Welcome to the Visual Cognition & Computational Neuroscience Lab

From a brief glimpse of a complex scene, we recognize people and objects, their relationships to each other, and the overall gist of the scene – all within a few hundred milliseconds and with no apparent effort. What are the computations underlying this remarkable ability and how are they implemented in the brain? To address these questions, our lab combines recent advances in machine learning with human behavioral and neural data to provide a computationally precise account of how visual cognition works in humans.

The Visual Cognition & Computational Neuroscience lab is based in the department of psychology at Justus-Liebig University Giessen. We are supported by an ERC starting Grant DEEPFUNC 'Using deep neural networks to understand functional specialization in the human visual cortex' funded by the European Union. We are also affiliated with the collaborative research center "Cardinal Mechanisms of Perception", research cluster "The Adaptive Mind" and the Center for Mind, Brain and Behavior.

We are always excited to welcome new members to the lab! If you are interested in pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's thesis, a PhD, or postdoctoral research, or if you have any other questions about joining the lab, please get in touch.