Looking for Participants

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

Most recent Publications

Grassi PR, Zaretskaya N and Bartels A (February-2017) Scene segmentation in early visual cortex during suppression of ventral stream regions NeuroImage 146 71–80.
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).
Fischer DB, Boes AD, Demertzi A, Evrard HC, Laureys S, Edlow BL, Liu H, Saper CB, Pascual-Leone A, Fox MD and Geerling JC (December-2016) A human brain network derived from coma-causing brainstem lesions Neurology 87(23) 2427-2434.
Sahib AK, Mathiak K, Erb M, Elshahabi K, Klamer S, Scheffler K, Focke NK and Ethofer T (December-2016) Effect of temporal resolution and serial autocorrelations in event-related functional MRI Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 76(6) 1805–1813.
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.

 

The Departments 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]

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]
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Last updated: Friday, 14.10.2016