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

Imagined movements can alter our brains

Brain-computer interfaces have a structural impact on brain substance

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The Space-Time Fabric of Brain Networks

Researchers have discovered how neuronal networks are able to generate activity sequences for meaningful behavior

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Epilepsy: Function of 'brake cells' disrupted

Study by the University of Bonn provides possible explanation of how a seizure is able to spread through the brain

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Growing and moving

How interactions between neuronal migration and outgrowth shape network architecture

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The secret of motivation

How neural circuits drive hungry individuals to peak performance

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Rats play hide and seek

All around the world children play hide and seek. But do animals do so too? In a recent study, scientists from the Bernstein Center Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Berlin and the Humboldt University Berlin show that rats can quickly learn a rat-human version of the game and can easily switch between different roles – hiding and searching. The scientists suspect that hide and seek has its origins much earlier in evolution than previously thought.

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Can you hear what I say?

Neuroscientists at TU Dresden were able to prove that speech recognition in humans begins in the sensory pathways from the ear to the cerebral cortex and not, as previously assumed, exclusively in the cerebral cortex itself.

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Perception Control: How the Brain’s "Colliculum Superior" Helps to Thread a Needle

Researchers at the Hertie Institute in Tübingen attribute greater function to the area in the brainstem than previously assumed

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Simulating the effect of transcranial brain stimulation

The long-lasting aftereffects of non-invasive transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) promise an alleviation of severe symptoms of diseases like depressive disorder or chronic pain. In a new modeling study, researchers from the Bernstein Center Freiburg suggest that the aftereffects observed in experiments may be a consequence of homeostatic network growth. Their model is based on the idea that the stimulation triggers a rearrangement of synaptic couplings among stimulated and unstimulated neurons, eventually leading to network remodeling and cell assembly formation.

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