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20 September 2013
British Neuroscience association award to Uta Frith
CFIN & MINDLab affiliated researcher, Professor Uta Frith has been awarded Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience by the British Neuroscience Association.
The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) has just announced the recipients of the BNA awards as selected by members of the BNA council, committee and Scientific Advisory Board:
Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience : Professor Uta Frith (UCL) 
The award ceremony will take place during the Christmas Symposium 'The Musical Brain' on 16th December 2013 in London. 

Professor Uta Frith has during the past 7 years been a frequent guest in Aarhus, at CFIN and MINDLab and as Aarhus University Research Foundation Guest Professor (Interacting Minds).
CONGRATULATIONS UTA.


20 September 2013
ARCADIA - funding from The VELUX Foundation to Professor Leif Østergaard
Center leader at CFIN and MINDLab, Professor Leif Østergaard has received 9.850.000 DKK from The VELUX Foundation. The grant is going to be used to uncover causes of the cognitive decline that accompanies aging and dementia.

The center's researchers have recently discovered an unexpected limitation in the brain's ability to obtain sufficient amounts of oxygen from the bloodstream - so called capillary dysfunction. With the grant from VELUX, researchers from different scientific disciplines will be able to develop advanced imaging techniques and data models that will enable the measurement of capillary dysfunction and it's role in human brain function.

In the long-term, the project will identify the molecular and cellular processes that causes the phenomenon and establish it's extent in humans. Based on this knowledge the researchers hope to illuminate how cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly can be prevented and treated.

Read more in the press release (in Danish)


1 September 2013
Morten Overgaard elected member of Young Academy of Europe
Professor and head of the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU), Morten Overgaard has been elected member of Young Academy of Europe. Young Academy of Europe (YAE) is a bottom-up initiative of a dynamic and innovative group of recognized European young scientists in the attempt to involve top young scientists in the future European research policy. The YAE is working closely with the European Research Council.

 

13 August 2013
Award for Professor Morten Overgaard
Professor Morten Overgaard, head of the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU), has received a scholarship from "Savværksejer Jeppe Juhl og Hustru Ovita Juhls Mindelegat" - DKK 100.000. The money is going to be used for research in reduced consciousness after brain damage.
Morten Overgaard will be receiving the scholarship at an event in Copenhagen on 30 August 2013.

CONGRATULATIONS!


5 July 2013
Two articles from the Interacting Minds Center among most read in June 2013 in Psychological Science
Most-read rankings in the journal of the Association for Psychological Science are recalculated at the beginning of the month and are based on full-text and pdf views. During June 2013 two articles from the Interacting Minds Center at AU are among the top-five:

  • Dimitris XygalatasPanagiotis MitkidisRonald FischerPaul ReddishJoshua SkewesArmin W. GeertzAndreas Roepstorffand Joseph Bulbulia. Extreme Rituals Promote Prosociality
  • Michael Bang PetersenDaniel SznycerAaron SellLeda Cosmidesand John Tooby. 
    The Ancestral Logic of PoliticsUpper-Body Strength Regulates Men’s Assertion of Self-Interest Over Economic Redistribution

Read more at the Association for Psychological Science's website

CONGRATULATIONS!!


1 July 2013
DINEA - Danish Integrative Neuroscience Alliance
A new collaboration between Danish researchers in psychology, neurobiology, neurology, philosophy, and engineering will work on expanding knowledge about the brain. The initiative brings researchers from 3 Danish universities together.
DINEA - Danish Integrative Neuroscience Alliance has been initiated and is led by:

  • Professor Morten Overgaard, Aarhus University and Aalborg University
    (responsible for the cognition based research).
  • Professor Jesper Mogensen, Copenhagen University
    (responsible for the neuroscientific research).

The purpose of DINEA is to promote research within cognitive neuroscience in general and research aimed at the development of truly integrative neuroscientific models in particular.

While important progress is constantly made within neuroscientific subdisciplines dealing with narrowly defined neural and/or cognitive subareas, the development of truly integrative models attempting to provide and stimulate a broader understanding of the brain and its mediation of cognitive processes is a rare occurrence. The purpose of DINEA is to encourage such a development of integrative models as well as improving the possibilities of research aimed in such a direction.

