Prof. Dr.

Daniel Kaiser

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen FB 07 - Mathematik und Informatik, Physik, Geographie
Arndtstraße 2
35392 Gießen

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Short info

My research focuses on visual perception in real-world contexts. I study how natural objects and scenes are perceived and represented in the brain, and how processing depends on statistical regularities in the world. I am also interested in the top-down control of visual processing and the neural correlates of person perception.

In my research, I combine methods from experimental psychology with brain imaging (fMRI, EEG), and computational modelling. This multi-modal approach allows for tracking the dynamic construction of neural representations that are adaptive for natural behavior. 

Open Science
Chen, L., Cichy, R. M., & Kaiser, D. (2023).
Coherent categorical information triggers integration-related alpha dynamics.
bioRxiv, 2023-12.
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Foxwell, M.J.*, Wang, G.*, Cichy, R.M., Pitcher, D., Kaiser, D. (2023). *contributed equally
Individual differences in internal models explain idiosyncrasies in scene perception.
PsyArXiv Preprints
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Goupil, N., Kaiser, D., Papeo, L. (2023).
Category-specific effects of high-level relations in visual search.
OSF preprint
Goupil, N., Kaiser, D., Papeo, L. (2023).
Alpha-frequency feedback to early visual cortex orchestrates coherent natural vision.
bioRxiv preprint
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Kaiser, D., Stecher, R., Dörschner-Boyaci, K. (2023).
EEG decoding reveals neural predictions for naturalistic material behaviors.
bioRxiv preprint
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Klink H., Kaiser D., Stecher R., Ambrus GG*, Kovács G*. (submitted). *contributed equally
Your place or mine? The neural dynamics of personally familiar scene recognition suggests category independent familiarity encoding.
bioRxiv preprint
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Lu Z*, Doerig A*, Bosch V*, Krahmer B, Kaiser D*, Cichy RM*, Kietzmann TC*. *contributed equally (submitted).
End-to-end topographic networks as models of cortical map formation and human visual behaviour: moving beyond convolutions.
arXiv preprint
Stecher, R., & Kaiser, D. (2023).
Imaginary scenes are represented in cortical alpha activity.
bioRxiv, 2023-10.
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Articles
Chen, L., Cichy, R. M., & Kaiser, D. (2023).
Alpha-frequency feedback to early visual cortex orchestrates coherent naturalistic vision.
Science Advances, 9(45), eadi2321.
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Kaiser, D. (2022).
Characterizing dynamic neural representations of scene attractiveness.
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 34(10), 1988-1997.
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Klink, H., Kaiser, D., Stecher, R., Ambrus, G. G., & Kovács, G. (2023).
Your place or mine? The neural dynamics of personally familiar scene recognition suggests category independent familiarity encoding.
Cerebral Cortex, 33:11634–11645.
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