The Brain Matters Seminar Series was funded by the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Studies (JIAS) and the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development (CoE) . It was additionally supported by the Southern African Neuroscience Society (SANS) and the Wits Cortex Club. It explored the past, present and future of neuroscience in southern Africa, with the aim of building a network of researchers dedicated to advancing the field in the region. Five seminars were held in 2017, with supplementary events continuing into 2018, facilitated by both local and international speakers. These seminars had a multidisciplinary neuroscience focus that covered topics that were locally relevant and of international significance. 

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MR PHUMLANI KHOZA

An Associate Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Applied Mathematics at the University of the Witwatersrand, where he is also working towards obtaining a PhD in Computer Science.

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DR SAHBA BESHARATI

A Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand, whose research is particularly interested in the recent interdisciplinary approach of a social, cognitive and affective neuroscience.

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DR TANYA CALVEY

A lecturer in the School of Anatomical Sciences at the University of the Witwatersrand, and rising Neuroscientist as a recent nominee as the Southern African representative for the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa.

The purpose of the seminar series was to initiate academic thought around pertinent neuroscience topics. A natural step in trying to expand the scope and practice of local neuroscience was to gather experts from various disciplines to learn, discuss and evaluate how to advance the field.

Seminars

Seminar 1

Professor Vivienne Russel

Seminar 3

Professor Mark Solms

Seminar 5

Professor Morton Kringelbach

Workshop

Professor  Oliver Turnbull