Looking for Participants

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

Most recent Publications

Fademrecht L, Bülthoff I and de la Rosa S (June-2017) Action recognition is viewpoint-dependent in the visual periphery Vision Research 135 10–15.
Lee AS, Azmitia EC and Whitaker-Azmitia PM (May-2017) Developmental Microglial Priming in Postmortem Autism Spectrum Disorder Temporal Cortex Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 62 193–202.
Amidfar M, Kim YK, Colic L, Arbabi M, Mobaraki G, Hassanzadeh G and Walter M (May-2017) Increased levels of 5HT2A receptor mRNA expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with major depression: correlations with severity and duration of illness Nordic Journal of Psychiatry 71(4) 282-288.
Pfrommer A and Henning A (May-2017) On the Contribution of Curl-Free Current Patterns to the Ultimate Intrinsic Signal-to-Noise Ratio at Ultra-High Field Strength NMR in Biomedicine 30(5) 1-16.
Spetter MS, Malekshahi R, Birbaumer N, Lührs M, van der Veer AH, Scheffler K, Spuckti S, Preissl H, Veit R and Hallschmid M (May-2017) Volitional regulation of brain responses to food stimuli in overweight and obese subjects: a real-time fMRI feedback study Appetite 112 188–195.


Former Research Groups

Multisensory Perception and Action (Dr. Marc Ernst)

For perceiving the environment our brain uses multiple sources of sensory information derived from several different modalities, including vision, touch and audition. This multisensory information has to converge in the brain in order to form a coherent percept of the world and in order to generate goal-directed actions. Addressing this global topic the Multisensory Perception and Action Group is divided in three subgroups focusing on multisensory perception, perception for action, and perceptual learning. [more]

Computational Vision and Neuroscience (Prof. Dr. Matthias Bethge)

The research of the Computational Vision and Neuroscience Group aims at elucidating the principles of neural information processing, learning and inference in biological vision. Using methods of statistical inference and learning theory, as well as signal processing, nonlinear dynamics and optimization theory, we address the problem of perceptual inference from natural images and its neural basis at three different levels: natural image statistics, neural population coding/data analysis, and psychophysics. [more]

Cognitive Neuroimaging (Uta Noppeney, PhD)

The goal of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Group is to better understand the neural systems that allow us to acquire, represent and retrieve knowledge about our multi-sensory environment. Opens internal link in current window[more]

Machine Learning and Computational Biology (Dr. Karsten Borgwardt)

Our research area is the development of intelligent algorithms for analysing complex systems in biology. It is located at the intersection of machine learning, data mining and bioinformatics, and contributes to these three fields. Our research reaches deep into statistics, algorithmics and scientific computing. [more]

Physiology of Sensory Integration (Dr. Christoph Kayser)

Our brain is exposed to a flood of sensory inputs. The efficient and reliable processing of these suggests that sensory systems are adapted to the properties of their natural input and employ highly efficient means for encoding and decoding sensory information. Our work aims at understanding the principles underlying sensory information processing and how this is translated into reliable behavioral reactions. [more]

Network Imaging (Dr. Jason Kerr)

Network Imaging Group focuses on understanding the principles underlying spatial & temporal organization of neuronal activity during decision making and object perception in behaving rodents.[more]

Neural Computation and Behaviour (Jakob Macke)

We seek to understand how populations of neurons collectively process sensory input, perform computations and control behaviour. In particular, we are interested in how internal states and processes influence neural activity and perceptual decisions. To this end, we develop statistical models and machine learning algorithms for neural data analysis, and collaborate with experimental laboratories performing measurements of neural activity and behaviour.Opens internal link in current window[more]
Last updated: Friday, 14.10.2016