Dr Kenneth Hugdahl of the University of Bergen speaks about his research into auditory hallucination, why meaningful scientific advancement takes time and how the European Research Council (ERC) is integral in making it happen.
Marianna Obrist, an ERC -funded UK researcher, says 9D-TV is on the horizon. That’s vision, hearing, smell and touch, plus the five tastes (sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami). But are we ready for it?
As an ERC grant holder, your goal is to carry out ambitious research. But to get relevant exposure and make the fruit of your work broadly available, outreach activities are a must. You will find in this section useful information, tips and links, including how to contact the ERC's Communication Unit for help.
The ERC=Science 2 project has engaged thousands of Spaniards in the research projects funded by the European Research Council (ERC) at the Parque de las Ciencias in Granada, Spain. An appealing topic, longevity, the best dates (Easter week and Anniversary of the museum) hands-on activities and relevant experts: all of these made up for a perfect combination to achieve a great success.
Imagine developing new anticancer therapies or tackling Parkinson’s disease? Or discovering Earth-like worlds in outer space? Can research develop batteries that make our mobile devices last longer? This is the type of cutting-edge research that the EU is promoting through the European Research Council (ERC), set up ten years ago. Some 7,000 top researchers have been supported in Europe to expand the frontiers of our knowledge and draw us nearer to the solutions. Many already led to breakthroughs.
ERC grantee Jens Blechert investigates underlying neural systems to determine which self-regulatory mechanisms might help people in making healthier food choices. Blechert's ERC starting grant project NewEat uses smart phones and questionnaires to track emotional eating and dieting in peoples' lives.