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  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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Research topics & objectives

Our mission is to understand the neurophysiological and computational principles underlying sensory perception, decision making and active behavior. Our research combines behavioural studies with neuroimaging (M/EEG), virtual reality and computational modeling.

Current work focuses on hearing and multisensory perception (see research). In everyday life, we rely on the proper interplay of our different senses to perceive the world. For example, we can selectively combine or segregate the evidence provided by each sense to guide our actions, e.g. when using lip movements to 'hear better' in a noisy environment. Our work seeks to understand when and how the brain selects and combines sensory and other information to guide behavior.


  • News!

    • Feb 2022: New paper on contextual effects during multisensory perception in Cognition accepted.
    • Feb 2022: New preprint on multisensory speech on biorXiv by Broehl, Keitel & Kayser.
    • Feb 2022: New paper out in eNeuro on the rubber hand illusion.

    • Nov 2021: New paper on multisensory integration with multiple stimuli in Scientific Reports.

    • May 2021: New preprint on the relation of respiration and perception biorXiv by Johannknecht & Kayser.
    • May 2021: New preprint on the multisensory integration of multiple signals by Debats, Heuer & Kayser on biorXiv.
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    This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 646657). © Universität Bielefeld
  • Resources

    Code and stimuli used in previous research

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