The research at the institute requires specific - mostly prototype - facilities and equipment. They are used mainly within a specific department, but interdepartmental use is also possible. Additionally, guest scientists and partners from universities and other institutions collaborating with us may use these facilities.
With imaging techniques, such as electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoenzophalography (MEG) or functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) the processes in the brain can be investigated. Brain activity can be recorded even directly or indirectly and interpreted by a computer system.
In order to simulate realistic virtual environments and provide the illusion of moving through those environments, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics use a variety of different VR setups.
Virtual Reality equipment enables scientists to provide sensory stimulus in a controlled Virtual World and to manipulate or alter sensory input which would not be possible in the real world.
For the synthesis of smart contrast agents several highly equipped laboratories are available in the Magnetic Resonance Center (MRC) and in the neighbouring Technologiepark building.