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

Tuennerhoff J Person and Noppeney U Person (January-2016) When sentences live up to your expectations NeuroImage 124(Part A) 641–653.
Ortega PA Person and Braun DA Person (December-2015) What is epistemic value in free energy models of learning and acting? A bounded rationality perspective Cognitive Neuroscience 6(4) 215-216.
Giani AS Person, Belardinelli P , Ortiz E , Kleiner M Person and Noppeney U Person (November-2015) Detecting tones in complex auditory scenes NeuroImage 122 203–213.

Upcoming Talk

07. October   |  15:00 - 16:30
Category: MoKo/MiKo
Prof. Matin Qaim
Georg August University of Goettingen
The political economy of genetically modified crops


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, 06.10.2015