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The Vienna Doctoral School in Cognition, Behavior and Neuroscience (VDS CoBeNe) was granted in 2016 as one of the first Doctoral Schools at the University of Vienna, and was based in the Faculty of Life Sciences. After integrating in 2020 the Faculty of Psychology, as well as researchers in the humanities, the VDS is now a major interdisciplinary Doctoral School at the University of Vienna. CoBeNe combines the strength of four main research areas: Psychological Science, Behavioral & Cognitive Biology, Neuroscience, and the Cognitive Humanities.

The aim of the VDS CoBeNe is to foster structured doctoral education at the University of Vienna and to create an environment supporting interdisciplinary research and research training. The school integrates excellent existing research centers in Cognition, Behavior, and Neuroscience in Vienna. These centers were previously mostly independent, and range from molecular/cellular/developmental biology to psychological sciences and the humanities.

The mission of the Vienna Doctoral School in Cognition, Behavior and Neuroscience is to enhance academic and professional development of graduate students, advance intellectual communication and scholarship across disciplines, and promote cultural diversity, scientific integrity, and international collaboration.


 News & Events

20.06.2024
 

We are excited to invite you to the 1st Summer School of the International Max Planck Research School on Cognitive NeuroImaging (IMPRS CoNI), as a...

11.06.2024
 

The Student Host Society Committee (SHSC) team is inviting you to participte in the video competition, where you can display your moments in your...

21.05.2024
 

We are happy to announce that data stewards from CeMESS and the Faculty of Life Sciences are hosting a Research Data Management Course, for PhD...

16.05.2024
 

We are excited to announce the second Woman in Biology welcome day, which will take place at the UBB. The aim of this event is to facilitate...

30.04.2024
 

The Wilhelm Exner Medal Foundation focuses its activities on highlighting innovative research approaches and promising perspectives from all...

29.04.2024
 

This conference focuses on the topics within the Neuroscience field. It is a great place for early career researchers to expand ther scientific...

 PhD Stories

01.08.2023
 

Congratulations to Julia Reiter and MacKenzie Trupp for winning the Impact Award 2023!

29.06.2023
 

The current discussion around the climate protests show that the social perception of environmental activists is often very negative. With her...

29.06.2023
 

Ethnic discrimination is harmful to health! Experiences of discrimination trigger immediate stress reactions in affected individuals.

 Defenses

20.06.2024
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

“The Health-Related Effects of Art: Investigating the Pain and Stress Influencing Potential...

12.06.2024
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

“The intrinsic value of effort: inter-individual variation in effort enjoyment beliefs and...

11.06.2024
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Biology

'Functions and Mechanisms of Colour Change in Anurans'

13.05.2024
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

''More than top-down vs. bottom-up: Using variations of the contingent capture paradigm to...

07.05.2024
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Biology

„Me or I? Investigating self-awareness through mirror self-recognition, body self-awareness...

30.04.2024
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

“Neural Correlates of the Auditory Looming Bias”

 Books

28.09.2022
 

Thomas Bugnyar, 2022, Brandstätter Verlag. Sie sind bekannt für ihre verblüffende Intelligenz, für das clevere Benutzen von Werkzeugen und für ihr...

09.12.2021
 

Jakob Pietschnig, 2021, Ecowin. Was Intelligenz ist, wie man sie messen kann und warum das so spannend ist, erklärt der österreichische...

09.12.2021
 

Angela Stöger, Brandtstätter Verlag, 2021. Wie Tiere kommunizieren und was wir lernen, wenn wir ihnen wirklich zuhören