Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Max-Planck-Ring 8 - 14
(formerly Spemannstr. 38 - 44)
72076 Tübingen
Phone: +49 7071 601-510
Fax: +49 7071 601-520
Directions to the Institute

Former Departments and Research Groups

Most recent Publication

de la Rosa S: Wie real sind virtuelle Realitäten? Über Chancen und potenzielle Risiken von virtuellen Realitäten, 99-126. In: Gehirne unter Spannung: Kognition, Emotion und Identität im digitalen Zeitalter, (Ed) C. Gorr, Springer, Berlin, Germany, (2019).
Nassirpour S, Chang P and Henning A (December-2018) MultiNet PyGRAPPA: Multiple neural networks for reconstructing variable density GRAPPA (a 1H FID MRSI study) NeuroImage 183 336-345.
Ladd ME, Bachert P, Meyerspeer M, Moser E, Nagel AM, Norris DG, Schmitter S, Speck O, Straub S and Zaiss M (December-2018) Pros and cons of ultra-high-field MRI/MRS for human application Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 109 1-50.

Upcoming Talk



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.


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

Physiology of Cognitive Processes
(Nikos K. Logothetis)

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

The Max Planck Institutes for Developmental Biology, Biological Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems, as well as the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory will present themselves to the public: The scientists at Tübingen's Max Planck Campus cordially invite all interested parties from near and far, to gain insights into current research and work at the institutes. On tours, exhibitions, hands-on activities and lectures, everything will revolve around genetics, evolution, virtual reality, brain research and artificial intelligence for two days. Whether young or old - there is something for everyone!

Friday, September 14, 2018: Max Planck Day

1 pm – 6 pm: Symposium Artificial Intelligence 
(Attention: relocated to the Kupferbau of the University of Tübingen)

7.30 pm: Science Slam with Helge Thun at the stairs  inside the MPI for Developmental Biology & get-together & life music with Las Lanzas  & light installation at the Max Planck Campus in Tübingen

Saturday, September 15, 2018: Open Day

2 pm – 6 pm: A look behind the scenes: tours, experiments and demonstrations, lectures and a colorful children's program.

Food and beverages will be served on Friday from 18-19.30 und 20.30-22.00 and on Saturday from 14-18 hours! Free entrance! No registration required except for the symposium!

Please find the full program here (PDF) (German only).
Last updated: Wednesday, 12.09.2018