New Cuban Neurosciences Center inaugurated

neurocienciasHavana, October 18 – The main areas of investigation and production of the new Cuban Neurosciences Center (CNEURO) headquarters will be inaugurated today, in a ceremony which will include the participation of renowned specialists from Holland, the United States, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Brazil, Belgium, China and Turkey.

According to CNEURO directors among the new key facilities are the magnetic resonance unit which boasts the highest resolution equipment in Cuba – created specifically for the study of brain anatomy and function, and which was donated to the institution by the University of Maastricht, in Holland

During the inauguration participants will pay well deserved homage to Spanish professor Santiago Ramón y Cajal, who died October 17, 1934 and made a significant contribution to the development of neurosciences; winning the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1906.

In addition, during the afternoon a discussion will be held to address the focus of neuroscientific research for the next 25 years, providing an opportunity to strengthen international collaboration and detail the most recent advances realized in the field.

Participating in the event, which will end October 19 are, Jacques Beursgens and Rainer Goebel, vice director of the Psychology Faculty at the University of Maastricht, and founding director of the University of Maastricht’s Brain Imaging Center, respectively; Steven Hillyard, Professor of Neurosciences at the University of California; Keith Kendrick, head of Affective and Social Neurosciences at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China; Edson Amaro, President of the Latin American Chapter of the Human Brain Mapping Organization; and Helen Neville, professor at the Psychology Department of the University of Oregon’s Neurosciences institute.

Source: Granma International

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