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

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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Visualising plastic changes to the brain

Bochum scientists demonstrate effects of magnetic stimulation of the brain (September 2014).

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How the brain filters out distractions

Tübingen neuroscientists: brain uses varying strategies to prevent the notepad of working memory from being wiped clean (August 2014).

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Turbocharger for nerve cells

Berlin researchers investigate the operation of the ADHS gene, hereby expanding our understanding of how signals are passed so quickly and flexibly in chemical synapses (August 2014).

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