A new study from the Brecht lab has found how “ticklishness” is represented in the rat brain. The study has been published on 11th November 2016 in Science.
A lion is chasing a zebra across the African savanna. For both animals, choosing the right movement at the right time is a matter of life and death. Accordingly, a large part of the mammalian brain is devoted to the control of movement: The motor cortex.
The BCCN Berlin participates in the Berlin Science week by organizing an event with two talks on artificial intelligence.
This year's Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience will take place at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from September 21-23. This conference is the Bernstein Network's central forum that has developed over time into the largest annual Computational Neuroscience conference in Europe, attracting an international audience from across the world. It is organized by members of the Bernstein Network at annually changing locations and offers a broad overview over the topics of Computational Neuroscience and Neurotechnology.
Satellite workshops and a PhD symposium will accompany the single track main conference.
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*.
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.
Why do we explore nearby areas before venturing out to farther ones? New eLife paper in the Brecht lab
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.
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.
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.
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.