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How MPFI Studies the Brain

By bringing together outstanding scientists with a broad range of expertise in an exceptionally supportive, collaborative environment, The Max Planck Florida Institute is stimulating the development of innovative experimental approaches that are leading the world to a new understanding of brain function in health and disease.

At every moment our brain orchestrates a complex symphony of perfectly coordinated signals across billions of neurons and trillions of synapses (nerve cell connectors). Understanding this complex neural circuitry requires establishing causal relationships that cross different scales of analysis – from the interactions of specific molecules within a neuron to the synaptic interactions between specific types of neurons—dynamic multifaceted processes that work together to enable all aspects of brain function.

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