DINEA has associated research units at different universities and faculties to strengthen the integrative perspective. Thus, DINEA has access to a wide variety of experimental equipment and different areas of academic and clinical expertise.

Read more about DINEA

Read Danish press release about DINEA


16 June 2013
Hunger and Hoarding
MINDLab affiliated researcher Michael Bang Petersen and collegue Lene Aarøe, both Aarhus University, is examining communal values in a study of why resource sharing was so crucial to human survival that it became deeply engrained in our collective psyche, where it remains today. Modern social welfare policies and institutions may be simply a modern manifestation of an ancient mental strategy to coerce widespread sharing.
The study is mentioned in the Association for Psychological Science's website aps.

Read more here ...


14 June 2013
Grants from The Danish Council for Independent Research / Medical Sciences
Three MINDLab affiliated researchers has just received grants from The Danish Council for Independent Research / Medical Sciences:

  • Professor David Brooks, PET-centre, Aarhus University Hospital has received a grant for the project:
    The relationship between β-amyloid and inflammation in Mild Cognitive Impairment studied with PET
    Awarded Amount: 5,396,882 DKK
  • Associate Professor Gregers Wegener, Aarhus University, Centre for Psychiatric Research, has received a grant for the project: 
    A translational study of Toxoplasma gondii in depression: pathological mechanisms and putative intervention strategies
    Awarded Amount: 2,583,560 DKK
  • Nanna Brix Finnerup, Danish Pain Research Center, Aarhus University, Clinical Institute, has received a FSS-Pregraduate scholarship for the project:
    Eksperimentel undersøgelse af samspillet mellem gener og smerter hos raske individer
    Awarded Amount: 216,000 DKK

CONGRATULATIONS!!
Read more at: http://fivu.dk/en


21 May 2013
Analytical methods developed by mathematicians at Aarhus University have become standard in microscopy on an international level. The mathematical discipline is called stochastic geometry, and the methods are used for purposes such as analysing advanced image data from biological tissue, with a view to understanding cellular changes in brain diseases, for example.
The Centre for Stochastic Geometry and Advanced Bioimaging (CSGB) is based on interdisciplinary collaboration between Aarhus University (AU), Aalborg University (AAU) and the University of Copenhagen (KU). In addition to the Department of Mathematics (AU), the Department of Clinical Medicine (AU), the Department of Mathematical Sciences (AAU) and the Department of Computer Science (KU) are involved. 
Center leader of CSGB, Eva Bjørn Vedel Jensen is associated to MINDLab and is former coordinator of the New Neuroimaging Methods project in MINDLab.

Read about the new analytical methods at Aarhus University's website


14 May 2013
Professor Andreas Roepstorff new member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
Head of the Interacting Minds Center and CFIN/MINDLab research leader, Professor Andreas Roepstorff has been elected new member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in May 2013. Andreas Roepstorff was one of six new Danish members within the humannities/social sciences. Also four new international members were elected in 2013. New members to the Academy are elected by sitting members.

Read more at Aarhus University's website (in Danish)
Read more at the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letter's website (in Danish)


8 May 2013
PhD position available at the Danish Centre for Basal Ganglia Disease
The proposed project is focused on elucidating the effect-mechanism of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson’s disease (PD), examined by magnetoencephalography (MEG). A fundamental element of the study will be application of beamforming techniques combined with relevant statistical methods to survey changes in cortical signalling induced by DBS of deeply localised nuclei in the brain.
Application deadline: 12 June 2013 at 1 p.m. CET.

Read description and find application info here ...


March 2013
LEVYNNA interviews with Armin Geertz and Andreas Roepstorff
Interviews at LEVYNA conference Homo Experimentalis: Experimental Approaches to the Study of Religion, October 25-27, 2012, Brno, Czech Republic. Published on YouTube, March 2013. MINDLab research leaders Professor Armin Geertz and Professor Andreas Roepstorff is talking about their own research and how interdisciplinary approaches are breaking new ground within cognition research.

