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
Insight into Greek neuroscientists

An insight into well-k0wn Greek doctors that had a major impact in the field of Neuroscience.

Website 2015 Open URL
Ivane Beritashvili – Photo and Video Heritage

Photo and video materials related to I. Beritashvili and his experiments.

Website 2013 Open URL
Ivane Beritashvili – Photo and Video Heritage

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

Website Open URL
Iversen, Leslie L. – UK

Biography of Iversen, Leslie L. – UK
Via SfN

Document 2006 View/Download
Jáos Szentágothai and his legacy for neuroscience

Biography of of Já0s Szentágothai, a former president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and a groundbreaker in his field.

Website 2010 Open URL
Join us at the FENS Forum 2022 in Paris, France!

The FENS Forum 2022 will take place on 9-13 July 2022 in Paris, France. Further info: www.fens.org/2022

Video 2020 Join us at the FENS Forum 2022 in Paris, France!
Joint statement in support of Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes

Joint statement supporting the European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (2015)

Document 2015 View/Download
Joint statement on the use of animals for research in neuroscience

Statement regarding the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals’ Meetings of 13 September 2018 on the use of animals in neuroscience research.

Document 2018 View/Download
Katz, Sir Bernard – Germany/UK

Biography of Katz, Sir Bernard – Germany/UK
Via SfN

Document 2004 View/Download
Letter to the Guardian on the importance of primate research

A letter on the importance of animal research in neuroscience (2016)

Website 2016 Open URL
Living History – The History of Spanish Neuroscience in First Person

A series of video lectures given by living legends of Spanish neuroscience (in Spanish, with English subtitles).

Video 2018 Living History – The History of Spanish Neuroscience in First Person
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
NENS Exchange Grants online session

Are you a Master or PhD student located in Europe? Do you know about the NENS Exchange Grants? This funding opportunity of EUR 3,000 allows you to spend 1 to 3 months in another European lab to learn a new technique. Learn everything you need to know by watching this flash webinar. Organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Video 2021 NENS Exchange Grants online session
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 Committee for Higher Education and Training (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 Career Paths

Special interest event organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET) at FENS Forum 2020.

Video 2020 PLAY VIDEO
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 Committee for Higher Education and Training (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
Non-coding RNAs in Nervous System Function and Disease

Thousands of non-coding (nc)RNAs have been identified with functions in processes, such as translation regulation and RNA processing. Different classes of ncRNAs exist, including microRNAs, circRNAs and tRNAs, some of which are enriched in the nervous system and neural cells. This webinar will discuss some of the functions of these ncRNAs in the developing and adult brain and highlights how their deregulation contributes to brain trauma and disease. Webinar organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Website 2020

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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