News Archive

Friday, 13. November 2020

From the inside out – how the brain forms sensory memories

New study identifies a region of the thalamus as a key source of signals encoding past experiences in the neocortex.  [more]

Tuesday, 03. November 2020

Using walls to navigate the room

Scientists discover a brain circuit that signals the direction and distance of boundaries in the environment to help coordinate next movements. [more]

Saturday, 12. September 2020

Tuning in on cortical circuit dynamics

Neurons use homeostatic mechanisms to maintain stability despite experience-dependent network alterations  [more]

Monday, 07. September 2020

Neural networks in the spotlight

Scientists develop a computational model to predict and interpret the outcome of optogenetic experiments. [more]

Thursday, 03. September 2020

Tatjana Tchumatchenko has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant

Tatjana Tchumatchenko, Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, has received this prestigious grant for her MolDynForSyn project. She is one of the twelve 2020 laureates currently working at the Max... [more]

Monday, 13. July 2020

ALBA-FKNE Diversity Prize 2020 awarded to Erin Schuman

Professor Erin Schuman has been awarded the Diversity prize 2020 for her contribution to advancing gender equality in brain research [more]

Friday, 26. June 2020

Dissecting the architecture of the brain

Scientists immerse themselves into the structure of networks  [more]

Friday, 05. June 2020

Minerva bistro re-opening

Minerva bistro is re-opening to the public on Monday, June 8th, under new management of Franjo Medic [more]

Thursday, 30. April 2020

Keeping the balance: An unexpected new role for an enzyme regulating neuronal proteostasis

Scientists find how inhibition of the protein machine which degrade unneeded or damaged proteins leads to a compensatory reduction in neuronal protein synthesis via the short-lived (heme-regulated inhibitor) kinase [more]

Tuesday, 28. April 2020

Erin Schuman is elected member of the United States National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences is recognizing Erin Schuman for her outstanding contributions to neuronal cell biology [more]

Monday, 20. April 2020

Tatjana Tchumatchenko appointed Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe

We are pleased to announce that Tatjana Tchumatchenko, Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, was recently appointed as a Fellow of the Young Academy of Europe. [more]

Thursday, 16. April 2020

Protectives measures and information for visitors at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and rapidly increasing numbers of infections worldwide, the MPI for Brain Research has adopted precautionary measures to protect all employees and guests of the institute. [more]

Wednesday, 15. April 2020

Stability despite perturbation – a tale of neural circuits

Scientists gain insights into properties that enable neural circuit stability after specific perturbations [more]

Wednesday, 12. February 2020

Hidden away: An enigmatic mammalian brain area revealed in reptiles

Scientists find, in reptiles, a brain area previously suspected to play a role in mammalian higher cognitive processes, and establish its role in controlling brain dynamics in sleep.  [more]

Thursday, 30. January 2020

Solitary ribosomes supply synapses with protein

Scientists reveal surprising insights into protein synthesis in neurons [more]



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