Research report 2020 - Associated Institute - Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max-Planck-Society
How does the brain process repetitions?
Peter, Alina; Stauch, Benjamin J.; Fries, P.
Assoziierte Einrichtung - Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience, Frankfurt am Main
SummaryOur perception of the world relies on the coordinated activity of many billions of neurons in the brain. We at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) have found evidence for a processing strategy of the brain that uses repeated encounters with a visual stimulus to respond more efficiently in a short time. Detailed knowledge of this mechanism could open up ways to use these abilities for medical therapies in the future.