Audio Research News

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A brain network for social attraction

This episode introduces us to the nerve cells that allow zebrafish to detect and approach nearby conspecifics. Scientists at the institute discovered a neuronal circuit that mediates social attraction.

Activating the indicator and performing a shoulder check – essential also for zebra finches

In this episode, you'll learn how zebra finches communicate via eye contact and calls to coordinate their spatial positions during flocking flight.

Zebra finch males sing in dialects and females pay attention

This episode introduces us to recent research from the institute on birdsong. Using artificial intelligence, the researchers discovered dialects in the song of zebra finches.

The dark matter of the brain

In this audio, you'll learn about electrical synapses – hardly explored connections between nerve cells. A team from the department 'Circuits – Computation – Models' has taken a closer look.

One bird's joy is another bird's sorrow

In this audio, you'll hear how a genetic variant in ruffs produces so-called faeder males that can avoid aggressive competition with other males while disguised as females. 

The algebra of neurons

Learn in these news how nerve cells can multiply two signals by dividing by the reciprocal.
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