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

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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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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