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The human brain – a complex system

International congress at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf.

How does the human brain work? How do neurons and neural networks process information? These are key questions targeted by research in brain connectivity. In June, the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf thus hosted the Brain Connectivity Workshop. The annual meeting dedicated to discussing the latest approaches and findings in the field of brain connectivity studies together experts in computational neuroscience, neuroscience methodology and experimental neuroscience with a special interest in understanding the tripartite relationship between anatomical connectivity, brain dynamics and cognitive function.To facilitate exchange and discussion of ideas by a number of unique features, attendance was limited to 140 participants.

First time in Hamburg

After workshops in England, Kuba, Japan, Spain. Australia, the Netherlands, Canada, China, and the United States, the workshop took place in Hamburg for the very first time. It was organised by Prof. Claus C. Hilgetag, Prof. Andreas K. Engel, Prof. Christian Gerloff, and Hilke Petersen of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in co-operation with Prof. Klaas E. Stephan from Zurich’s ETH and university.

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