Press Releases of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

09.07.2018

Fit for the job!

Following the motto "Fit for the job", the organizing team of the health day on 5 July put together a packed and attractive program and dedicated the whole day to the topic of health. Health is more than just proper...[more]


05.07.2018

University came to the rescue of accused researcher

A university’s leaders might disown researchers in the face of allegations of unethical practice out of fear for the establishment’s reputation (see, for example, Nature 558, 13–14; 2018). Three years ago, I had the opposite...[more]


02.07.2018

Give and Take: How We Recognise Interactions

Tübingen neuroscientists investigate how actions that relate be-tween individuals are recognised and represented in the brain[more]


04.06.2018

Max Planck scientists criticize handling of animal-rights charges against leading neuroscientist

They say the Max Planck Society’s reaction to the indictment of Nikos Logothetis has disrupted research[more]


04.06.2018

His experiments were supposed to help cure Parkinson's disease and dementia

Then the brain researcher Nikos Logothetis from Tübingen, who was regarded as a candidate for the Nobel Prize, became the target of radical animal rights activists[more]


09.03.2018

Why the World Looks Stable While We Move

The experimental setup relies on computer-controlled air cushions to stabilise the test subject's head within the fMRI scanner. This allows scanning the moving head. LEDs are used as reference points to measure head movements and adapt the VR feed accordingly. Image: CIN, Universität Tübingen

Tübingen Neuroscientists investigate the interaction of visual perception and head movements with functional magnetic resonance imaging[more]


08.03.2018

International Virtual Reality Conference “IEEE VR 2018” comes to Reutlingen, Germany

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics Virtual Reality Lab. Picture: Berthold Steinhilber / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

IEEE VR 2018 is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO Stuttgart [more]


20.02.2018

Statement of the Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen.© Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Statement of the Max Planck Society on the issue of a penal order in connection with experiments on three monkeys against three employees of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.[more]


18.12.2017

Smart Health: 2 million euros in funding for new electronic systems for intelligent medical technology

CorTec Brain Interchange, an implantable technology, can measure and stimulate brain activity for long-term use.

Professor Klaus Scheffler plans to develop and test new electronic systems in active implants - Innovative funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)[more]


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