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About Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Göttingen

When we are parsing a sentence, recognizing a face, or are recalling an episode from memory, the underlying neuronal processes are carried out by the dynamics of large and complex networks of neurons of our brains, for the analysis of which the neurosciences presently do not possess systematic methods or successful general paradigms. It is a generally accepted view that the successful approaches will need to integrate advanced mathematical modelling and analysis methods of network dynamics together with experimental recording and manipulation of large networks in vivo. While mathematical modelling has a long tradition e.g. in theoretical physics, in the neurosciences only now a new interdisciplinary generation of scientists is emerging that equally command biological competence and theoretical-mathematical skills, which are both considered necessary prerequisites to finding the desired new routes to the understanding of brain function.

In the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN) Göttingen, established in 2005, theoreticians with a long-standing involvement in neuroscience collaborate with advanced experimental groups in order to decipher the functioning of the central nervous system from single synapses to the brain. Moreover, based on parts of this research adaptive controllers for prosthetic limbs and data analysis methods for neuroprostheses are studied, evaluated, and prototyped in cooperation with the company Otto Bock HealthCare.

Please find out more on the research projects of the first and second funding period in the respective research section of the BCCN-website.

The coordinator of the BCCN Göttingen is Prof Wolf, Professor in the Department of Nonlinear Dynamics at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization.

All institutions participating in the Bernstein Center
and other Neuroscience research facilities can be reached within 10 minutes,
where the distances between most institutions are much shorter.

Ribbon Synapses Symposium, September 24-26, 2015 in Göttingen
Press release (in German): Sprechen und Stottern von linker Hirnhälfte gesteuert
4th Bernstein Sparks Workshop, June 3-5, 2015, in Göttingen
Göttinger Forscher beobachten Synapsenaktivität im Gehirn lebender Fruchtfliegen
Neues Institut für Auditorische Neurowissenschaften an der UMG feierlich eröffnet
Bernstein Newsletter 03/2015 out now!
Methode zur bionischen Rekonstruktion der Handfunktion erstmals erfolgreich angewandt
Mäuse-Sprache kommt ohne Großhirn aus
Neurowissenschaftler am DPZ weisen Planung für gefühlte und gesehene Armbewegungen nach
Biologische Datenübertragung: energieeffizient durch kurze Wege
Neurowissenschaftler des DPZ können Greifbewegungen der Hand vorhersagen
Nacht des Wissens am 17.01.2014 in Göttingen
Sport hält auch im Alter jung
Two new Bernstein Fellows appointed: Viola Priesemann and Christian Tetzlaff
Fred Wolf elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
Göttinger Tageblatt: UMG-Forscher Tobias Moser mit Leibniz-Preis ausgezeichnet
Göttinger Tageblatt: Leibniz-Preis für Tobias Moser
HNA: Leibniz-Preis für Göttinger Ohr- Spezialist Tobias Moser
Göttinger Tageblatt: Landesvater zu Gast in Göttinger Labors
NDR Online: Roboter, die Autogramme geben
Vom Denken zum Handeln: Leibniz-Wissenschaftscampus in Göttingen eingerichtet