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

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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Vertebrate cerebral architecture is bisexual

Berlin researchers show that cerebral images of the genitals are projected on the same anatomical map (January 2016).

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Reading the neural code for space

Munich scientists have put forward a mathematical theory that explains key features of grid cells, which are involved in spatial navigation (December 2015).

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Fine tuning in the brain

From a hodgepodge to well tuned networks—Freiburg researchers develop a computer model to explain how nerve cell connections form in the visual cortex (June 2015).

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How experience may lead to misperception

Distance, volume or duration—when judging magnitudes, we make systematic errors. Munich researchers now combine two competing classical theories of magnitude estimates (April 2015).

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Why some neurons “outsource” their cell body

In insects, the cell body of neurons is usually located at the end of a separate extension. Berlin researchers show that this increases the strength of electrical signal transmission at no additional energetic cost (April 2015).

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