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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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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]

Linguistics

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Tonal languages require humidity

January 22, 2015

Languages with a wide range of tone pitches have primarily developed in regions with high levels of humidity [more]

Linguistics

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Look first

January 15, 2015

A study at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen sheds new light on the hierarchy of the senses [more]

Linguistics

“Kernel” lexicon of languages remains stable in the long run

October 06, 2014

Changes in the social environment can nevertheless speed up the development of a language's lexicon [more]

Linguistics

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An odour lexicon

May 05, 2014

A group of nomadic hunter-gatherers in Thailand have multiple words for smells [more]

Linguistics

Family ties in the language jungle

April 16, 2014

Max Planck researchers reveal relationships between rare languages in the Colombian Amazon [more]

Linguistics

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Universals of conversation

November 08, 2013

Max Planck researchers found that words that signal problems with understanding are similar across languages. [more]

Linguistics

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Grammatical structures as a window into the past

November 04, 2013

New world atlas of colonial-era languages reveals massive traces of African and Pacific source languages [more]

 
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