Visual Perception Laboratory

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Visual Perception Laboratory

Welcome to the website of the Visual Perception Laboratory.

The Visual Perception Lab uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), behavioural techniques, and computational modelling to study human visual perception. The lab is located at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Campus Mitte, Berlin, and is headed by Prof. Dr. Philipp Sterzer and PD Dr. Guido Hesselmann.

Main research interests include the neural basis of conscious and unconscious perception, the interactions of emotion and motivation with visual awareness, and alterations of these processes in mental diseases.

The visual perception lab is funded by the German Research Society (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung), and is associated with the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, the International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences, and the Berlin School of Mind and Brain.

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