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...
Dear SANS members, I hope you are all keeping well and safe. Please find attached a call to participate in the Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress examining cross-cultural responses to COVID-19 vs. other traumatic events. The survey should take only 5 minutes to complete. The survey is available in English https://gps.global-psychotrauma.net/home, isiXhosa https://xh.global-psychotrauma.net/take-gps-test and Afrikaans https://gps.global-psychotrauma.net/home?lang=af_za. Please forward Read more about Participate in the Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress[…]
Introducing World Wide Neuro Borne of the Oxford Neurotheory Forum, we are bringing seminars online, making them greener and accessible from anywhere on the planet. We invite researchers from anywhere to participate. Join us, invite speakers and organise online seminars, host on any teleconferencing platform (Zoom, Crowdcast, etc) and advertise here, via the website and Read more about Neuroscience Seminars Online[…]
Dear SANS members, There is an exciting opportunity! The Society of Neuroscientists of Africa has partnered with IBRO Reports for a special issue on Neuroscience in Africa. Please see details below! ——————————————————————————————————————– IBRO Reports Journal Special Issue: Neuroscience in Africa CALL FOR PAPERS (First call) The IBRO Report Journal will be having a special issue with Read more about IBRO Reports: Special Issue[…]
Dear SANS members, Please see the details of an upcoming SONA webinar below – it should be really interesting! Dear SONA Members, We are pleased to organize our next webinar on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM BST (GMT+1). Title: Open Neuroscience: Challenging scientific barriers with Open Source & Open Science tools Speaker: André Read more about SONA webinar[…]
Dear SANS members, Please see the information below about an exciting postdoctoral research opportunity to investigate the molecular basis of autism at the University of Cape Town!
Dear SANS members, Please find below communication from the SONA Secretary General. SONA Webinar We are pleased to organize our next webinar on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Title: Thrombo-Inflammation in hyperacute stroke in mice Speaker: Dr. Michael Bieber, Research Fellow, University Hospital of Würzburg, Germany Please sign up here https://forms.gle/UuN6ayqEBfkTzj6c6 to register for this webinar Publication in Special Issue Read more about SONA Webinar and Publication of Full Manuscripts of Abstract of SONA 2019 in IBRO Report Journal[…]
Dear SANS members, Please note that early bird registration and abstract submission for the FENS form closes on 18 February. To take a look at the programme for what promises to be an exciting and stimulating conference, please visit https://forum2020.fens.org/
Dear SANS members, Please take note of this opening for a postdoctoral fellowship in stem cell biology at Stellenbosch University.
Dear SANS members, The call for workshops and symposia for the 2021 International Society for Neurochemistry meeting is open. — The International Society of Neurochemistry Invite symposia / workshops to address the following topics for the ISN 2021 Kyoto Japan meeting Bioenergetics and metabolism Clinical studies, biomarkers and imaging Intracellular organelles and trafficking Stem cell Read more about Call for workshops and symposia at the ISN 2021 meeting in Kyoto[…]
Dear SANS members, Please see below the invitation to participate in a survey on cultural neuropsychology — Dear colleagues, We are part of a Special Interest Group (SIG) committee assembled at the 2019 International Neuropsychological Society (INS) to identify culturally important areas needing more research within the field of neuropsychology. As there are several aspects Read more about Survey to determine research needs in the field of Cultural Neuropsychology across the globe[…]