Assaf Breska is research group leader of the Dynamic Cognition group at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen. He is interested in the mechanisms of adaptive behavior in dynamic environments. Assaf Breskas research fields inlcude temporal cognition, temporal dynamics of cognitive functions such as learning, prediction, attention and motor preparation and their interaction with temporal representation.
Peter Dayan is director of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and professor at the Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen. His research focuses on decision-making processes in the brain, the role of neuromodulators and neuronal malfunctions.
Wolfgang Einhäuser-Treyer is professor for Physics of Cognition at the Chemnitz University of Technology. His research focuses on attention and eye movements during processing of natural scenes or during performance of realistic tasks in the real world or in virtual reality. Wolfgang Einhäuser-Treyer aims to understand how the brain deals with complex sensory input and extracts information needed to achieve behavioral goals.
Karl Gegenfurtner is professor for Psychology at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen. His research focus lies on information processing in the visual system. Karl Gegenfurtner wants to answer the question how complex scenes and objects are perceived in a natural environment, how they are represented in the brain, and how the visual information is used to drive the motor system.
Ziad Hafed is Professor of Active Perception at the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research in Tübingen. His Physiology of Active Vision laboratory is particularly interested in how eye movements may serve and influence visual perception. Ziad Hafed wants to understand the neural mechanisms through which visual perception interact with motor control and clarify our understanding of the sense of vision.
Tadashi Isa is professor at the Department of Neuroscience at the Graduate School of Medicine at the Kyoto University and vice president of the Japan Neuroscience Society. He is, amongst others, interested in the structure and function of the neural circuits that are involved in the control of eye movements and in neural mechanisms of functional recovery after brain and/or spinal cord injuries.
Jan Koenderink and Andrea van Doorn have collaborated (for the past half century) on a variety of topics in psychophysics and experimental phenomenology. They both have roots in physics and mathematics. Throughout the decades they have been involved in helping develop the basics of cybernetics, computer vision and artificial intelligence. Their current interests are mainly focussed on the visual arts. Both are since long retired. They regularly work at Utrecht University (Netherlands), Leuven University (KU Leuven, Belgium), Giessen University (Germany) and the University of Sassari (Italy). Their homebase is Utrecht, the Netherlands. Some works can be downloaded from the Clootcrans Press (https://gestaltrevision.be/resources/clootcrans).
Kristine Krug is the Heisenberg-Professor for Sensory Physiology at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg and Visiting Professor in Neuroscience at Oxford University. She investigates the neural basis of visual perception and decision-making in primates. Kristine seeks to understand and control the neuronal signals that generate our visual experience.
Hanspeter Mallot is professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen and his working group is part of the Institute of Neurobiology. He was also a founding member of the Werner-Reichardt-Centre for Integrative Neuroscience in Tuebingen. His research focuses on spatial behavior and spatial cognition in humans and robots. Hanspeter Mallot uses behavioral experiments in virtual reality, recordings of eye-movements, visual psychophysics, autonomous robots and simulated agents in hard- and software.
Laurence Maloney is professor for Psychology and Neural Science at New York University. His research interests focus on how organisms gather information and act on it, on visual perception, decision making and movement planning. By using mathematical statistics, physics and mathematics, Laurence Maloney compares human performance to models of performance.
Pascal Mamassian is head of the Laboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. His research interests lie on various aspects of mid-level vision, including 3D visual perception, motion direction and speed perception, history effects in perception, time, visual confidence, and probabilistic modelling of perception.
Antje Nuthmann is professor of Perception and Cognition at Kiel University (Germany). Her research interests include perceptual, oculomotor and cognitive control in everyday visual-cognitive tasks like scene perception and reading. She uses experimental, corpus-analytical and computational modelling techniques.
Daniel Osorio is professor of Neuroscience at Sussex University and Director of Teaching in the School of Life Sciences. He is interested in understanding how animals see colour, how they recognize objects and how these abilities evolved. Daniel Osorio studies a variety of animals ranging from butterflies to primates, birds and cephalopod molluscs.
Andrew Parker is Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and currently Senior Research Fellow at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg. Andrew Parker is generally interested in vision, especially in the neurophysiology of depth perception and linking neuronal activity to perceptual judgements.
Jenny Read is a professor of Vision Science at the Biosciences Institute at Newcastle University and a member of Newcastle's Centre for Behaviour and Evolution. She is interested in the neuronal basis of 3D and stereo depth perception (stereopsis). Jenny Read's work ranges from fundamental science to clinical or industrial applications.
Alexander Schütz is professor at the Department of Psychology at the Philipps-University Marburg. His research focus lies in studying the interaction between eye movements and visual perception. Alexander Schütz wants to understand, how the brain acquires, weighs and reconstructs visual information to efficiently interact with the environment.
Marty Sereno is professor at the department of psychology and director of the MRI imaging facility at San Diego State University (SDSU). He uses fMRI and cortical-surface-based methods to map multiple visual, auditory, somatosensory and motor areas in the human brain and determines how they have been modified from similar areas in non-human primates. He is also interested in predictive analogies between the architecture and origin of the two naturally-occurring code-using systems: DNA for protein synthesis and speech or sign streams for the peculiarly human comprehension of linguistic discourse.
Manuel Spitschan leads the Max Planck Research Group Translational Sensory and Circadian Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen and is Assistant Professor of Chronobiology & Health at the Technical University of Munich. He studies the impact of light on visual and non-visual physiology to understand, amongst others, retinal mechanisms underlying the non-visual effects of light and translate these findings to real-world settings.
Kristina Visscher is associate professor and co-director of the Civitan International Neuroimaging Laboratory at the University of Alabama and is specialized in the research area of Cognitive Neuroscience. Kristina Visscher studies human behavior and brain activity in order to understand, how humans can process the same information in different ways at different times, i.e. how they can process inputs from the environment flexibly.
Li Zhaoping is head of the department of Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics, a professor at the University of Tuebingen, and the author of the textbook “Understanding vision: theory, models, and data”. In the 1990s, she proposed V1 Saliency Hypothesis (V1SH) that the primary visual cortex in primates creates a saliency map to automatically attract visual attention to salient visual locations. V1SH is supported by behavioral and neural data, and is motivating a new framework to understand vision. Zhaoping uses both theoretical and experimental methods in her studies.