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

No more neuronal gibberish

Freiburg neuroscientists investigate how 100 billion nerve cells produce a clear thought or an action (January 2015).

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Fine motor skills for robotic hands

Göttingen neuroscientists can predict grip movements of the hand by measuring brain cell activity (January 2015).

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How gerbils orient in the light of the setting sun

Munich neurobiologists have shown for the first time that gerbils possess the capacity of perceptual color constancy (January 2015).

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What makes us hear?

Göttingen scientists reveal details of the mechanisms of transmitter release in the ear (December 2014).

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A bad songs turns off

Among grasshoppers, bad singers have little prospects: they put females more off than good singers attract them, as researchers from Berlin report (November 2014).

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Which cells set the pace in the brain?

Heidelberg scientists identify the clocks of different rhythms in the brain: different cell groups each provide different paces (October 2014).

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Finding thoughts in speech

A Freiburg research team reports on how the human brain processes thoughts during natural communication (October 2014).

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Clever Suppression in the Brain

Freiburg scientists reveal: diversity of inhibiting nerve cells allows for more complex information processing (October 2014).

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The origin of language

With the help of flies, researchers gain insights into the evolution of human language (October 2014).

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The brain's GPS—Nobel Prize 2014 awarded for research in "Neural Computation"

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014 was awarded for the discovery of a navigation system in the brain (October 2014).

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