research in the computational perception and cognition (CPC) laboratory is aimed at gaining an understanding how prior beliefs and expectations shape perception.
how are these expectations formed?
what are the computations by which they are interacting with sensory information?
what are the underlying neural processes that perform these computations?
we approach these questions with the combined effort of theory and experiment. theory provides the hypotheses necessary to derive models that allow us a quantitative validation with carefully targeted psychophysical and (through collaboration) electrophysiological experiments.