Press releases 2015

22.12.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 181
Mental time travel: an exclusively human capacity
To anticipate the future, one must know the past
Episodic memory is only one component of mental time travel
Link to article on RUB website


10.12.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 177
Neurotransmitter predicts learning
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy shows levels of chemical messenger in the brain
RUB-researchers collaborate with Johns Hopkins University
Link to article on RUB website


03.12.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, RUB News (in german)
Onur Güntürkün wird Stiftungsprofessor
Prof. Onur Güntürkün (Biopsychologie) besetzt 2016 die Johannes-Gutenberg-Stiftungsprofessur in Mainz.
Link to article on RUB website


02.12.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, RUB News (in german)
Horizon 2020-Projekt
Nervenzellwachstum magnetisch stimulieren
Neuer Therapieansatz für die Parkinson-Krankheit
Link to article on RUB website


30.11.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 171
900,000 Euros for memory research
International collaboration in Computational Neuroscience
Funded by BMBF and National Institute of Health
Link to article on RUB website


20.11.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 163
High frequency stimulation in pain medicine
Stimulation of fingertips improves sense of touch
Pilot study brings interdisciplinary team together
Link to article on RUB website


17.11.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, SFB 874 Press release
RUB scientists investigate anatomy of the pigeon brain
New insights into connections between brain hemispheres
Research aims to draw conclusions about human brain
Link to article on SFB 874 website


11.11.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 159
Alzheimer research: new findings
Protein exhibits additional mechanism
Neurotransmitter activity impairment
Link to article on RUB website


30.10.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 149
Working memory: underlying processes are more complex than we thought
Rhythmic brain activity in hippocampus is the key
Successful memory performance is based on alternating activity states
Link to article on RUB website


23.10.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 145
Alzheimer risk impairs “satnav” function of the brain
Altered activation pattern in entorhinal cortex in young risk carriers
Researchers report their findings in “Science”
Link to article on RUB website


21.10.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 142
How diet may affect the progression of multiple sclerosis
Neurologists focus on fatty acids
Collaboration between neurologists from Bochum and Erlangen
Link to article on RUB website


14.10.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 140
The Brain´s Dress Code
Much ado about a dress – optical illusion is responsible
Bochum study provides explanation
Link to article on RUB website


29.09.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info SFB 874
Morse code is key to learning mechanisms in the brain
Researchers at Bergmannsheil University Hospital find "adaptive neuroplasticity"
3-Tesla MRI scanner gives insights into the working brain
Link to article on SFB 874 website


22.09.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info (in german)
Wie sich Erinnerungen im Schlaf festigen
Damit Menschen Erinnerungen lange speichern können, braucht es die Zusammenarbeit verschiedener Hirnareale.
Entscheidend scheint dabei der Rhythmus der Gehirnaktivität.
Veröffentlichung in "Nature Neuroscience" mit Beteiligung von Prof. Dr. Nikolai Axmacher.
Link to article on RUB website


27.08.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 116
How the mind sharpens the senses
Zen meditation improves sense of touch
Mental states induce neuroplasticity and learning
Link to article on RUB website


20.08.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 114
"Memory region" of the brain also involved in conflict resolution
Hippocampus is involved in quick and successful decisions
The brain could learn useful lessons from resolved conflicts
Link to article on RUB website


17.08.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 112
Turkish whistling makes asymmetries in the brain disappear
Left hemisphere not dominant in the perception of all languages
Whistled Turkish involves both hemispheres equally
Link to article on RUB website


04.08.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 108 (in german)
Fundamental neue Theorie für den Sehsinn
Spezialisierung von Zellen im Kortex könnte Ursprung in der Netzhaut haben
Prinzip des Farbsehens gilt möglicherweise auch für Wahrnehmung anderer Eigenschaften
Link to article on RUB website


28.07.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 103
Where memory is encoded and retrieved
New findings in a long-standing debate
Researchers study the function of the hippocampus at a cellular level
Link to article on RUB website


21.07.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 100
Slowness facilitates structure in the brain
Neuroscientists analyse the principles of self-organisation of nerve cells
Slow Feature Analysis explains many experimental results
Link to article on RUB website


13.07.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 92
Neuronal networks: Tiny source, great effect
How nerve cells organise themselves
Propagation of local excitation in the brain is a chain reaction
Link to article on RUB website


08.07.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Aktuellportal (in german)
RD Neuroscience im Fokus der Weltöffentlichkeit
Link to article on RUB website


01.07.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 89
How cortisol reinforces traumatic memories
Stress hormone takes effect while people retrieve and reconsolidate emotional memories
Results could shed light on anxiety and PTSD phenomena
Link to article on RUB website


17.06.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 82
RUB-Scientists develop ataxia mouse model
Investigating the origins of spinocerebellar ataxia 6
Eye blink conditioning for early diagnosis
Link to article on RUB website


10.06.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 77 (in german)
2. Deutsch-Türkische Wissenschaftsgespräche an der RUB
Neurowissenschaftler sprechen über die Architektur des Gehirns
Onlineregistrierung für Symposium bis zum 14. Juni 2015
Link to article on RUB website


03.06.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 72
In search of memory storage
New model for memory formation in the hippocampus
RUB researchers deploy computer simulation
Link to article on RUB website


21.05.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Aktuellportal (in german)
Zwei RUB-Forscher neu in NRW Akademie
Link to article on RUB website


12.05.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 64
Nerve cells in the fast lane
Dopamine-producing neurons fulfil important function in the brain
Scientists from Bochum and Bonn conduct joint research
Link to article on RUB website


09.04.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 49
Delicate magnolia scent activates human pheromone receptor
Just like animals, humans use chemical communication
Scent molecule Hedione triggers different brain activities in men and women
Link to article on RUB website


08.04.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 48
Emotions are not just feelings hidden inside
RUB philosophers put forward a new emotion recognition model
Humans perceive feelings of others via pattern recognition
Link to article on RUB website


08.04.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info (in german)
Nachwuchspreis für RUB-Forscherin
Mit dem wichtigsten deutschen Nachwuchspreis wird die Bochumer Juniorprofessorin Sarah Weigelt (36) ausgezeichnet
Sie gehört zu den diesjährigen Trägerinnen und Trägern des Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Preises
Link to article on RUB website


30.03.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 42
Building block for memory and learning identified
A specific neurotransmitter receptor supports optimal information processing in the brain
RUB researchers published their report in “The Journal of Neuroscience”
Link to article on RUB website


18.03.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 38
New insights into circadian clock mechanism
Ras protein regulates circadian rhythm
Effects on period length and regulation through external time cues
Link to article on RUB website


16.02.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 23
How we know where we are
Intracranial EEG reveals the signature of specific spatial locations
Bochum and Bonn-based study with epileptic patients
Link to article on RUB website


19.01.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 13
Citrus scent inhibits liver cancer
Researchers from Bochum decode signalling pathway
Olfactory receptors in liver cancer cells verified
Link to article on RUB website


13.01.2015 - Ruhr-Uni-Bochum, Press info 8
Sleeping after learning is important for infants’ long-term memory
"PNAS": naps facilitate memory consolidation
Researchers from Bochum and Sheffield test declarative memory in infants
Link to article on RUB website