Karl Gegenfurtner


Karl Gegenfurtner is a Professor of Psychology at Giessen University.

The emphasis of his current research is on information processing in the visual system. Specifically, he is concerned with the relationship between low level sensory processes, higher level visual cognition, and sensorimotor integration.

His goal is to answer the question how complex scenes and objects are perceived in a natural environment, how they are represented in the brain, and how the visual information is used to drive the motor system.

British Oculomotor Group 2013: Eye Movements and Perception

The subtle benefits of eye movements include optimal sampling for lightness perception, improved prediction of moving targets, and adjusted visual sensitivity.

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