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Brains for Brains Awardee 2016

For the seventh time, the Bernstein Association for Computational Neuroscience awarded the "Brains for Brains Young Researchers' Computational Neuroscience Award". The prize was presented during the Bernstein Conference in Berlin (October 2016).

With the Brains for Brains Award, the Bernstein Association for Computational Neuroscience honors young scientists that plan to pursue a research career in computational neuroscience and who have achieved scientific publications at a very early stage of their careers. Applications were invited from students from relevant disciplines who had at least one peer reviewed publication (as coauthor) or a peer reviewed conference abstract (as first author) that resulted from predoctoral studies and was accepted or published in 2015 or 2016.

Winner of the Brains for Brains award 2016:

Anthony Jang (Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Unit, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH))

Jang, A. I., Costa, V. D., Rudebeck, P. H., Chudasama, Y., Murray, E. A., & Averbeck, B. B. (2015). The role of frontal cortical and medial-temporal lobe brain areas in learning a Bayesian prior belief on reversals. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35(33), 11751-11760.


Brains for Brains Awardee 2016

From left to right: Ralph Hinsche (representative of the company NVIDIA GmbH, donor), awardee Anthony Jang (Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Unit, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)), Andreas Herz (Chairman of the Bernstein Association for Computational Neuroscience). Image: Bernstein Coordination Site

The award was endowed with a tablet computer and a travel grant of 2.000 Euro covering a one-week trip to Germany and individually planned visits to research institutions in Computational Neuroscience.

The award was conferred on September 23 within the framework of the Bernstein Conference 2016 in Berlin. The awardee presented his work in a short talk during the award ceremony as well as during one of the poster sessions.

Jury:

  • Jan Grewe (Tübingen)
  • Martin Rolfs (Berlin)
  • Kerstin Schwarzwälder (Jülich/Freiburg)
  • Tatjana Tchumatchenko (Frankfurt)

The award was made possible due to generous donations by:

  • NVIDIA GmbH (donation in kind)