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
100 Years of Microglia

The symposium, 100 Years of Microglia tooks place as a webinar. It celebrated one century of microglial research through a series of plenary lectures on selected topics in brain physiology and pathology.

Event sponsored by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Video 2019

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ALBA interview series on diversity in brain sciences

The ALBA Network interviewed neuroscientists from all over the globe on their research and their experience of diversity in brain sciences.

Video 2020 ALBA interview series on diversity in brain sciences
Are Mental Disorders Malfunctions of the Brain? – Corpus Curiosum (Series I)

What are in fact mental disorders? The problems faced in psychiatry have led researchers to reflect on the conceptualisation of mental disorders. Thus, some authors have argued for a neurocentric conceptualisation, suggesting to understand them as, precisely, brian disorders. However, this view implies some problems difficult to solve and reconcile to current data

Video 2020 Are Mental Disorders Malfunctions of the Brain? – Corpus Curiosum (Series I) Open URL
Balancing family with a successful career in neuroscience (FKNE opinion article published in EJN)

Opinion article produced by FENS-Kavli Scholars (FKNE), and published in the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN).

Website 2016 Open URL
Broca and Wernicke are dead, or moving past the classic model of language neurobiology – Corpus Curiosum (Series III)

Talk by Dr Pascale Tremblay, Université Laval

The claim that “Language is special,” and thus encapsulated in a specialized language network, has informed cognitive neuroscience research since pioneer work of researchers in the late 19 th century. This talk aims to provide a snapshot of the state of knowledge in language neurobiology with a focus on demonstrating the failure of this classical viewpoint to capture the essence of contemporary language neurobiology and demonstrate how this viewpoint, which remains dominant to this day, has contributed to maintaining a narrow empirical and theoretical research focus and to perpetuating a disconnect between common understanding of language neurobiology and the actual state of knowledge in the field.

The Corpus Curiosum series was produced with the support of FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET)

Video 2021 Broca and Wernicke are dead, or moving past the classic model of language neurobiology – Corpus Curiosum (Series III)
Collaboration in neuroscience: the young PI perspective (FKNE opinion article published in EJN)

Opinion article produced by FENS-Kavli Scholars (FKNE), and published in the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN).

Website 2016 Open URL
Core Competencies in European Graduate Neuroscience Training

Developed by the FENS Committee on Higher Education and Training (CHET) in cooperation with the SfN Neuroscience Training Committee (NTC), the Core Competencies in European Graduate Neuroscience Training are meant as guidance for:

– faculty and programmes that develop and evaluate the training they provide to students,

– trainees to assess the skills they have acquired in a MSc or PhD programme, track their progress, or provide awareness of the requirements for potential future training opportunities.

Website 2019 Open URL
Creating Clear and Informative Figures for Scientific Publications

Learn how to identify and fix common problems with figures in scientific publications with this FENS Friday webinar organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET) and the Communication Committee.

Video 2021 Creating Clear and Informative Figures for Scientific Publications
Credibility in Neuroscience

In this special event, we will hear about credibility initiatives that have the potential to increase the reproducibility, replicability, and reliability neuroscience research, which will not only benefit scientific progress in the long-run, but also address a major cause for the poor mental health of research. Organised at FENS Forum 2020 by the British Neuroscience Association and FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

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Credibility in Neuroscience – Corpus Curiosum (Series I)

Are most published research findings false? Why should we care? And is there anything we can do about it?

Video 2020 Credibility in Neuroscience – Corpus Curiosum (Series I)
Crisis of Reproducibility

This workshop covers the wide-ranging issues that contribute to irreproducibility. It focuses on the bias in dissemination of experimental data from the point of view of journals, funding agencies, and the general media.

Organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Video 2018

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Dealing with gender-bias in neuroscience: CHET-FKNE special event at the FENS Forum 2018

This FENS Forum 2018 event discussed current situation of women and men in science, including gender statistics related to research funding, ways of combining career progress with family and parenting, and ongoing initiatives to support women and men in science. Event organised by the FKNE and the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Video 2018 Dealing with gender-bias in neuroscience: CHET-FKNE special event at the FENS Forum 2018
Does your brain actually think? The mereological fallacy in neuroscience – Corpus Curiosum (Series III)

Talk by Dr Peter Hacker, Oxford University

Mereology is the logic of part/whole relations. One kind of mereological mistake is that of misguidedly attributing properties of wholes to their parts. Some holistic properties cannot licitly be ascribed to parts: aeroplanes fly, but their engines cannot be said to fly; antique clocks keep time but their fusées cannot be said to keep time. A widespread mistake in cognitive neuroscience is to attribute to the human brain properties that can be intelligibly attributed only to the living human being as a whole. The brain is commonly held to perceive, to think, to feel emotions, and to intend to do things. These are category mistakes that lead to widespread fallacies in the reasoning of neuroscientists. The rationale of the mereological fallacy in neuroscience will be explained and objections will be refuted.

The Corpus Curiosum series was produced with the support of FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET)

Video 2021 Does your brain actually think? The mereological fallacy in neuroscience – Corpus Curiosum (Series III)
Early Career Researchers & FENS

There are many ways in which FENS can benefit you as an early career researcher! Find out more in this graphic for you to download.

Graphic by Engage Visually.

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Early Life Stress: Impact on Brain and Psychopathology

Effects of early life stress are found to be dependent on many factors, including sex and genetic background, the age of early exposure, and the age and context within which the long-term impact is examined. Organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET), hosted on Neuronline.

Video 2019 Open URL
Exercise in Brain Health and Disease

Sedentary behavior is on the rise, resulting in an increased prevalence of preventable life-limiting diseases, including those affecting the brain. This is despite evidence showing that physical activity is one of the most important modifiable lifestyle factors that supports good brain health throughout life and improves quality of life in old age. In this webinar, speakers will discuss different mechanisms by which exercise positively influences brain health and function across the lifespan, from modulation of inflammation to regulation of adult neurogenesis.

Webinar organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training on the SfN digital platform, Neuronline.

Video 2022 Open URL
FENS Friday webinar “Functional dissection of the neural circuits controlling innate behaviours: focus on parental behaviour”

This webinar focuses on how neural circuits underlying innate behaviours develop and how they modulate parental behaviour in adulthood.

Organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Video, Website 2021 FENS Friday webinar “Functional dissection of the neural circuits controlling innate behaviours: focus on parental behaviour”
FENS Friday webinar: Brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders

The FENS Friday webinar “Brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders” presented the state-of-the-art knowledge on the brain’s development and how genetic disturbances and/or environmental influences are thought to underlie several neuropsychiatric disorders. Organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Video 2021 FENS Friday webinar: Brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders
FENS Friday webinar: New avenues for understanding and treating epilepsy

Epilepsy is not only a common, often devastating disease but also a comorbidity of many neurological disorders, in which control of seizures may significantly improve quality of life and even prognosis. Recent years have witnessed major advancements in the identification of the mechanisms of disease that hold the promise to lead to new treatments. Organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training (CHET), this FENS Friday webinar provided an overview of these findings and of their potential implications not only for epilepsy but also for other neurological diseases.

Video 2022 FENS Friday webinar: New avenues for understanding and treating epilepsy
FENS Hertie Winter School 2015 on Neurobiology of language and communication

This playlist contains lectures given during the FENS SfN Winter School 2015 on Neurobiology of language and communication (held in Austria). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2015 FENS Hertie Winter School 2015 on Neurobiology of language and communication
FENS Hertie Winter School 2016 on Memory mechanisms in humans

This playlist contains lectures given during the FENS Hertie Winter School 2016 on Memory mechanisms in humans: from physiology to behavior and computational models (held in Austria). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2016 FENS Hertie Winter School 2016 on Memory mechanisms in humans
FENS Hertie Winter School 2017 on Neural Control of Behaviour – Series 1: Navigation

This playlist contains lectures given during the FENS Hertie Winter School 2017 on Neural Control of Behaviour – Series 1: Navigation (held in Austria). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2017 FENS Hertie Winter School 2017 on Neural Control of Behaviour – Series 1: Navigation
FENS Higher Education & Training – flyer

FENS actively supports graduate education, postgraduate training and professional development in neuroscience in Europe (online flyer).

