Looking for Participants

The MPI for Biological Cybernetics is looking for participants for some of their research experiments [more].
 

Most recent Publications

Buckenmaier K, Pedersen A, SanGiorgio P, Scheffler K, Clarke J and Inglis B (February-2019) Feasibility of Functional MRI at Ultralow Magnetic Field via Changes in Cerebral Blood Volume NeuroImage 186 185-191.
Juras V, Schreiner M, Laurent D, Zbýň Š, Mlynarik V, Szomolanyi P, Hager B, Scotti C, Goldhahn J, Heule R, Bieri O and Trattnig S (January-2019) The comparison of the performance of 3 T and 7 T T2 mapping for untreated low-grade cartilage lesions Magnetic Resonance Imaging 55 86-92.
de la Rosa S: Wie real sind virtuelle Realitäten? Über Chancen und potenzielle Risiken von virtuellen Realitäten, 99-126. In: Gehirne unter Spannung: Kognition, Emotion und Identität im digitalen Zeitalter, (Ed) C. Gorr, Springer, Berlin, Germany, (2019).
Nassirpour S, Chang P, Avdievitch N and Henning A (December-2018) Compressed sensing for high‐resolution nonlipid suppressed 1H FID MRSI of the human brain at 9.4T Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 80(6) 2311-2325.
Nassirpour S, Chang P and Henning A (December-2018) MultiNet PyGRAPPA: Multiple neural networks for reconstructing variable density GRAPPA (a 1H FID MRSI study) NeuroImage 183 336-345.

 

The Departments, Max-Planck-Fellow Groups and their Research Focus

Human Perception, Cognition and Action

In the “Human Perception, Cognition and Action” department, modern computer graphics and methods from Virtual Reality are used to examine how form and space are represented in the brain so that humans can name objects, interact with them and orient themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. Research is conducted into how information from different senses is handled to provide a coherent and consistent representation of the environment. [more]

Physiology of Cognitive Processes

The focus in the “Physiology of Cognitive Processes” department is on visual perception in primates. Research is conducted primarily into the questions of where visual perception is represented in the brain, which neurological processes underlie object recognition and the integration of different sensual stimuli and how the brain learns. Using magnetic resonance tomography, these issues are examined in experiments that combine psychophysical and the electrophysiological approaches. [more]

Computational Neuroscience

The department builds mathematical and computational models of neural processing, with a particular emphasis on representation and learning. The main focus is on reinforcement learning and unsupervised learning, covering the ways that animals come to choose appropriate actions in the face of rewards and punishments, and the ways and goals of the process by which they come to form neural representations of the world. The models are informed and constrained by neurobiological, psychological and ethological data. Opens internal link in current window[more]

High-field Magnetic Resonance

The Magnetic Resonance Center is the domicile of the youngest department at the institute. It addresses the methodical development and optimization of imaging processes. The main areas of interest are magnetic resonance tomography with very high magnetic fields and the development of new contrast media which help to provide a detailed view of the function and metabolism of the brain. [more]

Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems

The group is interested in computational and experimental neuroscience. Opens internal link in current window[more]
 Opens internal link in current windowFormer Department Empirical Inference

Last updated: Thursday, 04.10.2018