Norbert Wiener – the man who established the field of cybernetics – also laid the groundwork for today’s prosperity of Artificial Intelligence more

Research at the interface between mind and gut

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics expands research focus and board of directors more

Applied Vision Association (AVA) honors his pioneering work in fields of human vision and non-visual physiology

ERC Starting Grant for Eric Schulz to investigate self-learning AI systems

Research program aims to examine self-motivated learning of Artificial Intelligence

 The secret of beauty 

 The secret of beauty 

July 21, 2023

What people find beautiful is highly individual. Aenne Brielmann and her team at the Max Planck Institute of Biological Cybernetics want to know how the perception of beauty comes about and what effect environmental design has on our well-being.  more

Franziska Bröker, PhD graduate at the Department of Computational Neurosciences at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at University College London, receives the Otto Hahn Medal for her outstanding doctoral thesis on the role of feedback in human learning. Each year, the Max Planck Society honors up to 30 young scientists for their exceptional work which they achieved with their dissertation at a Max Planck Institute. Today, the medal will be presented during a formal ceremony at the annual meeting of the Max Planck Society in Göttingen, Germany. 

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award for Thomas Theis

Funding for innovative research on NMR spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging more

Patterns of brainwaves in the prefrontal cortex gate access to consciousness more

Computer simulations explain change of pace in the visual cortex more

14 cute monsters arranged irregularly inside a circle

Scientists have investigated the underlying mechanism in the brain when we apply stored knowledge to new decision-making situations. more

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