
Organisationsnummer: 202100-3211
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