11th MindBrainBody Symposium 2024



11th MindBrainBody Symposium 2024

The 11th MindBrainBody (MBB) Symposium 2024 took place from 11th-13th of March 2024 in Berlin and virtually during the International Brain Awareness Week 2024.



MBB Young Scientist Award 2024 Winner

Niket Aggarwal (IIT Kanpur, India)  

Project Proposal Title “Exploring the interplay of brain-body interactions in cognition”


MBB Poster Prize 2024

I. Tahnée Engelen (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)  

Poster C15 Title “In search of interoceptive profiles: do the heart, lungs, and stomach influence the motor cortex the same way?”


II: Marie Loescher (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Université PSL, Paris)

Poster B01 Title “Cardiac influences on multisensory integration : does self-relevance matter?”


III. Daniel Kluger (University of Münster) 

Poster C08 Title “Respiration-locked excitability changes in health and disease”


Certificates and Payment Vouchers

You will get the payment vouchers and certificates of participation next week.



You can find the recordings of the talks here soon.



You can download now the updated Program.

You can check the poster sessions with numbers, presenters and titles in Poster Order.

You can also check the Poster PDF Files

You can find all the abstracts of the lectures, talks and workshops, as well as the poster abstracts in our MBB Symposium Booklet here.



Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus | Robert-Koch-Platz 7, 10115 Berlin-Mitte, Germany 







The program of the Symposium on the first three days (11th-13th of March) at the venue in Berlin is composed of hybrid keynote lectures, oral presentations by participants, workshops and in person poster sessions.

At the venue registration starts at 3pm. The opening lecture on 11th of March is at 4:00pm. On 13th of March the lectures will end around 5:00pm in the venue.

Virtual Poster Sessons for all Posters

There will be the second round of virtual poster sessions, where everyone is again invited to present their posters from the venue. Thus please have your laptops or tablets with you during the Symposium.


Keynote Speakers


Karin Roelofs (Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen/Netherlands)

Patrick Haggard (University College London, London/UK)

Siri Leknes (University of Oslo, Oslo/Norway)

Christian Büchel (Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg/Germany)

Elvira Brattico (Aarhus University, Aarhus/Denmark and University of Bari, Bari/Italy)

Jonathan Smallwood (Queen's University, Kingston/Canada)


The Keynote Speakers will be present in Berlin!


We are happy to welcome postdoctoral and doctoral researchers as well as students from the domains of cognitive, affective and social neurosciences, cognitive neurology and neuropsychiatry, psychology or other behavioral and social sciences to submit abstracts (max. 300 words) to present a talk or a poster. The talks will be recorded and extra question rounds will be available next day. Please check here for more details.

The symposium program includes keynote lectures, workshops, presentations by applicants, and a poster session (with a poster prize) as well as an MBB Young Scientist Award (see below). Attendance without presentation is possible. Previously presented posters are also welcomed. The Symposium Booklet with abstracts will be published with a DOI.

MBB Young Scientist Award
You can also apply for an MBB Young Scientist Award. It would provide you with the opportunity to embark on a funded research stay at the MindBrainBody Institute in Berlin (Berlin School of Mind and Brain) or at the Department of Neurology, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS Leipzig). If you wish to be considered for the MBB Young Scientist Award, please add your CV and a project proposal (maximally 2 pages/800 words) that can be carried out over a 3-month period in the domain of our research fields.


Symposium Venue: Berlin and virtual via Zoom

The participants joining us in the center of Berlin at the beautiful venue of Kaiserin-Friedrich-Haus (Robert-Koch-Platz 7, 10115 Berlin-Mitte) will enjoy the 10th Anniversary celebration reception and all-days delicious catering.  

Registration Deadline: January 15, 2024

Link: https://survey.academiccloud.de/index.php/448267?lang=en



Registration Fee: 50 EUR in person or 10 EUR virtual only

Invited applicants will get an e-mail with the payment details in February 2024.

Everyone will get payment vouchers with the certificates per Email at the end of the MBB Symposium.



Hotel suggestions in Berlin close to the venue:



For further questions, please contact:

Dr. Anahit Babayan | E-mail: babayan(at)cbs.mpg.de

Looking forward to your participation!

The 11th MBB Symposium takes place in cooperation with the Department of Neurology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, and the  Competence Network Stroke (KNS) in Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

The 11th MBB Symposium is sponsored by











































MBB Poster Prize 2023

Session A & B
Merve Kutlu (Department of Psychology, LMU Munich)
Poster B07: “Identifying sequential memory reactivation during sleep in humans”

Session C & D
Sarah Meissner (ETH Zurich, Neural Control of Movement Lab)
Poster D25: “Through the eye to the brain: Modulating arousal via pupil-based neurofeedback”

Jessica L. Hazelton (Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney)
Poster V04: “Investigating interoception and emotion in left- vs right-predominant anterior temporal lobe degeneration”







MBB Young Scientist Award 2023

1. Jellina Prinsen (KU Leuven)
Proposal: “Menstrual cycle effects on conscious and preconscious indices of cardiac interoception

2. Aleksandra Piejka (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
Proposal: “Examination of associations between loneliness, emotion regulation, stress, and physiological acitivity in daily life”

3. Sofija Perovic (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Sapienza University of Rome)
Proposal: “Does the Vertex Potential differentially modulate cortical and thalamic activation?”


Recording of Anil K. Seth Lecture Discussion of Anil K. Seth

Recording of Frederike Pretzschner Lecture | Discussion of Frederike Pretzschner (Starting 28:02min)

Recording of Stepahie Jones Lecture

Recording of Matthew Larkum Lecture (starting after general info 7:30min) | Discussion of Matthew Larkum

Recording of György Buzsaki Lecture   | Discussion György Buzsaki

Recording of Panel 1   (Jonas Karolis DegutisJuanli Zhang, Piotr Litwin, Genji Kawakita)   

Recording of Panel 2 (Corinna Schulz, Alireza Nia, Bonnie O'Malley, Lara Puhlmann, Monika Malon, Leah Banellis)

Recording of Panel 3 (Yulia Revina, Alejandro Galvez-Pol, Suvi Karjalainen, Fivos Iliopoulos, Sofija Perovic)

Recording Methodological Focus 1: Micah Allen  

Recording Methodological Focus 2: Felix Biessmann 

Recording of Sponsor  Workshops A  (Brain Products/MES, Biopac, ANT Neuro)  Starting from 22:22minutes

Recording of Sponsor Workshops B: (NirX, Mentalab)

You are also invited to join our regular MindBrainBody Lecture Series which take place every 3-4 weeks virtually. More details here.



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