Press Releases

Here you can find the current press releases of SFB 874.
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23. July 2021 - Reverse optogenetic tool developed

A newly characterized light-controllable protein can be switched off, not switched on, by light. It could be suitable for investigating the basic principles of epilepsy. Read more


20. July 2021 - BRAIN DAY 2021 on 29 September as online event

A day dedicated to the neurosciences in Bochum with lectures, information and hands-on activities. The BRAIN DAY is taking off for a new run on 29 September 2021! Read more


20. May 2021 - Thoughts bring prostheses to life

The more natural the position of an arm prosthesis, the more precise the control – this is the result of a Bochum study on brain-computer interfaces. Read more


23. April 2021 - From individual receptors towards whole-brain function

Researchers regard the overall distribution of receptors in the brain – the receptome – as a new approach for computer models and for diagnostics and therapy of mental disorders. Read more


31. March 2021 - SFB 874 / IGSN Conference

Welcome to Our international Conference on April 27th and 28th 2021. Online registration is now open. Read more


20. December 2020 - How one pain suppresses the other

The body knows various mechanisms that dampen painful sensations. They can be examined with new methods. Read more


10. December 2020 - Children's pictures on advertisement pillars in Bochum

From December 18 to December 31, 2020, the results of the IGSN / SFB 874 painting competition will be exhibited in the city centre of Bochum. Read more


09. December 2020 - Visual short-term memory is more complex than previously assumed

Scientists study short-term memory - using the example of a banana. Read more


07. December 2020 - What use is a fine sense of smell to me?

Dr. Anika Pützer talks about the sense of smell. Read more


18. September 2020 - How researchers look at the bird brain in action

A research team examined pigeon brains using fMRI while the birds were actively involved in a discrimination task. Read more


31. August 2020 - People with increased risk of Alzheimer’s have deficits in navigating

To unmask their impairments, researchers had to come up with a unique experimental design. Read more


27. August 2020 - Painting competition for pupils from Bochum

The IGSN and the SFB 874 have announced a joint painting competition on the subject of learning. Read more