Vision and Cognition

Junior Research Group

Our lab studies higher level visual perception in the human brain. One fundamental question is the "binding problem": how do the segregated visual pathways combine information of colour, motion, and depth to provide a coherent visual percept? We use illusions, high-resolution imaging and binocular rivalry paradigms to gain insights into neural processes involved in conscious perception. Second, we try to understand where and how the brain encodes the 3D-spatial layout of our environment. This is tightly coupled to visual motion induced by ourselves or by objects around us. We therefore try to identify the neural sites that process complex visual motion trajectories that inform us about our own heading, or - through perspective changes - about the space around us. Finally, we study the rich social and emotional information conveyed specifically by dynamic changes in faces.     Read more...

Group Leader

   Andreas Bartels

   Vision and Cognition
   Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
   Otfried-Müller-Straße 25, 72076 Tübingen, Germany

   +49 (0)7071 29 89168
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News & Press
April 16 2014
A Profile of Werner Reichardt

A look at Werner Reichardt's career from Max Planck Research.


December 4 2013
No Blue Skies for Mice

Scientists at the University of Tübingen study the differential distribution of photoreceptors in the retina of mice

November 28 2013
A New Computer Simulation for the Treatment of Eye Disease

A new study shows the possibilities and limitations of optogenetics as a treatment strategy for forms of blindness.


November 15 2013
International Prize for CIN PhD Student

Katja Reinhard has been awarded the 2013 Lush Prize for research that holds out the prospect of developing new treatments for blindness.

Next Events

April 17 2014, 6:15pm
Neurocolloquium - Computations and routines in the visual cortex
Lecture Hall, Children's Hospital, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 1 Floor 3A
 

April 24 2014, 6:15pm
Neurocolloquium - Two memory systems in the temporal lobe: hippocampus and amygdala
Children‘s Hospital, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 1, Lecture Hall, Floor C3