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.

 

Emeriti

Information Processing in Insects (Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Werner Reichhardt)

The departments research focused on the processing of information in the nervous system of Drosophila and helped clarify vision in motion. In 1977 they had a successful breakthrough, when discovering that flies use motion discontinuities in their visual surroundings to distinguish objects from the background. Flies turn towards a single, randomly textured stripe in front of an equally textured background, but only as long as it moves relative to the ground. [more]

Structure and Function of Natural Nerve-Net (Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. h.c. Valentino Braitenberg)

The research in this department was based on the combination of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology with brain theory, with the aim to understand mechanisms of brain functions. Main fields of research were the visual system of the fly, cerebellum and the physiology of movement, and structure and function of the cerebral cortex. Some topics on the cerebral cortex were: quantitative-anatomical studies on connectivity, orientation specificity in the visual cortex of primates, as well as a neurological theory of language. [more]

Neurophysiology of Insect Behavior (Prof. Dr. Karl Georg Götz)

The research in the department focused on the optomotoric reactions and the neural basics of the orientation of Drosophila. They used neurological mutants of Drosophila to reveal how genetic instructions are translated into functional structures of the fly's central nervous system. [more]

Comparative Neurobiology (Prof. Dr. Kuno Kirschfeld)

The main research interests of the department were the primary processes and photo transduction in the photoreceptors of insects, physiological optics, visual pigments and the ion regulation in the nervous system. Furthermore the processing of visual information in insects and vertebrates and the influence of common anesthesia on the nervous system were compared. [more]
Last updated: Friday, 14.10.2016