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Here is on overview over recent scientific findings of the Bernstein Network.

What makes a movement feel strenuous?


Energetic expenditure not the only factor when judging physical effort of movements

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Harmony in numbers

Frankfurt researchers find a simple explanation for the typical patterns of nerve cells inside neural maps.

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Glowing Thoughts

Dirk Jancke (BGCN and RUB Bochum) studies motion perception in the brain (March 2017).

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Why are we ticklish?

A new study from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin has found how “ticklishness” is represented in the rat brain (November 2016).

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Brain research with cinema: how does the brain work in everyday situations? Open minds with open science

Michael Hanke (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, D-USA Collaboration) and Jörg Stadler (Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg, LIN) have committed themselves to the idea of "Open Science". Their unique brain data set for everyday cognition, the "studyforrest project", stimulates international brain research (November 2016).

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From vision to hand action

Göttingen neuroscientists decipher how our brain controls grasping movements (August 2016)

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How our brain puts the world in order

Bochum researches investigate what happens when we put the world around us in order. They found out which areas of the brain help us to think inside the box (July 2016).

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Identifying brain regions automatically

Freiburg biologists develop a new method for analyzing brain images and demonstrate it with a study on fruit flies (July 2016).

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Dancing Neurons

Freiburg researchers reveal, how synaptic connections in the brain force nerve cells to coordinate their work (July 2016)

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Darks are conveyed faster than lights

Bochum scientists show that contrasts between object and background lead to activity waves in the brain that support movement perception (February 2016).

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