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Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics


Spemannstr. 38 - 44
72076 Tübingen
Phone: +49 7071 601-510
Fax: +49 7071 601-520
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Former Departments and Research Groups

Most recent Publication

Florin E Person, Watanabe M Person and Logothetis NK Person (June-2015) The role of sub-second neural events in spontaneous brain activity Current Opinion in Neurobiology 32 24–30.

Upcoming Talk

28. November   |  11:30 - 12:15
Category: FriKo
Speaker: Dr Tony Pickering, School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol
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Brain Research and Animal Experiments

Information about brain research with animals
 

 

Understanding Thought Processes

The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics is studying signal and information processing in the brain. We know that our brain is constantly processing a vast amount of sensory and intrinsic information with which our behavior is coordinated accordingly. Interestingly, how the brain actually achieves these tasks is less well understood, for example, how it perceives, recognizes, and learns new objects. The scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics aim to determine which signals and processes are responsible for creating a coherent percept of our environment and for eliciting the appropriate behavior. Scientists of three departments and seven research groups are working towards answering fundamental questions about processing in the brain, using different approaches and methods.

Departments


Human Perception, Cognition and Action
(Heinrich H. Bülthoff)

Physiology of Cognitive Processes
(Nikos K. Logothetis)

High-Field Magnetic Resonance
(Klaus Scheffler)
Magnet Resonance Center



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Last updated: Wednesday, 17.09.2014