7-10 December 2021
Europe/Brussels timezone

Systems neuroscience uses neuroimaging to study neural structure, function and networks to understand behavioral states, but also neuro-psychiatric diseases.

This course aims at providing an overview into basic human and preclinical neuroimaging research using mutli-modal methods to unravel biological, pharmacological and cognitive processes that underlie human behavior and disease.

The lectures are centered around research topics currently under investigation at the GIGA (e.g. mechanisms and cerebral correlates underlying sleep-wake regulation, consciousness and cognitive states; systems memory consolidation, pathophysiological processes underlying neurodegenerative diseases and associated development of radiotracers).

The lectures are performed by researchers using infrastructures for clinical and preclinical neuroimaging research, including Magnetic Resonsance Imaging (MRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET),Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Electroencephalography (EEG) and neuropsychological testing.

By the end of the course, the participants should get a broad overview of the research branch covering part of such systems neuroscience approach and to have sensed into topics handled at the research unit.

Target group: Master students, PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers


The course relies on a mixture of  lectures & lab visits.

Prerequisites: none

7/12/2021: BIG MEETING ROOM at the CRC 9/12/2021: Morning lectures: LARGE GHUYSEN at the GIGA TOUR (+5) Afternoon workshop: preclinical imaging unit at the CRC