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Prof. Dr. Heinrich Bülthoff

Organization: Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Address:

Spemannstr. 38
72076 Tübingen
Germany

Phone number: +49 (0)7071 601 601

Department: Dept. of Human Perception, Cognition and Action

Position: Vice-Chairman (CIN), Director (MPI)

Area: CIN Members, Steering Committee

Scientific topic: Human Psychophysics and Cognition


Field of Research

The Human Perception, Cognition and Action Department uses state-of-the-art computer graphics and simulation technology to advance our understanding of fundamental cognitive processes in the human brain. This approach enables the investigation and modeling of processes such as sensorimotor integration, face and object recognition, and spatial cognition in highly realistic and interactive, yet fully controllable environments.

Methods

Computer graphics, Virtual Reality, Computer Vision and Robotics, fMRI, EEG, TMS, eye tracking, motion capture and tracking, rapid prototyping of haptic objects, 3D face scanning, 3D video capture and animation, motion simulator technology

Keywords

behavioural neuroscience; cognitive neuroscience; object recognition; psychophysics; robotics; spatial cognition / orientation; virtual reality; visual perception


Publications
  1. Dahl CD, Wallraven C, Bülthoff HH, Logothetis NK (2009). Humans and Macaques Employ Similar Face-Processing Strategies. Curr Biol. 19(6):509-13.
  2. Bülthoff HH, Edelman S, Tar M (1995). How are three-dimensional objects represented in the brain? Cerebral Cortex. 5:247-60.
  3. Blake A, Bülthoff HH (1990). Does the brain know the physics of specular reflection? Nature. 343(6254):165-8.