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Geared for choice

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 first time broken apart the value […]

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Color proves multipotency

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 of the Institute of Anatomy, UZH, and […]

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fMRI for clinical neuroimaging

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 image resolution. They will soon start the clinical […]

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Using smartphones changes our brains

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 users show interesting changes of cortical sensory representations […]

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Optimal anesthetics for fMRI

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 which anesthetics should be used for fMRI? The recent […]

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Renowned neurotechnology expert joins ETH

The appointment of Professor Mehmet Fatih Yanik as Full Professor of Neurotechnology at the ETH further strengthens the Zurich Neuroscience Community. Yanik, currently Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA, will […]