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Das Kleinhirn verstehen

Making sense of the cerebellum

January 25, 2019

The cerebellum plays a central role in coordinating motion and behavior. Ruben Portugues and his team now show that the activity of Purkinje cells in the cerebellum of zebrafish larvae is organized into three behavioral modules.

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Decisions take a straight path through the fish brain

Decisions take a straight path through the fish brain

December 19, 2018

Prey or predator? The brain has only a split second to evaluate an unknown object and decide whether to hunt it or to escape from it. To ensure that nothing goes wrong, the fish brain processes each of these decisions via a separate nerve tract.

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Three nerve cells are sufficient to steer a fly

December 06, 2018

We are not easily knocked off our feet. A fruit fly, on the other hand, may be pushed off course by a gust of wind. However, three large nerve cells in each half of the fly’s brain are sufficient to bring the fly back on track with the aid of visual signals.

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Abteilungen & Forschungsgruppen

Departments & Research Groups

Scientists at the institute work in five departments and four independent research groups.

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Campus Martinsried<br /><br />

Campus Martinsried

A great variety of scientific institutes and establishments, ranging from educational facilities over research institutes to start-up businesses, are found only a stone's throw away from each other on the Campus Martinsried.

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Working at the institute

Working at the institute

Join us! Information regarding PhD programs, internships, job offers as well as other opportunities and support support is found on our career pages.

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MaxLab - Das Schüler- und <br />Besucherlabor

MaxLab: Hands-on for visitors

Students and visitors of all ages are able to conduct different experiments, all related to the current research of the Max Planck Institutes in Martinsried.

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