FENS facilitates the dissemination of scientific information through a series of online resources, available to all.

Browse the directory below and access a vast array of online materials, including position papers, training and career development materials, outreach and advocacy resources.

Title Description Type Year
Living History — The History of Spanish Neuroscience in First Person

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Video 2020 Living History — The History of Spanish Neuroscience in First Person
Luciani, Luigi – Italy

Biography of Luciani, Luigi – Italy
Via IBRO

Document 2012 View/Download
Lugaro, Ernesto – Italy

Biography of Lugaro, Ernesto – Italy
Via IBRO

Document 2012 View/Download
Meetings

One of the key pillars of FENS is the organisation of meetings, which provide a wide range of learning, networking and professional development opportunities for our members.

Document 2021 View/Download
Menzel, Randolf – Germany

Biography of Menzel, Randolf – Germany
Via SfN

Document 1996 View/Download
Nansen, Fridtjof – 0rway

Biography of Nansen, Fridtjof – 0rway
Via Bock O. & Helle K.B.

Document 2017 View/Download
Neuroanatomical Histology

Website examining the history of Romanian neurology and psychiatry: understanding the connection between science, political ideals and national contexts, both at a regional and international level.

Website 2010 Open URL
Neurolaw: A New Frontier – Corpus Curiosum (Series II)
What would a future look like in which neuroscience is incorporated into our legal system? As our knowledge of the human brain grows, so do the ways we can apply neuroscience to different facets of research and society. Neurolaw aims to use our understanding of the brain to create more equitable policies and to advance justice. Rapid technological and scientific achievements pave the way for this growing interdisciplinary field. This talk by Mikayla Dilbeck will introduce the ways neurolaw has started to influence policy, neuroethics, and possibilities for the future.
The Corpus Curiosum series was produced with the support of FENS-CHET.
Video 2020 Neurolaw: A New Frontier – Corpus Curiosum (Series II)
Neuroportraits

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Website Open URL
Neuroscience by caricature

Website examining caricatures and satirical cartoons which have a long history of use in art and neuroscience

Website 2010 Open URL
Neuroscience by Caricature

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Website Open URL
Neuroscience in British Literature

Online exhibition exploring the intersection of neuroscience and British literature.

Website 2016 Open URL
Neuroscience in Georgia

Full information regarding past and present Neuroscience research in Georgia.

Website 2018 Open URL
Neurosciences and History in Images

Online audio-visual display of the Spanish Society of Neurology’s museum and historical archive (MAH SEN).

Website 2013 Open URL
Neurosciences in-formation: a visual history of Galvanism

Interactive website in which the visual representation of Galvanism in the late 18th and early 19th century illustrations allow to navigate the history of this practice.

Website 2016 Open URL
Neurosexism and the Brain – Corpus Curiosum (Series II)
The ‘Hunt the Sex Difference’ agenda has informed brain research brain for decades, if not centuries. This talk by Dr Gina Rippon aims to demonstrate how a fixed belief in differences between ‘male’ and ‘female’ brains can narrow and even distort the research process. This can include the questions that are asked, the methodology selected and the analytical pipeline. It can also powerfully inform the interpretation of results and the ‘spin’ used in the public communication of such research.
The Corpus Curiosum series was produced with the support of FENS-CHET.
Video 2020 Neurosexism and the Brain – Corpus Curiosum (Series II)
New Neurons in the adult Brain – Corpus Curiosum (Series II)
The adult brain is capable of undergoing neuronal plasticity at different levels ranging from molecular changes to circuit modifications. Until the early 90s, the general rule was that the mammals’ central nervous system lacked the ability to generate new neurons upon birth. It is now clear that the hippocampus, the structure in the brain involved in learning and memory, produces dentate granule cells throughout the lifespan. Adult neurogenesis can be shaped by physical exercise, experience, aging and disease. A talk by Dr Mariela Trinchero.
Video 2020 New Neurons in the adult Brain – Corpus Curiosum (Series II)
Newport Langley, John – UK

Biography of Newport Langley, John – UK
Via IBRO

Document 2012 View/Download
Olga Vinogradova (1929-2001): role of the hippocampus in selection and registration of information

Project funded under the FENS call for history of neuroscience projects.

Website Open URL
Olga Viogradova (1929-2001): role of the hippocampus in selection and registration of information

Collection of all the scientific achievements of Olga Vi0gradova and coverage of the facts of her biography.

Website 2017 Open URL
Online workshop: Running a Brain Awareness Week event in 2021

This workshop aims to provide neuroscientists with useful tips to plan an event for Brain Awareness Week 2021, from writing a successful proposal for Brain Awareness Week to running an engaging outreach event, both online and in-person.

Workshop organised by the FENS Communication Committee with the support of the Dana Foundation.

