SFB News - 2016
22.12.2016 Electro Stimulation

Researchers show how electro stimulation can improve the sense of sight.
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21.11.2016 Traffic jam in Grandad's Head

Neuroscientists at the Ruhr University have developed a picture book and a short film to help children understand diseases of the brain.
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29.09.2016 fMRI Study

Researchers of SFB 874 have investigated changes in the resting brain with the help of Morse code
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20.09.2016 Unique in the hippocampus

SFB 874 scientists report in the journal Neurobiology of Learning and Memory: serotonin receptor 5-HT4 plays exceptional role in the hippocampus.
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19.09.2016 Biopsychology

Pigeons can learn English. Scientists of the Ruhr University and the University of Otago taught them how.
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13.09.2016 Neuropsychology

SFB 874 researchers show: Our brain develops remarkable strategies to slow down the effects of aging.
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08.08.2016 Scent research

Olfactory receptors discovered in bronchi. Together with colleagues from various clinics in Bochum, Cologne and Herne, researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum published their report in the journal "Frontiers in Physiology".
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25.07.2016 Exchange

The DAAD RISE Programme brings two Bachelor students from the United States to the RUB for a summer research internship in neuroscience.
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20.07.2016 Thinking inside the box

Scientists of Collaborative Research Centre 874 discovered how our brain puts the world in order and which parts of the brain are involved.
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16.06.2016 How older people learn

Learning at an advanced age makes the brain fit. Older people even learn more than younger ones. Still, age-related brain changes cannot be undone.
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02.06.2016 New Professorship

Olivia Masseck accepts junior professorship for advanced fluorescence microscopy and establishes junior research group.
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12.05.2016 Feel better with electricity

Electrostimulation of the brain influences sense of touch. Scientists report in "Frontiers in Human Neuroscience".
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02.05.2016 From Bochum to Magdeburg

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Sauvage becomes the head of the new founded department "Functional Architecture of Memory" at the Leibniz-Institute in Magdeburg. Congratulations!

28.04.2016 The smell of memories

Our scientists in "Behavioural Brain Research": Memories are stored differently in the hippocampus, when they are associated with smell.
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20.04.2016 Why Influenza causes despression

Prof. Dr. Denise Manahan-Vaughan was part of a research team, whose findings have now been published in the journal “Immunity”.
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12.-13.04.2016 SFB874/IGSN Conference

On April 12th and 13th the annual IGSN/SFB 874 conference took place. Guests from eight neuroscientific SFB's from Germany were welcomed in Bochum.
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08.04.2016 Novel optogenetic tool

Blue on, yellow off: using different-coloured light, researchers are able to switch signalling pathways in the brain on and off.
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06.04.2016 Quarks & Co

PD Dr. Hubert Dinse speaks about his research on popular German science show.
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15.03.2016 When memories age

A study in the journal eLIFE shows: different networks are active, when very old and recent memories are retrieved. Read more.

04.03.2016 The visual system of the pigeon

Biopsychologist publish report in "Behavioural Brain Research" on how pigeons process visual information. Read more.

03.03.2016 Some birds are just as smart as apes

Complex cognition is possible without a cortex. Researchers figure out similarities in brain architecture. Read more.

23.02.2016 Serotonin-Receptor drives learning

Project B1 reports in the journal "Hippocampus" serotonin-receptor influences storage, encoding, and even content of memories. Read more.

11.02.2016 Darks are faster than lights

Study on the perception of movement. Contrast creates activity waves in the brain. The Journal of Neuroscience reports. Read more.

02.02.2016 Memory is experience-dependent

The influence of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) on synaptic plasticity depends on the intensity of the experience. Scientists of Collaborative Research Centre 874 discovered this in a recent study and published their insights in the journal "Hippocampus". Read more.

26.01.2016 Stress impairs spatial Perception

The hippocampus is involved in the processing of scenes. Under stress, spatial perception in the hippocampus is weakened. Prof. Dr. Oliver T. Wolf and Prof. Dr. Boris Suchan published on this subject in the journal "Psychoneuroendocrinology". Read more.

19.01.2016 Forgetting fear

Two principal investigators of the Collaborative Reserach Center 874 have investigated the reconsolidation of memory. Using optogenetic methods they were able to "delete" fearful memories. The journal "Cerebral Cortex" has reported on their study. Read more.