Press Releases of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics


Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging under the Magnifying Glass

The stimulus used to elicit positive and negative BOLD responses in the visual cortex. Picture: Jozien Goense / Max Planck Institut for Biological Cybernteics Tübingen.

Tübinger scientists reveal laminar differences in neurovascular coupling between positive and negative BOLD responses. [more]


Foggy perception slows us down

The visualization facility at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in which the research was conducted. The screen covers 230° horizontal and 125° vertical field of view, filling the entire human visual field to provide full immersion in the virtual environment. Picture: Jan Soumann / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics Tübingen

Max Planck scientists show that, contrarily to what was previously believed, speed is overestimated in fog[more]


And what if we fly to work?

An envisioned Personal Aerial Vehicle. Picture: Gareth Padfield; Flight Stability and Control

Standortagentur präsentiert Region Neckar-Alb in Italien [more]


The Golden Neuron 2012

Moshe Abeles. Picture: private

First Valentino Braitenberg Award goes to the Israeli neuroscientist Moshe Abeles [more]


Into the Cyberneum with the "Maus"

Türen auf für die Maus. Bild: WDR, Maus-Türöffner-Tag.

The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics will be participating in the Germany-wide "Maus" Open Door Day[more]


Exhibition of abstract watercolors

Work of art of Ingrid Krüger in the exhibition "Layers" at the Max Planck House. Photo: private

"Layers" - Ingrid Krüger shows her works of art at the Max Planck House[more]


Max Planck Society awards Otto Hahn Medal to Dr. Jakob Macke

Dr. Jakob Macke at the 63. Annual General Assembly of the Max Planck Society in Düsseldorf. Picture: Max Planck Society

Statistical models help to unravel neural coding[more]


Conscious perception is a matter of global neural networks

Neurons in the lateral prefrontal cortex represent the content of consciousness. The red trace depicts neural activity (neuronal discharges) in the lateral prefrontal cortex when a stimulus is consciously perceived for 1 second while the green trace depicts neural activity when the same stimulus is suppressed from awareness. Graphic: Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

New findings support the view that the content of consciousness is not localised in a unique cortical area[more]


Rare neurons discovered in monkey brains

Macaque Von Economo Neuron retrogradely labeled in anterior Insula. Picture: Henry Evrard / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.

Max Planck scientists discover brain cells in monkeys that may be linked to self-awareness and empathy in humans. [more]


Max Planck House Tübingen presents works of art of Helga Mayer

Work of art of Helga Mayer in the exhibition "Similar in the dissimilar" at the Max Planck House. Photo: Helga Mayer

Exhibition „Similar in the dissimilar“[more]

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