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… to the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society. The ESI is an independent research institute financed by the Ernst Strüngmann Foundation which was created by Drs. Andreas and Thomas Strüngmann and named after their father Dr. Ernst Strüngmann. The ESI is under the scientific governance of the Max Planck Society with the mission to perform excellent fundamental brain research. ESI research focuses on understanding how the many parts of the brain work together to bring about our behaviour.

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Frankfurt has Brains

What connects brain research and Frankfurt: apple cider, Alzheimer’s or the appearance of squids? Find out here why all three answers nail it. … read more

The fruit fly and its comb-shaped neurons

The fruit fly is one of the best-studied organisms in the world. Yet it still leaves questions unanswered. For example, how some of its neurons develop special, comb-like shape dendrites. ESI-scientists just conducted a study to answer it. And discovered something astonishing. … read more

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