In publica commoda

News

Happy, angry or neutral expressions? Eyes react just as fast

Wie unsere Augen und unser Gehirn reagieren, wenn wir emotionsgeladene oder neutrale Gesichter sehen, hat Dr. Louisa Kulke von der Universität Göttingen untersucht. Sie kombinierte dabei Eye-Tracking und Elektroenzephalographie (EEG). Das Ergebnis: Die reflexartigen Augenbewegungen sind unabhängig davon, welchen Ausdruck ein Gesicht zeigt. Alle Gesichter werden gleich schnell angesehen. Die Studie ist in der Fachzeitschrift Neuroscience erschienen. more…


Cheap as chips: identifying plant genes to ensure food security

An international team of scientists led by the University of Goettingen has developed a new approach that enables researchers to more efficiently identify the genes that control plant traits. This method will enable plant breeders and scientists to develop more affordable, desirable, and sustainable plant varieties. The application will be most valuable for the fruit, vegetable and grain crops that not only end up on our dinner table, but are also critical for global food security and human nutrition. more…


Was early stick insect evolution triggered by birds and mammals?

Stick and leaf insects are a diverse and strikingly bizarre group of insects with a world-wide distribution, which are more common in tropical and subtropical areas. A team of international researchers led by the University of Göttingen has now generated the first phylogenomic tree of these insects. more…


"Hot Spots are no solution“

An international team of scientists has criticised the situation in the Aegean Sea and especially in the Greek refugee camp Moria. The researchers of the EU-funded research project "Respond", in which the University of Göttingen is also involved, demand responses from the responsible politicians because of human rights. more…


All press releases

Further news

Bomb disposal on Saturday, 12 October 2019: these buildings will remain closed

Due to the disposal of a suspected bomb and, therefore, the evacuation of the Schützenanger area of the City, the buildings around the University’s central campus will remain closed on Saturday 12 October 2019. A complete list of the buildings can be found here. more…

Males of a feather flock together

"Birds of a feather flock together" or rather "opposites attract"? A recently published study on male macaques in Thailand speaks for the former: behavioural biologists from the German Primate Centre and psychologists from the University of Göttingen have observed that the more similar male Assamese macaques are in their personality, the closer they get and the stronger their social bonds. more…

All news