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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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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]

Cognitive Science

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Learning with all the senses

February 05, 2015

Movements and images facilitate vocabulary learning [more]

Cognitive Science

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Listening carefully

February 04, 2015

Brain waves indicate listening challenges in older adults [more]

Cognitive Science

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Infants create new knowledge while sleeping

January 29, 2015

Sleep improves and structures infant memory [more]

Cognitive Science

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Lucid dreams and metacognition: Awareness of thinking – awareness of dreaming

January 20, 2015

Brain researchers discover similarities between dreaming and wakefulness [more]

Cognitive Science . Social and Behavioural Sciences

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Don't be an outsider!

November 04, 2014

Very young children imitate their peers to fit in, while great apes tend to stick to their own preferences [more]

Cognitive Science

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Babies subconsciously process emotions

October 31, 2014

Infants perceive fearful looks from eye whites [more]

 
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