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Johannes Singer

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Neural Dynamics of Visual Cognition Group

PhD Candidate

Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin

I joined the lab in March 2021. Before that, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Salzburg and a master’s degree in neuro-cognitive psychology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

For my master thesis, I worked at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig with Dr. Martin Hebart on a project investigating the representation of abstract object images (eg. drawings, sketches) in deep neural networks and human behavior.


I am generally interested in the spatio-temporal dynamics of visual processing and how these dynamics can be modelled and better understood by using deep neural networks.

In the first project of my PhD I will investigate the spatio-temporal dynamics of object recognition for images across different levels of visual abstraction (e.g. drawings, sketches). This project is in collaboration with Dr. Martin Hebart (MPI Leipzig).

The second project will be concerned with the question of which visual features (simple vs. complex) the brain relies on for perceptual decision making. This project is carried out in collaboration with Prof. Obermayer (TU Berlin)