Brain and Perception Lab
Giessen University


Understanding how the brain works is one of the final frontiers in science. Research in my lab aims to uncover the mechanisms by which the brain is able to construct a rich perceptual experience from sensory input. I am particularly interested in visual material perception, an exciting new field of research, that tries to understand the computational and neural mechanisms that allow humans to judge material qualities from images and movies with such speed and ease. To study how material perception works, we use a combination of psychophysical experimentation, computational modelling, pattern analysis, neuroimaging, virtual reality and eye-tracking, and we have used the insights gained from human perception to develop novel approaches in machine vision. We also do work on, color-perception, haptic material perception and the link between brain structure and function.

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