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.
How the brain tricks itself into perceiving unambiguous depth
Stereogram experiments confirm that higher visual areas use feedback to censor conflicting visual cues.
The world in mind
Heinrich Bülthoff's work shaped modern psychophysics, the scientific discipline that studies the relationship between impulses and their perception.
DFG grant for investigating aesthetic choices
The German Research Foundation supports a new research project about aesthetic decision-making.
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