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Prof. Dr. Thomas Wachtler

Group Leader, Director of the INCF G-Node


LMU Division of Neurobiology, Computational Neuroscience and German Informatics Node - G-Node


Computational Neuroscience
Department Biology II
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Großhaderner Straße 2
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Phone: +49 (89) 2180-74810
Fax: +49 (89) 2180-74803


Research Focus

Project description: We perceive visual features such as color, form, or size of objects not in isolation but depending on the visual context. Contextual influences are thought to play an important role in reliable and efficient perception. In this project, we will perform quantitative measurements of visual performance and use models of neural processing to investigate the neural mechanisms underlying contextual influences on visual perception.

Candidates should have a background in at least one, and an interest in the others, of
a) neuroscience,
b) data analysis, modeling, or mathematics,
c) programming