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Fall 2017


Congratulations to Center student Michael Mannino. He was awarded the Graduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence ($5000) this academic year!


Summer 2017


Dr. Scott Kelso, Founding Director of the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences and FAU Eminent Scholar, has been inducted into the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities. The inaugural ceremony was held in Dublin on May 26, 2017.  

Link: http://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/scottkelso-ria.php




Dr. Janet Blanks, former Director of the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, is in the process of retiring and returning to San Diego, where she will live with family. 



Dr. Howard Prentice, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences and Department of Biomedical Science, has been promoted to Full Professor at FAU.



Dr. Sammy Hong, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences and Department of Psychology,  has been promoted to Associate Professor, and received tenure, at FAU.



Spring 2017

Dr. Armin Fuchs, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences and Department of Physics, has been promoted to Full Professor at FAU. 



Spring 2017

Dr. Clay Holroyd, Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria, is on sabbatical in the Center this semester. Dr. Holroyd directs the Learning and Cognitive Control Laboratory at the University of Victoria. His main scientific interest is in the cognitive neuroscience of cognitive control and decision making. His research points to the anterior cingulate cortex, the midbrain dopamine system, and the locus coeruleus as forming a critical neural network supporting such behavior. To get at these issues he follows a "converging methods" approach involving electroencephalography, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and computational modelling. We warmly welcome Dr. Holroyd to the Center.


Summer 2016

Dr. Erik Engeberg, Associate Professor of OME has joined the Center faculty.



Summer 2016

CCSBS held Anniversary Conference



 Spring 2016



NEW [1/20/16]: Postdoc/Research Scientist Opportunity!! The Human Brain and Behavior Laboratory (HBBL), Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a NIMH-funded Postdoctoral/Research Scientist position in Human Neuroscience. The aim of the project is to advance a multilevel understanding of real-time social interaction using a combination of brain imaging (EEG,fMRI, etc), behavioral recording and theoretical/computational/dynamical modeling (for examples see Tognoli et al., PNAS, 2007; Kostrubiec, et al., PLoS One, 2015; Dumas et al., PNAS, 2014).

The postdoctoral researcher will be highly motivated and have the opportunity to collaborate as well as work independently within an interdisciplinary team whose expertise spans Neuroscience, Psychology, Electrical Engineering and Physics. Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in a relevant field. Experience with recording and analysis of brain activity and behavior (e.g. EEG, MEG, fMRI, etc) will be considered an advantage, though not a necessity.

The position will be for one year with a good possibility of extension based on satisfactory progress. Salary will be commensurable with experience and along NIMH guidelines. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should send a CV and arrange for 3 reference letters via email to: J. A. Scott Kelso, Emmanuelle Tognoli kelso@ccs.fau.edu, tognoli@ccs.fau.edu http://www.ccs.fau.edu/hbbl3/ HBBL, Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL USA


Fall 2015


New collaboration between University MRI and CCSBS!


 Fall 2015


Folks from the CCSBS representing and talking about the brain, at the FAU Expo for high school students on Saturday, October 24th.


Fall 2015


On October 9th, Avisa Asemi successfully defended her thesis entitled "The Role of Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Motor Control"  -- Congrats to Avisa!!

Fall 2015


Dr. Summer Sheremata from George Washington University joined the Center in the Fall. Her research focuses on neuroimaging of visual attention in the brain.

 Summer 2015

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Dr. Robert Vertes just returned from a visit to the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and the Centre for Neural Computation at  the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Dr. Vertes had extensive meetings with the winners of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Drs. Edvard and May-Britt Moser, and with members of the Nansen Neuroscience Network.


 July 10th, 2015


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In the summer Dr. Armin Fuchs was invited to Germany to give a presentation at the International Symposium "Complexity and Synergetics", held at Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover, July 8-11, 2015. Dr Fuchs is also co-editor of the proceedings volume that will appear in the Springer Series "Understanding Complex Systems" (J.A. Scott Kelso, founding series editor) in 2016.


July 1st, 2015


Dr. Steven Bressler has been appointed as Interim Director of the Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences, beginning July 1. Dr. Bressler, a long-time CCSBS faculty member, studies large-scale brain networks in relation to cognitive function.

March 26th, 2015

Eminent ScholarJ.A. Scott Kelso was invited keynote speaker at the opening session  of the 18th Herbstakademie in Heidelberg, Germany, March 26-28. His  talk "De Agencia" was on the dynamical origins of agency. During his visit, Dr Kelso had the opportunity to meet and discuss with  his old friends Prof. Dr Hermann Haken (the recipient of an Honorary  Doctorate at FAU in 1992) and Dr. Thomas Ditzinger, a former  Post-Doctoral Fellow at CCSBS and now an Executive Editor of Springer  Publishing (see attached photos). Drs Ditzinger and Kelso visited the famous Philosophenweg in Heidelberg, a path taken by scientists such as Bunsen, Kirchoff and Helmholtz, philosophers such as Hegel and poets such as Goethe.