Press Releases of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

24.10.2018

2018 Trainee Award goes to employee of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Congratulations! The Trainee Award 2018 goes to Mrs. Laetitia Djayou: Handing over of the certificate and a cash prize by the managing director Prof. Heinrich Bülthoff, the award winner Mrs. Laetitia Djayou and the workshop manager Markus Scheu (f.l.t.r.). Copyright: Beate Fülle/Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Award for the precision mechanic Ms. Laetitia Djayou [more]


19.10.2018

Mark Krause: Exhibition “Spotlight Portraits”

Invitation to the vernissage with a "Live Painting Music Performance" on 24 October 2018[more]


16.10.2018

LISA: Scientists introduce a new method of statistical inference in neuroimaging (fMRI)

This image shows a comparison of LISA against the most commonly used other statistical inference algorithms. Brain activations detected by LISA are better reproducible and are thus more reliable. Source: Gabriele Lohmann/MPI for Biological Cybernetics (cited in Nature Communications 9:4014 (2018) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06304-z

New method detects brain activations with improved sensitivity and accuracy[more]


10.10.2018

Spatial memory is not like a „map in the head“

We often see models and maps of navigable spaces. However, accumulating evidence suggests that our spatial memory is not structured this way. The bronze model of the Old Town stands in front of the Tübingen City Museum. Copyright: Universitätsstadt Tübingen

How do we store the spatial information of our surrounding?[more]


10.10.2018

Neuroscientists Receive the Attempto Prize

Dr. Leonid Federov Copyright: Friedhelm Albrecht

Leonid Fedorov honored for outstanding research on the brain[more]


08.10.2018

Body perception research using virtual reality – is this avatar really me?

Left: Screenshot of the virtual scene viewed by the participant; Middle: participant views personalized avatar on large-screen immersive stereo display, mimicking a scenario as if standing in front of a full-length mirror (right). Copyright: Anne Thaler @ Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

How do we perceive our own body weight? Which body weight do we find attractive? [more]


25.09.2018

Peter Dayan and Li Zhaoping appointed to the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Prof. Peter Dayan & Prof. Li Zhaoping. Picture: Private

The Max Planck Society appoints two renowned neuroscientists from University College London to the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen[more]


08.08.2018

Neuroscience societies join outcry over treatment of Max Planck neuroscientist

The two major neuroscience societies in the United States and Europe have joined forces to criticize the prestigious Max Planck Society (MPS) in Germany for its treatment of a world-renowned neuroscientist targeted by...[more]


01.08.2018

Confidence in us must never be called into doubt

Prof. Dr. Martin Stratmann, President of Max Planck Society. Copyright: Max Planck Society

The German University newspaper DUZ published an interview with MPG President Martin Stratmann.[more]


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