Humans continue to learn throughout their lives. The underlying process, which is referred to as synaptic plasticity, is the result of activity-dependent modifications of the connections between different nerve cells. Researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have identified a protein that appears to play a central role in mediating this synaptic plasticity. Results from this study have now been published in the journal eLife*.

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On June 11, 2016, from 5 to 11 p.m., scientists of the BCCN Berlin present their research to the general public in terms of presentations, two science slams (English and German), and an information booth.

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Berlin scientists now show that the medial entorhinal cortex, which is important for spatial memory matures from the top- representing nearby areas, to the bottom- which represents areas farther away.

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Matthias Guggenmos1, 2, Gregor Wilbertz2, Martin Hebart3 and Philipp Sterzer1, 2 demonstrate that, in the absence of external feedback, neural confidence signals show an intriguing parallel to signals previously observed for reward feedback.

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Im Rahmen des Bernstein Tages 2016 bietet das BCCN Berlin am Mittwoch 11.Mai 2016  in Zusammenarbeit mit Dr. Michael Scholz von der TU Berlin einen Workshop für SchülerInnen der Oberstufe mit Leistungskurs Biologie oder Mathematik an.

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During the BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK from March 14 to March 18, 2016 the BCCN Berlin organizes together with the Berlin School of Mind and Brain and the International Program Medical Neurosciences and several cooperation partners a number of events in Berlin.

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Genitals are represented unisex in the brain of the rat. Press release.

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