Pascal Mamassian is a Director of Research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France, and head of the Laboratoire des systèmes perceptifs. His work aims to understand how we perceive the world around us. Research in his group focuses on mid-level vision, the link between the processing of elementary features in the image and the awareness of natural scenes. He is working on topics like three-dimensional perception (pictorial cues, motion cues and binocular disparities), cross-modal perception (vision-audition), temporal dynamics of perception (in particular bistable perception), and probabilistic modelling of perception (Bayesian models). More details on his research is available on his research web page.
Pascal Mamassian holds a Masters in Cognitive Sciences and a PhD in Experimental and Biological Psychology. He has worked at the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany, and at New York University, New York, USA. He was a lecturer and senior lecturer at the University of Glasgow, UK, before taking a researcher position at the CNRS (France).