News archive 2022

15.12.2022: Appointment of PD Dr. Christian Merz as apl. Professor

On 13.12.22 PD Dr. Christian Merz was appointed as an apl. professor. The Dean of the Faculty of Psychology Nikolai Axmacher presented him with the certificate of appointment.

25.11.2022: Inaugural lecture by Dr. Hui Zhang

On November 23, 2022, the inaugural lecture of Dr. Hui Zhang took place. The topic of her lecture was "The electrophysiological mechanism underlying item-specific representations". The Department of Psychology was pleased to subsequently award Dr. Zhang the teaching license in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology.

19.10.2022: My colleague, the avatar and me

A psychology team at RUB is interested in how work processes can be optimised in teams that work in different locations. The researchers put their faith in augmented reality.

12.09.2022: Clever birds have cheap neurons

Bird neurons only need about a third of the energy of mammalian nerve cells to power their brains. “This helps to explain how birds manage to be so smart, even though their small brains have so many neurons,” says Professor Onur Güntürkün.

17.08.2022: Appointment Prof. Dr. Anke Heyder

On 08.08.22 Prof. Dr Anke Heyder received her certificate of appointment for the professorship "W1TTW2 Pädagogische Psychologie und Entwicklung über die Lebensspanne".

10.08.2022: New professorship

Prof. Dirk Scheele took up the new professorship "Scocial Neuroscience" on 1.8.2022.

19.07.2022: BRAIN DAY 2022 - From fundamental research to therapy

A day with a focus on Bochum’s neuroscience with lectures, information stands and activities: 14.09.2022, 1pm to 5pm, RUB Conference Center.

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24.06.2022: Bochum researchers found Children's Council on Mental Health

At the RUB Mental Health Research and Treatment Centre, they want to talk to children - not just about them.

12.05.2022: Overcoming the fear of the tube

An MRI scan is a scary idea for many people. One-day therapy can help.

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