30.11.2018

The cerebral cortex is a fast learner

3 Tesla MRI; Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Tübingen researchers trace the formation of memories in the cerebral neocortex[more]


25.10.2018

European scientists unite to safeguard precision breeding for sustainable agriculture

Arabidopsis thaliana

Tübingen, 25 October 2018. Leading scientists representing more than 75 European plant and life sciences research centers and institutes have endorsed a position paper that urgently calls upon European policy makers to...[more]


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]


26.07.2018

How molecules measure embryo size

During embryo development, two molecules establish the correct tissue proportions – and adapt them to the embryo’s overall size[more]


09.12.2017

Max Planck researcher receives animal welfare award

Associate Professor Dr. Dr. Hamid R. Noori, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen. Picture: Private

The German Research Foundation awards the Ursula M. Händel Animal Welfare Prize to Hamid R. Noori[more]


20.07.2018

Inauguration of the TübingenNeuroCampus

The TübingenNeuroCampus (TNC) has been inaugurated on July 19, 2018.[more]


19.07.2018

A plant species with the genetic diversity to withstand climate change

Arabidopsis thaliana

Tübingen, 19 July 2018. Global climate change can have catastrophic consequences for many species, but a few might have the ability to survive or even thrive. Plants (and all organisms) have two options for responding to climate...[more]


17.07.2018

300,000 year standoff could be key to crop pathogen control

Tübingen, 17 July 2018. Researchers in the laboratory of Detlef Weigel at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology discovered a feud going back 300,000 years by studying a common pathogenic bacterium and one of the wild...[more]


16.07.2018

1.5 million Euros for research on the evolution of proteins

Research consortium receives funding from Volkswagen Foundation[more]


13.07.2018

First machine learning method capable of accurate extrapolation

A robot needs to learn about his body and the environment. It tries a few different motions and uses the algorithm. It can then predict what will happen with larger movements and at higher speeds. Picture: IST Austria, Birgit Rieger.

Scientists develop new machine learning method that can make robots safer - New method provides simpler and more intuitive models of physical situations[more]


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]


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]


27.06.2018

Jia-Jie Zhu receives the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship

Jia-Jie with the robot Apollo

A prestigious junior scientist fellowship is awarded to the MPI-IS researcher[more]


20.06.2018

Realistic Avatars for the Virtual Zoo

© MPI for Intelligent Systems

On the basis of a few photos alone, a new technique creates realistic avatars of animals that look and move like real animals[more]


20.06.2018

Award for Tübinger Computer Vision Scientist stands tribute to Cyber Valley being at the forefront of AI research

Andreas Geiger (Mitte) erhält den Young Researcher Award des IEEE Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) Technical Committee - die renommierteste Auszeichnung im Bereich Computer Vision für einen jungen Forscher.

For the first time, the prestigious IEEE PAMI Young Researcher Award goes to a German researcher.[more]


05.06.2018

Machine Learning Frontiers in Precision Medicine

© MPI for Intelligent Systems

Dept. Empirical Inference is part of this new scientific network [more]


25.05.2018

Cyber Valley attracts research group leaders from around the world

MPI for Intelligent Systems

Research cooperation in the field of Intelligent Systems gains momentum[more]


04.05.2018

Ruth Ley receives the Ernst Jung-Prize for Medicine 2018

Tübingen, May 4th, 2018. The Jung Foundation for Science and Research in Hamburg announced that the Ernst Jung Prize for Medicine 2018 will be shared by Prof. Dr. Ruth Ley, Director of the Department of Microbiome Science at the...[more]


24.04.2018

Initiative to establish a European Lab for Learning & Intelligent Systems

MPI for Intelligent Systems

Warning about the competition from the USA and China - appeal to politics[more]


20.04.2018

One step closer to reality

The software "PyFRAP" is an accurate and reliable tool for the analysis of molecular movement, employing numerical simulations rather than simplified assumptions [more]


26.03.2018

Detlef Weigel will receive the Barbara McClintock Prize 2019

Announcement of the Barbara McClintock Prize for Plant Genetics and Genome Studies awardee 2019 [more]


20.03.2018

Breaking species barriers by “breeding” mice in a dish

Breakthrough in stem cell techniques allows genetic studies between mouse species without crosses[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]


23.02.2018

Scientists create ‘Evolutionwatch’ for plants

Tübingen, 23rdth  February 2018.  Scientists are giving plant collections from museums a new lease of life with ‘Evolutionwatch’ – a new way to study evolution in action.  Using a hitchhiking weed, scientists from...[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]


18.12.2017

Life on the edge prepares plants for climate change

Tübingen, 18th  December 2017.  In the first study to predict whether different populations of the same plant species can adapt to climate change, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology...[more]


27.10.2017

Bernhard Schölkopf receives Leibniz Prize 2018

Germany's most prestigious research funding prize - €2.5 million each for outstanding research work[more]


28.11.2017

The catch-up or fallback illusion

PD Dr. Tobias Meilinger / Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.

Why we accidentally slow-down people on the motorway and lose football matches[more]


27.10.2017

From small to not so pixel-perfect large

Photo: EnhanceNet-PAT is capable of upsampling a low-resolution image (left) to a high definition version (middle). The result is indistinguishable from the original image (right).

The Algorithm EnhanceNet-PAT is OK not being perfect – but shows a better result[more]


27.10.2017

Philipp Hennig receives prestigious ERC Starting Grant

Philipp Hennig, Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen

Max Planck Research Group Leader Philipp Hennig will use the five-year funding with a total of 1.45 million Euros for his “Probabilistic Automated Numerical Analysis in Machine learning and Artificial intelligence (PANAMA)”...[more]


25.10.2017

Patrick Müller receives the „EMBO Young Investigator” Award

Tübingen, 25th October 2017. Patrick Müller, group leader at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory, is one of the “EMBO Young Investigators” 2017. EMBO announces today the selection of 28 young scientists as EMBO Young Investigators....[more]


23.10.2017

Amazon wants to join Cyber Valley

In Cyber Valley, partners from science and industry are advancing research into AI and robotics. The technology company Amazon now wants to join this research cooperation.

The technology company is supporting the research collaboration on AI initiated by the Max Planck Society[more]


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