In the Spotlight

Neurobiology of Intelligence

Prof. Denis Burdakov views the brain as a series of logic gates that can be described in mathematical models. He tests these ideas at the Department of Health Sciences and [...]

October 1, 2018

Adult neurogenesis in mice and men

Two studies published in high impact journals have recently reported contradicting results about the ability of the adult human brain to continue to produce new neurons. This [...]

July 1, 2018

A fresh look at neuroradiology

Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Stippich is the new chairman of the Department of Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Zurich. He started his position in January 2018. We [...]

March 1, 2018

Social behavior effects of ecstasy

Ecstasy is a social club drug that enhances open interactions with others. A new study by Michael Wunderli and Prof. Boris Quednow of the Psychiatric University Hospital [...]

December 3, 2017

Big role for microRNAs

Gerhard Schratt started his professorship in Systems Neuroscience at the ETH Zurich this August. He was previously at the University of Heidelberg, where he had his first [...]

October 1, 2017

Understanding stress

Johannes Bohacek has recently been appointed Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience and has started his new position on July 1 at ETH [...]

July 2, 2017

Sleep against neurodegeneration?

Poor sleep is correlated with higher risk of neurodegenerative disease, but can better sleep prevent or reverse disease? This is what Dr. Daniela Noain of the Neurology [...]

April 2, 2017

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 [...]

December 9, 2016

Motivation in healthy aging

The Oxford/McGill/ZNZ collaborative project “Motivating change, changing motivation: A neuroscientific examination of effort evaluation and engagement in healthy older [...]

September 10, 2016

Novel biomarker for AD

With the rapidly progressing development of therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) treatment, comes the need for sensitive diagnostics. Within the Oxford-McGill-ZNZ [...]

June 7, 2016

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