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.
Giapitzakis I-A, Borbath T, Murali‐Manohar S, Avdievich N and Henning A (February-2019) Investigation of the influence of macromolecules and spline baseline in the fitting model of human brain spectra at 9.4T Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 81(2) 746-758.
Colic L, McDonnell C, Li M, Woelfer M, Liebe T, Kretzschmar F, Speck O, Schott BH, Bianchi M and Walter M (February-2019) Neuronal glutamatergic changes and peripheral markers of cytoskeleton dynamics change synchronically 24 h after sub-anaesthetic dose of ketamine in healthy subjects Behavioural Brain Research 359 312-319.
Windschuh J, Zaiss M, Ehses P, Lee JE, Jerschow A and Regatte RR (January-2019) Assessment of frequency drift on CEST MRI and dynamic correction: application to gagCEST at 7 T Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 81(1) 573-582.
Herz K, Gandhi C, Schuppert M, Deshmane A, Scheffler K and Zaiss M (January-2019) CEST imaging at 9.4 T using adjusted adiabatic spin‐lock pulses for on‐ and off‐resonant T1⍴‐dominated Z‐spectrum acquisition Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 81(1) 275-290.


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