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.
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Information flows through the neurons in our brain in highly distributed, complex patterns, but how do these patterns come into existence? Surely neurons follow simple strategies using local information to find their niche in the marketplace of information that is our brain. And what better place to start investigating this behavior than at a point where we actually know exactly what the input to those neurons is: Early Vision.
PhD student @ NIP since 09/2014
MSc student @ NIP since 02/2016
Lab rotation student @ NIP since 09/2016
Lab rotation student @ NIP since 10/2016
Lab rotation student @ NIP since 05/2015
BSc student @ NIP from 04/2016- 08/2016
Student assistant @ NIP since 12/2015