My name is Chris and I am an experimental psychologist broadly interested in human visual perception. Currently, I work as a Lecturer in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Göttingen. I teach classes on Behavioral Neuroscience and supervise practical courses in Experimental Psychology.

Contact: Dr. Christian Valuch, Georg-Elias-Müller-Institute for Psychology, Goßlerstraße 14, 37075 Göttingen, Germany.
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What fascinates me is how the amount of sensory stimuli immediately leads to the recognition and processing of those aspects of the environment that are relevant for decision-making and action. My research is currently concerned with the coupling of attention, memory, and decision processes in visual perception. I try to clarify the extent to which the earliest phases of visual perception are influenced by attention, prior experiences, and the current action goals. My main research methods are behavioral experiments (for measuring reaction times, perceptual judgments, and memory performance) which I combine with eye tracking (for measuring overt attention) and dichoptic presentations (for studying early stages of visual perception).

About this website

The purpose of on is to provide information about my research, links to additional online ressources, and short discussions of issues I consider interesting and relevant. Please get in touch with me if you need stimulus material, research data or additional information about my work. Apart from my research, I am passionate about photography. Here, I share some of the pictures that I took recently. Please ask for permission or license in case you would want to use any of my pictures in your work.