Dr Christoph Teufel

Christoph Teufel

University position

Research Associate

Dr Christoph Teufel is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.


Department of Psychiatry


Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute and Brain Mapping Unit



Home page

http://psych.cf.ac.uk/contact... (personal home page)

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


Neurons in the eye and early visual system respond to small, local patches of images. My research focuses on how our brain organises this patchwork of local neural activity to turn it into global and coherent percepts. I am particularly interested in the role of top-down influences from higher onto lower levels of visual processing in perceptual organisation. I work with healthy observers and clinical populations, integrating techniques from psychophysics, neuroimaging, and computational modelling.

Research Focus



visual neuroscience

visual psychophysics

Clinical conditions


Parkinson's disease



Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)




Paul Fletcher

James Ingram

Daniel Wolpert

United Kingdom

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Associated News Items



Moore JW, Teufel C, Subramaniam N, Davis G, Fletcher PC (2013), “Attribution of intentional causation influences the perception of observed movements: behavioral evidence and neural correlates.” Front Psychol 4:23 Details

Teufel C, Clayton NS, Russell, J (2013), “Young children’s understanding of visual perception and knowledge formation” Journal of Cognition and Development 14: 203-228

Teufel C, Subramaniam N, Fletcher PC (2013), “The role of priors in Bayesian models of perception.” Front Comput Neurosci 7:25 Details


Teufel C, von dem Hagen E, Plaisted-Grant KC, Edmonds JJ, Ayorinde JO, Fletcher PC, Davis G (2012), “What is social about social perception research?” Front Integr Neurosci 6:128 Details


Jensen K, Silk JB, Andrews K, Bshary R, Cheney DL, Emery N, Hemelrijk CK, Holekamp K, Penn DC, Perner J, Teufel C (2011), “Social Knowledge” In R. Menzel and J. Fischer (Eds.), Animal Thinking: Contemporary Issues in Comparative Cognition


Teufel C, Alexis DM, Clayton NS, Davis G (2010), “Mental-state attribution drives rapid, reflexive gaze following.” Atten Percept Psychophys 72(3):695-705 Details

Teufel C, Fletcher PC, Davis G (2010), “Seeing other minds: attributed mental states influence perception.” Trends Cogn Sci 14(8):376-82 Details

Teufel C, Ghazanfar AA, Fischer J (2010), “On the relationship between lateralized brain function and orienting asymmetries.” Behav Neurosci 124(4):437-45 Details

Teufel C, Gutmann A, Pirow R, Fischer J (2010), “Facial expressions modulate the ontogenetic trajectory of gaze-following among monkeys.” Dev Sci 13(6):913-22 Details

Teufel C, Kingdon A, Ingram JN, Wolpert DM, Fletcher PC (2010), “Deficits in sensory prediction are related to delusional ideation in healthy individuals.” Neuropsychologia 48(14):4169-72 Details


Fischer J, Teufel C, Drolet M, Patzelt A, Rübsamen R, von Cramon DY, Schubotz RI (2009), “Orienting asymmetries and lateralized processing of sounds in humans.” BMC Neurosci 10:14 Details

Teufel C, Alexis DM, Davis G, Clayton NS (2009), “Gaze-following in human and non-human primates: Insights from the cueing paradigm” Rational animals, irrational humans 305-315

Teufel C, Alexis DM, Todd H, Lawrance-Owen AJ, Clayton NS, Davis G (2009), “Social cognition modulates the sensory coding of observed gaze direction.” Curr Biol 19(15):1274-7 Details


Teufel C, Hammerschmidt K, Fischer J (2007), “Lack of orienting asymmetries in Barbary macaques: implications for studies of lateralized auditory processing” Anim Behav 73: 249-255