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In an online article at the study portal FindAPhD,  Johanna Rapp from the central team for all three Max Planck Schools describes the new and innovative approach to digital learning at our program. more
24 June 2021
After an interim evaluation of all three new Max Planck Schools, the success and potential of these novel graduate programs are presented at a Max Planck Society's Senate Meeting. more
18 May 2021 
The Festival of Philosophy is taking place mostly virtually from May 26th though July 2nd 2021 in Hannover. This year, the theme is "Wisdom and Science" and is co-chaired by Martin Stratmann, the president of the Max Planck Society. We are proud to announce that our students Bojana Grujicic and Pietro Nickl as well as our fellow John-Dylan Haynes are part of the program. more
17 May 2021
As of October 01, 2021 onwards, 120 Fellows have been reappointed and 14 newly appointed.
134 scientists from German universities and research organizations have been appointed as “Fellows of the Max Planck Schools” by the President of the Max Planck Society, Martin Stratmann and the President of the German Rector’s Conference (HRK), Peter-André Alt. Amongst the highly distinguished Fellows are one Nobel laureate and 18 Leibniz award recipients. more
The Max Planck School of Cognition is proud to announce that our speaker and fellow Professor Katrin Amunts, who is also Director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine at the Forschungszentrum Jülich and Professor of Brain Research at University of Düsseldorf in Germany, has been selected as one of the finalists for this year's Falling Walls Conference. more

MPS-Cog @ OHBM2019 in Rome, Italy

13 June 2019
We had a wonderful time at the annual #OHBM the last days. Great scientific lectures and exciting discussions with you about our PhD program have given us a wonderful time. Thanks a lot for this.💙

Douglas Adams...

09 June 2019
... was a British writer, who had passion for science and for satirical style. You may know him from the Science Fiction series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 💫

Daniel J. Siegel...

06 May 2019
..., clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, explores which aspects of human life are affected by bonding experiences. 👨‍👩‍👧
18 April 2019
If you're still looking for the perfect program to do your doctorate, a new opportunity in Germany should be on your list. Plus, in Germany you can expect a fantastic research infrastructure and of course high-ranking science institutions such as the new Max Planck Schools. more

Noam Chomsky...

15 April 2019
... one of the most influential linguists of present times, brought the fields of linguistics, cognitive science and computer science together.

Thank you!

11 April 2019
We would like to extend a big thank you to all invited applicants who have met us in Berlin for the last two days for an interview. 🤝 Even if we will not be able to offer all candidates a place in our PhD program, we hope that everyone enjoyed the experience. 💛 Already looking forward to the next application period.
4 April 2019
He is a neurobiologist, professor of "Animal Physiology / System Neurobiology and Neural Computation" at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and works at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience. 🧠 He is also one of our fellows and studies active touch and object recognition, social and sexual touch, cortical organization, cellular basis of sensations and movement generation, as well as hippocampal and parahippocampal activity linked to spatial navigation. photo: © Neurocure, 2011

Hello from Berlin!

20 March 2019
Yesterday we attended the MindBrainBody Symposium 2019 and were able to hear many exciting lectures on cognitive, affective and social neurosciences, cognitive neurology and neuropsychiatry, psychology and other behavioral and social sciences. In addition, we were able to make many new contacts. 🤝 🧠

Helen Thomson...

11 March 2019
... is the science teacher you wish you'd had at school. 👩‍🏫
8 March 2019
Prof. Christine Heim, Director of the Institute of Medical Psychology at Charité Berlin, focuses her research on areas such as developmental psychobiology, neurobiology of depression and anxiety disorders, psychoneuroendocrinology, and the neural correlates of stress and emotion. She is also one of our esteemed fellows. 👍🏼
27 February 2019
Since its foundation in 1929, the Harnack House in Berlin has been a centre of international scientific exchange. Many well-known scientists have met here ever since, so it is the perfect place to meet with the invited applicants for interviews. We're looking forward to getting to know you. more

Paul Valéry...

23 March 2019
... was an important philosophical author of the 20th century. 

António Damásio...

7 February 2019
... is a prominent Portuguese neuroscientist and consciousness researcher. He examines the neural foundations of language and cognition as well as the connection between feeling, emotion and good sense. 🧠
2 February 2019
He is one of our Berlin-based fellows and professor for Biological Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Freie Universität Berlin – Hauke Heekeren. His lab mainly investigates the neuroscience of decision-making.

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