Latest Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology Stories
The eye is not just a lens that takes pictures and converts them into electrical signals.
Neurobiologists can now activate specific nerve cells to study the association between sensations and negative experiences.
The minute brain of the fly processes visual movements in only fractions of a second.
In Germany alone, more than 300,000 people are afflicted by Parkinson's disease and the number is growing steadily.
In diseases such as multiple sclerosis, cells of the immune system infiltrate the brain tissue, where they cause immense damage.
Over 100,000 people suffer from multiple sclerosis in Germany alone. Despite intensive research, the factors that trigger the disease and influence its progress remain unclear.
Connections between nerve cells remain intact even when temporarily put out of service.
- Having no light.
- Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.