CIN Staff

In 2007, the CIN started with 25 principal investigators as cluster applicants, as stipulated in the DFG call for bids. When the CIN cluster was approved further  scientists from a range of institutions were incorporated, to make up the 48 'founding members' of the CIN. Since the beginning of 2014 the CIN has consisted of over 80 scientists in total. The membership process involves an application to the steering committee in which the candidate outlines his or her scientific profile and submits a list of publications. The committee's decision is based purely on the scientific excellence of each candidate.

CIN Staff

Prof. Dr. Martin A. Giese

Organization: Dept. of Cognitive Neurology


Otfried-Müller-Str. 25
72076 Tübingen

Phone number: +49 (0)7071 29 89124

Department: CIN / HIH Computational Sensomotorics

Position: Head of Research Group

Area: CIN Staff

Scientific topic: Theory of Sensorimotor Interaction

Field of Research

Research of the section focuses on the theoretical and experimental investigation of the perception and control of movements and actions, and its degeneration in neurological disease. In addition, the section develops technical applications in computer vision, computer graphics, diagnosis and rehabilitation. Specific research foci are: 1. Investigation and quantification of motor control in neurological patients; 2. Theories and experiments on the perception of action; 3. Algorithms for the modeling of complex body movements; 4. Bayesian inference for problems in neuroscience and computer vision. We collaborate closely with the Center of Neurology at the University Clinic and the Max Planck Institute of Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen.


neural modeling, motion capture, psychophysics, machine learning


action; behavioural neuroscience; biomechanics; clinical neurosciences; computational neuroscience; degeneration / regeneration; emotions; machine learning; motor system; neuro-informatics; psychology; robotics; theoretical neuroscience; virtual reality; visual perception; visual system

  1. Ilg W, Synofzik M, Brötz D, Burkard S, Giese MA, Schöls L (2009). Intensive coordinative training improves motor performance in degenerative cerebellar disease. Neurology. 73(22):1823-30.
  2. Roether CL, Omlor L, Giese MA (2008). Lateral asymmetry of bodily emotion expression. Curr Biol. 18(8):R329-30.
  3. Giese MA, Poggio T (2003). Neural mechanisms for the recognition of biological movements. Nat Rev Neurosci. 4(3):179-92.