"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. 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. The public opening of the exhibition will be held at CNSR on Thursday, June 29,2023, 4:00 pm.

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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 (ACN) group. 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 June at the following email address:

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CNSR 2.0 

We are back! After extensive remodeling and reconstruction work, the CNSR has been open again since the beginning of May.

What has happened in the CNSR during this time?

After the pollutant remediation a comprehensive modernization of the corridor and several rooms took place. Three laboratories are now equipped with permanently installed air conditioning, which significantly improves experimental conditions even in hot summer months. In addition, another behavioral laboratory was set up.

A new lighting concept was implemented in the corridor and electronic displays were installed on all laboratory doors, which are directly linked to the online booking system and signal the current occupancy of the laboratory via a visual display.

Flur und Schild

We look forward to welcoming many researchers to our even more functional and modern CNSR space!

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Emotional words 

In February, a psycholinguistic cooperation project between the HULC (Dr. Johannes Gerwien), the Czech Academy of Sciences (Dr. Nikola Paillereau, Psychological Institute, Department of Cognitive Psychology) and the CNSR (Dr. Torsten Wüstenberg) started. The aim of this comparative language project is to investigate differences and similarities in the emotional perception (valence/arousal) and neural processing (fNIRS) of words. In the first phase, German and Czech native speakers in Heidelberg and Prague, will be presented with words of different emotional content, which are matched with respect to their meaning, valence and arousal. The aim of this phase is to validate and optimize the stimulus set and the valence - arousal measurement. In the second phase we will study two groups of people who speak both Czech and German, but differ in their first acquired language (L1).

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