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SfN's 48th annual meeting, Neuroscience 2018, is the world's largest neuroscience conference for scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. 

SfN invites you to its renowned venue where neuroscientists collaborate and network with peers, learn from experts, explore the newest neuroscience tools and technologies, and discover great career opportunities. 

Neuroscience 2018 is November 3-7 at the San Diego Convention Center. Join more than 30,000 colleagues from more than 80 countries at the world’s largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.

More information can be found here.

Email with questions about the meeting.


The following lab members will be attending the conference:

Poster presentations: Ruben van den Bosch, Danae Papadopetraki, Annelies van Nuland, Lieke van Lieshout, Lieke Hofmans, Sophie Brolsma

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to Oct 14

6th Workshop on the Computational Properties of the Prefrontal Cortex (CPPC)

Roshan Cools will attend 6th Workshop on the Computational Properties of the Prefrontal Cortex (CPPC)  2018.

This workshop brings together emerging and established researchers of prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate functions using a wide array of empirical and computational approaches.

The meeting is organized around chaired sessions with ample time for discussions.  Posters and data blitz sessions for trainees will also be proposed. An additional day (Oct. 15th) is organized with presentations on “Open Source Tools for Advanced Analysis and Experimentation of PFC Functions”.

Workshop Sesssion Themes:

Theme 1 – Computational Modeling of Prefrontal Cortex Functions

Theme 2 – Learning, Choice and Control in Prefrontal Cortex

Theme 3 – Social and Motivational Functions of the Prefrontal Cortex

Theme 4 – Neuromodulation of Prefrontal Cortex Functions

Theme 5 – Comparative Neuroanatomy / Evolution of Prefrontal Cortex

Theme 6 – Functional Microcircuits of the Prefrontal Cortex

Theme 7 – Long-Range Interactions of Prefrontal Cortex

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Betweter Festival 2018

Roshan Cools will appear at the Betweter Festival 2018, in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Wie is er niet gefascineerd door extremen? Op het Betweter Festival zoeken wetenschappers, schrijvers en artiesten de grenzen op. Van bijzonder normaal tot uiterst radicaal: waar sta jij?

Roshan Cools: Hoe haal je het maximale uit je brein?

Tijd: 22:10-22:40 Zaal: Pandora

In een samenleving die draait om focus is prikkelgevoeligheid een onhandige eigenschap. Volgens Roshan Cools onderschatten we de kracht van het afgeleide brein.

Door de alomtegenwoordigheid van internet en sociale media is afleiding nooit ver weg. Al die afleiding is slecht voor je concentratie, stressniveau en gezondheid. Wat kun je daartegen doen? Hoe vind je de balans tussen openstellen en afsluiten? Neurowetenschapper prof. Roshan Cools (RU Nijmegen) vertelt over controle, prikkels en wilskracht.

Get tickets here.


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to Oct 7

Society for Psychophysiological Research

Society for Psychophysiological Research
Annural meeting 3-7 October 2018

The SPR Annual Meeting is attended by scientists, researchers and industry professionals from around the world. The meeting includes presentations of new theory, methods and research in the form of invited addresses, symposia, poster sessions and Presidential and Award addresses. Pre-conference workshops are also offered on specific topics or methodological advances.

At the Society for Psychophysiological Research Eliana Vassena will be giving a talk in the symposium 'Effort costs in decision-making: insights from brain and behavior'. Her talk is titled 'Neurocomputational mechanisms underlying effort-based behaviour: The key to understanding and biasing decision-making'.

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This year’s theme is: Imagine, invent, inspire! We believe that imagination is a key ingredient to successfully complete your PhD, turn your ideas into meaningful inventions, build up a fulfilling career, and ultimately inspire all those around you! So join us and engage in exciting talks by renowned speakers with multidisciplinary backgrounds, attend workshops to develop your soft skills, and network with fellow PhD candidates and various companies for future job opportunities!

Keynote lectures by:

Roshan Cools, Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry

Vincent Icke, Professor of Theoretical Astronomy and Cosmology

Piek Vossen, Professor of Computational Lexicology


For more information look here.

