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  • Escolab 2018 – From feeling to perception: illusion or (virtual) reality

    On November 22nd, the Institute opened the doors of its laboratories to high school students. The activity was part of the municipal program Escolab, which aims to show high school students the research carried out in the most leading research centers in the country. The......

  • INPhINIT fellowship programme 2019

    The INPhINIT fellowship programme 2019 is now open and accepting applications. The 16 calls from the UB Institute of Neurosciences can be found through this link. This call is a la Caixa Foundation doctoral fellowship programme devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top......

  • Precision neuroengineering enables reproduction of complex brain-like functions in vitro

    One of the most important and surprising traits of the brain is its ability to reconfigure dynamically the connections to process and respond properly to stimuli. Researchers from Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan) and the University of Barcelona, using neuroengineering tools, have created in vitro neural......

Research Areas

NEUROBIOLOGY AND NEUROPHARMACOLOGY

How is the information processed in the chemical synapsis? Which factors determine brain plasticity and neuronal development?

PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES

Did you know that neurodegenerative diseases are one of the main causes of disability and loss of quality of life?

COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

Which are the brain mechanisms underlying cognitive functions? How can we improve cognitive processes in healthy aging?

COGNITION, BEHAVIOUR AND COMPUTATION

Is it possible to represent with empirical data and computation techniques the cognitive processes which enable perception, analysis and decision-making?

CLINICAL AND APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

How can we identify and treat psychological disorders to give way to social inclusion of people affected by this conditions?

NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY

Which new therapies are effective in treating nervous system diseases like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or Parkinson’s disease?

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