I am a researcher in cognitive psychology working on the relationship of visual attention, memory, and perception. I am interested in how humans use selective attention and memory to solve what I call the “puzzle of perception.” In which ways do attention and memory contribute to a unified conscious experience? How do our memories influence what we perceive? How does attention determine how we experience the world and what we learn from it? I am searching for answers to these questions by probing human performance in visual and memory tasks, analyzing gaze behavior, and studying the neural and behavioral correlates of attention, memory, and conscious perception. I currently work as a lecturer at the University of Goettingen.
The complex beauty of our world, and how we perceive it, fascinates me. Apart from my research, I explore and pursue this fascination through photography.