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

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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A game of ping pong for the eyes

Munich researchers have unraveled the basis of the so-called optokinetic reflex: there are certain brain cells encoding both the speed of the landscape and the eye movement (June 2014).

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Open Science: Research data for everyone

Magdeburg brain researchers publish the most comprehensive raw data set of natural language processing in the brain. It is freely accessible for interested researchers and the public (May 2014).

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Implantable cuff with electrodes

Freiburg researchers develop a new method for lowering high blood pressure in the long term without side effects (May 2014).

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