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Philipp Sterzer studied medicine at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and Harvard Medical School in Boston. After obtaining his MD at the Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, he trained in clinical neurology at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, where he also started his research into the neural mechanisms of visual perception. He continued this line of work as a postdoc at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging in London and as an Emmy-Noether junior research group leader at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Campus Charité Mitte, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. After completing his clinical training in psychiatry and psychotherapy, he became a supervising psychiatrist, and in 2011, Professor of Psychiatry and Computational Neuroscience at Charité. His group uses neuroimaging and computational methods to investigate include the neural processes underlying visual perception and alterations of these processes in mental disorders. In addition to a large number of articles in scientific journals and books, he published a book about the brain for children and adolescents entitled “29 Fenster zum Gehirn”.