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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Most recent Publication

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.
Totah NK Person, Logothetis NK Person and Eschenko O Person (October-2015) Atomoxetine accelerates attentional set shifting without affecting learning rate in the rat Psychopharmacology 232(20) 3697-3707.
Papanikolaou A Person, Keliris GA Person, Lee S Person, Logothetis NK Person and Smirnakis SM (October-2015) Nonlinear population receptive field changes in human area V5/MT + of healthy subjects with simulated visual field scotomas NeuroImage 120 176–190.

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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.


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: Wednesday, 02.09.2015