ESF Research Conferences

ESF-FENS The Brain Conferences

The Neurobiology of Action

20-24 October 2013

Hotel La Palma, Stresa, Italy


Sten Grillner, Karolinska Insitute, Stockholm, SE
Ann Graybiel, MIT, Cambridge, US

Brain Conferences Committee:

T. Bonhoeffer, P. Caroni, O. Kiehn, R.G.M. Morris, J. Syka


For accepted participants and invited speakers only.

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly requested to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in the registration form.

Late registrationplease see Conference fees
Registration deadline 29 September 2013
Early Bird deadline:1 September 2013

List of accepted participants
List of posters


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All of our actions depend on networks in the nervous system. Some of these emerge through the activity of circuits specialised for behaviours conserved across the animal kingdom, while other organising patterns emerge through forms of learning and extend to cognitive behaviour. This conference will explore this range of neural control and pose critical questions about levels and mechanisms and principles of dynamic control.

This conference is part of a series of high-level meetings on the neurosciences in Europe. Co-organised by ESF and The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS, the major neuroscience association in Europe), these bi-annual conferences will bring together outstanding researchers in key, broadly defined areas of contemporary neuroscience to discuss current concepts and define challenges for future research.

 To download the conference flyer (PDF) click here.

How to apply

Application is now closed. 

For any queries or late applications, please contact the conference coordinator.

Conference fee

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes full board accommodation in beautiful Hotel La Palma, coffee breaks, registration fee, excursion, gala dinner.

2013 fees can be found here.

Practical Information

The meeting will be held at Hotel La Palma in Stresa, a splendid small resort town on the Lago Maggiore in Italy, only 45 km away from the International airport of Milano Malpensa. Hotel La Palma is a 4-star hotel on the lake with excellent facilities, including state-of-the-art gyms and a roof top swimming pool and bar. For more information on how to get there, please visit the Practical Information Page.

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