Welcome to IMPRS for Brain & Behavior

The first of its kind in uniting Universities and Max Planck Institutions on both sides of the Atlantic, the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Brain and Behavior offers a competitive world-class Ph.D. training and research program.

Our research programs address how sensory information is encoded in neural circuits and is transformed ultimately to behavior. The level of analysis ranges from understanding molecular signaling cascades in spines during learning to understanding how sensory and motor circuits are activated in awake behaving animals.