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Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

Research publications

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Research publications 2016

Bearded dragons show REM and slow wave sleep

April 28, 2016

Brain sleep appeared early in vertebrate evolution [more]

Magnetoreception molecule found in the eyes of dogs and primates

February 23, 2016

Dog-like carnivores and some primate species may have a magnetic compass similar to that of birds [more]

Research publications 2015

Faster reconstruction of the connectome

September 24, 2015

Scientists speed up reconstruction of connections between nerve cells more than ten-fold [more]

Research publications 2014

Clock for brain waves

November 19, 2014

Inhibitory neurons and electrical synapses determine the frequency of rhythmic activity in the brain [more]


Passing clouds in cuttlefish

August 01, 2014

Max Planck scientists establish tropical cuttlefish Metasepia tullbergi as a model organism to study travelling waves in biological systems [more]


Hearing with the skull

June 26, 2014

A new model explains why we perceive sounds when they are conducted through the skull [more]


Interview with Erin Schuman and Gilles Laurent

May 27, 2014

Erin Schuman and Gilles Laurent about cooperation and the advancement of women at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research [more]


Learning brakes in the brain

May 12, 2014

Inhibitory nerve cells control learning behaviour in mice [more]

Research publications 2012

Think global, act local: new roles for protein synthesis at synapses

May 09, 2012

Max Planck researchers find over 2500 mRNA along dendrites and axons [more]


New mechanistic insights into adaptive learning

January 27, 2012

Associative learning leads to changes in the brains internal connectivity [more]

Research publications 2011

Two brain halves, one perception

September 01, 2011

Max Planck researchers show how communication between brain hemispheres determines individual’s subjective experience. [more]


A giant interneuron for sparse coding

May 13, 2011

A single interneuron controls activity adaptively in 50,000 neurons, enabling consistently sparse codes for odours [more]


A new program for neural stem cells

May 12, 2011

Max Planck researchers succeed in obtaining brain and spinal cord cells from stem cells of the peripheral nervous syste [more]


Thyroid affects colour vision

March 29, 2011

Thyroid hormone controls the eye‘s visual pigments throughout life [more]


Learning to see consciously

March 08, 2011

Max Planck scientists show how flexibly the brain processes images [more]


Expectations speed up conscious perception

February 02, 2011

If you already know what you are about to see, you will recognise it faster [more]

Research publications 2010

The scientific brain

March 10, 2010

The human brain processes predictable sensory input more efficiently [more]

Research publications 2009

Researchers crack part of the neuronal code

December 22, 2009

Early processing stages in the brain are more complex than was previously assumed [more]


When every photon counts

April 20, 2009

The photoreceptor cells in the retinas of nocturnal mammals have a unique nuclear organisation. This improves vision [more]

Research publications 2007

Fruit Bats are not ‘Blind as a Bat’

June 12, 2007

German-American research team finds daylight photoreceptors in the retinas of nocturnal fruit bats [more]

Research publications 2004

Too good eyes for living below ground

April 05, 2004

German-Czech research team discovers an unusual assortment of photoreceptor cells in subterranean rodents [more]

Research publications 2003

An Eye for Scent Marks

June 10, 2003

International research team discovers potential link between ultraviolet vision and urine scent marks in rodents [more]

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