Research Interests - Elisabeth Hein

My interest in vision research arose while studying cognitive psychology at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, where I first realized what an amazing task our visual system does: It takes the ambiguous and incomplete information that is “captured” by the retina and generates a coherent representation of the world.

My research therefore focuses on object cognition and in particular the question of how the visual system organizes the visual information that is sampled from constantly changing input into meaningful units, how those units are updated over time and eye movements, and what role attention plays in this process.