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Bernstein Conference 2024

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Welcome

The Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience connects experimental and theoretical scientists. It comprises more than 200 research groups and 450 individual scientists from all over the world who combine experimental neuroscientific approaches with theoretical models and computer simulations.

The Bernstein Network was launched in 2004 through a major funding initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) which aimed at advancing the transfer of theoretical knowledge to clinical and technical applications. The network is named after the German physiologist and biophysicist Julius Bernstein (1839-1917).

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Frankfurt am Main May 23, 2024

Like ripples in the sand: the young cerebral cortex forms spontaneous patterns

The cortex allows us humans to think, perceive our environment and act purposefully. Certain patterns of brain activity enable this; they emerge early in brain development through dynamic processes of self-organisation. This is shown by researchers from the University of Minnesota (UoM) and the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) in a study published in Nature Communications. They found that the networks of the young cortex convert unstructured input into highly organised activity patterns. The organisation of these patterns is therefore not determined externally (e.g. by sensory input), but arises through interaction between the nerve cells and follows dynamic laws.

Tübingen June 13, 2024

From dawdling to doing: the science of procrastination

Procrastination, the deliberate but detrimental deferring of tasks, has many forms. Sahiti Chebolu of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics uses a precise mathematical framework to understand its different patterns and their underlying reasons. Her insights could help tailor individual strategies to tackle the issue.

Berlin May 16, 2024

BIH Researchers develop theory on traveling waves of activity in the human brain

Researchers at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) have used brain simulations to develop a theory on the formation of traveling waves of activity. These waves influence cognitive processes in the human brain such as learning or remembering. Understanding traveling waves of activity can support in treating patients with cognitive disorders.

Munich May 15, 2024

Seeing not just with the eyes: degree of arousal affects perception

The brain modulates visual signals according to internal states, as a new study by LMU neuroscientist Laura Busse reveals.

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Calls

African-German Scientific Exchange in the Field of Neurosciences

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) invites interested researchers from all African countries and Germany to engage in a scientific exchange in the field of neurosciences.

This initiative covers all research questions that are primarily concerned with neurosciences. Subject areas include basic, applied and clinical topics. Research questions concerning neglected tropical infectious diseases in humans and animals as well as their social and behavioural aspects are excluded from the initiative and will not be considered to be within the scope of the call.

The aim of the initiative is for participating researchers to identify joint interests in the area of neurosciences and initiate new collaborative ventures.

Deadline: 29.02.2024

Förderung von Projekten in der Forschungs- und Innovationszusammenarbeit mit den Ländern der Östlichen Partnerschaft und Zentralasiens

Ziel des Förderaufrufs ist es, die Forschungspartner:innen aus den Ländern der Östlichen Partnerschaft über gemeinsame Forschungs- und Innovationsprojekte in den europäischen Forschungsraum (ERA) besser einzubinden. Damit soll ein Beitrag dazu geleistet werden, einen gemeinsamen Wissens- und Innovationsraum zwischen der EU und den offiziellen und potenziellen Beitrittskandidat:innen sowie weiteren Ländern der Östlichen Partnerschaft zu schaffen. Dieses Ziel kann durch die Vernetzung und Kooperation mit erfahrenen und innovationsstarken Partnereinrichtungen unterstützt werden.

Deadline: 13.03.2024

Funding Opportunities for Costa Rican-German Research Projects: First Joint Call (CONARE-DFG)

This initiative aims to bring together relevant and competitive researchers from Germany and Costa Rica to design and carry out jointly organised research projects of outstanding scientific quality.

Deadline: 30.04.2024