ERC Grant for JLU Researcher Katharina Dobs

EU funds research on the processing of visual information with 1.5 million euros

The "Europäische Forschungsrat" has awarded Research Group Leader Katharina Dobs a prestigious "ERC Starting Grant" and is funding the project "DEEPFUNC – Using deep neural networks to understand functional specialization in the human visual cortex" with a total of 1.5 million euros over a period of five years. This will further strengthen JLU's activities in cognitive science and artificial intelligence (AI).

The aim of the project is to use a combination of large-scale natural visual input, hypothesis- and data-driven analyses, recent advances in deep neural networks with behavioural and neural data to understand the origins of functional specialization in the human visual ventral pathway. More information can be found here.