My doctoral thesis was about visual motion perception — or more precisely: assessing a motion detector's features in the motion VEP using an adaptation paradigm. VEP means Visual Evoked Potentials and it is much like an electrocardiogram, apart from the fact that it targets at the brain's neural response to visual stimuli.

I never completed that thesis, because life took me elsewhere, but I'm still grateful for having been given the opportunity to be part of the scientific community for a short while.

Papers

Maurer JP, Heinrich TS, Bach M (2004) Direction tuning of human motion detection determined from a population model. European Journal of Neuroscience 19:3359–3364

Maurer JP & Bach M (2003) Isolating motion responses in visual evoked potentials by pre-adapting flicker-sensitive mechanisms. Experimental Brain Research 151:536–541

Presentations

Bach M, Maurer JP, Heinrich TS (2001) Assessing cortical motion-direction tuning from the population response in the motion-onset VEP. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 42, S321

Maurer JP, Heinrich TS, Bach M (2001) Schätzung der Winkelauflösung kortikaler Bewegungsdetektoren mit dem Bewegungs-VEP. Beiträge zur 4. Tübinger Wahrnehmungskonferenz, p. 129