Journal Club Summer Term 2017

Day, time & location:

During term time:
Mondays from 13:45 till 14:45 hrs, weekly
72076 Tübingen, Sand 6, room F230

Students can obtain 2 ECTS for the active participation in the Journal Club (non graded, only pass or fail). Active participation implies, first, that students have to present at least one paper during term. Second, they have to attend the Journal Club regularly: non-attendance will only be tolerated once per term (unless the student provides a doctor's note).

Finally, the number of participants at the Journal Club is strictly limited to 10, and members of the NIP lab take precedence over external students. Thus in practice there is a limit of 2, 3 or maximally 4 external students per term, depending on the number of current NIP lab members.

24.04.2017 Felix WichmannIntroduction and overview

– no journal club (1. Mai) –

08.05.2017Heiko SchüttSchütt, H. H. and Wichmann, F. A. (2017). An image-computable spatial vision model. Journal of Vision (submitted).

– no journal club –

22.05.2017Felix Wichmann

Van Hateren, J. H. (2015). Active causation and the origin of meaning. Biological Cybernetics, 109:33–46.

29.05.2017Johanna Salu

Marr, D. C. (1982). Vision. Freeman, San Francisco, USA. General Introduction and ch. 1, The Philosophy and the Approach (pp. 3-38).


– no journal club (Pfingsten) –


– no journal club (Pfingsten) –

19.06.2017Bernhard Lang

Koenderink, J. J., Valsecchi, M., van Doorn, A. J., Wagemans, J., and Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2017). Eidolons: Novel stimuli for vision research. Journal of Vision, 17(2):7, 1–36.

26.06.2017Carlos Medina

Sato, T. K., Haider, B., Husser, M., and Carandini, M. (2016). An excitatory basis for divisive normalization in visual cortex. Nature Neuroscience, 19(4):568–570.

03.07.2017Felix WichmannZednik, C. and Jäkel, F. (2016). Bayesian reverse-engineering considered as a research strategy for cognitive science. Synthese, 193:3951–3985.
10.07.2017Kristof MedingKrakauer, J. W., Ghazanfar, A. A., Gomez-Marin, A., MacIver, M. A., and Poeppel, D. (2017). Neuroscience needs behaviour: correcting a reductionist bias. Neuron, 93, 480-490.
17.07.2017Uli Wannek

Read, J. C. A. (2015). The place of human psychophysics in modern neuroscience. Neuroscience, 296:116–129.