Max Planck Institute for Biological kybernetics

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

We Investigate Information Processing in the Brain


The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics investigates information processing in the brains of humans and animals. We address questions of how a consistent picture of the environment is generated from the diverse and ongoing sensory information and how the appropriate behavior emerges. We use experimental and theoretical methods as well as computer simulations to investigate the processes that allow us to perceive, decide, act, and learn. Many of our scientific findings have laid foundations in AI research and will continue to shape this discipline in the future.

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Working areas Research
Year of foundation



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