Watch video of Armin Geertz here ...
Watch video of Andreas Roepstorff here ...


13 March 2013
Monrad-Krohns Award 2012 to Leif Østergaard
Professor and Head of CFIN, Leif Østergaard has been awarded the Monrad-Krohns Award 2012.
Leif Østergaard will receive the award for his contributions to basic and clinical research on cerebral blood flow.
The award - diploma and NOK 40.000 - will be presented to Leif Østergaard at the annual meeting of the Norwegian Neurological Society on Wednesday 13 March 2013 in Oslo.

See press release here ... (in Danish)


7 February 2013

PhD student Jonas Lindeløv recieves EliteForsk Travel Scholarship
Jonas Lindeløv from the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) has just received The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation's EliteForsk Travel Scholarship of DKK 300.000.
Jonas Lindeløv's research is within rehabilitation of working memory after brain damage.
The prestigious award is being presented on Thursday 7 February 2013 at an event in Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket in Copenhagen with participation from the Danish Minister of Education Morten Østergaard and HRH Crown Princess Mary.

CONGRATULATIONS JONAS!
Read more here ... (in Danish)


5 February 2013
Uffe Schjødt awarded the IAPR Early Career Award 2013
The award jury of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR) has announced that the awardee for the 2013 Early Career Award has been chosen. The Early Career Award 2013 will be presented to Aarhus University and MINDLab associated researcher, Uffe Schjødt. The award will be presented to Uffe Schjødt at the IAPR conference in Lusanne, Switzerland, in August 2013.
CONGRATULATIONS.

Read more here ... 


2012


3 December 2012
PhD / Postdoc position available
A three-year PhD or postdoc position is available at the earliest possibility at Research Clinic on Gambling Disorders (RCGD), Aarhus University Hospital and Neuroinformatics, Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN), Aarhus University.

Read more here ... (to find the job posting write "Ph.d." or "Postdoc" in search field)
Application deadline: 6 January 2013
Contact: Jakob Linnet / +45 78461698


1 December 2012
Morten Overgaard, CNRU appointed Professor at Aarhus University
Head of the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU), Morten Overgaard has been appointed Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Aarhus University, starting 1 December 2012. Morten Overgaard's professorship is a 50 % position since he also holds a 50 % professorship at Aalborg University.

Read more about Morten Overgaard here ...


27 November 2012
PhD studentships at Imperial College, London
Imperial College, London are advertising some high profile international PhD studentships. If a high performing student who wants to come to London for a PhD is interested, they should contact Andrew Rice at: 
a.rice@imperial.ac.uk

Read more about the PhD studentships at Imperial College here: 
http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_21-11-2012-14-37-48


26 September 2012
Pathological Gambling project receives funding from The Danish Council for Independent Research/Social Sciences 
Associate Professor Jakob Linnet from the Research Clinic for Ludomania (http://www.forskningsklinikkenforludomani.dk/) has just received funding for the research project: Prospective testing of the Cognitive Bias Model in online poker: who develops gambling problems and who does not? The Danish Council for Independent Research/Social Sciences has granted the project DKK 2.163.139 from the pathological gambling program 2012.

Read more about the project here ... (in Danish)
Read article from Jyllands Posten here ... (in Danish)


19 September 2012
Professor Troels Staehelin Jensen receives the John J. Bonica Award
At the 14th World Congress on Pain in Milan, Italy, Professor Troels Staehelin Jensen from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital has just received the John J. Bonica Award. The award is given every second year at The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) World Congress in recognition of unique research in pain or pain treatment. Troels Staehelin Jensen received the award on 30 August 2012 for his contributions to translational pain research.

Read more here ... (in Danish)


16 July 2012
Time for the Olympics ...
Read MINDLab researchers Else-Marie Jegindø and Frederik Stjernfelt on different aspects of the Olympics:

Olympisk leg med smerte (in Danish)
http://cas.au.dk/aktuel/nyhed/artikel/olympisk-leg-med-smerte/

En semiotiker om de olympiske ringe (in Danish)
http://dac.au.dk/aktuelt/nyhed/artikel/en-semiotiker-om-de-olympiske-ringe/



5 July 2012
The MINDLab Annual Research Report 2011 is now available, and can be found here...


June 2012
International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion
Professor Armin Geertz, RCC/Aarhus University has been elected President of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion, and Associate Professor Jesper Sørensen, RCC/Aarhus University has been elected Secretary General.

