Orientierung durch Tübingens Gassen

Im Rahmen der Studie sollten ortsansässige Tübinger ihren Wohnort im Kopf reproduzieren - und das von verschiedenen Blickwinkeln und Standorten aus. Bild: Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik.

Max-Planck-Wissenschaftler finden heraus, wie wir das Ortsgedächtnis nutzen[more]


Breaking through a double wall with a sledgehammer

Nuclear pore complexes with and without Nup153

The protein Nup153 plays an essential role in the formation of nuclear pores [more]


Grundlagenforschung am Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik

"Forschen für Gesundheit" - mit diesem Banner unterstrich das Institut die Bedeutung der Grundlagenforschung für die Medizin[more]


Machine Learning for climate research

Dr. Jakob Zscheischler, Alumnus Dept. Empirical Inference, MPI for Intelligent Systems

Otto Hahn Medal for Jakob Zscheischler[more]


Zu dick? Zu dünn? – Selbstwahrnehmung unter der Lupe

Zu dick oder zu dünn? Nur unter bestimmten Bedingungen akzeptieren wir uns so, wie wir sind. Bild: Ivelina Piryankova / Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik.

Max-Planck-Wissenschaftler nutzen lebensgroße 3D-Avatare zur Körperwahrnehmung[more]


Acht Millionen Euro für Visual Computing

Bewegungssimulator am Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik: Die Forscher untersuchen die Verarbeitung von visuellen Informationen im Gehirn, wie sie beispielsweise bei realistischen Flugsimulatoren entstehen. Bild: Julia Mihatsch / Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik.

Max-Planck-Forscher beteiligen sich an einem neuen transregionalen Sonderforschungsbereich[more]


Mit Wahrnehmungsmustern und Motion Capture Suit zum Sieg

Dong-Seon Chang, Doktorand am Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik. Bild: Julia Mihatsch / Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik Tübingen.

Dong-Seon Chang gewinnt das Deutschland-Finale vom ScienceSlam „FameLab“ in Karlsruhe[more]


Forschungsausrichtung von Nikos Logothetis am Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik

[Translate to English:] Bild: Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik

Nikos Logothetis hat sich aus persönlichen Gründen dazu entschlossen, seine Forschung an Primaten nicht fortzusetzen, obwohl er sie für unverzichtbar hält.[more]


Protein design – A construction kit full of opportunities

ERC Logo

Max Planck scientist Dr. Birte Höcker receives ERC Consolidator Grant [more]


Max Planck scientists receive 3 Million Euro award

Patrick Müller

Two scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory receive prestigious European research grants[more]


Robot on Board

Athena smiles at persons that approach her.

The robot "Athena" carries new impulses for robotics research in its luggage[more]


Tiny motions bring digital doubles to life

The new technology (MoSh) will help animators jump the “Uncanny Valley” by turning a few moving dots into detailed body shapes that jiggle and deform like real humans[more]


Bayerischer Maximiliansorden für Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

Prof. Dr. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

Die höchste Auszeichnung des Freistaats Bayern ehrt herausragende Leistungen auf dem Gebiet von Wissenschaft und Kunst[more]


Statistical and causal approaches to machine learning

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf

2014 Milner Award Lecture by Professor Bernhard Schölkopf[more]


Plant immunity comes at a price

Top and Bottom row: wild Arabidopsis strains originating from different places around the world. Middle row: Hybrids of the above and below parents. Picture: E. Chea, MPI for Developmental Biology

An overzealous immune system can be deadly[more]


Projekt myCopter zeigt Wege zum individuellen Luftverkehr

Mögliches Aussehen eines persönliches Luftfahrzeug. Copyright: Gareth Padfield; Flight Stability and Control.

