06.03.2017-09.03.2017 Jena, Germany
Website of the previous Summer School: RESUS
 Kathrin Wiese, Géza Gergely Ambrus, Catarina Amado
Prof. Dr. Gyula Kovács
Géza Gergely Ambrus, PhD
Catarina Amado, MSc
Charlotta Eick, MSc
Kathrin Wiese
The temporal context of face perception

Predictive processes in the brain

vMMN mechanisms

Number processing in the brain

The hierarchy and parallelity of the visual face processing network

Body processing

The role of visual noise in perception 

BDNF and memory

Implicit learning in the brain
The dominant view on the cortical neural processing for a very long time was that the incoming sensory information is passed to higher order processing units within a strongly hierarchical cascade. Such systems are typically dominated by the feedforward or bottom-up connections and complemented by heavy lateral connections between units of the similar hierarchical levels. However, the importance of cortical feedback connections, rooting in higher-level areas and targeting lower-level ones is demonstrated by extensive works in anatomy, neurophysiology and specifically in brain imaging in the last two decades. It is generally accepted that these feedback connections convey several modulatory effects, higher-order representations and also have strong cognitive influences on the earlier processing units. Top-down effect include, among others, the influence of spatial and temporal contexts, of attention, predictions and expectations, learning and memory, as well as task and motor behavior related changes on the lower-level processing stages. In the last decades feedback mechanisms became a widely studied phenomenon in systemic and cognitive neurosciences as well as in cognitive and experimental psychology. The aim of COFEES is to bring together eminent researchers from the USA, the UK, and Europe with students of a broad range of disciplines to teach and discuss current views on feed-back related mechanisms. The speakers are experts in clinical, computational, single-cell, EEG/MEG/ERP and neuroimaging studies. We expect that COFEES will give a unique opportunity to present, discuss, and integrate cutting-edge research on this important phenomenon of the CNS.
TMS Laboratory
List of speakers 
Keynote speakers:  
Sabine Kastner (Princeton, NJ, USA) and Pascal Fries (ESI, Frankfurt, D)  

1.Moshe Bar (Bar Ilan Univ, Ramat-Gan, Il)  
2.Mark Greenlee - Gregor Volberg (Univ. Regensburg, Regensburg, D)  
3.Zoe Kourtzi (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK)  
4. Gyula Kovács (FSU, Jena, D) 
5. Jean-Philippe Lachaux (INSERM, Lyon, Fr)  
6. Daniel Marguiles (Max Plack Inst. Leipzig, D)  
7. Lars Muckli (Univ. Glasgow, Glasgow, UK)  
8. Uta Noppeney (Univ. Birmingham, Birmingham, UK)  
9. Brigitte Roeder (Univ. Hamburg, Hamburg, D)  
10. Pieter Roelfsema (Ned. Inst. Neurosci, Amsterdam, NL) 
11. Philipp Sterzer (Charite, Berlin, D)  
12. Zoltan Vidnyánszky (Hung. Acad. Sci. Budapest, H) 
13. Michael Wibral (Univ. Frankfurt, Frankfurt, D)  
14. István Winkler, (Hung. Acad. Sci, Budapest, H)