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

Short distances provide energy efficiency

Göttingen scientists reveal mechanisms of biological data transmission in the hair cells of the inner ear (February 2015).

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Physical exercise keeps the brain young

Göttingen researchers investigate the influence of sport on the adaptability of the brain (February 2015).

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Interplay of brain cells

For the first time, Frankfurt brain researchers observe in detail how a coordinated collaboration develops between nerve cells (February 2015).

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Memories of fruit fly larvae are more complex than thought

Magdeburg researchers investigate the olfactory memory of insects, which plays a major role in foraging (January 2015).

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How does the brain develop in individuals with autism?

Using a new mouse model for autism, Heidelberg researchers reveal: a mutated gene causes parts of the brain to degenerate which leads to behavioral deficits (January 2015).

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How the spatial memory helps us to find the marketplace

A Tübingen orientation study of passers-by suggests that a visual image of the intermediate spatial environment exists in the brain (January 2015).

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Dopamine helps with math rules as well as mood

Researchers at the University of Tübingen show rule-applying neurons work better under the influence of the happy hormone (January 2015).

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The „language“ of the retina

A Tübingen study highlights the intricate nature of visual responses. The findings may help to improve visual prosthetics (January 2015).

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The effects of deep brain stimulation on movement disorders

For the first time, Berlin scientists have successfully described the physiological processes during deep brain stimulation in patients with dystonia (January 2015).

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Broad receptive field responsible for differentiated neuronal activity

Berlin researchers clarify, why some neurons are more active than others, even when they are positioned right next to each other and are one and the same neuron type (January 2015).

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