My core interest in the human mind and brain lies in the bidirectional link between action and perception. In particular, I study how active observers select and integrate visual information and how actions orchestrate memory maintenance. In our research, we show how eye movements and accompanying shifts of attention shape what we see and what we remember—typically by setting strong spatial priorities. In a new line of research, I use adaptation to localize and dissect the mechanisms underlying causal perception.
In my research at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, I combine eye tracking, psychophysics, computational modeling and a broad set of statistical tools. For how to get in touch with me and more see my CV, or rolfslab, ORCID, Google scholar, and the Open Science Framework.