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Geared for choice

May 3, 2015

Our brain is geared to make choices, but how does this work and which brain regions are involved? Research by Marcus Grueschow, Christian Ruff and colleagues has for the [...]

Color proves multipotency

May 3, 2015

How multipotent are neural crest cells and is their fate determined before they migrate? This long-standing controversy has now been ended by the work of Prof. Lukas Sommer [...]

fMRI for clinical neuroimaging

February 20, 2015

In order to make fMRI fit for clinical application in psychiatric disorders, the groups of Klaas Stephan, Klaas Prüssmann and Dominik Bach are developing methods to increase [...]

Using smartphones changes our brains

February 20, 2015

A whole new group of test persons is available for investigating neuroplasticity. Chances are you are one of them. Arko Ghosh and colleagues have demonstrated that smartphone [...]

Optimal anesthetics for fMRI

October 1, 2014

In order to study functional connectivity with fMRI in the mouse brain, the animals have to be anesthetized. But how do anesthetics influence functional connectivity and [...]
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