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

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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The ruffling effect of rumble

Munich neurobiologists characterize the impact of low-frequency sounds on the inner ear (October 2014).

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Communication without detours

Scientists from Heidelberg, Mannheim and Bonn discover a new shape of neurons that allows signals to be propagated via a shortcut (September 2014).

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The effect of 3D movies in the brain

Berlin researchers demonstrate that subjects experience 3D movies more strongly than movies in 2D (September 2014).

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Finger training improves sense of touch in cheeks and lips

Bochum researchers discover: improving the sense of touch of the fingers entails enhanced sense of touch in the face (September 2014).

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Power of mind: paralyzed people control a computer

Berlin researchers report that communication via brain waves can be faster and more reliable than assistive technologies based on muscular activity (September 2014).

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How memories are created in the brain

Freiburg researchers have investigated mechanisms that underlie the formation of memories (September 2014).

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Travelling by resonance

Freiburg scientists provide explanation how nerve cells communicate with each other over long distances (September 2014).

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