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
February 9 2015
New CIN Workshops

... in Philosophy and Neuroscience:
Games of the Brain


December 30 2014
Pointless Torture of Experimental Animals by Tübingen Neuroscientists?

Open letter by CIN chairman Peter Thier

December 13 2014
CIN Workshops: Games of the Brain Naturalizing Agency

Saturday, 13th December 2014 | 9.30am - 6.30pm | Hörsaal Forum Scientiarum (Doblerstr. 33, 72074 Tübingen)


December 8 2014
New Publication in Nature Neuroscience

The retina changes its „language“ with changing brightness

A study at the University of Tübingen highlights the intricate nature
of visual responses - findings may help to improve digital cameras
as well as visual prosthetics