CNSR receives further funding 

The CNSR has received a grant of € 136,530 from the FoF 4 Research Council. We will use these funds to expand our actiCHAMP EEG system from 64 to 128 channels and to procure the peripheral physiology extension module NIRxWINGS for the fNIRS systems at the CNSR.

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CNSR Python-Toolbox Release 

Starting today, we are pleased to offer all users of the CNSR a Python-based toolbox for the analysis of the psycho-physiological data we collect. The cnsr-package includes a set of Jupyter notebook templates created by Dr. Daniel Holt (AE General Psychology) and Dr. Torsten Wüstenberg (CNSR) that contain basic functions for quality control, artifact cleaning, and feature extraction in EEG, fNIRS, EDA, EMG, and ECG data. The cnsr-package is available through Conda-Forge and PyPi. In this context, we would like to especially thank Dr. Dominic Kempf from the Scientific Software Center (SSC) at Heidelberg Universtity, who played a major role in the implementation of the CNSR toolbox. Information about download and installation can be found here.

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CNSR at BuGa 2023 

As part of the presentation of Heidelberg University at this year's Federal Garden Show in Mannheim, the CNSR will demonstrate selected neurophysiological procedures and present the work of our Core Facility to visitors of the BuGa on September 30 and October 01 in the U-Hall in Spinelli Park (Red Arrow).

Plann des Spinelli-Parks

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"Science in the City" in CNSR 

3DMM2O exibition

As part of the Science in the City weeks initiated by the city of Heidelberg an exhibition of the Cluster of Excellence 3D MATTER MADE TO ORDER will take place at the CNSR from July 03 - 28. It is about 3D printing on micro, meso and macro scale and how to make 3D structures across many scales using different 3D printing techniques. In addition to the exhibits, workshops on various 3D printing topics will be offered.

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Open Science workshop in CNSR 

Open Science

We are pleased to announce a workshop on Open Science with Dr. David Mehler (Head of the Applied Computational Neuroscience group of Aachen University, In the context of the replication crisis in the life sciences, the open science approach and in particular the pre-registration of proposed research projects has gained tremendous importance. The workshop will provide participants with the concepts of open science as well as practical skills to pre-register their studies.

Date: 16th and 17th of October 2023

Location: Core Facility for Neuroscience of Self-Regulation (CNSR), Hauptstr. 47-51, 69117 Heidelberg

Preliminary Topics:
DAY 1 (Monday, 16.10.2023) 10am to 4pm
- Reproducibility/Replicability issues
- Overview of preregistration and Registered Reports (RR) formats and requirements
- Adequate power analysis (theory and tutorial)
- Hands on session

DAY 2 (Tuesday, 17.10.2023) 10am to 4pm
-Follow-up discussion on peer-reviewed preregistrations
- Dealing with “null findings” (theory and tutorial)
- Bayesian sequential sampling designs
- Measurement reliability
- Hands on session

Please register by the end of September at the following email address:

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