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.
SANS is an non-profit organization (250 – 278 NPO) with a vision to foster interest in Neuroscience and facilitate communication between those interested in Neuroscience, within Southern Africa and Africa.
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FRIENDS OF SANS
University of Cape Town Cortex Club
The Wits 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
SANS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Dear all Please see attached an opportunity for a postdoctoral research fellowship position in Dr Lihle Qulu’s lab at Stellenbosch University. Deadline for applications: 30 September 2021 Contact: [email protected] should you require any further information. POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP NeuroLab
We are pleased to announce that our workshop entitled “From Fossils to Mind” will take place on the 30th of November and 1st of December 2021 online! The overall objective of the workshop is to better extract information about the minds of fossil species and discuss applications in neuro and behavioral sciences. In 1925, Raymond Read more about “From fossils to Mind” Workshop[…]
As a continuation of our ‘Get to Know your SANS EXCO Members’ webinar series, we introduce Dr Lihle Qulu, SANS co-chair, on Friday 6 August at 13h00. The title of Dr Qulu’s webinar is Why do Men Rape? A Translational Approach. meet.google.com/fyf-iboi-qfe Abstract: South Africa has been named the “rape capital of the world” with Read more about Get to know SANS exco: Dr Lihle Qulu[…]
Please note the change in meeting details for Dr Hockman’s presentation: You can access the meeting on: http://meet.google.com/khe-caxj-uaz
As part of the Get to know your SANS Exco Webinar Series, please join us on Friday the 16th of July at 13:00 for a presentation by Dr Dorit Hockman entitled Exploring the gene regulatory dynamics of the maturing human brain. Zoom link:https://uct-za.zoom.us/j/96651742971 Dr Dorit Hockman’s Bio Dr Dorit Hockman did her undergraduate and MSc Read more about Get to know Dr Dorit Hockman[…]
As part of our ‘Get to know your SANS EXCO webinar series’, we introduce the SANS Secretary, Dr Rachael Dangarembizi. Please join us on Wednesday 9 June at 3pm for her webinar ‘Neuroimmune responses to fungal infections of the brain’. Zoom ID: https://uct-za.zoom.us/j/97557666499 Abstract: Cryptococcal meningitis is a highly invasive and deadly fungal infection of Read more about Get to know Dr Dangarembizi[…]
Join experts from LMU Munich University and the University of Bordeaux for a two day interactive (free) brain anatomy workshop. Please note that this is a MOCK workshop, to test run for future such events. The workshop will focus on theories, clinical applications and hands-on neuroimaging methods, focusing on grey matter and white matter (using Read more about Brain Anatomy: theories, methods and clinical applications.[…]
15th SONA/4th GNS Hybrid Conference 2021, Accra, Ghana, 27-30 October 2021 Following discussions by the SONA Executive, Governing Council and the Local Organizing Committee, the 15th SONA/4th GNS Hybrid Conference 2021, Accra, Ghana initially planned for 25-28 April 2021 has now been rescheduled for 27-30 October 2021. The conference will feature distinguished Speakers, Workshops, IBRO Global Engagement Read more about SONA 2021[…]
Support Henry Cock in his quest to raise R4 million for The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG-https://sadag.org/) by attempting to break a Guinness World Record by running the most consecutive half marathons in a row in 133 days. He will be running from coast to coast to raise funds and awareness for mental health. Read more about Mental health ‘aweh’ness[…]
SANS is launching the Get to know your SANS ExCo webinar series during Brain Awareness Week and our first speaker is Dr De Wet Wolmarans who will be presenting his research to us on the 17th of March 2021 at 13:00. Join us!