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Bernstein Conference 2022

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The Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience connects experimental and theoretical scientists. It comprises more than 200 research groups and almost 350 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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Berlin October 27, 2022

Trunk dexterity explained: Berlin scientists decipher facial motor control in elephants

Elephants have an amazing arsenal of face, ear and trunk movements. The trunk consists of far more muscles than the entire human body and can perform both powerful and very delicate movements. A team of scientists from the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) now examined the facial motor nucleus of African and Asian elephants, the brain structure that controls the facial muscles of these animals. This nucleus contains more facial motor neurons than in any other terrestrial mammal, the scientists show in a paper published in the journal “Science Advances”.

Freiburg November 15, 2022

New book: Selected Papers of George Gerstein

Just in time for the 2022 Society for Neuroscience Meeting in San Diego, Springer presents a new book in its Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience: Introducing Computation to Neuroscience – Selected Papers of George Gerstein.

Kiel November 4, 2022

Optimal working conditions for the brain

An interdisciplinary research team investigates biological and technical information processing

Göttingen October 25, 2022

Award for interdisciplinary research: Viola Priesemann receives Arthur Burkhardt Prize

The Arthur Burkhard Foundation for the Advancement of Science gives its award in 2022 to Viola Priesemann from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) and the University of Göttingen. The award, endowed with 10,000 euros, is presented annually to outstanding scientists who have made outstanding contributions to interdisciplinary research.

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Safe neuronal Human-Machine-Interaction (German only)

Das Forschungsvorhaben „sichere neuronale Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion“ soll den Nutzen von Mensch-Maschinen-Interaktionen (MMI) vorteilhaft und sicher für die Bürger und Bedarfsträger der Bundesrepublik Deutschland ausgestalten. Aktuell entstehen im Bereich der Neuroinformatik weitreichende neue Nutzungsmöglichkeiten mit direktem Einfluss auf den Menschen und dessen Interaktionsformen, vor allem wegen Fortschritten in der Informatik (insbesondere im Machine-Learning), den Neurowissenschaften, der Medizin sowie der Nanowerkstoffe und Fertigungsverfahren, welche sich gegenseitig bereichern und absehbar exponentiell weiterentwickeln.

Es sollen folgende spezifische Forschungsfragen geklärt werden:
1. Wie kann Kommunikation zwischen Menschen und (teil)autonomen Systemen vereinfacht, verkürzt und ohne den Umweg über Text-, Berührungs- oder Spracheingabe erfolgen?
2. Wie können große Informationsmengen kognitiv erfasst, verarbeitet und nahtlos als Anweisungen

ausgegeben werden?

Deadline: 07.11.2022