This conference has been established as a high-quality meeting on contemporary neuroscience for many years. For the 23rd conference we again aim at inviting distinguished neuroscientists as keynote speakers and select high-quality symposia. Sölden is an Alpine village about 1 hr drive from the city of Innsbruck in Austria. The venue is a 5-star SPA hotel in one of the largest ski resorts in Austria with a restaurant carrying prestigious awards by international restaurant guides. Normally approximately 150 participants, among them a large number of highly recognised scientists share the opportunity to meet colleagues in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. During the day, time for skiing in the high altitude ski resort is perfectly possible in late March/early April.