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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.

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

Portrait Viola Priesemann
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.

Allen Institute headquarters in Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington April 6, 2020

Allen Institute announces new phase of neuroscience research

Cell Types and MindScope research programs to enter new stages of resource generation and discovery; another neuroscience division to launch in 2022.

Bozen March 10, 2020

State of South Tyrol supports Valentin Braitenberg Award

Through an agreement with the Bernstein Network, the province of South Tyrol supports this scientific award. The state government gave the go-ahead today.

München March 5, 2020

Research towards improved cochlear implants

Computer model shows neuronal activation patterns in the inner ear

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