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FENS SfN Summer School 2014 on Neurodevelopmental Psychiatric Disorders

This playlist contains lectures given during the FENS SfN Summer School 2014 on Neurodevelopmental Psychiatric Disorders (held in Italy). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2014 FENS SfN Summer School 2014 on Neurodevelopmental Psychiatric Disorders
FENS SfN Summer School 2015 on Shared mechanisms and specificity in neurodegenerative diseases

This playlist contains lectures and interviews taken at the FENS SfN Summer School 2015 on Shared mechanisms and specificity in neurodegenerative diseases (held in Italy). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2015 FENS SfN Summer School 2015 on Shared mechanisms and specificity in neurodegenerative diseases
FENS SfN Summer School 2017 on Chemical Neuromodulation

This playlist contains lectures given during the FENS SfN Summer School on Chemical Neuromodulation: Neurobiological, Neurocomputational, Behavioural and Clinical Aspects (held in Italy). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2017 FENS SfN Summer School 2017 on Chemical Neuromodulation
FENS supports you and your career: higher education and training at FENS

Through its activities, grants and awards, FENS supports the education and continued training of neuroscientists, with a particular focus on early career neuroscientists. Learn more with this video

Video 2021 FENS supports you and your career: higher education and training at FENS
FENS webinar on “Empowering future neuroscience with modern computing paradigms: the training perspective”

In this FENS webinar, four speakers discussed aspects of computing that are particularly relevant for neuroscience, as well as different ways we should teach them to the new generation of neuroscientists.

Video 2022 FENS webinar on “Empowering future neuroscience with modern computing paradigms: the training perspective”
FENS-SfN Summer School 2016 on Cellular mechanisms and networks in addiction

This playlist contains lectures given during the FENS SfN Summer School 2016 on Cellular mechanisms and networks in addiction (held in Italy). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2016 FENS-SfN Summer School 2016 on Cellular mechanisms and networks in addiction
FENS-SfN Summer School 2018 on Neural stem cells, brain orgaoids and brain repair

This playlist contains lectures given during the FENS SfN Summer School 2018 on Neural stem cells, brain orga0ids and brain repair (held in Italy). The interview with the School’s scientific organisers provides an introduction.

Video 2018 FENS-SfN Summer School 2018 on Neural stem cells, brain orgaoids and brain repair
Getting published: how to write a successful neuroscience paper (FKNE opinion article published in EJN)

Opinion article produced by FENS-Kavli Scholars (FKNE), and published in the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN).

Website 2016 Open URL
How Cortical Interneurons Develop: Current and Future Research

Authors: Myrto Denaxa & Domna Karagogeos.

Material produced under the FENS Committee of Higher Education and Training (CHET) umbrella, hosted on Neuronline.

Website 2020 Open URL
Mechanisms of Post-Ischemic Brain Adaptation

The webinar discusses mechanisms involved in post-ischemic brain adaptation. The knowledge of these mechanisms may provide information to bring light on those molecular pathways involved in brain protection. Organised by the FENS Committee for Higher Education and Training under the signed agreement with the Neuroscience Training Committee of SfN; webinar available on Neuronline, the SfN online platform.

 

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Moving on: mobility for early-career neuroscientists (FKNE opinion article published in EJN)

Opinion article produced by FENS-Kavli Scholars (FKNE), and published in the European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN).

Website 2016 Open URL
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
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)
Neuroscience Career Paths

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

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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)
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).

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