Max Planck: The brain establishes networks under its own steam

Max Planck: The brain establishes networks under its own steam

Max Planck: The brain establishes networks under its own steam

According to the current thinking in neuroscience, neurons in the brain must communicate actively with each other to establish functioning networks. Using an elegant genetic trick, neuroscientists Albrecht Sigler and Cordelia Imig from the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine in Göttingen have now demonstrated that neurons in very important regions of the brain can connect and form normally structured networks without active signal transmission.

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