IMPRS-BB News

New research sheds light on neuronal communication

December 2, 2015 · by IMPRS-BB

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience have uncovered a critical molecule that regulates synaptic transmission – Neurons communicate with each other through specialized structures called synapses. – The information is transmitted in the form of synaptic vesicles… Read more »

New insights into the circuits of sight: Max Planck Florida study reveals cortical circuits that encode black and white

November 18, 2015 · by IMPRS-BB

While some things may be ‘as simple as black and white’, this has not been the case for the circuits in the brain that make it possible for you to distinguish black from white. The patterns of light and dark… Read more »

When the neuron’s doorman allows too much in

November 16, 2015 · by IMPRS-BB

(Above Image) This is what a neuron from the hippocampus of a rat looks like. The cell and it’s extensive processes are visualised using a fluorescent dye, filled via a glass pipette. The glass pipette, with dye, is shown on… Read more »

Welcome to IMPRS for Brain and Behavior

November 5, 2015 · by IMPRS-BB

There has never been a better time to obtain a Ph.D. in the neurosciences: new technologies allowing access to circuits within the whole brain are enabling researchers to address questions about brain circuitry and the underlying principles in behaving animals.… Read more »

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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.