The study of brain (dys)function
The current time provides a unique momentum for studying brain (dys)function, because the spectrum of genetic, electrophysiological, imaging, and behavioral tools has only recently become powerful enough to do so. Moreover the need of a European multidisciplinary Neuroscience training-network is pressing and its availability should be considered as the means to train talented young scientists for future European research. These training activities should counteract the brain drain especially to non-European countries.
A sizeable fraction of young European researchers who pursue further studies in the USA is recruited by American establishments and will stay there for an extended period or even permanently. We would like to reverse this trend and promote immigration and recruitment of top talents from all continents to Europe. The possibility of receiving high quality training and be introduced to many European contacts via the ENC-Network will significantly improve the perspectives of junior researchers to develop their carrier within the European community.