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

Tuning in on cortical circuit dynamics

Neurons use homeostatic mechanisms to maintain stability despite experience-dependent network alterations.

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Loop, resonate and accelerate!

Neuroscientists demonstrate how to improve communication between different regions of the brain.

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When learning on your own is not enough

Neuroscientists delineated social decision-making in the human brain.

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On the way to the optical cochlear implant

Interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University Medical Center Göttingen and the University of Freiburg generate for the first time light-controlled behaviour in deaf rodents using optical cochlear implants based on light-emitting diodes. Published in Science Translational Medicine. Translational Medicine.

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Lighting array in the ear: First use of multi-channel cochlear implants with microscale light-emitting diodes

A milestone in hearing research: Researchers at the University Medical Center Göttingen and the University of Freiburg combine for the first time gene therapy in the cochlea with optical cochlear implants to optogenetically activate the auditory pathway in gerbils. Published in EMBO Molecular Medicine.

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Algorithm estimates age and ethnic origin

An algorithm developed by neuroinformatics engineers in Bochum estimates age and ethnic origin as exactly as humans do. The researchers are not yet sure which features it interprets.

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Controlling your home by the power of thought

Neuroscientists at the German Primate Center developed a new experimental environment to study action plans during walking

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The retina not only ensures sharp, but also stable vision

Researchers from Tübingen show for the first time that the milliseconds- long blindness that occurs during rapid movements of the eyes, which allows flicker-free vision, comes from the retina.

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How serotonin balances communication within the brain

A team of scientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) revealed how the neurotransmitter Serotonin fine-tunes the influence of sensory stimuli on internal processing in the brain.

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