Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

The brain enables us to actively interact with our environment. Speed, fault-tolerance, adaptivity and creativity and creativity characterize normal brain function, guaranteing that we successfully master our daily lives. Dynamics are an outstanding feature of the grain at each level of observaiton. The Bernstein Center (BCCN) Freiburg aims to improve our understanding of these dynamics regarding the underlying mechanisms, inter-relations and functional role, and explore the application of new insights and techniques to outstanding questions in biomedicine and neurotechnology. Research at the BCCN Freiburg focuses on: * Analysis and modelling of the dynamic processes associated with brain activity at and across multiple levels, from microscopic to macroscopic scales * Understanding the constraints from the anatomical substrate, and the structural and functional changes associated with development, learning and adaptation * Biological function in a dynamic setting: real-time decoding and controlling of brain dynamics: adaptive controllers of neural prostheses and humanoid robots Along with this multi-disciplinary endeavor, the BCCN Freiburg offers dedicated teaching and training in new PhD and Postdoc programs in Computational Neuroscience and a Visiting scientist program. The BCCN Freiburg represents the collaborative effort of labs from - four faculties:Biology, Physics and Mathematics , Medicine , Applied Sciences at Freiburg University - the University Clinic - two leading companies in neurotechnology: Multi Channel Systems GmbH and Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH The BCCN Freiburg is one of four Bernstein Centers for Computational Neuroscience funded by the BMBF in the initiative "National Network for Computational Neuroscience". The other 3 centers are located in Berlin, Goettingen and Munich.


Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Hansastr. 9a
79104 Freiburg
Forschung & Entwicklung
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