Thu, 10/25/2018
Public Event
Main Building, Room W0-135

Increasingly, research in comparative cognition demonstrates that many small brained insects exhibit elaborated experience dependent behaviours, once through to be exclusive to vertebrates. Why these seemingly sophisticated cognitive abilities evolve and how they are implemented in the brain are open questions. Here I will illustrate how cognitive phenomena can be deconstructed using behavioural experiments and computational modelling in bees and flies. Do bees really solve the travelling salesman problem? Do fruit flies exhibit swarm intelligence? This research highlights the need to redefine current hypotheses about the evolution of brains, cognition and sociality, using a bottom up approach from behavioral ecology to cognitive neurosciences.

Fri, 10/26/2018 - Sun, 10/28/2018
Public Event
16:00 - 19:00

A science hackathon where aspiring entrepreneurs and cutting-edge researchers come together to unfold their joint potential.

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Mon, 10/29/2018
Public Event

„Gesund arbeiten im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung“
Wo liegen die Arbeitsgestaltungspotenziale aus Sicht von Beschäftigten und Unternehmensvertretern?

Mon, 10/29/2018
Public Event
Building X, X-E0-230

Title: "Identifying the nature of preparatory inhibition using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation”

Julie Duque, from Louvain/Belgium, is known for a new experimental technique in which she stimulates the two halves of motor cortex with TMS simultaneously. This method allows her to “read out”, through measuring the effects of stimulation on muscle activation, trial-by-trial effects of experimental manipulations on the coordination of the motor cortices in two hemispheres.

Wed, 12/05/2018
Public Event
18:00 - 21:00
Marta Herford, Goebenstraße 2-10, 32052 Herford

In Conversation at Marta Herford: Professor Dr. Volker Dürr (Biological Cybernetics group) and Marta museum curator Ann Kristin Kreisel will give a tour through the exhibition “Kreaturen nach Maß” (Custom-Made Creatures)