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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.

Munich July 17, 2023

4D printing for nerve stimulation

Specific nerves may be stimulated artificially, for example to treat pain. The finer the nerves, the more difficult it is to attach the required electrodes. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and NTT Research have now developed flexible electrodes produced with 4D printing technology. On contact with moisture, they automatically fold and wrap themselves around thin nerves.

Berlin July 11, 2023

PNAS publication: A universal description of stochastic oscillators

What do the beating of the human heart, the flashing of fireflies in a field, and the swinging of children on a playground have in common? They are all examples of rhythmic processes oscillations that occur spontaneously. Oscillations can be found everywhere, and arise from many different underlying physical, chemical, or biological mechanisms.

Freiburg June 30, 2023

Nicolas Brunel receives the Valentin Braitenberg Award for Computational Neuroscience 2023

Nicolas Brunel receives this year's Valentin Braitenberg Award for Computational Neuroscience for his “pioneering work opening new perspectives in coding optimization, memory, and dynamics” (the award committee). The award ceremony will take place during the Bernstein Conference on September 27, 2023, in Berlin.

Munich, Germany June 27, 2023

How the brain processes numbers

Measuring human brain activity down to the cellular level: until now, this has been possible only to a limited extent. With a new approach developed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), it will now be much easier. The method relies on microelectrodes along with the support of brain tumor patients, who participate in studies while undergoing “awake” brain surgery. This enabled the team to identify how our brain processes numbers.

Freiburg June 13, 2023

The Bernstein Network joins EBRAINS

On February 16, 2023, the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience became an associate member of EBRAINS.

Aachen June 7, 2023

A Step Towards Next-Generation Neuroscience Simulators

The group of Tobias Gemmeke at RWTH Aachen University has developed a highly flexible framework neuroAIˣ

Berlin May 31, 2023

Intelligent brains take longer to solve difficult problems

Do intelligent people think faster? Researchers at the BIH and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, together with a colleague from Barcelona, made the surprising finding that participants with higher intelligence scores were only quicker when tackling simple tasks, while they took longer to solve difficult problems than subjects with lower IQ scores. In personalized brain simulations of the 650 participants, the researchers could determine that brains with reduced synchrony between brain areas literally “jump to conclusions” when making decisions, rather than waiting until upstream brain regions could complete the processing steps needed to solve the problem. In fact, the brain models for higher score participants also needed more time to solve challenging tasks but made fewer errors. The scientists have now published their findings in the journal Nature Communications.

Berlin May 24, 2023

Theoretical biologists uncover novel mechanism for flight control in fruit flies

Researchers at the Institute for Theoretical Biology at Humboldt Universität have solved a long-standing mathematical puzzle about the emergence of electrical activity patterns during insect flight. Together with colleagues at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, they report a novel function for electrical synapses in governing the flight of fruit flies in the current issue of Nature.

Bochum May 9, 2023

AI helps understand learning processes

How does the brain learn spatial information? Neural computation researchers are using artificial intelligence to explore this question.

Berlin April 12, 2023

A Berlin elephant that peels bananas

A team from Humboldt University and the Zoo Berlin report on the banana-peeling elephant Pang Pha at Zoo Berlin in the new issue of the journal Current Biology.

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