The International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (IACSR) was founded in 2006. The IACSR is an interdisciplinary association, including scholars from a wide variety of disciplines in the human, social, natural and health sciences that are interested in the academic, scientific study of religious phenomena.

Read more about IACSR here ...


28 June 2012
Funding of MINDLab Researcher
MINDLab researcher Morten Overgaard, head of the Cognitive Neuroscience Reserach Unit (CNRU) has earned a reseach grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research for the project: Phenomenal Consciousness and Cognitive Motor Control

Read more here...  (in danish only)


28 June 2012

Funding of MINDLab Researcher

MINDLab researcher Uffe Schjødt, postdoc at Department of Culture and Society - Study of Religion, has earned post doctoral stipendia from the Danish Council for Independent Research for the project: Mystik og Mirakler: Når religiøse forventninger dominerer sanseoplevelsen

Read more here...  (in danish only)


22 June 2012

Research project presented at AU.dk

The MINDLab core facility MEG scanner will be used in a research project on Parkinsons patiens treated with Deep Brain Stimulation brain electrodes. The project is headed by MINDLab researcher Professor Karen Østergaard, and aims to obtain knowlegde on the neuronal communication following Deep Brain Stimulation

Read more here...   (in danish only)


20 June 2012
MINDLab affiliated researcher Uta Frith honored
It has just been announced that Professor Uta Frith is becoming an honorary Dame Commander of the British Empire. For Uta Frith it is another recognition of her outstanding scientific career, coming on top of her election, quite exceptionally, as a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society, and the conferment this week of an honorary degree from Cambridge University.
Read more here...


14 June 2012

Donald W. Benson Award for MINDLab Researcher Troels S. Jensen

Professor Troels Staehelin Jensen, head of Danish Pain Research Center, from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital, has received the renowned Donald W. Benson Award at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. Troels S. Jensen is the first danish researcher to receive this award, and he receives the award for his many years of pain research that has contributed to increased understanding of basic mechanisms of pain and especially pain conditions caused by disorders of the nervous system.

Read more here... (in danish only)


8 June 2012
PhD position available at CFIN/MINDLab
A PhD position at CFIN/MINDLab, starting 1 October 2012 is open.
Application deadline: 1 July 2012

Read description at:
http://phd-health.au.dk/fileadmin/www.phd-health.au.dk/Nyheder_opslag/Opslag_-_frist_1._juli.pdf


4 June 2012

Interacting Minds Center

The Interacting Minds project, headed by MINDLab co-director Prof. Andreas Roepstorff, has been selected as one of 5 new strategic interdisciplinary research centers at Aarhus University.

Read more here (in danish) and see the Interacting Minds Center webside here...


15 May 2012

God in the brain
MINDLab researcher Uffe Schjødt, postdoc at Department of Culture and Society - Study of Religion, is part of the radio programme Videnskabens verden, entitled Sådan ser gud ud inde i hjernen.

Listen to the programme here.


1 May 2012
Uta Frith elected foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences
Guest professor in the Interacting Minds group at CFIN, Uta Frith has been elected foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences.
On Tuesday 1 May 2012 The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Those elected bring the total number of active members to 2,152 and the total number of foreign associates to 430. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the Academy, with citizenship outside the United States.

CONGRATULATIONS UTA.

Read more about the newly elected members of The National Academy of Sciences here ...
Read more about The National Academy of Sciences here ...


