Neuroscience is at the interface between biology and psychology. It is about the scientific study of nervous systems. It includes study of the nature and functioning of the nervous system at all levels, from the molecules that make up individual nerve cells and the transfer of information from one nerve cell to another, to the complexities of how behaviour, thoughts and emotions are produced. Neuroscientists are interested in many basic questions, including why do people and other animals behave, think and feel the way they do, how addictive drugs produce their effects, how brain cells develop, why they die or sometimes malfunction, and how they repair themselves when damaged.
Our vision is to foster interest in Neuroscience and facilitate communication between those interested in Neuroscience, within Southern Africa and Africa.
It is the mission of the South African Neuroscience Society to foster interest in Neuroscience and facilitate communication between those interested in Neuroscience, within Southern Africa and Africa.
FRIENDS OF SANS
University of Cape Town Cortex Club
Society of Neuroscientists of Africa
International Brain Research Organization
South African Society of Psychiatrists
Anatomical Society of Southern Africa
Physiology Society of Southern Africa
Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study
WHAT NEUROSCIENCE MEANS TO...
SANS is a corporate member of SONA What does this mean? If a paid up SANS member you are a member of SONA currently, 2018. For more information on SONA: http://sonafrica.info/
The SANS Symposium will be held on Tuesday 9 October 09h00-15h00 in the Stellenberg room, Spier Estate, Stellenbosch as part of the CoBNest Conference. Please visit https://cobnest.co.za/faculty-programme/ for full details. The SANS AGM will take place afterwards in the Simonsberg room from 16h30-18h30. Please see attached agenda SANSAGM2018_AGENDA Looking forward to seeing you soon for a day of southern Read more about SANS Symposium and AGM 9 October[…]
Dear SANS members, For those of you with a creative side, here is your chance to merge your artistic flair with your love of neuroscience! The Dana Foundation is calling for designs for their Brain Awareness Week Sticker. Please find details at the website below if you are interested. http://www.dana.org/BAW/stickercontest/
Symposium 13h00-16h30, Saturday 29 September ‘18 Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town We welcome researchers and the public to this joint collaborative symposium held by the Southern African Neuroscience Society (SANS) and Physiology Society of Southern Africa (PSSA). All are welcome. Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/hWdyhzBfxKmzDXuI3 Heart and brain function are connected via complex Read more about CONNECTING THE HEART AND BRAIN 29 SEPT[…]
It’s Wits Neuroscience Week next week and the Wits Cortex Club together with the Wits Students’ Physician Society, the Southern African Neuroscience Society and the Adler Museum are hosting the following events: Tuesday 4th September 17h30 for 18h00 A Multidisciplinary Neurorehabilitation Panel Discussion (Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Neurologist) Venue: Marie Curie Lecture Theatre, Wits Health Read more about MIND vs MATTER at WITS NEURO WEEK[…]
A full-time contract position is available for a research assistant in the MRC Unit on Risk and Resilience in Mental Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Tygerberg Campus. Please see attached for further information
Dear Colleagues I hope this mail finds you well It is my pleasure to announce for the 1st MDS African School for Young Neurologists. The 1st MDS African School for Young Neurologists: Fundamentals of Movement Disorders represents a unique opportunity for young neurologists from Africa, especially North Africa who are interested in specializing in Movement Read more about 1st MDS African School for Young Neurologists[…]
There is a full-time contract position available as a research assistant in the MRC UNIT ON RISK AND RESILIENCE IN MENTAL DISORDERS, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY TYGERBERG CAMPUS Please see attached Job Description_Research assistant_July 2018
Connecting the Heart and Brain Symposium 13h00-16h30, Saturday 29 September 2018 Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory, Cape Town Heart and brain function are connected via complex mechanisms. This synchronised function has important clinical implications for diagnosis and treatment. The science behind this connection will be introduced and Read more about Connecting the Heart and Brain 29 Sept 2018[…]