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

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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Neurons with a Sixth Sense

When rats are touched at their facial whiskers, nerve cells in the brain become active even before the contact is made, Berlin researchers report (March 2015).

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One brain area, two planning strategies

Göttingen researchers unravel how the brain plans arm movements. In the parietal cortex, two neuronal groups pursue different planning strategies (March 2015).

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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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