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8:00 PM20:00

Radboud reflects: Who's afraid of neuroscience?

Roshan Cools will appear on the Radboud Reflects event "Who is afraid of neuroscience?" at Lux, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Hoe bang moeten we zijn voor de hersenwetenschap? We kunnen hersenen kweken in petrischaaltjes, herinneringen manipuleren of drukke kinderen in het gareel houden met medicijnen.

Behoorlijk angstaanjagende scenario’s die mogelijk voortvloeien uit de steeds maar sneller ontwikkelende hersenwetenschap. Kom naar Who’s Afraid of Neuroscience? en leer meer over de kansen en de gevaren van de hersenwetenschap.


Wat zijn de opmerkelijke ontwikkelingen in de neurowetenschappen? Wat is mogelijk en wat is fictie en wat zijn de mogelijke gevaren voor de maatschappij. Marcel van Gerven (kunstmatige intelligentie), geheugenwetenschapper Marijn Kroes en anderen geven de laatste inzichten en gaan in gesprek over de maatschappelijke implicaties.

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to May 23

The Eighth International Symposium on "Biology of Decision Making"

The Eighth International Symposium on "Biology of Decision Making" (SBDM) will take place on May 21-23, 2018 in Paris, France. The first two days of conference will take place at the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle, 47 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 Paris. The third day will take place at Ecole Normale Supérieure, 29 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris. A social event will take place in the evening of May 22 in Zamansky Tower on the campus of Sorbonne Université (ex UPMC), 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris.

The objective of this three-day symposium will be to gather people from different research fields with different approaches (psychology, economics, ethology, psychiatry, neural, behavioral, computational and robotics approaches) to decision making.

The conference will include 6 sessions:

"Learning about the structure of the world to make decisions" (Chair: Chris Summerfield);

"Constructing and deconstructing subjective value" (Chair: Lesley Fellows);

"The neuroscience of moral decision-making" (Chair: Miriam Teschl);

"Decision-making across cultures and species" (Chair: Mathias Pessiglione);

"Dealing with uncertainty: exploration and curiosity" (Chair: Kenji Doya);

"Development and decision-making" (Chair: Mehdi Khamassi);


Important dates:

April 22, 2018 Deadline for Poster Submission

May 1, 2018 Notification of Poster Acceptance

May 8, 2018 Deadline for Registration

May 21-23, 2018 Symposium Venue

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to Apr 18

Spring Brain Conference 2018

Computational Neuroscience of Prediction

15-18 April 2018: Rungstedgaard, North of Copenhagen, Denmark

Prediction is a pervasive requirement for organisms to be able to prepare for and adapt to complex, changing and challenging environments. Prediction is affected by cognitive and computational factors including limited capacity attention, risk and uncertainty, and affective biases; and it is the topic of a wealth of neuroscience experiments ranging from behavioural studies to powerful new approaches such as optogenetics. In this workshop, we will examine the problems and prospects for prediction from the combined perspectives of experimental and theoretical neuroscience, psychology and economics.

Organised by FENS in collaboration with The Brain Prize, these bi-annual conferences bring together outstanding researchers in key areas of contemporary neuroscience to discuss current concepts and define challenges for future research.

Application opens on 23 October 2017.

For more information see here.

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2018 Winter Conference on Brain Research (WCBR)

The 2018 Winter Conference on Brain Research (WCBR) will be held January 14 - 19, 2018 in Whistler, British Columbia in Canada.

The mission of the Winter Conference on Brain Research (WCBR) is to provide a forum for the dissemination of all aspects of neuroscience at an annual meeting that offers cutting-edge science in formal sessions within a relaxed networking environment amenable to all. For more information visit this webpage.

The mission of the Winter Conference on Brain Research (WCBR) is to provide a forum for the dissemination of all aspects of neuroscience at an annual meeting that offers cutting-edge science in formal sessions within a relaxed networking environment amenable to all. To achieve this mission, the WCBR focuses on the following three sub goals:

To exchange neuroscience research between a broad and diverse audience of neuroscientists through panels, short courses, and posters on basic, clinical, and translational findings at all levels from molecular to behavioral.