Video 2020 Online workshop: Running a Brain Awareness Week event in 2021
Open Letter on recent developments in science in the US

An open letter from FENS on recent developments in science in the US

Document 2017 View/Download
Outreach & Advocacy

FENS aims to increase public awareness about the benefits of brain research.

Document 2021 View/Download
Oxford Sparks: You’ve Got a Nerve

Most of us take movement and balance for granted, and it’s only when something goes wrong that we realise how complicated it is. In the early 1900s, an Oxford researcher called Charles Sherrington examined microscope slides of muscles, nerves, the spine and the brain and traced the connections between them. Using this box of slides, he built up a picture of how muscles are controlled. Some diseases can damage nerve cells and affect muscle control. Researchers today still use the basic principles established by Sherrington to investigate how to fix these problems.

Video 2014 Oxford Sparks: You’ve Got a Nerve
Pavlov’s wayward pupil: full of twists and turns Jerzy Koorski’s life

Short documentary movie on Jerzy Koorski, well-known Polish neuroscientist.

Video 2018 Pavlov’s wayward pupil: full of twists and turns Jerzy Koorski’s life
Pavlov’s wayward pupil: full of twists and turns Jerzy Konorski’s life

History of Neuroscience project supported by Federation of European Neuroscience Societies Łukasz Bijoch in cooperation with Dr. Małgorzata Borczyk under the supervision of Dr. Rafał Czajkowski The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences.

Video 2020 Pavlov’s wayward pupil: full of twists and turns Jerzy Konorski’s life
Peters, Alan – UK

Biography of Peters, Alan – UK
Via IBRO

Document 2012 View/Download
Pioneers of neuroscience in Poland

Biographies of pioneers of Polish neurology and neuroscience living in the 19th century and early 20th century

Website 2017 Open URL
Portraits of European Neuroscientists

A collection of portraits of European neuroscientists.

Website 2010 Open URL
Postdocs Share: Moving From Europe to the United States

“Postdocs Share: Moving From Europe to the United States” an article by Alicia Puscian, Kevin Kenna, Marina Vidaki.

Website 2019 Open URL
Prof. Colin Blakemore – Two Eyes, One World: A Brief History of Binocular Vision

Professor Colin Blakemore (Professor of Neuroscience & Philosophy, Director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses School of Advanced Study, University of London) on “Two Eyes, One World: A Brief History of Binocular Vision”, at the FENS History Seminar on “History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex”, organised at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 12 May 2015, by Prof. Zoltan Molnar.

Video 2016 Prof. Colin Blakemore – Two Eyes, One World: A Brief History of Binocular Vision
Prof. Gordon Shepherd – Creating Modern Neuroscience
Professor Gordon M Shepherd (Department of Neurobiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA) on “Creating Modern Neuroscience: How Do We Compare Today with the Revolutionary 1950s?”, at the FENS History Seminar on “History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex”, organised at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 12 May 2015, by Prof. Zoltan Molnar.
Video 2017 Prof. Gordon Shepherd – Creating Modern Neuroscience
Prof. Marco Piccolino – Vision and the senses in the work of Galileo Galilei

Professor Marco Piccolino (Italian Institute of Neurosciences University of Ferrara, Italy) on “Vision and the senses in the work of Galileo Galilei”, at the FENS History Seminar on “History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex”, organised at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 12 May 2015, by Prof. Zoltan Molnar.

Video 2017 Prof. Marco Piccolino – Vision and the senses in the work of Galileo Galilei
Prof. Richard Brown – Le Gros Clark versus Zuckerman: what were their disagreements?

Professor Richard Brown (Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie, University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) on “Le Gros Clark versus Zuckerman: what were their disagreements?”, at the FENS History Seminar on “History of Understanding of the Cerebral Cortex”, organised at St John’s College, University of Oxford, on 12 May 2015, by Prof. Zoltan Molnar.

Video 2017 Prof. Richard Brown – Le Gros Clark versus Zuckerman: what were their disagreements?
promo wineu

Promo of: Untold stories: the Women Pioneers of Neuroscience in Europe, the film and the website.

Video 2017 promo wineu
Ranvier, Louis – France

Biography of Ranvier, Louis – France
Via IBRO

Document 2012 View/Download
Rediscovering Hibernation: Research of the Belgrade School of Physiology

Biography of the Sorbone graduate and member of several national academies of sciences, the Serbian scientist, Professor Jean Giaja (Ivan Djaja).

Website 2015 Open URL
Running a Brain Awareness Week event

Find useful resources to run a Brain Awareness Week event: organisation tips, ideas and inspirations.

Document 2020 View/Download
Science & Society: Parkinson’s Disease

This video “Parkinson’s Disease” explores Parkinson’s disease, a complex, progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement.This educational video is part of the ‘Science & Society’ series developed by EBC in partnership with FENS.

Video 2020 Science & Society: Parkinson’s Disease
Simarro, Luis – Spain

Biography of Simarro, Luis – Spain
Via IBRO

Document 2012 View/Download