Independent Research Groups

Adaptive Memory

Humans possess the remarkable capacity to vividly remember a plethora of experiences from their lives. They can voluntarily reminisce about cherished moments but also be haunted by intrusive memories of unpleasant experiences. [more]

Early Social Cognition

Early childhood is a crucial phase for healthy social and cognitive development. For babies and young children it is essential to be in touch with other people, to communicate with them and to learn from them. [more]

Max Planck Research Group "Neuroanatomy & Connectivity"

The prefrontal cortex is a densely interconnected and functionally complex region that has evaded a coherent, generally accepted model of function. [more]

Otto Hahn Group "Neural Bases of Intonation in Speech and Music"

Language comprehension is more than just to understand the meaning of words in sentences. Between the lines, the speaker mostly reveals – consciously or not – much more about her beliefs, desires and intentions. [more]

Max Planck Research Group "Neural Mechanisms of Human Communication"

Although it seems easy, communicating with another person is an extremely difficult and complex task. In a conversation between two people, there is a continuous stream of dynamic information from several sensory modalities. [more]
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