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

Zaldivar D, Logothetis NK and Goense J: Pharmaco-Based fMRI and Neurophysiology in Non-human Primates, -. In: In Vivo Neuropharmacology and Neurophysiology, (Ed) A. Philippu, Springer, Humana Press, New York, NY, USA, (2017).
Schreiner SJ, Kirchner T, Wyss M, Van Bergen JMG, Quevenco FC, Steiniger SC, Griffith EY, Meier I, Michels L, Gietl A, Leh SE, Brickman AM, Hock C, Nitsch RM, Pruessmann KP, Henning A and Unschuld PG (December-2016) Low episodic memory performance in cognitively normal elderly subjects is associated with increased posterior cingulate gray matter N-acetylaspartate: A 1H MRSI Study at 7 Teslas Neurobiology of Aging 48 195–203.
Kim J, Chung YG, Chung S-C, Bülthoff HH and Kim S-P (November-2016) Decoding pressure stimulation locations on the fingers from human neural activation patterns NeuroReport 27(16) 1232–1236.

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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: Tuesday, 27.09.2016