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Enhanced memory for detail in autism

Much research on autism focuses only on deficits in social cognition. But another common hallmark of autism-spectrum disorders is an enhanced memory for details, such as types of objects and their location, words from different languages, types of cars etc. (‘item’ memory)…

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Immunotherapy of Cancer

In cancer patients, immunotherapy may have quite different outcomes, curative or lethal, which so far cannot be predicted on the basis of conventional markers.
We will carry out bioinformatic analyses of publicly available microarray and RNAseq …

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Drug Resistance

With the development of biologic drugs targeting intracellular pathways, such as lapatinib for breast cancer…

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Oct 25th, 2020 | 01:12 am

Research Stipend on Neural Plasticity

We are offering a research stipend to investigate theories of memorization in neural plasticity. The focus is a critical evaluation of the role of LTP/LTD and synaptic plasticity in memory. This position is virtual and could be done part-time, or full-time for three months. The ideal candidate should have solid knowledge of neurobiology, especially plasticity Read more..

Oct 9th, 2019 | 02:11 am

Neural ensembles – local information compression

A biorxiv preprint: Johann Schumann and Gabriele Scheler The issue of memory is difficult for standard neural network models. Ubiquitous synaptic plasticity introduces the problem of interference, which limits pattern recall and introduces conflation errors. We present a lognormal recurrent neural network, load patterns into it (MNIST), and test the resulting neural representation for information Read more..