10 April 2012
New article published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
Professor Morten Overgaard and post.doc Kristian Sandberg, Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) has just published a new article in the scientific journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London - Series B: Biological Sciences:
Overgaard, M. & Sandberg, K. (2012): Kinds of access: different methods for report reveal different kinds of metacognitive access, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London - Series B: Biological Sciences, 367, 1287-1296

www.cnru.dk



3 April 2012
Professor Peter Svensson receives Ingeborg og Leo Dannins Legat for Videnskabelig Forskning
MINDLab researcher, Professor Peter Svensson, AU has just received the Ingeborg og Leo Dannins Scholarship for Scientific Research. The Scholarship - 350.000 DKK - offers possibilities for starting new research within odontology.

Read more about the scholarship here ... 



24 February 2012
New journal: Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion (JCSR)
We are proud to announce the launching of the new Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion (JCSR) which is the official journal of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (IACSR).
http://www.equinoxpub.com/JCSR
Editors: Pascal Boyer, University of Washington in St. Louis, Armin W. Geertz, Aarhus University, Luther H. Martin, University of Vermont
Managing Editors: Ryan McKay, Oxford University, Dimitris Xygalatas, Aarhus University
Book review Editor: Istvan Czachesz, University of Bochum

Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion is the official journal of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (IACSR). The Association was founded in 2006 and since then has sponsored a number of international collaborative projects and biennial conferences. A subscription to the journal is included in membership.
The cognitive science of religion is a burgeoning field that finds itself in the center of cross-disciplinary research. Cognition is understood in a variety of ways from bottom-up to top-down models and theories. New insights into cognition, culture and religion are being discovered, new ways of doing research are being established and new methodologies and technologies are being used in the cognitive science of religion. The number of scholars and scientists working in this exciting field are expanding exponentially, and the journal provides a cutting-edge publication channel for this field.

The editors will consider the following types of original papers:

    • General and research articles (maximum 6,000 words)
    • Research reports (up to 4,000 words)
    • Short Reports (up to 2,500 words)
    • Commentaries, Addenda, and Book Reviews (up to 1,500 words)
    • Invited target articles (up to 8,000 words)

Frequency: Continuous online publication comprising 2 issues per volume year
Please do consider sending your manuscripts to the journal. Submission information as well as subscription information is found at the journal website.


23 February 2012
Visiting the Minister
MINDLab and Religion, Cognition and Culture (RCC) researchers Dimitris Xygalatas and Panos Mitkidis visited Dr. Rajesh Jeetah, Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology during their recent expedition to Mauritius. The Minister was informed about the project on Ritual and Prosociality recently conducted in Mauritius by researchers from AU, Victoria University New Zealand, and Masaryk University, Czech Republic. This project is part of Dimitris Xygalatas’ research on “Extreme Rituals”, funded by the Velux core research group Technologies of the Mind.

Read more here ...



20 February 2012
New article in Current Biology
CFIN researcher Daniel Campbell-Meiklejohn and collegues have just published a new article in the scientific journal Current Biology:
Structure of orbitofrontal cortex predicts social influence
In research funded by the Danish National Research Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, scientists at New York University, Aarhus University and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL (University College London) have identified the first measure to predict how an individual will react to social pressure.

Read press release here ...
Current Biology here ...



17 January 2012
Danskernes Akademi
MINDLab affiliated researcher Rikke Beese Dalby from Centre of Psychiatric Research, Aarhus University Hospital, has been filmed for Danskernes Akademi, giving a talk on depression.
The talk can now be found at DR2's website here ...



January 2012
Funding for 3 MINDLab related projects from AU
Aarhus University and the Aarhus University Research Foundation have decided to donate 13 mio. DKK to fund 30 new socalled Project Developments. The money will provide the applicants with possibilities to develop and test research ideas over a period of two years.
Among the projects that has received funding are three MINDLab related projects:

  • Revolutionizing Foreign Language Learning by Neurofeedback Assisted Emulation of the Brain: an Interdiscipinary Project Applicant: Alexandra Regina Kratschmer, Institut for Æstetik og Kommunikation
  • Imaging the obesity epidemic: Cortical processing of liking, wanting and homeostatic regulation in minipigs
    Applicant: Anne M. Landau, Institut for Klinisk Medicin
  • Pain-Face Matrix
    Applicant: Peter Svensson, Institut for Odontologi

Read more here ... 


