Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

The rhythm of fear mapped in neuronal networks

Researchers based in Munich and Bordeaux have detected coordinated oscillations in the activities of neuronal networks in two distinct areas of the brain, which are characteristic for a specific fear response.

Mar 08, 2016
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Grid cells: Reading the neural code for space

The cognitive map for spatial navigation is thought to rely on grid cells. Scientists at Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich and Harvard University have now put forward a mathematical theory that explains key grid-cell ...

Dec 18, 2015
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New immunoregulation and biomarker

Clinicians at LMU have elucidated a mechanism involved in determining the lifespan of antibody-producing cells, and identified a promising new biomarker for monitoring autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and lupus ...

Jun 12, 2015
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Virtual motion, real consequences

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have shown that virtual optical stimuli can lead to aftereffects that significantly alter our perception of self-motion. This finding has implications for safe use of emerging ...

Nov 25, 2014
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Mutation disables innate immune system

A Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich team has shown that defects in the JAGN1 gene inhibit the function of a specific type of white blood cells, and account for a rare congenital immune deficiency that increases vulnerability ...

Aug 29, 2014
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Silencers refine sound localization

A new study by LMU researchers shows that sound localization involves a complex interplay between excitatory and inhibitory signals. Pinpointing of sound sources in space would be impossible without the tuning effect of the ...

May 20, 2014
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Children overeagerly seek social rules

Three-year-olds quickly absorb social norms. They even understand behaviors as rule-governed that are not subject to any norms, and insist that others adhere to these self-inferred "norms," a study by LMU psychologist Marco ...

Sep 27, 2016
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