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The ESI mourns loss of Richard Murphy

The member of our Board of Trustees died March 24, 2022

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Prediction games in the brain

In the primary visual cortex, neurons fire particularly strongly when prediction errors occur. And, unlike previously thought, brain waves in the gamma range are particularly salient during correct predictions.

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Coherence turned upside down

When Marius Schneider starts his PhD at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience, he would not dare to dream that the results of his first project would be published shortly afterwards in one of the leading journals in his field - and turn an established theory upside down ...

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Dendritic constancy - equality in the brain

Equal rights in the brain? A new ESI paper shows that the call for equal rights also affects one of the smallest components of the brain: the dendrites. These are the sections of nerve cells that receive and transmit stimuli. The findings have been published in the scientific journal Neuron.

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