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Philipp Sterzer studied medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. He performed experimental work for his doctoral thesis at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich and then trained in neurology at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. During this time, he started his scientific work on visual perception and consciousness, which he later continued as a postdoctoral fellow at University College London. He then moved to Berlin where he trained in psychiatry and psychotherapy at Charité and founded the Visual Perception Lab with an Emmy-Noether grant from the DFG. His group has since used functional neuroimaging among other methods to investigate the neural processes underlying visual perception and their alterations in psychiatric disorders. In 2011, Philipp Sterzer was appointed Professor of Psychiatry and Computational Neuroscience at Charité. Among numerous articles in scientific journals and textbooks, he published “29 Fenster zum Gehirn” a non-fiction book on the brain for children and adolescents. Philipp Sterzer is currently supported by Stiftung Charite as a BIH Clinical Fellow.