Research Department of Neuroscience


RDN Neuroscience Calendar

Morse code is key for understanding learning processes

A group of SFB 874 scientists at the Bergmannsheil University Clinic has performed MRI scans on participants while they decoded Morse signals. Their findings on learning processes in the brain are being published by "Human Brain Mapping".

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Consolidation of memories during sleep

Human memories could be saved for a long time, which need the cooperation of different brain areas. Publication in "Nature Neuroscience" with participation of Prof. Dr. Nikolai Axmacher.

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How the mind sharpens the senses

Zen meditation improves sense of touch. Mental states induce neuroplasticity and learning

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"Memory region" of the brain involved in conflict resolution

Hippocampus is involved in quick and successful decisions. The brain could learn useful lessons from resolved conflicts.

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Whistled Turkish involves both hemispheres equally

Left hemisphere not dominant in the perception of all languages. RUB researcher report in the journal "Current Biology"

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New theory for the sense of vision

Specialisation of cells in the cortex could have origin in the retina. Principle of the colour seeing is potentially valid also for perception of other qualities.

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Movie at the IBRO-World Congress

The International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) will present the Research Department of Neuroscience at its 9th World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 7h-11th, 2015.

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STED-Microscope for the RDN

The German Research Foundation (DFG) approved the building of a STED microscope, optimized for neuroscientific questions. The completion of the equipment is scheduled for 2014. The device will be located at the RUBION.

Insights into the Research Department of Neuroscience 2011

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