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

Beck Lidén C, Krüger O, Schwarz L, Erb M, Kardatzki B, Scheffler K and Ethofer T (July-2016) Neurobiology of knowledge and misperception of lyrics NeuroImage 134 12–21.
Grassi PR, Zaretskaya N and Bartels A (June-2016) Parietal cortex mediates perceptual Gestalt grouping independent of stimulus size NeuroImage 133 367–377.
Wiesner HM, Balla DZ, Shajan G, Scheffler K, Ugurbil K, Chen W, Uludag K and Pohmann R (May-2016) 17O relaxation times in the rat brain at 16.4 tesla Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 75(5) 1886–1893.

Upcoming Talk

04. May   |  15:00 - 16:30
Category: MoKo/MiKo
Dr. Darren Gilmour
Title: “The Collective Cell Biology of Organ Formation”
EMBL Heidelberg
www.embl.de/research/units/cbb/gilmour
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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.

Departments


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

Physiology of Cognitive Processes
(Nikos K. Logothetis)

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



Symposium on Biological Information Processing

On the 27th – 29th April 2016, a symposium with the goal of defining a new research orientation for the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics will take place. Its focus will be on biological information processing with talks from leading experts in the fields of networks, cognition and neuroprosthetics. 
Last updated: Tuesday, 26.04.2016