The aim of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics is to understand information processing in the brain.
We use experimental, theoretical and computational methods to elucidate the characteristics and implementations of the cascades of plastic and recurrent interactions that transform sensory data into perceptions, memories, appropriate choices of actions, and motor output.

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The aim of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics is to understand information processing in the brain. We use experimental, theoretical and computational methods to elucidate the characteristics and implementations of the cascades of plastic and recurrent interactions that transform sensory data into perceptions, memories, appropriate choices of actions, and motor output.

News from our institute. Browse through our news, articles, podcasts and videos.News from November 20, 2020Dogmatic people seek less information even when uncertainPeople who are dogmatic about their views seek less information and make less accurate judgements as a result, even on simple matters unrelated to politics, according to a study led by the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and University College London (UCL) researchers.

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News from November 20, 2020
Dogmatic people seek less information even when uncertain
People who are dogmatic about their views seek less information and make less accurate judgements as a result, even on simple matters unrelated to politics, according to a study led by the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and University College London (UCL) researchers.

Here you can find our events as well as scientific talks and forums for scientists and people interested in science.Next event:Due to current corona regulations no events at presentNext scientific talk:At the moment all dates take place online

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Next event:
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The ‘International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for The Mechanisms of Mental Function and Dysfunction’ (MMFD) provides state-of-the-art training and research under the guidance of leading neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists and computational scientists in Tübingen.

International Max Planck Research School

The ‘International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for The Mechanisms of Mental Function and Dysfunction’ (MMFD) provides state-of-the-art training and research under the guidance of leading neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists and computational scientists in Tübingen.

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