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...
The 2019 SANS Symposium and AGM will take place on Saturday 21 September during the Biological Psychiatry conference at the Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa. SANS members qualify for a discounted registration fee but make sure you register before 31 July for the early bird rate. www.biopsychsa.co.za Hope to see you there!
SEMINAR: Super-recognisers with exceptional face memory: Research and applied implications by Dr Josh Davis from the University of Greenwich, on Wed 10 July from 10h30 – 11h30 in U325. In the ten years since the first research paper describing super-recognisers was published in 2019, super-recognisers with exceptional skills at face recognition have been successfully deployed by Read more about ‘Super-recognisers’ Dr Josh Davis Wed 10 July[…]
The #isiCNI2020 is a southern hemisphere summer school aiming to promote computational neuroscience in Africa…
Dear SANS members, Please note that applications are open for a senior lecturer position in psychiatric genetics at the University of Cape Town.
Dear SANS members, The SANS symposium will be included in the programme for the Biological Psychiatry Congress to take place in September this year. Please note that there is only one day left before abstract submission closes. Abstract submission and the programme outline are available on the website http://www.biopsychsa.co.za. We hope to see you there Read more about Last chance to submit an abstract for the Biological Psychiatry Congress[…]
Dear SANS members, Please note that applications are open for a Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship to study an MSc in the field of psychiatric genetics at Stellenbosch University.
Dear SANS members, Please note that applications for a Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship in the field of psychiatric genetics are open.
Dear SANS members, Please note that applications are open for a Senior Lecturer position in the Department of Human Biology at UCT.
Dear SANS members, Please note that a nGAP lecturer position in psychiatric genetics is available at the University of Cape Town.
Dear SANS members, A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Physiological Sciences at Stellenbosch University.