Neuroscience News at the RUB - 2015

22.12.2015 Mental Time Travel: A purely human phenomenon

Who looks to the future, needs to know the past. Episodic memory is only one component in mental time travel.
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03.12.2015 Endowed Professorship for Onur Güntürkün

In 2016 Prof. Onur Güntürkün (Biopsychologie) received an Endowed Professorship at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. In his lecture series "Psychology and Brain" he will deal with the latest findings in psychology and neuroscience.
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02.12.2015 Nerve cell growth with magnetic stimulation

Novel therapeutic approach for Parkinson's disease. The international team of project "Magneuron" will be funded within the Horizon 2020 programme with 3.5 million.
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30.11.2015 Integration of theory and experiment

Funding for memory research. BMBF and the National Institute of Health support an international research cooperation between the RUB (Prof. Cheng, Mercator Research Group) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (US) in the field of computational neuroscience.
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16.11.2015 Alzheimer research: new findings

Protein exhibits additional mechanism. Neurotransmitter activity impairment.
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30.10.2015 Working memory processes are more complex than supposed

Rhythmic brain activity in hippocampus is the key. Successful memory performance is based on alternating activity states.
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23.10.2015 Alzheimer risk impairs "satnav" function of the brain

Altered activation pattern in entorhinal cortex in young risk carriers. Researchers report their findings in "Science".
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21.10.2015 How diet may affect the progression of multiple sclerosis

Neurologists focus on fatty acids. Neurologists from Bochum and Erlangen report in the journal "Immunity".
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20.08.2015 "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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17.08.2015 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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13.07.2015 How nerve cells organise themselves

Neuronal networks: Propagation of local excitation in the brain is a chain reaction.
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01.07.2015 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.
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12.05.2015 Nerve cells in the fast lane

Dopamine-producing neurons fulfil important function in the brain. A joint research project from scientists from Bochum and Bonn.
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08.04.2015 Prize for RUB researcher

Junior professor Sarah Weigelt is awarded with the most important young academics Award, she is one of the winners of the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize.
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18.03.2015 New insights into the inner clock

Prof. Dr. Rolf Heumann and his team reported in "Molecular Neurobiology" of the role of the Ras protein for the circadian rhythm.
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16.02.2015 How we know where we are

Intracranial EEG reveals the signature of specific spatial locations. Bochum and Bonn-based study with epileptic patients.
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19.01.2015 Citrus scent inhibits liver cancer

Olfactory receptors in liver cancer cells verified.
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13.01.2015 Sleep facilitates memory consolidation

Sleeping after learning is important for infants' long-term memory.
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