Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik

Max-Planck-Institut für biologische Kybernetik

Clarification of cognitive processes

The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen works on the clarification of cognitive processes on the experimental, theoretical and methodological level. The "Cognitive Human Psychophysics" (Director: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Bülthoff; formed in 1993) and "Physiology of Cognitive Processes" departments (Director: Prof. Dr. Nikos Logothetis; founded in 1997) employ complementary methodological approaches for the systems analysis of complex processes in the brain of primates. The "Empirical Inference for Machine Learning and Perception" department (Director: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf; founded in 2001) works in the field of statistical learning theory and its application in various fields - ranging from computer vision to bioinformatics. The "High-Field Magnetic Resonance Centre" (Acting Director: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf; founded in 2003) works on the development of new contrast agents as well as the methodical enhancement and application of imaging techniques (major focus: magnetic resonance).



Activity Research, Development, Medicine


Prof. Dr. Heinrich H. Bülthoff

Year of foundation



ca. 350

Advisory board
Academic board

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V.