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

High pitches from the sky

Bielefeld neuroscientists uncover why there is a mapping between pitch and elevation (April 2014).

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Listen! Nerve cells flexibly adapt to acoustic signals

Depending on the input signal, neurons generate action potentials either near or far away from the cell body, as researcher from Munich predict (April 2014).

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Lining up our sights

Munich neurologists study the role of the vestibular system—which controls balance—in optimizing how we direct our gaze (March 2014).

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The symphony of epilepsy

An international research team shows that the glycine receptor may contribute to different symptoms of epilepsy (March 2014).

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Unraveling the sense of touch

Berlin researchers develop a cell system which can measure the slightest touch (March 2014).

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Potential aid for stroke victims

Tübingen study shows electrical stimulation helps patients learning to use a brain-controlled robot arm (March 2014).

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A Sharper View into the Brain

Researchers from Freiburg are the first to detect the exact border between two important brain regions (March 2014).

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Would you believe your hand could turn into marble?

Scientists from Bielefeld and Tübingen introduce a new bodily illusion (March 2014).

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Hearing with light

An international research team led by Göttingen develops a cochlear implant that uses light signals to stimulate the inner ear (March 2014).

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The rhythms of chronic depression

Deep brain stimulation provides Berlin researchers with new insights into chronic depression (February 2014).

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