To increase diversity in neuroscience including, but not limited to, the provision of financial support for junior investigators.

To provide education in neuroscience to physicians and other healthcare professionals through continuing medical education, and to lay audiences through outreach activities.

WCBR is a truly exhilarating meeting featuring broad overviews of basic and clinical findings in seminars and detailed discussions on specific issues in workshops and poster sessions. The first WCBR was organized by neuroscientists from UCLA near Lake Tahoe in 1968. There were 60 attendees. Now our meeting includes over 500 neuroscientists from all over the world who work in a wide variety of fields.

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to Dec 16

NVP Wintercongres 2017

NVP Wintercongres 2017

The NVP is happy to announce that this year’s Winter Conference will be held from December 14 – 16, traditionally in Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond. You can submit your abstracts and register for the conference via this menu once submission and registration opens. Proposals for symposia need to be sent via e-mail to Dr Simon van Gaal – see the call for symposia for more information.

Important dates and deadlines

June 1 – Deadline submission of symposium proposals

July 1 – Organizers of selected symposia will be notified

October 1 – Deadline for abstract submission

December 1 – Program will be available

December 14 – 16 – CONFERENCE

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to Nov 15


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47th Annual Meeting 2017

11th - 15th November 2017


SFN NEUROSCIENCE 2017 is one of the most innovative meetings within the Health, Science, Neurology, Research and Neuroscience aspects and it is organized by Society for Neuroscience. SFN NEUROSCIENCE 2017 is an annual meeting. SFN NEUROSCIENCE 2017 47th Society for Neuroscience's Annual Meeting at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Washington USA. More than 33000 attendees will attend SFN NEUROSCIENCE 2017 this year.


For more information and registration see here.

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to Nov 1

The Brain Prize Meeting 2017

The Brain Prize Meeting 2017


With international top keynote speakers including the three 2017 prizewinners, The Brain Prize Meeting brings together young neuroscientists and top researchers at this high-level neuroscience event. For the full program see here, and for registration here.

Monday 30 October 2017 until Wednesday 1 November 2017

Hindsgavl Castle, Middelfart, Denmark


Peter Dayan, University College London, United Kingdom
Ray Dolan, University College London, United Kingdom
Wolfram Schultz, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Invited keynote speakers
Roshan Cools, Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Patricia Janak, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Morten Kringelbach, University of Oxford & Aarhus University, United Kingdom and Denmark
Yael Niv, Princeton University, USA
Melanie Wilke, University Medicine Goettingen, Germany

Invited special lecture
Demis Hassabis, DeepMind, United Kingdom

'New Talent Talk'
Ciara McCabe, University of Reading, United Kingdom

The meeting is certified by the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and the University of Southern Denmark as an external Ph.D. course worth 1 (one) ECTS point. PhD students must submit an abstract to be eligible for the ECTS point.

Kamilla Miskowiak, Copenhagen University Hospital and University of Copenhagen, Morten Mørup, Technical University of Denmark, Duda Kvitsiani, Aarhus University, Jakob Kisbye Dreyer, University of Copenhagen, and Tanja Sheldrick-Michel, University of Southern Denmark

The Lundbeck Foundation in collaboration with Danish Universities and Danish Society for Neuroscience.

The Lundbeck Foundation is the sole sponsor of this meeting.

The meeting is open to junior and senior scientists in the field of basic as well as clinical neuroscience. The number of participants is limited to 120. The language is English.

Participants are invited and encouraged to submit one or more abstracts. All PhD students attending are required to submit an abstract. Abstracts dealing with topics outside of the main theme of the meeting are also welcome. All submitted abstracts will be presented as either short oral presentations or poster presentations.

Submit abstracts in pdf format max 350 words to att. Line Kristensen.

Poster size: A0 = 1189 (H) x 841 (W) mm.

Deadline for abstracts: 10 October 2017.

