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

Nerve cells as team players

Göttingen researchers explain how the eye recognizes motion: Special nerve cells in the eye indicate a shift in the line of sight. Groups of these cells contribute to the recognition of small eye movements and help to keep the viewing direction stable so that the image of the environment becomes clear.

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Yin and Yang during synapse maturation in young brains

Synapse maturation and the timing of critical periods during brain development is governed by the balance of two signaling proteins with opposing functions.

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Signals on the scales

How are the images cast on the retina reassembled in the brain? Researchers in Munich and Tübingen find that processing of visual stimuli occurs at the earliest waystation on the way to the visual cortex – but not all are treated equally.

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Mice transmit acquired adaptability to their offspring

Research team at the University of Göttingen investigates neuronal plasticity in rodents

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Does ignoring negative feedback lead to rigid behavior?

The loss of the flexibility to adapt to new tasks leads to perseverative errors and indicates that a person rigorously clings to past objectives. A research team from the Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) investigated the underlying deficits of information processing and their neural foundations.

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Communication between neural networks

Researchers at the Bernstein Center Freiburg and colleagues are proposing a new model to explain how neural networks in different brain areas communicate with each other

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The cerebral cortex is a fast learner

Tübingen researchers trace the formation of memories in the cerebral neocortex

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Elucidating cuttlefish camouflage

Computational image analysis of behaving cuttlefish reveals principles of control and development of a biological invisibility cloak

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Seeing on the Quick: New Insights into Active Vision in the Brain

Tübingen neuroscientists expand on role of superior colliculus – disregarded area in brainstem processes visual stimuli on its own

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