2011

29 December 2011
New article published in Trends in Cocnitive Sciences
Professor Morten Overgaard, Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) has just published a new article: 
Cognitive and non-cognitive conceptions of consciousness
in the scientific journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 

Read more at: http://www.cell.com/trends/cognitive-sciences/newarticles



10 November 2011
Comment published in The Lancet
Professor Morten Overgaard, Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) has just published a comment on:
Measurements of consciousness in the vegetative state
in The Lancet.

Read the comment at:
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/onlinefirst



November 6, 2011
Position as Group leader, Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is available at CFIN/MINDLab. Application deadline is January 6, 2012. 

Apply and find the full announcement text here...


June 30, 2011
MINDLab researcher receives funding from Det Frie Forskningsråd | Kultur og Kommunikation (FKK).
MINDLab researcher Frederik Axel Stjernfelt has just received funding from Det Frie Forskningsråd | Kultur og Kommunikation (FKK) for the project:
Joint Diagrammatical Reasoning in Language.

Read more here ... (in Danish)


June 26, 2011
The film 'Unity through Culture' that has been produced by researchers in the MINDLab Agency project, has received 2 prizes at the RAI international festival of ethnographic film in London: "The Intangible Culture Film Prize" and "The Richard Werbner Award" (for complementarity of film and written work).
 
Read more here...

May 3, 2011
MINDLab researchers have published a paper on "Synchronized arousal between performers and related spectators in a fire-walking ritual" in the prestigious scientific journal PNAS.

See the abstract here...

Read more here...


April 11, 2011
MINDLab researchers have published a paper on "Impact of Emotion on Consciousness: Positive Stimuli Enhance Conscious Reportability" in the prestigious scientific journal PLoS ONE.

Read abstract here...

Article at videnskab.dk here (danish)...



April 8, 2011
A number of positions are available, in the new EU network TESIS, headed by MINDLab co-director Andreas Roepstorff. See http://www.tesis-itn.eu/recruitment.htm.

See the description of job openings here...


19 February 2011
MINDLab "Cognition and Memory" researchers from CON AMORE present their research in layman danish in "Danskernes Akademi". Follow the links to see the presentations by Dorthe Berntsen ("Hvad er selvbiografisk hukommelse", "Spontane og traumatiske erindringer"), by Annette Bohn ("Børns livshistorier") and Peter Krøjgaard ("Barndomsamnesi? -de tidligste erindringer").

See the other podcast archives (danish only) here...


9 Februar 2011
Morten Overgaard, head of the CNRU research group, has been appointed Professor of Neuropsychology at Aalborg University.

An important idea with the professorship is to create a new masters program in Cognitive Neuroscience. This will form a formal collaboration between Aarhus University and Aalborg University.

Read more about Morten Overgaard and CNRU


7 February 2011
MINDLab and the UNIK-grant has been described by The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.

Read more here (danish)...


3 February 2011
Several MINDLab associate researchers will be giving lectures at Folkeuniversitetet "The Danish University Extension", in a serie of lectures on "Hjernens Gåde".

Read more here (in danish)...


27 January 2011
MINDLab associate researcher Daniel Campbell-Meiklejohn has been honoured at the annual EliteForsk-pris ceremony in Copenhagen.

Daniel has received funding from the Sapere Aude Career Program for his research in social and cognitive neuroscience with the project: The neurobiology of observational learning: discovery with model-based fMRI toward new clinical markers of cognitive ability.
Read more at: http://eliteforsk.dk/modtagere/prismodtagere-2011/sapere-aude-karriereprogram-ung-eliteforsker/daniel-campbell-meiklejohn/ (in Danish)

Read more about the EliteForsk initiative at: http://eliteforsk.dk/om-eliteforsk (in Danish)


19 January 2011
MINDLab Opening Symposium was a well-visited and successfull event. MINDLab management thanks all researchers for contributing to a very fruitfull meeting.

Posters, presented at the Symposium can be seen here...

