1. "Just how does the brain control behaviour?" published by Prof. Hanspeter Mallot in eStrategies [pdf, 115 kBytes]
  2. The next obligatory PERACT Fellows Training Courses will take place in Tübingen (Germany), 22 - 23 April, 2008. The courses will be held in conjunction with an other European training project. Please, find Further details in the final agenda [>>]
  3. Boost your Research Career!
    The European Marie Curie Conference 2008, lasting a day and a half prior to the main ESOF2008 conference will offer fellows special opportunities to broaden their career perspectives and further exploit their potential as Marie Curie Fellows.
    Barcelona 17th - 18th July 2008 [>>]
  4. Please, find the PPT file of the "Aspects on Career Development for Young Researchers"-Workshop in the internal area of this homepage [>>]. Also available as stuffed zip file [>>]
  5. Next PERACT Fellows Training "Aspects on Career Development for Young Researchers" will take place on the 19th September 2007, from 9:00h - 12:00h in Max-Planck Guesthouse Tuebingen.
  6. A very nice and enthusiastic Interview with Ms Eleni Papageorgiou about her unique experience at the Annual Meeting 2007 of Nobel Laureates in Lindau. Here available as PDF file [>>].
  7. PERACT seminar on 16th August, 2007. Invited speaker will be Axel Lindner, Caltech and the talk will be about: fMRI-correlates of action planing and decision making in human and non-human primates.
    Ines Trigo-damas and Simone Materna will also have a talk. Please find here [>>] as PDF file the poster of the announcement for the seminar, print it and hang it on a visible place in your lab.
    Please find also some background literature:
    1. Rowe et al."The Prefrontal Cortex: Response Selection or Maintenance Within Working Memory?" [>>]
    2. Andersen and Buneo "Intentionals in Posterior Parietal Cortex" [>>]
    3. Sugrue "Matching Behavior and the Representation of Value in the Parietal Cortex" [>>]
    4. Sugrue "Choosing the Greater of Two Goods: Neural Currencies for Valuation and Decision Making" [>>]
  8. The next progress reports by the fellows will be on 9th July 2007 in Max-Planck Guesthouse Tuebingen. For further details, please download the final agenda as PDF file [>>].
  9. Yossi Yovel's invitation to a Lab Tour, on Thursday, 3rd may 2007, from 9:30h to 12:30h, at the Morgenstelle, E building, 6th floor.
  10. The European Vision Institute invites nomination for the European Vision Award 2007. Deadline for submission of contributions is April 30th, 2007. Please, for further details visit the following link [>>].
  11. The next Peract seminar will take place on Thuesday the 13th of February, starting at 13:30.
    Prof. Fogassi suggested the following four papers (available as PDF file to download) for the presentations by the fellows:
    1. Buccino G., Vogt S., Ritzl A., Fink G.R., Zilles K., Freund H.J., Rizzolatti G. Neural circuits underlying imitation learning of hand actions: an event related fMRI study. Neuron, 42: 323-334, 2004 [>>].
    2. Buccino G., Lui F., Canessa N., Patteri I., Lagravinese G., Benuzzi F., Porro C.A., Rizzolatti G. Neural circuits involved in the recognition of actions performed by non-conspecifics: an fMRI study. J. Cogn. Neurosci., 16:114-126, 2004 [>>].
    3. Leonardo Fogassi, Pier Francesco Ferrari, Benno Gesierich, Stefano Rozzi, Fabian Chersi, Giacomo Rizzolatti Parietal lobe: from action organization to intention understanding Science, 308: 662-667, 2005 [>>].
    4. Pier Francesco Ferrari, Stefano Rozzi, Leonardo Fogassi Mirror neurons responding to observation of actions made with tools in monkey ventral premotor cortex J. Cogn. Neurosci. 17: 212–226, 2005 [>>].
    For questions or further details, please contact Mrs Simone Materna [>>].
  12. A Workshop for Graduate Students and PhD Students, "Body, Self, and Intersubjectivity", by Prof. Shaun Gallagher (University of Central Florida, Orlando)will take place at the Institut für Philosophie Ruhr-Universität Bochum, March 12 - 14, 2007.
    For further details, please download the following PDF file [>>].
  13. Interdisciplinary College on Neuro- and Cognitive Sciences will take place next March 9-16, 2007 at Günne / Lake Möhne (close to Dortmund).
    This year's topic, "Embodied minds" is organized by Ansgar Büschges (Neuroscience, University of Köln) and Stephan Kopp (Computer Science, University of Bielefeld). Courses will be given by a distinguished group of international experts from the neurosciences, computer science and philosophy, including Maggie Shiffrar, Leonardo Fogassi, Srini Narayanan, Thomas Metzinger and many more. The school should be of interest for graduate and PhD students as well as for scientists in related fields.
  14. The international conference „Social cognition, emotion, and self-consciousness“ will be held from the 8th to the 10th March 2007 at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Delmenhorst, Germany.
    To participate, please register before 10th of February 2007.
    Please send an Email to Marion Daniel at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg:
    For further information concerning the scientific organization, please contact Alexandra Zinck: The program of the conference is also available as PDF file [>>].

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