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Lecture and Seminar „From Vision to Action“ 22/23

Attention: The exam review (of both exams of February 20, 2023 and April 4, 2023) will take place on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at the DPZ.

Please register with Beatrix Glaser (bglaser@gwdg.de) by June 4, 2023.


The first lecture will be held on Tuesday, November 1st, at 8.15 at the German Primate Center, Kellnerweg 4 in the old lecture hall (room B0.05) followed by the preparation & seminar planning!

Please click the lecture schedule link for detailed information!

This website is continually updated, whenever new information becomes available.

Updated information is additionally available on the PsychoBlog

Diese Vorlesungen erfolgen auf Englisch. Klausurfragen können auch auf Deutsch beantwortet werden.

Lecture (2 SWS) and Seminar (2 SWS)

The lecture series From Vision to Action will provide an introduction to visual processing and action planning in the central nervous system of primates. We will provide an overview over the different processing stages along the two major visual processing streams, leading to object perception on the one hand, and providing the basis for movement planning on the other. We will put special emphasis on the discussion of general design and coding principles. Additionally, we will discuss how improved knowledge in neuroscience can lead to clinical applications, like visual and motor neuroprosthetics or improved neuropsychological programs.

The course can be completed either with the seminar (Module M.Psy.901) or without the seminar (Module M.Bio.350).

Seminar (Module M.Psy.901)

The elective module Vision to Action (M.Psy.901) of the Psychology Master's program is composed of both the lecture and seminar.

The seminar provides students with deeper insights in selected topics based predominantly on original research papers, examined and presented by seminar participants. Seminar topics are linked to lecture topics, but the content goes much further into detail and requires more intensive examination of those topics.

The lecture and seminar are relevant for the written module exam at the end of the semester.

Seminar space allocation (Module M.Psy.901)

The allocation of the seminar places will be determined during the preparatory meeting. The possibility of attending the seminar is only confirmed if you are informed personally by email or during the preparatory meeting (see lecture schedule). Available slots for the seminar of module M.Psy.901 are given primarily to students of Psychology Master program.

Due to the semester-accompanying seminar, the module M.Psy.901 requires on-site attendance during the semester.

Important: seminar space allocation does not replace module registration in FlexNow for the selected participants.

Students from other programs

The course is also suitable and open to other interested students, e.g. medical or neuroinformatics students. Guest students who cannot register for the module otherwise, please register by email at the beginning of the semester.

Location and dates

This semester, lectures and seminars will take place in the old lecture hall of the DPZ. Exceptions to individual appointments will be announced on the lecture schedule page.

Please check back on this page to see if there are any changes to the schedule!


Last update: 07.10.2022

Prof. Dr. Alexander Gail Leiter der Arbeitsgruppe Sensomotorik +49 551 3851-358 Kontakt

Prof. Dr. Stefan Treue Abteilungsleiter Kognitive Neurowissenschaften +49 551 3851-118 Kontakt

Prof. Dr. med. Hansjörg Scherberger

Prof. Dr. med. Hansjörg Scherberger Forschergruppe Neurobiologie +49 551 3851-494 Kontakt

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Lecture Schedule