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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 9, 2022

International Master Program “Computational Neuroscience” successfully re-accredited

The “Master Program Computational Neuroscience”, which started in October 2006 at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin (BCCN Berlin), has successfully been re-accredited by the system accreditation commission of the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) and is accredited until June 8, 2028. The “Zentrale Evaluations- und Akkreditierungsagentur (ZEvA)” (Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency) assigned in July 2021 the right of system accreditation to the TU Berlin. Thus, the TU Berlin can accredit their study programs with an internal commission.

Freiburg May 31, 2022

“FreiPose” enables measurement of neuronal activity during the movement of individual body parts

New tracking method captures 3D motion of body points and can factor out the influence of unwanted movement

Freiburg May 18, 2022

Ceremonial opening of the new research center “Institute for Machine-Brain Interfacing Technology”

Freiburg scientists at IMBIT conduct interdisciplinary research on human-machine interfaces

Berlin May 11, 2022

Beyond Explainable AI: Wojciech Samek and Klaus-Robert Mueller published new book on Explainable AI

To tap the full potential of artificial intelligence, not only do we need to understand the decisions it makes, these insights must also be made applicable. This is the aim of the new book "xxAI - Beyond Explainable AI”, edited by Wojciech Samek, head of the Artificial Intelligence department at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), and Klaus-Robert Mueller, professor of machine learning at the Technical University of Berlin (TUB) and director at BIFOLD. The publication is based on a workshop held during the International Conference on Machine Learning in 2020. Co-editors also include AI experts Andreas Holzinger, Randy Goebel, Ruth Fong and Taesep Moon. It is already the second publication by Samek and Mueller.

New York April 28, 2022

How the brain forms visual maps

Our brains have multiple maps that are needed to plan our movements, navigate our environments, and perceive the world through our senses. The brain maps of our visual world have been studied with greatest detail and provide an opportunity to understand how other brain maps form, organize and function.

Mainz April 5, 2022

Local motion detectors in fruit flies sense complex patterns generated by their own motion

Direction-selective neuron subtypes detect complex motion patterns and not uniform directions of motion

Mainz March 24, 2022

Marion Silies receives ERC Consolidator Grant for research on adaptive functions of visual systems

EU funding for work on the adaptive properties of visual systems of insects

Tübingen March 24, 2022

Estimating the pace of change

An international team of researchers from Tübingen and Cold Spring Harbor (New York) has found a pioneering way of determining at what pace changes typically happen. The new method avoids previous systematic errors in estimating timescales, for example of neural activity in the brain. The results are now being published in the journal Nature Computational Science; first applications of the method to neural recordings from the visual cortex highlight it as a powerful tool for neuroscience and many other disciplines.

Berlin March 22, 2022

The Art of Entanglement

A new artist in residence program explores the interplay between AI research and art

Freiburg March 16, 2022

How the brain rewires itself during learning

Researchers at the Bernstein Center in Freiburg develop a new model to understand plastic processes in the brain's networks

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