Felix Wichmann

Publications,  CVE-Mail, Phone: +49 7071 29 70421, Office Hours
Group Leader

In my research I investigate perceptual processes from the level of simple artificial stimuli up to complex object and scene perception, combining psychophysical experiments and computational modeling. Currently I have three main research foci: First, to develop a computationally efficient, image-based model of early spatial vision. Second, to uncover the critical features observers use in complex perceptual tasks. Third, I explore synergies between machine learning and psychophysics in categorization and, recently, causality.


Thomas Wallis

E-Mail, Phone: +49 7071 29 70420, Office Hours
Interim Professor @ NIP from 10/2017-09/2018


Silke Gramer

E-Mail, Phone: +49 7071 29 70420, Contact

Uli Wannek

E-Mail, CV,  Phone: +49 7071 29 70580
Senior Research Scientist
Accurate measurements need an accurate experimental setup and precise control devices as well as reliable software. My interest is precision psychophysics and so I administer our pool of fine instruments and servers, help improving our psychophysics lab, and then am able to perform exciting experiments.



Tiziano Zito

E-Mail, Phone: +49 7071 29 70420

Research Scientist @ NIP since 01/2018 



Bernhard Lang

IMPRS Bridging fund for doctoral position at the GTC
since 01/2018

Kristof Meding

E-Mail,  CV,  Phone: +49 7071 29 70583

PhD student @ NIP since 03/2018


Heiko Schütt

E-Mail,  CV,  Phone: +49 7071 29 70584

PhD student @ NIP since 09/2014

I am interested in developing better quantitative tools and models to investigate human vision. We have a new toolbox for Bayesian analysis of psychometric functions online at, which is still in testing and development.
My current research focuses on making models for early vision and combining them with eye movement models. For this projekt I work together with the group of Ralf Engbert in Potsdam.



Anna Giron

BSc student @ NIP since 09/2017

Wiebke Ringels

BSc student @ NIP since 09/2017



Jonathan Oesterle

Lab rotation student @ NIP since 10/2017



Mirza Canovic

Student assistant @ NIP since 11/2017


Robert Geirhos

Student research assistant @ NIP since 02/2018


Jan Lause

Research assistant @ NIP since 01/2018


Alina Renz

Student assistant @ NIP since 10/2017


Patricia Rubisch

Student assistant @ NIP since 12/2015