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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.

Frankfurt a. M. October 14, 2019

Brain networks more stable in individuals with higher cognitive abilities

Brain imaging study investigates why cognitive abilities differ between individuals

Freiburg October 10, 2019

Join us at FORSCHA 2019

Listen and experience what your brain can do. Join us at FORSCHA 2019 in Munich, November 15-17.

Freiburg October 9, 2019

Growing and moving

How interactions between neuronal migration and outgrowth shape network architecture

Bonn October 1, 2019

Epilepsy: Function of ‘brake cells’ disrupted

Study by the University of Bonn provides possible explanation of how a seizure is able to spread through the brain

Munich September 26, 2019

The secret of motivation

How neural circuits drive hungry individuals to peak performance

Freiburg/ Berlin September 16, 2019

Signal Processing at its most advanced. Bernstein Conference attracts brain scientists from all over the world to Berlin

Currently, Artificial Intelligence is often at the center of many debates. Yet, how strongly different research disciplines are interconnected in AI is often unclear to many. At the borders between the neurosciences and the natural sciences, computational neuroscientists worldwide are exploring different questions and yet always come back to the best example: the natural brain. During the international Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience from September 18-20 in Berlin, experts of deep learning, evolutionary brain research and applied AI will discuss current scientific topics.

Berlin September 13, 2019

Rats play hide and seek

All around the world children play hide and seek. But do animals do so too? In a recent study, scientists from the Bernstein Center Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Berlin and the Humboldt University Berlin show that rats can quickly learn a rat-human version of the game and can easily switch between different roles – hiding and searching. The scientists suspect that hide and seek has its origins much earlier in evolution than previously thought.

Dresden August 28, 2019

Can you hear what I say?

Neuroscientists at TU Dresden were able to prove that speech recognition in humans begins in the sensory pathways from the ear to the cerebral cortex and not, as previously assumed, exclusively in the cerebral cortex itself.

Berlin August 27, 2019

Machine learning moves into chemistry

BASF and Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) have signed an agreement to cooperate closely in the area of machine learning. The aim of the Berlin-based Joint Lab for Machine Learning (BASLEARN) is to develop workable new mathematical models and algorithms for fundamental questions relating to chemistry, for example from process or quantum chemistry. Both partners are jointly committed to this aim in the coming years. As an essential part of the cooperation, BASF will support the research work of Dr. Klaus Robert Müller, professor of machine learning and spokesperson for the Berlin Center for Machine Learning at TU Berlin, with a total of over €2.5 million over the coming five years.

Mainz August 6, 2019

Markus Diesmann full member of the the Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz

The Academy of Sciences and Literature | Mainz has admitted six new members. The full members now include Markus Diesmann, neuroscientist, Elisabeth Rieken, linguist, and Judith Schalansky, author. New corresponding members are Lutz H. Gade, chemist, Wulfram Gerstner, neuroscientist, and Aleš Šteger, author.

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