Stau auf den Straßen ist Alltag für viele. Ein zukünftiger Ausweg: Den Individualverkehr auf die Luft ausdehnen. [more]


Dopamine leaves its mark in brain scans

Dopamine alters the so-called BOLD signal in MRI:

BOLD signals in functional magnetic resonance imaging do not always reflect what nerve cells are doing[more]


Calculating evolution

Flu vaccination (Daniel Paquet / Flickr.com)

Program predicts the development of influenza viruses [more]


Intelligent Communication: Only if there is something to say

Dr. Sebastian Trimpe, MPI for Intelligent Systems

Klaus Tschira Award 2014 for Science Communication in the field of Computer Science[more]


Climate change alters the ecological impacts of seasons

Winter vs. summer

Max Planck paper observes temperature variability across the world[more]





The seat of consciousness

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. Copyright: Max Plank Institute for Biological Cybernetics

At least two regions of the brain decide what we perceive[more]


Understanding the human brain

Magnetic resonance imaging allows images from any tissue layer. Copyright: F1 Online

Functional magnetic resonance images reflect input signals of nerve cells[more]


How the zebrafish gets its stripes

The zebrafish (Danio rerio) owes its name to a repeating pattern of blue stripes alternating with golden stripes. (Credit: Prateek Mahalwar / Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology)

Max Planck scientists uncover how beautiful color patterns can develop in animals [more]


Royal Society Milner Award 2014

Bernhard Schölkopf receives award for outstanding achievement in computer science[more]


Protein evolution follows a modular principle

At first glance, proteins that fold into a barrel-like shape (left) and proteins that fold into a sandwich-like shape (right) appear completely different. However, analyses of their amino acid sequences as well as a recently identified intermediate form (centre) have revealed similarities that suggest a common evolutionary origin.

Similarities between proteins reveal that their great diversity has arisen from smaller building blocks[more]


Machine Learning - Pioneering Research Network

Shifting the paradigm: pioneering research network in learning systems established between MPI-IS and ETH Zürich - first summer school took place in June [more]


Conference on Brain and Cognitive Engineering

Leading scientists from Korea and Germany will discuss the state-of-the-art in neuroscience applications. Topics include brain-computer-interfaces, imaging methods, and cognitive algorithms.[more]


Prestigious award for young scientist


Marlene Holder is awarded the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society[more]


Brain decoding

Tübingen hosts an International Workshop in a trend-setting research field of combined Neuro- and Computerscience[more]


Eye evolution: a snapshot in time

Bristle worm Platynereis dumerilii

Scientists of the Max Planck Institute are studying the visual system of marine annelids to gain insights into the evolution of eyes[more]


Why auditory pitch and spatial elevation get high together

Researchers from Bielefeld University have demonstrated the origin of the mapping between auditory pitch and spatial elevation. Their analysis suggests that the shape of the human ear might have evolved to mirror the acoustic properties of the natural environment. Foto: Parise & Ernst; University of Bielefeld

Researchers uncover why there is a mapping between pitch and elevation.[more]


Would you believe your hand could turn into marble?

As if one’s hand were made of marble: Bielefeld neuroscientists successfully deceive participants about their body perceptions. Photo: Senna & Parise

Bielefeld neuroscientists present a new bodily illusion[more]


A personalized protein structure for a special birthday

The three-dimensional structure of the amino acid sequence „ANDREI-N-LVPAS“ inserted between two GCN4 adaptors is a three-helical coiled coil. Peculiarities of this structure are a bound bromide ion in the middle of the bundle and the accommodation of the amino acid proline (P), which is rarely found in natural coiled coils.

Andrei N. Lupas receives his own personalized protein structure containing his name[more]


Computer accomplish a lot – the human brain remains unmatched

Girls'Day 2013; Picture: Claudia Däfler/Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme

Max Planck Institutes in Tübingen are participating in the Girls'Day 2014[more]


Two ERC Consolidator Grants for excellent research work

Awards go to the Max Planck Campus in Tuebingen, Germany[more]


VR-HYPERSPACE – flight comfort in Virtual Reality

Future technologies to help change the environment and self-perception of airline passengers[more]


Colour matters

Spots near the midline of a Cumaná guppy male

Colourful guppy males have the highest number of offspring[more]

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