Department of Neurophysics, Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany
Fellow of the ZiF research group “Competition and Priority Control in Mind and Brain: New Perspectives from Task-Driven Vision”
Wolfgang Einhäuser studied physics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, from 1997 to 2001. He received a PhD in physics (Neuroinformatics) from ETH Zurich in 2004 with a thesis on "bottom-up and top-down processing of natural scenes". From 2005 to 2006 he held a postdoctoral position at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA, Division of Biology, funded through scholarships of the Swiss National Science Foundation. From 2007 to 2008 he held a senior postdoctoral position at ETH, Department of Computer Science, before joining the Philipps-University Marburg, Germany, as assistant professor (W1) for Neurophysics in March 2008.
Wolfgang Einhäuser's main research interest is perception and attention under real-world conditions. Using psychophysics and computational modeling, he studies the control of gaze during real-world behavior as compared to standard tasks in the laboratory. Recent work addresses the interaction between action, decision-making and perception in the context of uncertainty and ambiguity, as well as their integration with attention processes.