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Electrical fingerprinting of nerve cells

Together with colleagues from Norway, researchers from the Bernstein Center Freiburg have devised a new method to extract information from extracellular action potential recordings performed with state-of-the-art multi-electrode arrays. The new method can automatically spot cells in 3D space, and based on their electrical fingerprint it can even identify neuronal subtypes. These features will help to map neural circuits more accurately and more reliably in the future.


Generating knowledge and sharing it with society

This has been the motivation with which Jonathan Schiefer has conducted his research. Now the Bernstein Center Freiburg would like to congratulate him on his successful dissertation on "Inference of multi-scale connectivity in the brain".


Who do we take advice from – and why?

When we have to make a decision, we want to make the best possible choice. That is why we also seek advice from other people. But whose advice do we actually take? Various studies suggest: from people who seem particularly competent to us. However, scientists from the Bernstein Center Freiburg and University College London are taking an entirely new approach to try and find an explanation. Their findings have now been published.


Informative Video about the Bernstein Center Freiburg

Are you interested in briefly seeing what our work is about? Then, watch our video on our Youtube Channel. We wish to thank the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience, who instigated this video production and made it financially possible.
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