On our last day in the beautiful and surprising summerly Finnish capital we visited the public Helsinki Central Library Oodi to anticipate and discuss obstacles our lab will have to grapple with when Annette relocates to Finland.
We kicked off our last day at NNM with a plenary lecture by Laura Colgin, who came all the way from Austin, Texas, to deliver a lucid and engaging talk about the different roles of fast and slow gamma waves in memory encoding and retrieval.
The second day, Thursday June 13th, was filled with interesting talks, symposia and two poster sessions. The lecturers gave us fascinating insight into their research covering cellular bases of brain function and behavior.
On the agenda are the 3rd Nordic Neuroscience Meeting and a visit to the new lab of group leader Annette Horstmann, who was recently appointed as an Associate Professor of Behavioural and Brain Sciences at the Department of Psychology and Logopedics at the University of Helsinki.
If you ever wondered what happens during binge eating, the local TV network MDR has released a neat 4 minute long TV clip (in German). It features our PhD student Maria Waltmann who, together with Nadine Herzog, currently collects data for a large study investigating the shared and differential neurocognitive mechanisms of obesity and binge eating disorder.
Our PhD students Filip Morys & Nora Mehl won the prize for best poster at the 33rd Annual Conference of the German Obesity Society in Potsdam. Filip presented their work on “the neural correlates of cognitive bias modification in obesity”. Congratulations to both!
A recent trip to Frankfurt for the 32nd Annual Conference of the German Obesity Society (DAG: Deutsche Adipositas Gesellschaft) was a great success for the O’Brain Project: Annette Horstmann was awarded with the DAG research prize 2016, honouring her recent work on the neurobiology of obesity. Congratulations! The team was...