Vinck lab News


Gamma rhythms simpler than thought?

Gamma rhythms in the brain are neither self-sustaining nor regular. But many earlier models assumed just that. ESI scientists now show, that these rhythms can be explained by a much simpler mechanism.

read more

Prediction games in the brain

In the primary visual cortex, neurons fire particularly strongly when prediction errors occur. And, unlike previously thought, brain waves in the gamma range are particularly salient during correct predictions.

read more

Coherence turned upside down

When Marius Schneider starts his PhD at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience, he would not dare to dream that the results of his first project would be published shortly afterwards in one of the leading journals in his field - and turn an established theory upside down ...

read more

Brain rhythms define distinct networks

The brain is much more than the sum of its parts, and these parts interact via complex networks. Researchers at the Ernst Strüngmann Institute have now been able to show that at least four of them coexist, mediated by the neuronal synchronization of four brain rhythms.

read more