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MaxPlanckApp

You can now also receive research news from the Max Planck Institutes via an app available from the iTunes store or directly here as an Android version. [more]

Magazine

The discovery of light-sensitive channel proteins in the 1970s and 1980s hardly made a splash outside the scientific community. Initially, no one suspected that these ion channels would become a popular tool for neurobiologists. Today, neuroscientists can use tailor-made proteins to switch individual neurons on and off. This does not only make it possible to investigate the function of neurons in the brain, but also offers promising applications in medicine.

MaxPlanckResearch: Optogenetics

The discovery of light-sensitive channel proteins in the 1970s and 1980s hardly made a splash outside the scientific community. Initially, no one suspected that these ion channels would become a popular tool for neurobiologists. Today, neuroscientists can use tailor-made proteins to switch individual neurons on and off. This does not only make it possible to investigate the function of neurons in the brain, but also offers promising applications in medicine. [more]

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Linguistics

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Grammar can influence the perception of motion events

May 26, 2015

Brain potentials reflect language effects on motion event perception [more]

Cognitive Science . Social and Behavioural Sciences

Risk perception: social exchange can amplify subjective fears

April 21, 2015

“Pass the message” experiment investigates how people perceive and communicate the risks of a widely used chemical [more]

Cognitive Science . Neurosciences

Leaders and their followers tick in sync

March 24, 2015

Leaders of a group synchronize their brain activity with that of their followers during communication [more]

Cognitive Science . Social and Behavioural Sciences

Old age is getting younger

March 23, 2015

Older adults today show higher levels of cognitive functioning and well-being than older adults of the same age 20 years ago. This has been found in a collaborative study among several research institutions in Berlin. [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Not every network is a guarantor of professional success for women

March 12, 2015

Actresses that work with diverse, not homogeneous teams, are more successful in their careers [more]

Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Family policy must adopt a regional approach

March 09, 2015

The birth rate depends on more than just income and childcare facilities – cultural models also exert an influence [more]

Evolutionary Biology . Linguistics

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A massive migration from the steppe brought Indo-European languages to Europe

March 02, 2015

4,500 years ago, humans migrated from the Eurasian steppe to Central Europe and thus may have contributed to the spread of the Indo-European languages [more]

Cognitive Science

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Learning with all the senses

February 05, 2015

Movements and images facilitate vocabulary learning [more]

 
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