Research News

Live birth of a neuron

March 1, 2018

For the first time, researchers have been able to follow the fate of neuronal stem cells in the intact adult mouse brain. The new study by the group of Prof. Jessberger and [...]

Ouch! Where did that come from?

March 1, 2018

Correct localization of painful events is crucial for living beings. But the functional mechanisms behind this pain localization are currently not well known. A collaborative [...]

Dopamine in stroke recovery

March 1, 2018

Learning a new motor skill is enhanced by reward. Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Luft of the University Hospital Zurich found that dopamine is involved in new motor skill learning [...]

Learning to sing a song

December 3, 2017

How do songbirds learn the complex task of singing a song? Prof. Hahnloser of the Institute of Neuroinformatics and colleagues have demonstrated that zebra finches do this by [...]

New EIT Health projects in 2018

October 1, 2017

ETH Zurich is a partner in the European EIT Health Consortium. For 2018, three new projects with ETH participation will receive funding by the Consortium. In one of these [...]

Less sleep, more risk taking

October 1, 2017

Insufficient sleep can lead to increased risk-seeking behavior. These results were published by the group led by Prof. Christian Baumann in Annals of Neurology. The authors [...]

Funding for MRI in spinal cord injuries

October 1, 2017

MRI has greatly improved the visualization of changes in the central nervous system, but how do these changes relate to changes in the underlying tissue microstructure? A [...]

Brain stimulation increases honesty

July 2, 2017

Michel Maréchal and Christian Ruff have identified the brain region involved in conflicts between honesty and material self-interest. They could even increase honest [...]

Dopamine’s hidden role

April 2, 2017

Dopamine’s role as a neurotransmitter is well-known. But another role seems to be neuromodulation leading to the reconfiguration of functional brain circuits. Results that [...]
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