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Welcome to the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience

The Bernstein Network is a research network in the field of computational neuroscience; this field brings together experimental approaches in neurobiology with theoretical models and computer simulations.

The network started in 2004 with a funding initiative of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research to promote the transfer of theoretical insight into clinical and technical applications. Today, after more than 10 years of funding by the Federal Ministry, the Bernstein Network consists of more than 200 research groups.

It is named after the German physiologist and biophysicist Julius Bernstein (1839-1917) whose "Membrane Theory" provided the first biophysical explanation for how nerve cells encode and transmit information by electrical currents.