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Speaking about animal research

Cliodhna Quigley, scientist at the Cognitive Neurosciences Laboratory at the DPZ, speaks about animal research.


Seeing is an active process; it is more than just a reflection of our environment. Visual information is strongly modified on its way from the eyes through the cortex by a multitude of visual processes. This way, we can distinguish important from unimportant information. The Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory investigates these phenomena in the brain.

The German Primate Center (DPZ)

A lecture hall with 250 seats, seminar rooms, laboratories and offices. The new building of the DPZ allows working and teaching under one roof. On 20 April 2015, the building was inaugurated after two years of construction. The building was financed by own funds of the DPZ that originated from a patent.

What happened at the MRI building site? Since April 2013 The DPZ and the architect's office P.arc GmbH, Berlin, construct a MRI building. Centerpiece of the building will be two magnetic resonance imaging scanner. With them our scientist will be able to take a look inside the body of non-human primates, humans, and rodents. The completion of the building will be at the end of 2014. In the time lapse movie you can see what happened at the construction site between Mai 2013 and January 2014.

The first of two new imaging devices was delivered on November 10th. With the help of a large crane, a lot of precision work and muscle strength, the heavily device was moved into its specially constructed building. The scanner weighs twelve tons, costs nearly two million euros and starting in spring 2015, it will provide first images of the brains of primates. 



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