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The brain’s auto-complete function

April 5, 2019 · by IMPRS-BB

Collaboration between Birmingham and Bonn yields new insights into associative memory When looking at a picture of a sunny day at the beach, we can almost smell the scent of sun screen. Our brain often completes memories and automatically brings… Read more »

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Sunposium 2019

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience presents Sunposium 2019, the fourth biennial conference highlighting some of the most complex issues at the forefront of understanding neural circuits.

Dagmar Wachten

Gaucher disease and the Sphinx

March 31, 2017 · by IMPRS-BB

Sphingosine inhibits the enzyme GBA2, thereby regulating the degradation of lipid-sugar compounds in cells. Sphingosine, a compound as enigmatic as the sphinx, plays a key role in the metabolic disorder Gaucher disease. Scientists from the Bonn research center caesar have… Read more »

How cortical circuits keep the balance in imbalance

December 15, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

A recent study published in “Neuron” provides insights into the interplay between the cellular properties of single neurons, their connections and the network architecture. Cortical neurons receive thousands of excitatory and inhibitory signals, both from local and long-range circuits. To… Read more »

Bonn-based neuroscientist awarded 1.8 million

December 14, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

EU sponsors research conducted at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Bonn-based neuroscientist Prof. Stefan Remy (41) will receive the “Consolidator Grant” from the European Research Council (ERC) worth EUR 1.8 million. The Grant is a special award because, apart from the high funding… Read more »

Visualization of newly formed synapses with unprecedented resolution

August 11, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

Researchers from Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience optimized a spatiotemporally controlled method that induces and visualizes the formation of synapses in cortical neurons – Proper cell-to-cell connection is a fundamental mechanism for normal brain function; abnormal connections result in… Read more »

New insights into neural computations in cerebral cortex

June 13, 2016 · by IMPRS-BB

Study by Max Planck Florida scientists points to an active role for dendrites in cortical processing – Dendrites are the tree-like extensions from neurons that serve as the main location for synapses—the junctions that neurons use to communicate with each… Read more »