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21.12.2009 // A facial expression is worth a thousand words
Interpreting this facial expression correctly (as a „thoughtful“ expression) is very difficult based on this photo alone. When showing the corresponding video sequence, however, recognition becomes easy, which underlines the importance of the temporal dimension for effective communication.
Moving pictures are more suitable to interpret the mood of a person...

07.12.2009 // How to read brain activity?
The electroencephalogram (EEG) is widely used by physicians and scientists to study brain function and to diagnose neurological disorders. Photo: Kevin Whittingstall/Max Planck Institute for Biolological Cybernetics
For the very first time, scientists have shown what EEG can really...

03.12.2009 // A special kind of flight training
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Bülthoff conducting a perception experiment in the flight simulator in of the Cyberneum in Tübingen. Image: Anne Faden/Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
A new generation of flight simulators will attempt to make air...

03.11.2009 // Mobile microscopes illuminate the brain
New data from rats with head-mounted microscopes shed light on how we put the world together seamlessly while we move around. Image: Jason Kerr / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Tiny laser-scanning microscope images brain cells in freely moving...

20.08.2009 // Walking in circles
Walking trajectories in the Bienwald forest (Germany). Participants started walking from two different starting positions (red dots). The participants KS, PS and RF walked on a cloudy day. When SM walked, the sun was visible (except for the first 15 minutes). Image: Jan Souman, Google Earth
Scientists from Tübingen, Germany, show that people really walk in...

15.05.2009 // Christoph Kayser (32) receives Attempto-Preis of the University of Tübingen
Christoph Kayser. Image: Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Article only available in German.

29.04.2009 // International honour for two Tübingen Max Planck researchers
Prof. Dr. Detlef Weigel, Image: Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
Detlef Weigel and Nikos Logothetis have been elected to the American...

06.03.2009 // Regions of the brain can rewire themselves
The long-term strengthening of stimulus transmission to the synapses (LTP) in the hippocampus results in the far-reaching reorganization of the neuronal network. The functional MRI (fMRI) images show which areas of the brain are well-supplied with blood and, therefore, active. Image: Santiago Canals/Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Scientists in Tübingen have proven for the first time that...

26.02.2009 // Here’s looking at you, fellow!
Monkeys and humans both look predominately at the eyes of conspecifics whereas they let their gaze wander over the whole face when presented with images of an individual of a different species. Image: Christoph Dahl / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Humans and monkeys are experts in face recognition making them even...

23.02.2009 // Tübingen in the 50s - in colour and black-and-white
A new photo exhibition in the Max Planck House

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