ERC Grant for JLU Professor Roland W. Fleming

EU funds research on material perception with 2.5 million euros

The "Europäische Forschungsrat" has awarded Professor Roland W. Fleming a prestigious "ERC Advanced Grant" and is funding the project "STUFF – Seeing Stuff: Perceiving Materials and their Properties" with a total of 2.5 million euros over a period of five years. This will further strengthen JLU's activities in cognitive science and material perception.

To determine whether objects are rough or smooth, hard or soft, wet or dry, we don't have to touch them—usually a glance is enough. The aim of the project is to investigate how the brain infers such object properties from the light patterns on our retina. More information can be found here.