In the media

From individual receptors towards whole-brain function

The "receptome" - new approaches for computer models, diagnostics and therapy.

With colleagues from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and Oxford University we present concepts of receptor-specific modulations of brain states. We further propose how in silico obtained predictions can be refined by experimental methods.

"I-See" - Improving intracortical visual prostheses

RUB Pressemitteilung / Press release Uni-Bremen

EU-Förderung / ERA-NET NEURON, Call and Projects

Sehfunktionen des Gehirns wiederherstellen

Implantate sollen direkt die Hirnareale ansteuern, die für die Verarbeitung visueller Informationen zuständig sind. (Interview-Artikel, Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Weser-Kurier)

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Bernstein Newsletter

Press Release - Enhancing brain plasticity through strong magnetic waves

At early stages of cortical processing, specific stimulus characteristics are topographically arranged within so-called feature maps. Yet, these maps are not fixed, but alterable.


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Let thoughts shine

Voltage imaging reveals how motion is represented in the brain.

How does the brain perceive movements? This question is being studied by PD Dr. Dirk Jancke at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum with a special optical imaging approach.

Neuroscience: Darks are conveyed faster than lights

Luminance change creates “motion” through activity waves in the brain RUB scientists publish in The Journal of Neuroscience

RUB scientists have investigated how we perceive movement. They show that contrasts between object and background lead to activity waves in the brain that aid perception.

Prof. Dr. Dirk Jancke

Institut für Neuroinformatik NB2/27
Ruhr University Bochum
44780 Bochum

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