Read press coverage at UNIVERS here... (in danish)


2010

17 December 2010
MINDLab associate PhD-student at CFIN, Micah Allen has received the Mind & Life Institute’s 2010‐2011 Francisco J. Varela Research Award, on $15,000 for his research project: Neural Plasticity and Mental Training: A longitudinal fMRI study of Contemplative Traditions.

Read more here...


16 December 2010
MINDLab associate postdoctoral fellow at CFIN, Daniel Campbell-Meiklejohn has received DKK 3.151.742 as a high-prestigious and highly competitive Sapere-Aude grant, with the project: The neurobiology of observational learning: discovery with model-based fMRI toward new clinical markers of cognitive ability.

15 December 2010
MINDLab associate researcher Dr. oecon. Børge Obel is head of the new Interdisciplinary Centre for Organizational Architecture ICOA.

Read more here...

6 December, 2010
Between November 30th and December 3rd 2010, an inter-disciplinary and internationally-collaborative experimental team met at CFIN to complete an experimental study funded by the European Neuroscience and Society Network [link: http://www.neurosocieties.eu/], and with scanning facilities and overheads provided by the Center for Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN/MINDLab).

The experiment was conducted by Melissa M. Littlefield (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Des Fitzgerald (London School of Economics and Political Science), and James Tonks (University of Exeter), with local collaborators Martin Dietz, Kasper Knudsen and Andreas Roepstorff. With scanning now complete, data analysis will begin in the new year, and results should be reported shortly thereafter.

Read more here...


25 November, 2010
MINDLab associate researcher (Cognition, Language and Music) professor Frederik Stjernfelt has been awarded with Dansk Magisterforenings Humanistiske Forskningspris on DKK 50.000. He receives the price for his research in what signs and patterns means for our thinking, where he is working in a interdisciplinary field between humanities, social sciences and natur sciences.

Read more here (in Danish only)...


2 November, 2010
MINDLab Co-director, professor Andreas Roepstorff has received a grant (5 mill DKR) from the Velux Foundation for the project Technologies of the Mind

Read more here (in danish only)...


11 Oktober 2010
Niels Bohr Visiting Professor and MINDLab researcher Chris Frith and Interacting MINDs researcher Daniel Campbell-Meicklejohn has received a Lundbeck grant for a research project: "A Clinical Measure of Social Interaction".


1 September 2010
MINDLab Co-director Andreas Roepstorff appointed to be Professor (MSO), in brain and cognition research. The professorship is split between Center for Functional Integrativ Neuroresearch (CFIN) at Faculty of Health Sciences and Institute for Antropology, Archeology and Lingvistics at Faculty of Humanities.

Read more here (in danish only)


13 July 2010
Professor Leif Østergaard appointed new member of The Danish Council for Research Policy

Director of MINDLab, Professor Leif Østergaard has been appointed new member of the Danish Council for Research Policy. The Danish Council for Research Policy (DCRP) gives the Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation research policy advice. The Council's responsibilities generally include advice on Danish and international research policy for the benefit of society. The Council consists of a chairman and eight members, all appointed by the Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation. On 2 July 2010 five new members have been appointed - among these Professor Leif Østergaard.

Read more here (in Danish)...


4 June 2010
MINDLab researcher Lene Vase receives a researcher prize from the Faculty of Social Sciences         

Ass. professor Lene Vase from Institute of Psychology receives the prize for her work on the influence of negative thoughts and expectations on the placebo-effect.

Read more here...



28 May 2010
Postdoctoral Scolar Uffe Schjødt receives the Aarhus University Research Foundation’s PhD prize
At the annual prize event in the Aarhus University Aula, Postdoctoral Scolar Uffe Schjødt receives the Aarhus University Research Foundation’s PhD prize. 

Read more here ... (in Danish)
Read more here ... (in English)



8 February 2010
Morten Overgaard in DR P1 Morgen
MINDLab researcher and head of the CNRU research group Morten Overgaard who recently received a big ERC grant for the Mindrehab Project participated in the DR morning radio show P1 Morgen commenting on new research results about communicating with patients in a vegetative state.

Hear radio show here ... 
(interview with Morten Overgaard starts approximately 40 minutes into the show)

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