2015 Symposium Program/Agenda


Tuesday, March 17th, 2015, 6.00pm – 9.30pm (Silchersaal)

Festive Evening: Freiheit, Wille und Gehirn / Freedom, Will and the Brain
with Lüder Deecke, Niels Birbaumer, Johannes Dichgans and Johannes Fried (angefragt)

Music: Olga Šroubková, EMCY Awardee (violin)


Wednesday, March 18th, 2015, 9.00am – 5.40pm (Alois Alzheimer Auditorium) 

Symposium: Transient Dynamic Brain States – From Basic Research To Clinical Applications
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Calwerstrasse 14, D – 72076 Tübingen, Germany

Get together with tea and coffee

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks
Andreas Fallgatter, MD, University Hospital of Tübingen, Germany
Arnold Mandell, MD, UCSD, La Jolla, USA

Niels  Birbaumer, PhD, University of Tübingen & Ospedale San Camillo, IRCCS, Venice, Italy
Transient Dynamic Brain States – From Basic Research to Clinical Applications

Hal Weinberg, PhD, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
The Beginning of a New Look in the Understanding of Brain Function

Coffee Break

Margot Taylor, PhD, Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
MEG Indices of Cognitive Development: Focusing on Executive Functions in Children with Autism

Stephen E. Robinson, PhD, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Bethesda, USA
Connectivity Differences among Schizophrenics, Unaffected Siblings, and Normal Control Subjects Revealed by MEG Transfer Entropy Analysis

12.50pm – 2pm
Lunch Break

Matthew Brookes, PhD, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Measures of Neural Network Complexity in Neurodevelopment and Schizophrenia

Michael Wibral, PhD, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Neural Information Dynamics in Psychiatric and Neurologic Disorders

Christian Meisel, MD, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Bethesda, USA
Sleep, Criticality and Optimal Information Processing in Cortical Networks

Coffee Break

Lüder Deecke, MD, University of Vienna, Austria
Getting Ready for Action – The Course of the Bereitschaftspotential from Limbic to Supplementary and Primary Motor Areas via Motor Loops

Surjo R. Soekadar, MD, University Hospital of Tübingen, Germany
Bereitschaftskomplexität: New Approaches to Image Complexity of Dynamic Brain Activity

& Outlook / Concluding remarks

End of symposium