The fruit fly is one of the best-studied organisms in the world. Yet it still leaves questions unanswered. For example, how some of its neurons develop special, comb-like shape dendrites. ESI-scientists just conducted a study to answer it. And discovered something astonishing.
The German Research Foundation is funding the new Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 1461 "Neuroelectronics: Biologically Inspired Information Processing" at Kiel University with approximately 11.5 million euros.
An international team of scientists around Udo Ernst (University of Bremen) and Dirk Jancke (Ruhr University Bochum) is researching possibilities for implants that are intended to directly target areas of the brain responsible for processing visual information.