In the Spotlight

Deep learning in the brain?

Benjamin Grewe was recently appointed tenure track assistant professor of Systems and Circuits Neuroinformatics. We asked him what we can learn from neural networks and how he plans to get a better understanding of computation […]


Shaping the brain with neurofeedback

Frank Scharnowski of the Psychiatric University Hospital talked about the neurofeedback as a non-invasive tool to treat neurological disorders at this year’s IBSA Foundation Forum. Prof. Scharnowski gave his talk at the Forum “New technologies […]


Look who has joined the ZNZ

We are proud to welcome our new members from the Department of Neurology, Institute of Veterinary Physiology, Brain Research Institute, Institute of Neuroinformatics and the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. New ZNZ research group leaders: […]


Rehabilitation robotics

Robert Riener of the Sensory Motor Systems Lab talked about the assistive and therapeutic use of robotic devices at this year’s IBSA Foundation Forum. A large part of Prof. Riener’s talk at the Forum entitled […]

Research News

Learning to overcome ADHD

Neurofeedback may be used as an alternative or additional treatment for ADHD. Processes underlying this technique are, however, not fully understood. Prof. Daniel Brandeis and colleagues investigated effects of neurofeedback in ADHD patients using fMRI […]


Recent publications by ZNZ members

Read here about recent papers published by members of the Neuroscience Center Zurich. Long-term control and partial remission after initial pseudoprogression of glioblastoma by anti-PD-1 treatment with nivolumab. Neuro Oncol. 2016 Dec 29. pii: now265. […]

Research News

The root of schizophrenia

According to the dysconnection theory, the root cause of schizophrenia lies in abnormal neuromodulatory regulation of NMDA receptors. In their recently published paper, Klaas Enno Stephan and colleagues check whether new scientific data support the […]


HiFo Symposium

The Brain Research Institute (HiFo) has organized a symposium to welcome its two new Assistant Professors. Members of the Swiss neuroscience community gathered to get to know Csaba Földy and Theofanis Karayannis and to exchange […]


Phoenix Award for Zeilhofer

Prof. Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer and his group have been honored with the Phoenix-Pharmacy Research Award. The group received the award in recognition of their research on the identification of a new target for the treatment […]