Bernstein Network News. Find the latest news from our researchers regarding current research results, new research projects and initiatives as well as awards and prizes.
ERC Consolidator Grant for Tübingen AI researcher Professor Jakob Macke
Realistic and precise - New algorithm enables simulation of complex quantum systems
The EU project TEF-Health aims to test and validate innovative artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics solutions for the healthcare sector and accelerate their path to market. It is led by Prof. Petra Ritter, who heads the Brain Simulation Section at the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) and at the Department of Neurology and Experimental Neurology of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The 51 participating project partners from nine European countries will receive funding to the tune of about €60 million , with half coming from the European Commission under its Digital Europe program and half from national funding agencies. Some €2 million of the EC funding will go to the BIH.
Interdisciplinary team at the University of Freiburg studies freely moving individuals using 3D tracking
About 90 percent of all humans are right-handed. Why that is the case is still a mystery. According to current evidence, other primate species do not show comparable preferences. Zoologists at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and the Humboldt University Berlin have now attempted to close this knowledge gap in a new study. For this purpose, they tested the handedness of various monkey and ape species in 39 zoos and sanctuaries. The results were published in the journal eLife.
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.
An interdisciplinary research team investigates biological and technical information processing
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”.
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.
The Bernstein-CorTeC Award honors outstanding scientific achievements in the field of Computational Neuroscience and Neurotechnology. The prize is awarded annually alternating for Doctoral or Master theses.