tom_largeHow do we visually experience the world around us in a coherent way, simply from the patterns of photons hitting our retinae? While it seems effortless to us, the formation of this representation by the brain is decidedly difficult to explain. I am interested in investigating this process.

I submitted my PhD in 2009 at the University of Queensland, Australia, under the supervision of Dr Derek Arnold. Between 2010 and 2013 I was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr Peter Bex. From September 2013 until July 2016 I was a Humboldt Foundation postdoctoral fellow with both Prof. Matthias Bethge and Prof. Felix Wichmann, in Tübingen, Germany.

Now I’m a project leader on the Collaborative Research Centre (DFG-funded SFB) 1233: “Robust Vision”, and from October 2017 for one year I’m a Vertretungsprofessor (acting professor) in the Computer Science Department in Tübingen.

You can find out more about my research on these pages.

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Where I am:

Vertretungsprofessor (Acting Professor)
Wilhelm-Schickard Institute for Computer Science (Informatik)

Project Leader, SFB 1233, Bethge Lab

Email me at:
thomas dot my_last_name at uni-tuebingen dot de

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AG Bethge
Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
Otfried-Müller-Str. 25
72076 Tübingen


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