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The European Research Council has announced today that the project SWIMS, Stochastic Spiking Wireless Multimodal Sensory Systems, will be funded with 13.5M Euros under the Synergy program. SWIMS is revolutionizing the landscape of smart wireless multimodal sensory systems. By embracing bio-inspired design principles, SWIMS is reshaping hardware to achieve exceptional energy efficiency, particularly in event detection and communication.
Susanne Schreiber, Professor of Theoretical Neurophysiology, receives the Caroline von Humboldt Professorship
LMU researchers develop new approach to improve the training of vision.
After the launch in July 2023, the ELLIS Institute Tübingen is growing, with the first Principal Investigators joining the Institute as Hector Endowed Fellows in the fall of 2023.
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. In 2023, the prize is awarded to Aadhar Sharma for his Master Thesis on the topic: "The Dynamics of Adult Neurogenesis in the Dentate Gyrus".
A symphony of electrical signals and a dynamic tangle of connections between brain cells help us to make new memories. Using AI-powered models of groups of neurons, FMI researchers are working towards unlocking how the brain orchestrates this dance. Their latest study has achieved a major advance in accurately simulating the changes in the connections between neurons that sense the external environment, opening the door to a greater understanding of how countless brain cells transform sensations into perceptions and thoughts. Eventually, AI-powered tools may help to illuminate some of the workings of real brains.
Love songs are at least as popular in the animal kingdom as on the radio. The importance of musically serenading your true love has driven plotlines from Twelfth Night to The Trumpet of the Swan to Happy Feet.
Recognizing motion requires an enormous amount of computing power from the brain. A new study from Alexander Borst's department at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence shows how the fly brain masters this task: By performing a neuronal computation on three network levels, it distributes the workload over several steps. This is the first time that researchers have deciphered a neuronal network in which one cell type performs the same computation at all network levels. This approach helps fruit flies to reliably recognize different motion patterns – the prerequisite for staying on track.
Giants with microscopic muscles – New findings reveal the structure of the dexterous elephant trunk.
How did the first nerve cells and brains develop? And what does this question have to do with comb jellies (Ctenophore)? All interested parties are cordially invited to the public evening lecture on September 27 at 8 pm, where Prof. Dr. Fred Wolf from the University of Göttingen and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization will take the audience on a journey to the origins of brains and into the depths of the oceans. The lecture is part of the Bernstein Conference 2023, which is organized by the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience, the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Charité.