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

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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Neurons out of sync

Berlin researchers can explain how local information is stored and transported in the brain (August 2014).

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A protein couple controls information flow

Scientists in Bonn and Heidelberg report new findings on the link between nerve cells at the interface to the hippocampus - the brain’s memory center (July 2014).

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Porn in the brain

Berlin researchers demonstrate: viewers of pornography have a smaller reward system (June 2014).

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Using electrical currents against musician’s dystonia

Researchers from Hanover and Göttingen develop a new treatment that improves the dreaded musician's cramp (June 2014).

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Grasshopper on the backburner

Berlin scientists show how nerve cells of cold-blooded animals function despite variations in temperature (July 2014).

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Right time, right place

To orient ourselves in space, our brain generates an internal coordinate system. Heidelberg researchers now refute the current model on how nerve cells generate this mental map (June 2014).

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Crows’ memories are made of this

Tübingen researchers discover neurons allowing crows to remember short-term – although their brains are different from ours (June 2014).

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