Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders

Research on largest network of cortical neurons to date published in Nature

28 March 2016

An international team of researchers, led by R. Clay Reid (Allen Institute for Brain Science), Wei Chung Allen Lee (Harvard Medical School) and Vincent Bonin (NERF) has published the largest...

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New insights into link between taste and behavior

07 December 2015

​Evolutionary conserved brainstem circuits are the first relay for gustatory information in the vertebrate brain. While the brainstem circuits act as our life support system and they mediate vital taste...

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Alpha-Synuclein Protein Aggregation in Parkinson’s Disease

24 June 2015

Researchers of the Laboratory for Neurobiology and Gene Therapy, KUL, of the Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, CNRS, and of the Theoretical Neurobiology and Neuroengineering Laboratory, University Antwerp, among those NERF...

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Why yeast cells are highly appealing to fruit flies

13 November 2014

A new collaborative study led by scientists from VIB, KU Leuven and NERF shows that the fruity volatiles produced by yeast cells are highly appealing to fruit flies. This attraction...

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NERF contribution to “The New Visual Neurosciences”

01 May 2014

NERF PI Vincent Bonin contributed together with his colleagues Chris Niell, University of Oregon, and Mark Andermann, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, to the “essential reference to contemporary...

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A switch board to guide behavior

15 February 2014

How does the brain combine information from body external sensory stimulation with information on the internal state of the individual such as hunger, fear or stress? The Yaksi lab investigated...

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Yaksi lab publishes review article in “Frontiers in Neural Circuits”

11 April 2013

The review article was written by the members of Yaksi lab, Dr Florence Kermen, Luis Franco, Dr Cameron Wyatt and Dr Emre Yaksi. It discusses how applying recent technological advancements...

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Yaksi lab (NERF) collaboration with VIB Center for the Biology of Disease

31 March 2013

Yaksi lab (NERF) collaboration with VIB Center for the Biology of Disease results in research article published in Journal of Cell Biology. In this article the research team showed that...

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A switch to see in the dark

31 March 2013

Neurobiologists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (including new NERF principal investigator Karl Farrow) have identified switch cells in the retina that facilitate our ability to see both...

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New insights in the routing of visual signals

07 January 2013

The mammalian visual system is composed of a plethora of visual areas. They convey distinct aspects of the visual scene and subtend distinct behaviours. How this functional specialization emerges, has...

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A new method extracts maze layout from neural activity

31 October 2012

Neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including NERF group leader Fabian Kloosterman, have presented a new method to extract information about the spatial layout of an environment from...

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