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.

Understanding thought processes

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.

Neurobiological and Psychological Information ProcessingAll through May 2021, this seminar series provides windows into the forefront of research in neurobiological and psychological information processing.

Online Seminar Series

Neurobiological and Psychological Information Processing

All through May 2021, this seminar series provides windows into the forefront of research in neurobiological and psychological information processing.

DFG grant for investigating aesthetic choicesThe German Research Foundation supports a new research project about aesthetic decision-making.

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DFG grant for investigating aesthetic choices
The German Research Foundation supports a new research project about aesthetic decision-making.

The astonishing self-organization skills of the brainA team of researchers from Tübingen and Israel uncovers how brain structures can maintain function and stable dynamics even in unusual conditions. Their results might lay the foundations for better understanding and treating conditions like epilepsy and autism.

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The astonishing self-organization skills of the brain
A team of researchers from Tübingen and Israel uncovers how brain structures can maintain function and stable dynamics even in unusual conditions. Their results might lay the foundations for better understanding and treating conditions like epilepsy and autism.

Stay or go?Computational neuroscientists discover a rich interplay of emotions, experiences, and decision making.

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Stay or go?
Computational neuroscientists discover a rich interplay of emotions, experiences, and decision making.

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Here you can find our events as well as scientific talks and forums for scientists and people interested in science.

At the moment, all events are conducted online.

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