Machine+Behavior Conference in April
As the rise of AGI and large language models like GPT-4 reshape our world, we're faced with pressing questions: How do we ensure behavioral AI safety? What does the future of work and human communication look like? And how can we guide cultural shifts in this new age? This event is not just a meeting of minds but a call to action. We aim to collaboratively chart research priorities, foster community ties among machine behavior enthusiasts, and lay the groundwork for future engagements.
Inter-Brain Synchronization: "My fascination with the topic continues to this day!"
During collaborative music-making, kissing, or playing chess, the brains of those involved connect, and their brain waves synchronize. Biologist Viktor Müller co-discovered the phenomenon of so-called inter-brain synchronization and dedicated almost his entire career to its exploration. In this interview, he shares insights into his research, its most significant findings, and why he would always choose this fascinating research topic again.
New MRIs MAGNETOM Terra.X (7 Tesla) and MAGNETOM Cima.X (3 Tesla) - planned for the Campus of Cognition
The Max Planck Institute for Human Development (MPIB) is expanding its research infrastructure in the field of cognitive neuroscience with the purchase of additional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners from Siemens Healthineers.
"This is us" - Questions for Julia Wambach
Our institute has over 300 employees. But that is just a number. Who are the people at our institute? What do they do and what drives them? In the latest "This is us" format we introduce Julia Wambach.
Collective intelligence can help reduce medical misdiagnoses
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC), and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology developed a collective intelligence approach to increase the accuracy of medical diagnoses. Their work was recently presented in the journal PNAS.
Measuring the “long-arm” of childhood
A new study indicates that children who grow up in socially disadvantaged families tend to have epigenetic profiles associated with poorer outcomes in adults. In this interview, first author Laurel Raffington contextualizes the study results and speaks about future research projects. She also speculates about what her research implies for the current debate on basic child financial security (“Kindergrundsicherung”) in Germany.
We Mourn the Loss of
Gert G. Wagner
Gert G. Wagner, Max Planck Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, died on January 28, 2024, at the age of 71. "We bid farewell to a highly respected scientist, esteemed colleague and amiable person. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Gert, because he was one of the most curious, open-minded and least dogmatic people I know," says Managing Director Ralph Hertwig.
Current Research Results
During collaborative music-making, kissing, or playing chess, the brains of those involved connect, and their brain ...
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