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

Bisdas S, Chadzynski GL, Braun C, Schittenhelm J, Skardelly M, Hagberg GE, Ethofer T, Pohmann R, Shajan G, Engelmann J, Tabatabai G, Ziemann U, Ernemann U and Scheffler K (October-2016) MR spectroscopy for in vivo assessment of the oncometabolite 2-hydroxyglutarate and its effects on cellular metabolism in human brain gliomas at 9.4T Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 44(4) 823–833.
Meilinger T, Strickrodt M and Bülthoff HH (October-2016) Qualitative differences in memory for vista and environmental spaces are caused by opaque borders, not movement or successive presentation Cognition 155 77–95.
Yüksel B, Staub N and Franchi A: Explicit Computations and Further Extensive Simulations for Rigid-or Elastic-joint Arm: Technical Attachment to: "Aerial Robots with Rigid/Elastic-joint Arms: Single-joint Controllability Study and Preliminary Experiment" 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Daejeon, South Korea, October 2016, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, (October-2016).

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Job Offers

The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics offers a variety of jobs, such as PostDoc and Ph.D. positions, diploma and students positions, research assistants and also positions as participants for experiments. You will find the job offers here

Speculative Applications

The institute encourage speculative applications from students, graduate students, and postdocs interested in particular areas of research performed in the institute. These applicants should contact the respective director/group leader directly [more]


The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics organizes a series of weekly scientific lectures. These presentations are held in English and take place in the auditorium of the Max-Planck House. External guests are very welcome to attend.Opens internal link in current window [more]

Teaching: Blockpraktikum/Practical Course

The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics offers every year a practical course to the various research areas, methods and techniques for studying human perception. The event is held in English. Please find more information about the Blockpraktikum Opens internal link in current windowhere

Graduate School of Neural & Behavioural Sciences / International Max Planck Research School

The Graduate School of Neural & Behavioural Sciences, initiated jointly by the University of Tübingen and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, brings together areas, which are traditionally covered by biomedical research and by computer sciences.

As findings in modern neuroscience are expected to have significant impact beyond the framework of basic science particularly for medical fields, the Tübingen program addresses students who have completed a first degree in natural sciences, psychology or medicine. Major research activities of the neuroscience community in Tübingen include topcis of (human) cognition and behavior, as well as molecular mechanisms of developmental neuroscience, neurodegeneration and neuroregeneration. In addition, sensorimotor prostheses, retinal and cochlea implants are being developed.
Last updated: Thursday, 15.09.2016