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Crippling rhythms of the brain

Crippling rhythms of the brain

Network model reveals new insights into causes and possible treatments of Parkinson’s disease

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This semester: BrainLinks – BrainTools Public Lecture Series [in German]

This semester: BrainLinks – BrainTools Public Lecture Series [in German]

This winter semester, the University of Freiburg will host a lecture series on Neurotechnology. The public lectures (which are held in German) will span the whole breadth of aspects that are important in this field, including biology, engineering, and medical sciences.

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BCF at the "Science Days"

BCF at the "Science Days"

This year, the Bernstein Center will be present at the "Science Days" that are taking place October 13-15 in the EuropaPark Rust. Through a game, school pupils will learn how neurons cooperate in the brain.

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Conference in Freiburg: How Does the Brain Encode Information?

Conference in Freiburg: How Does the Brain Encode Information?

Computational neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field of research that aims at a better understanding of the principles of brain functions. From 4 to 6 October 2011, over 400 scientists from around the world will be meeting in Freiburg for the "Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience and Neurotechnology". [more information in German]

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Call for Contributions to Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience

Call for Contributions to Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience

BCF researchers organize a "Research Topic" in open access journal

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BCF PhD students receive CNS poster prizes

BCF PhD students receive CNS poster prizes

At the 20th annual Computational Neuroscience meeting, Susanne Kunkel, Man Yi Yim and Sarah Jarvis were awarded prizes for their poster presentations.

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Getting a grip on grasping

Getting a grip on grasping

Scientists from Freiburg decipher brain commands for different grasp types

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CNS*2011 Workshops organised by BCF members

CNS*2011 Workshops organised by BCF members

At the conference CNS*2011, members of the Bernstein Center Freiburg will co-organise two workshops and one tutorial.

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Teaching award for Janina Kirsch

Teaching award for Janina Kirsch

University of Freiburg honours BCF staff member’s excellence in teaching

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How does network structure shape brain activity?

How does network structure shape brain activity?

New article in PLoS Computational Biology relates correlations in the activity of nerve cells to the detailed structure of the underlying network

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Article by BCF members in PLoS Computational Biology on learning from dopamine signals

Article by BCF members in PLoS Computational Biology on learning from dopamine signals

Wiebke Potjans, alumna of the BCF, has published together with members Markus Diesmann and Abigail Morrison the paper "An Imperfect Dopaminergic Error Signal Can Drive Temporal-Difference Learning". Their research paves the way for further investigations of the dopaminergic system in reward learning in the healthy brain and in pathological conditions such as Parkinson's disease.

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BCF PhD student receives stipend, participates in Google’s „Summer of Code“

BCF PhD student receives stipend, participates in Google’s „Summer of Code“

Yury Zaytsev sets out to improve development cycle of NEST simulator

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Thinking outside the column

Thinking outside the column

BCF members publish in "Frontiers in Neuroscience": New insights into brain structure reveal new facets of information processing in the nervous system

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Masked fears

Masked fears

New article by BCF scientists in PLoS Computational Biology explains the origin of fear processes in the brain – and why it is so difficult to overcome them

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How clear is our view of brain activity?

How clear is our view of brain activity?

BCF researchers publish article in "Human Brain Mapping", demonstrating the large influence of filtering algorithms on results in brain imaging

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BrainLinks – BrainTools

BrainLinks – BrainTools

A research proposal by the University of Freiburg on hybrid brain-machine interface systems has been invited to enter the second round of the Excellence Initiative.

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Successful presentation at the FameLab

Successful presentation at the FameLab

PhD student from BCF qualifies for national finals

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Nature Neuroscience publishes article by BCF member

Nature Neuroscience publishes article by BCF member

Lichtenberg Professor Marlene Bartos from the Institute for Physiology I and the Bernstein Center of the University of Freiburg and colleagues Peer Wulff from the University of Aberdeen and William Wisden from the Imperial College London describe how they were able to specifically switch off inhibiting “interneurons” in the hippocampus of mice - and how this affected the animals' memory formation.

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BCF member receives research award

BCF member receives research award

Jens Timmer, physicist at the University of Freiburg and member of the BCF, received the Hector research award.

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"Leopoldina" elects Ad Aertsen as new member

"Leopoldina" elects Ad Aertsen as new member

The German Academy of Sciences "Leopoldina" has elected Ad Aertsen, director of the Bernstein Center Freiburg, as a new member of the society.

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