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]


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]


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]


05.07.2018

University came to the rescue of accused researcher

A university’s leaders might disown researchers in the face of allegations of unethical practice out of fear for the establishment’s reputation (see, for example, Nature 558, 13–14; 2018). Three years ago, I had the opposite...[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

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]


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]


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