Latest generation of MRIs for ultra-high-resolution brain imaging for Max Planck Dahlem Campus of Cognition (MPDCC)
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.
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.
Iyad Rahwan is among the top 100 minds in Berlin science 2023
The Syrian-Australian computer scientist and director of the Center for Humans and Machines at Max Planck Institute for Human Development studies how intelligent machines impact humanity. In the interview, he talks about his research, chatbots as a sparring partner, and how art can contribute to AI research.
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.
Statement on the terror attacks against Israel
“We stand in solidarity with Israel. We grieve for the lives lost, remembering the Israeli people and others from around the world who have fallen victim to Hamas' terrorist attacks. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to their families, friends and loved ones, especially also our colleagues at Israeli universities and the Weizmann Institute of Science”. Read the full statement from the Max Planck Society and the Minerva Foundation dated October 11, 2023 at mpg.de.
Research Report 2020–2022/23
We are taking a new approach to our reporting: We are delighted to announce that the 2020–2022/23 report on our research activities is available digitally Like its print predecessor, the website offers a comprehensive overview of the Institute’s research, infrastructure, and other relevant information across the reporting period. As a new complement, the magazine Spotlight 2023 offers unique perspectives on our day-to-day work at the institute.
Socioeconomic inequality in children’s epigenetics
To study the effects of childhood environments on adult health and well-being, researchers examined epigenetic profiles of children using algorithms developed in adults. They find that children growing up in more socioeconomically disadvantaged environments exhibited epigenetic profiles that, in previous studies of adults, were associated with worse health. The results are published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
75 years of the Max Planck Society
Our umbrella organization, the Max Planck Society, was founded in Göttingen in 1948 and is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Current Research Results
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies ...
Iyad Rahwan was named one of the 100 most influential scientists in Berlin 2023 by the Tagesspiegel. The ...
A new study indicates that children who grow up in socially disadvantaged families tend to have epigenetic profiles ...
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