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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.

Berlin June 17, 2020

Bernstein Center Berlin on its way to becoming a permanent institution

The Bernstein Center Berlin has been successfully evaluated by Charité, TU Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. This entails the extension of the cooperation agreement between the three institutions reconfirming the institutionalisation of the BCCN Berlin.

Bochum June 15, 2020

Algorithm estimates age and ethnic origin

An algorithm developed by neuroinformatics engineers in Bochum estimates age and ethnic origin as exactly as humans do. The researchers are not yet sure which features it interprets.

Freiburg/Berlin May 13, 2020

Chairwoman of the Bernstein Network appointed to the German Ethics Council

Professor Susanne Schreiber, Chairwoman of the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience and Professor of Theoretical Neurophysiology at the Humboldt University of Berlin, has been newly appointed to the German Ethics Council.

Bochum May 12, 2020

Why visual perception is a decision process

Visual illusion uncovers processing strategies of the brain.

Göttingen May 6, 2020

Controlling your home by the power of thought

Neuroscientists at the German Primate Center developed a new experimental environment to study action plans during walking

Göttingen May 1, 2020

“We could reach well below 1000 new infections/ d by end of May”

Germany is looking for a way out of the Covid-19 epidemic. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Helmholtz Association, the Leibniz Association, and the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft have jointly published a statement outlining various paths through the corona epidemic based on model calculations. Viola Priesemann, who heads a research group at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, is co-author of this position paper.

Tübingen April 27, 2020

The retina not only ensures sharp, but also stable vision

Researchers from Tübingen show for the first time that the milliseconds- long blindness that occurs during rapid movements of the eyes, which allows flicker-free vision, comes from the retina.

Frankfurt April 20, 2020

Tatjana Tchumatchenko appointed Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe

We are pleased to announce that Tatjana Tchumatchenko, Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, was recently appointed as a Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe.

Tübingen April 17, 2020

An app for COVID-19 studies

CoroNotes uses anonymous health data for a better understanding of the novel coronavirus.

Bochum April 7, 2020

How serotonin balances communication within the brain

A team of scientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) revealed how the neurotransmitter Serotonin fine-tunes the influence of sensory stimuli on internal processing in the brain.

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