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Press Release: Sight and Perception

from: 2010, 01 Jul - 16:19

All you see is a grey, round-edged piece of plastic sticking out from underneath the newspaper – yet you still know at once that you have found your mobile phone. The brain compares the sensory information supplied by our eyes with everything we know from experience and can thus complete the missing information without any trouble. In a complex processing operation it combines our prior knowledge about the world’s physical appearance with the signals it receives. Scientists at Tübingen’s newly-founded Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience are keen to find out how these brain processes work. The centre benefits from the expertise of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the University of Tübingen, including the University Hospital Tübingen, the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN), and the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is supporting the centre with an eight million euro grant.

Press release for download only in English. Pressemitteilung zum Download nur auf Englisch.

Organization:
  • Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
  • Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
  • University of Tübingen
  • University Hospital Tübingen
  • Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research
  • Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Contact: Prof. Dr. Matthias Bethge
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