Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Spemannstr. 38 - 44
72076 Tübingen
Phone: +49 7071 601-510
Fax: +49 7071 601-520
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Former Departments and Research Groups

Most recent Publication

Schindler A and Bartels A (January-2016) Motion parallax links visual motion areas and scene regions NeuroImage 125 803–812.
Reichenbach A, Bresciani J-P, Bülthoff HH and Thielscher A (January-2016) Reaching with the sixth sense: Vestibular contributions to voluntary motor control in the human right parietal cortex NeuroImage 124(Part A) 869–875.
Kullmann S, Callaghan MF, Heni M, Weiskopf N, Scheffler K, Häring H-U, Fritsche A, Veit R and Preissl H (January-2016) Specific white matter tissue microstructure changes associated with obesity NeuroImage 125 36–44.

Upcoming Talk

14. December   |  18:15 - 19:15
Category: MoKo/MiKo
Dr. Claude Fermon
Saclay Institute of Matter and Radiation (IRAMIS)


Understanding Thought Processes

The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics is studying signal and information processing in the brain. We know that our brain is constantly processing a vast amount of sensory and intrinsic information with which our behavior is coordinated accordingly. Interestingly, how the brain actually achieves these tasks is less well understood, for example, how it perceives, recognizes, and learns new objects. The scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics aim to determine which signals and processes are responsible for creating a coherent percept of our environment and for eliciting the appropriate behavior. Scientists of three departments and seven research groups are working towards answering fundamental questions about processing in the brain, using different approaches and methods.


Human Perception, Cognition and Action
(Heinrich H. Bülthoff)

Physiology of Cognitive Processes
(Nikos K. Logothetis)

High-Field Magnetic Resonance
(Klaus Scheffler)
Magnet Resonance Center

Last updated: Tuesday, 20.10.2015