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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.

Verwaschener Hintergrund
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.

Portrait Tatjana Tchumatchenko
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.

Display eines Handys mit geöffneter CoroNotes App./ Display of a cell phone with CoroNotes App
Tübingen April 17, 2020

An app for COVID-19 studies

CoroNotes uses anonymous health data for a better understanding of the novel coronavirus.

Portrait Dirk Jancke
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.

Portrait Valentin Braitenberg
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.

3-D-Abbildung des menschlichen Innenohrs mit einer Cochlea-Implantatelektrode/ 3D image of the human inner ear with an inserted cochlear implant electrode
München March 5, 2020

Research towards improved cochlear implants

Computer model shows neuronal activation patterns in the inner ear

Junge in gelbem Hemd/ Boy In Yellow Polo Shirt
Frankfurt March 3, 2020

How we learn to see. Active efficient coding explains the development of binocular vision

Using a new model, scientists from the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) and Goethe University can explain the development of binocular vision, which is the joint vision of the right and left eye. In doing so, they show how amblyopic visual impairment can occur.

Biene vor gelber Blüte/ Bee in front of a yellow flower
Cologne February 28, 2020

Quantifying objects: bees recognize that six is more than four

A new study at the University of Cologne proves that insects can perform basic numerical cognition tasks. Their neuronal network can also be used to perform successful machine learning

Illustration of a fruit fly/ Illustration einer Fruchtfliege
Mainz January 30, 2020

Fruit flies respond to rapid changes in the visual environment thanks to luminance-sensitive lamina neurons

Neurons in the visual system sensitive to luminance make it possible to maintain effective vision and react appropriately when encountering sudden decreases in illumination

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