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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.