"Perception in Context and its Neural Basis"
How do we perceive the world around us and what neural mechanisms constitute the basis of sensory perception? These are the questions to be tackled by a new DFG-funded Research Training Group at LMU, which will be devoted to the elucidation of Context-Dependent Perception and its Neural Bases. “How a given physical stimulus is perceived depends crucially on the context in which it presents itself,” says Christian Leibold, Professor of Computational Neuroscience at the LMU Biocenter and Coordinator of the new program.
The interdisciplinary aspect of the program is an integral part of the educational concept. Doctoral students will undertake tandem projects under the supervision of experienced specialists in two distinct disciplines. The new Research Training Group is formally affiliated with the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences.