Der Verein „Initiative Gehirnforschung Steiermark INGE St.“ hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, das steirische Forschungspotential im Bereich der Neurowissenschaften zu bündeln, die Rahmenbedingungen für die in diesem Bereich tätigen WissenschaftlerInnen zu verbessern sowie die vielfältigen Aspekte der Thematik in der Öffentlichkeit bekannt und bewusst zu machen.
On Thursday, November 24, 2016, two Austrian societies (ANA and INGE St.) invited to the Opening-Event of the newly founded “Local Chapter Graz” in the Meerscheinschlössl in Graz. The event marked the official start for the “Local Chapter Graz” with planned regular seminars, beginning in January 2017. The event was opened by Peter Holzer (INGE St.
President) and Sigismund Huck (ANA Vice President) who introduced and presented
an overview on activities of the INGE St. and the ANA,
respectively. Afterwards, scientific talks were given by Christof Körner (Institute
of Psychology, University of Graz, “Fixation-based analyses: Co-registration of
eye movements with EEG and fMRI”), Gernot Müller-Putz (Institute of Neural
Engineering, Technical University of Graz, “Non-invasive EEG-based hand/arm control”), and by Peter
Jonas (IST Austria, “Synaptic mechanisms of pattern
completion”). For a brief report on previous activities click onto 1st year - Summary.
On February 16, the Local Chapter will hold it's (2018) Main Event: “How to communicate (Neuro-)Science”
The research core area Brain and Behaviour at the University of Graz aims to combine behavioural and neuroscientific methods in a multimethod and interdisciplinary research effort to shed further light on this issue. We combine modern imaging technologies and up-to-date brain-stimulation techniques with innovative as well as classic behavioural research methods and measurements. This approach empowers us to provide answers to pressing societal challenges. In today’s society achievement and knowledge are crucial for development and success. To excel, competencies have to be identified, harnessed, supported, and preserved. At the same time, people’s health and well-being has to be considered, protected, and if necessary restored.