Open | 20 April – 10 June, 2024 |

This school focuses on the neural basis of behavior and the origin of behavioral disorders. It consists of different lectures, seminars, and experimental work covering fundamental, translational, and clinical studies and techniques aimed to research in neurodevelopment, sexual, parental, aggressive/defensive behavior, reward and aversion, stress and anxiety, cognition, and consciousness.


The school will start covering fundamental aspects of neurodevelopment and the consequences of early experiences on brain development that would lead the student to understand the basis of early behavioral and cognitive disorders. Talks will quickly move into adolescence and prevalent behavioral disorders at this age and cover then adult behavior and behavioral disorders. Students will learn the neurobiological basis of healthy and altered behavior and will discuss how genetics and early and late experiences interact to contribute to the emergence of behavioral disorders.

This school will cover mainly mammalian species, emphasizing the human health and disease. Students will participate of short experimental projects. The school will be intense and is planned to last 9 days. During that intensive week all students will be exposed to different techniques used in animals or humans for research purposes (Immunoreactivity, receptor autoradiography, local field potential recording, PET/MRI, behavioral test, psychometric scales, stereotaxic surgery and brain lesions, among others).

A Latin American and a local organizing committee will lead the school that is expected to be repeated every two years in a different country in Latin America. Lecturers from basic, translational, and clinical research from Latin America and outside the region were invited to participate in person or virtually.

Application period:
20 April – 10 June, 2024

School dates:
16 – 25 September, 2024

School location:
Gral Flores 2125, Facultad de Medicina,
Udelar, Montevideo, 11800

For any queries,please write to the organizer at 


  • The school is mainly focused on Master’s students with backgrounds in Science, Medicine, Psychology and other related disciplines.
  • PhD, Postdoc, MD, and Psychologist are also encouraged to apply.
  • Only applicants residing in the Latin America region are eligible to apply for this school.


  • Travel
  • Accommodation


Interested students should send their applications to

The application must include:

  1. a letter of motivation,
  2. CV,
  3. undergraduate or graduate scores, and
  4. a request for financial support, if needed.

Apply by 10 June 2024.

For any queries, please write to