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

How are sensory systems adapted to the environment?

Sensory organs are not globally adapted to natural stimuli, but optimized to biologically relevant stimuli. (August 2005)

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The discovery of slowness

Picture yourself reading this text. It cannot be taken for granted that, while looking at the screen, you perceive an orderly picture composed of clear lines. If you move your point of sight by as little as half a line, many of your visual sensors that previously sensed ‘black’ will now sense ‘white’, and vice versa. Nevertheless, you continue perceiving the same words as you did before. (2005)

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Does the brain work differently from what we thought?

Max Planck researchers at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Goettingen have discovered a new type of robust synchronization in complex neural networks. (December 2004)

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Are you Slow in Coordinating your Thoughts?

Max Planck scientists of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Göttingen discover a speed limits in neural networks. (February 2004)

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Fast ears - understanding hearing

Two scientists of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin have identified hearing processes with unprecedented temporal precision. (January 2004)

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Berlin Brain-Computer Interface

For several years, research groups in Europe and the USA have been working on systems that allow a direct dialog between man and machine. For that purpose, an interface between brain and computer - the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), has been developed. (2004)

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