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

Effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on the brain

New study of Dirk Jancke published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)

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The inner clock in music

Theo Geisel's and Viola Priesemann's team found universal laws of human music performance.

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Ready for Exascale

Researchers find algorithm for large-scale brain simulations on next-generation supercomputers.

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Beating a flight path to food

The waggle dance of the honeybee is a classical paradigm in behavioral biology. LMU neurobiologists have now investigated how the neuronal circuits process and encode the information communicated during the dance.

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Puberty not only a matter of hormones

When rats are touched at their genitals, their brain changes and puberty accelerates. Bernstein researchers at the Bernstein Center Berlin report that the representation of the genitals in the cortex doubles in size.

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When in Striatum, Avoid Thy Neighbour

Computational models predict the spatial connection profile among nerve cells necessary to model striatal neuronal activity observed in behaving animals.

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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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