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The symphony of epilepsy

The symphony of epilepsy

An international research team shows that the glycine receptor may contribute to different symptoms of epilepsy.

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A Sharper View into the Brain

A Sharper View into the Brain

Researchers from Freiburg are the first to detect the exact border between two important brain regions

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Prostheses with Sensory Feedback

Prostheses with Sensory Feedback

Freiburg researchers have developed electrodes that help amputees to grasp at objects

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nuSPIC: Neural Systems Prediction and Identification Challenge

nuSPIC: Neural Systems Prediction and Identification Challenge

Scientists from Freiburg present an online tool to create and analyse neuronal networks

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Article in "Science": Memories Are ‘Geotagged’ With Spatial Information

Article in "Science": Memories Are ‘Geotagged’ With Spatial Information

Using a video game in which people navigate through a virtual town delivering objects to specific locations, a team of neuroscientists from the Universities of Freiburg and Pennsylvania has discovered how brain cells that encode spatial information form “geotags” for specific memories and are activated immediately before those memories are recalled.

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A novel view on the visual cortex

A novel view on the visual cortex

Theoretical model explains properties of sensory neurons and networks

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Young researchers from Freiburg accepted in Network of European Neuroscience Institutes

Young researchers from Freiburg accepted in Network of European Neuroscience Institutes

Since October, Freiburg is a member of ENI-NET, the highly reputed Network of European Neuroscience Institutes.

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Pictures from the Science Fair 2013

Pictures from the Science Fair 2013

Visit the gallery of pictures of the joint exhibits of the BCF and the Cluster of Excellence BrainLinks-BrainTools.

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 Embedded nerve cells hold the key to brain activity

Embedded nerve cells hold the key to brain activity

Scientists from Freiburg propose new approach to unravel the function of the human brain

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 New approaches in Parkinson’s research

New approaches in Parkinson’s research

Joint research between Freiburg and Jerusalem receives funding

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European funding for Freiburg’s epilepsy research

European funding for Freiburg’s epilepsy research

Newly developed method will shed light on causes of the disease

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Mapping the Brain

Mapping the Brain

Freiburg Researchers Use Signals from Natural Movements to Identify Brain Regions

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The beating heart in your brain

The beating heart in your brain

Scientists from Freiburg investigate how our brain senses the beating of our own heart.

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Details of connectivity play important role for network activity

Details of connectivity play important role for network activity

Simulating a large variety of different networks, BCF scientists systematically evaluate which features in their structure most strongly affect their dynamics.

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Science Jam Nr. 1: Ein bunter Abend mit Seh- und Hörforschern

Science Jam Nr. 1: Ein bunter Abend mit Seh- und Hörforschern

Wissenschaft lebt vom Experimentieren. Viele Entdeckungen geschehen, wenn unterschiedliche Dinge zusammentreffen und auf unerwartete Weise miteinander reagieren. Dieses Prinzip greifen die „Science Jams“ auf: Die neue Veranstaltungsreihe des Bernstein Center Freiburg und des Exzellenzclusters BrainLinks-BrainTools der Universität Freiburg präsentiert Wissenschaft in ungewöhnlichen Zusammenhängen – weitab von Hörsälen und Seminarräumen.

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Stimulating research

Stimulating research

Scientists explore how spontaneous and evoked activity in the brain’s network of nerve cells interact

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 Zittern in Zahlen: Artikel in Gehirn und Geist [German]

Zittern in Zahlen: Artikel in Gehirn und Geist [German]

Arvind Kumar und Gunnar Grah vom Bernstein Center Freiburg und BrainLinks-BrainTools beschreiben in der aktuellen Ausgabe von "Gehirn und Geist" die Erforschung der Parkinson-Krankheit mithilfe von Computermodellen.

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 ‘Brain waves’ challenge area-specific view of brain activity

‘Brain waves’ challenge area-specific view of brain activity

Our understanding of brain activity has traditionally been linked to brain areas – when we speak, the speech area of the brain is active. New research by an international team of psychologists led by David Alexander and Cees van Leeuwen (Laboratory for Perceptual Dynamics), including researchers from the Bernstein Center and BrainLinks-BrainTools at the University of Freiburg, shows that this view may be overly rigid. The entire cortex, not just the area responsible for a certain function, is activated when a given task is initiated. Furthermore, activity occurs in a pattern: Waves of activity roll from one side of the brain to the other.

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No two cells act the same

No two cells act the same

Using mathematical theory, scientists discover effects of differences among neurons in the brain

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"Dynamics of Neuronal Systems"

"Dynamics of Neuronal Systems"

Bernstein Center Freiburg hosts conference on March 18-20

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