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Fine tuning in the brain

From a hodgepodge to well tuned networks—Freiburg researchers develop a computer model to explain how nerve cell connections form in the visual cortex (June 2015).

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How does the brain develop in individuals with autism?

Using a new mouse model for autism, Heidelberg researchers reveal: a mutated gene causes parts of the brain to degenerate which leads to behavioral deficits (January 2015).

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The effects of deep brain stimulation on movement disorders

For the first time, Berlin scientists have successfully described the physiological processes during deep brain stimulation in patients with dystonia (January 2015).

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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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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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