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Creativity Conference

Creativity Conference

On October 23 and 24, Radboud University organises a Creativity Conference. We warmly invite you to attend our conference in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Leading researchers from over Europe, the United States and Australia, such as Prof. Mark Runco, Prof. Roni Reiter-Palmon and Dr. David Croply, are present to talk about their research findings and recent insights in the domain of creativity and innovation.

Moreover, we will reflect on where the creativity and innovation research field stands, the measurements we use, and where we are heading to with our research in the future. We also aim to set first steps in developing an international network of creativity and innovation researchers.

The two-day conference is open to academics working or interested in the field of creativity and innovation, but also to policy makers, business leaders and practitioners. Together with the latest group, we also aim to improve and accelerate the societal impact of our research findings.

Please visit our website for more information about the programme, our speakers, and to sign up.

The Creativity Conference is part of the Creativity and Innovation Week that takes place from October 23 to 27 at Radboud University.

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Control Processes 2017

Control Processes

The second Control Processes Conference will take place in the “Beurs van Berlage”, a historical conference venue in the heart of Amsterdam, the Netherlands on October 11-13, 2017. Welcome reception in the evening of Wednesday October 11, 2017.

Adam R. Aron, UC San Diego
David Badre, Brown University
Roshan Cools, Radboud University

Synopsis of Meeting
“Control Processes” brings together a diverse group of scientists each year addressing cognitive control function from a range of approaches and levels of analysis, including human cognitive psychology, computational modeling, neuroscience, anatomy, disease and disorder, and animal models.

See here for the program and additional information.


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to May 16

The Seventh International Symposium on "Biology of Decision Making" (SBDM)

The objective of this three-day symposium will be to gather people from different research fields with different approaches (economics, ethology, psychiatry, neural and computational approaches) to decision making.

The conference will include 5 sessions:

Habitual decision-making;

Beliefs and decision-making;

Dynamics of decision-making;

Noise and variability in decision-making;

Hormones and decision-making.


Important dates:

April 15, 2017Deadline for Poster Submission

May 1, 2017Notification of Poster Acceptance

May 8, 2017Deadline for Registration

May 14-16, 2017Symposium Venue


For registration or submission click here.

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9:00 AM09:00

Donders Ontmoet Onderwijs

Donders Ontmoet Onderwijs 2016: Focus & Flow in de klas

We willen leerlingen vol aandacht in de klas om de kennis op te zuigen die we aanbieden in de les. We willen ook graag dat leerlingen zich sociaal en creatief ontwikkelen. Maar gaat dit wel samen?

Op het Congres Donders Ontmoet Onderwijs 2016 dagen toponderzoekers van het Donders Instituut Nijmegen en bedreven workshopleiders je uit om mee te denken over thema's als aandacht, focus, flow en creativiteit in de klas.

Geïnteresseerden kunnen zich via deze website aanmelden.

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Computational Psychiatry (Symposium)

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Computational psychiatry is an emerging field built on recent developments in machine learning, computational and systems neuroscience, which promises to construct computational models of brain and behavior to help prevention, diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. The symposium will focus on exchanging the latest ideas and observations on the computational and neural mechanisms of learning and decision making in the healthy populations and patients.

Organisers: Payam Piray, Roshan Cools & Ivan Toni

You can find more information and register here.


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Control Processes (Conference)

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Synopsis of Meeting

“Control Processes” will bring together a diverse group of scientists each year addressing cognitive control function from a range of approaches and levels of analysis, including human cognitive psychology, computational modeling, neuroscience, anatomy, disease and disorder, and animal models. The first meeting will be held at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) on Nov 10-11, 2016.


Adam R. Aron, UC San Diego
David Badre, Brown University
Roshan Cools, Radboud University

For more information click here

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to Aug 14

Radboud Summer School

Neurocomputational approaches to decision making: from perception to social cognition

Organized by Ivan Toni and Roshan Cools

In this course you will learn how to use modern computational approaches to further your understanding of the human mind and its neural implementation. You will learn how to combine state‐of‐the art research approaches, adopting computational models of human behaviour and testing those models with neurophysiological and neuroimaging methods. This course will promote the integration of these disciplines and approaches, stimulating new ways of conceptualising human behaviour, and new lines of research to understand complex brain functions.

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