The central nervous system processes sensory information and coordinates movements. It lets us think, remember, feel and plan. We aim to understand how such an incredibly complex system develops, how it is organized and works, and how it may change through experience or disease.

The central nervous system processes sensory information and coordinates movements. It lets us think, remember, feel and plan. We aim to understand how such an incredibly complex system develops, how it is organized and works, and how it may change through experience or disease.

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From amateur to expert

September 20, 2021
Mice’s learning skills help researchers pinpointing brain areas where acquired knowledge is stored.

Flawed quality control in the brain

August 19, 2021
New mouse type reveals when neurons fail to cope with misfolded proteins

Recognition for outstanding publications by young scientists

August 04, 2021
Young Scientist Award 2020 goes to Nikolai Hörmann and Nate Nejc Dolensek

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