An island for negative feelings

August 27, 2019

The insular cortex of the brain processes negative emotions and physical states


Brain region for close-up exploration

August 15, 2019

A mouse’s brain creates a multi-sensory impression of the nearby environment


Live streaming the brain

July 01, 2019

Neurobiologists show how movement information flows through the fish brain


At a glance

Departments & Research Groups

Scientists at the institute investigate in five departments and independent research groups the structure, function, development and plasticity of the nervous system.


Campus Martinsried

A great variety of scientific institutes and establishments, ranging from educational facilities over research institutes to start-up businesses, are found only a stone's throw away from each other on the Campus Martinsried.


Working at the institute

Join us! Information regarding PhD programs, internships, job offers as well as other opportunities and support support is found on our career pages.


MaxLab: Hands-on for visitors

Students and visitors of all ages are able to conduct different experiments, all related to the current research of the Max Planck Institutes in Martinsried.

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