Data obtained by functional magnetic resonance imaging can be used to obtain information about a person’s personality traits using specially trained software. This was the result of a study in which Jülich researchers were involved. Prof. Simon Eickhoff from the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine emphasises the importance of transparently discussing the possibilities and limitations of such technologies.
With the JuBrain Gene Expression Tool, JuGEx for short, scientists can investigate how certain genes that are active in anatomically defined brain areas contribute to brain function and dysfunction. It has been developed within the European Human Brain Project.
The fastest supercomputer in Germany at present, JUWELS, officially went into operation in Jülich in September 2018. The innovative modular concept was developed in a Franco-German cooperation. JUWELS is one of the most energy-efficient computers in the world.
A study by Kathrin Ohla at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine revealed that the speed with which we recognise what we have on our tongues depends on the taste. We recognise the taste of sour and salty faster, but we can immediately distinguish sweet and bitter.
Objects will not only be able to be seen, but also touched on the screen of the future. An international team led by the Jülich physicist Bo Persson has presented a simplified method for theoretically describing the interaction of fingers with such haptic touchscreens.
PHOTOS: Forschungszentrum Jülich/Sascha Kreklau