Reading Fluency Can Be Achieved Through Training

Children with reading difficulties benefit from targeted training programmes. As a result, their brain activity increases in the area of the brain known as the visual word form area. This was shown by a study with primary school pupils conducted by JARA-BRAIN scientist Prof. Dr. Stefan Heim and his team. The findings were recently published in the journal Brain Structure & Functionmore

Odorants in Urine Trigger Complex Behaviour in Mice

The research findings of Prof. Marc Spehr have been published in "Cell".

Why Autists Have Difficulty Recognizing and Interpreting Faces

Prof. Thomas Nickl-Jockschat discovered that an anomaly in the visual centre is partly responsible.


As part of a cooperation project between RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich (JARA), a new database was created, that provides comprehensive overview of the main research areas in energy of the two institutions.


Human Brain Project
JARA Involved in European Megaproject on Human Brain Simulation
JARA FIT Annual Report
You can download the new JARA-FIT Annual Report 2012 from here. Our last year's scientific progress and our achievements are documented there.