Neurobiologist, PD Dr. rer. nat.
for Biological Cybernetics
Department for Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems
Tel.: +49 (0)7071 601602
Senior scientist at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Departement for Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems
Habilitation in "Neurobiology" from the Faculty for Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Tübingen University
2003 - 2018
Group leader of the Colour and Visual Psychophysics Lab at the Institute for Ophthalmic Research, University of Tübingen.
Research projects on mechanisms of human colour constancy (real scenes and displays), sensorimotor integration, cue integration in colour vision,
ageing of the visual system, testing of cone functions after gentherapy, behavioural experiments on visual perception in honeybees.
Co-Founder of the Interdisciplinary Consortium Colour preferences, University of Tübingen
Co-founder and Editor of the e-journal Colour Turn
Member of the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience University of Tübingen and Max Planck Institutes
Member of the Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience, University of Tübingen
2000 - 2001
Visiting researcher at the Department of Psychology & Center for Neural Sciences, New York University; work on lightness and colour in 3D scenes
1998 - 2001
1995 - 1998
Research associate at the Hong Kong University for Science and Technology (Department for Computer Science) and at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
(Department of Optometry and Radiography); work on human-computer interface problems: computer graphics and evaluation of colour therapy for dyslexic children,
work on cortical mechanisms of colour processes and central colour vision deficiencies, quantification on colour constancy.
1990 - 1995
Postdoc at the Institute for Ophthalmic Research at the University of Tübingen, Department for Biophysics of the University of Freiburg, Department for Physiology of the Free University of Berlin,
and at the Hospital Grosshadern, Department for Neurology and Neurophysiology, University of München; work on quantification of human colour constancy,
the effect of transmitter related disorders (Morbus Parkinson, Chorea Huntington) and ageing of the visual system.
1985 - 1990
PhD (magna cum laude) at the Institute for Neurobiology of the Free University of Berlin (Prof. R. Menzel), work on colour constancy in the honeybee, apis mellifera.
An investigation into the mechansims of context related colour coding and a comparative study in humans.
Financial support by
DFG, BMBF, Zukunftskonzept (Platform 4) of the Excellence Initiative of the University of Tübingen, and the Tistou & Charlotte Kerstan Stiftung
Kazuhiko Yokosawa, Tokyo University, Japan
Yoko Mizokami, Chiba University, Japan
Katja Schmidt, HDM Stuttgart
Thomas Papathomas, Rutgers University, USA
Susanne Marschall, Institute for Media Sciences, University of Tübingen