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...
Prof Hamed Ekhtiari will address the SANS virtual symposium on 20 November https://saneurosoc.co.za/sans-2020-symposium/ How Neuroscience Could Reshape the Future of Addiction Treatment and Prevention Abstract In 2018, 269 million people around the world had used drugs, and over 35 million suffer from substance use disorders (SUDs). However, there is a serious limitation of available treatments Read more about SANS Keynote speaker- Prof Hamed Ekhtiari[…]
Dear SANS members, An academic position is available in the Department of Physiological Sciences at Stellenbosch University. Please check the details here and remember to forward to those that may be interested!
Hi SANS members, Applications are open for postgraduate students wishing to pursue a PhD in Neurogenetics at Stellenbosch University. Please take a look at the advertisement, forward on to interested parties, and apply for this great opportunity!
Submit your abstracts for our first-ever online symposium that will take place on 20 November 2020! This is an opportunity to showcase your latest research to a larger audience from southern Africa, the continent and abroad… an exciting new step for the Society. Submit your abstracts for poster presentation, pre-recorded oral presentation and live oral Read more about SANS-20-11-2020 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS[…]
Dear SANS members, Applications are open for a postdoctoral fellowship in Bioinformatics! Please forward to anyone who may be interested.
Dear SANS members, Please find below an update on the Special Issue. This is a great opportunity and I hope you will be able to make use of it! IBRO Reports Special Issue: Neuroscience in Africa (Update) This is to inform you that the opening of the IBRO Reports Portal for the SI on Neuroscience Read more about Update on the IBRO Reports Special Issue: Neuroscience in Africa[…]
This online course on fundamentals of cognitive neuroscience with a pragmatic/clinical approach, will take place Sundays 11a-1p ET, starting 23 August. The course will be in English and open for students from different countries. MASTERS and PhD FROM STUDENTS FROM AFRICA SHOULD REQUEST TO HAVE THEIR FEES WAIVED. See attached flyer for more information.
Dear SANS members, There is an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral fellowship at Stellenbosch University! Please find more information below.
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[…]