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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September 22 2014
TÜBINGEN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL (TISS) 2014

EMPATHY & SOCIAL INTERACTION – Mechanisms, disorders, social implications

September 22th to 25th, 2014, Cloister Heiligkreuztal

Tübingen International Summer School 2014 is a joint venture of FORUM SCIENTIARUM and the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) at the University of Tübingen.

CALL FOR APPLICATION
DEADLINE: July 18, 2014


April 23 2014
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Tübingen neuroscientists say differing rhythms coordinate the neural activity governing movement

 

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