Lukas Fabian Schaeffner


University position

PhD student
Supervised by Dr. Andrew Welchman

Departments

Department of Psychology

Institutes

Adaptive Brain Lab

Home page

https://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk/directo...

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

My work combines TMS and fMRI to reveal the potential applications and limitations of brain stimulation in vision research. My projects have provided critical information about where in the brain we can use brain stimulation to trigger artificial neural activation.

As the main focus of my work I study brain mechanisms of binocular disparity processing using a combined approach of TMS, fMRI and EEG: I investigate cortical mechanisms of stereovision which serve to combine the two retinal images. Specifically, I study how visual cortex uses implausible disparity information to support a robust, unambiguous depth perception of our environment. I also study how mechanisms of stereovision in non-sensory brain areas interact with the visual brain to support a coherent depth percept when disparity information is noisy.

Research Focus

Keywords

TMS

Binocular disparity

Phosphene

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

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