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The Brain's Code

Brain research with cinema: how does the brain work in everyday situations? Open minds with open science

Michael Hanke (Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, D-USA Collaboration) and Jörg Stadler (Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg, LIN) have committed themselves to the idea of "Open Science". Their unique brain data set for everyday cognition, the "studyforrest project", stimulates international brain research (November 2016).

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Darks are conveyed faster than lights

Bochum scientists show that contrasts between object and background lead to activity waves in the brain that support movement perception (February 2016).

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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 experience may lead to misperception

Distance, volume or duration—when judging magnitudes, we make systematic errors. Munich researchers now combine two competing classical theories of magnitude estimates (April 2015).

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Why some neurons “outsource” their cell body

In insects, the cell body of neurons is usually located at the end of a separate extension. Berlin researchers show that this increases the strength of electrical signal transmission at no additional energetic cost (April 2015).

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