We study the physiology, pathophysiology and plasticity of the human visual system, using functional brain imaging, non-invasive electrophysiology, psychophysics, and ophthalmological examinations. In this way, we establish and compare detailed structure-function relationships in patient groups (e.g., macular degeneration, glaucoma, achromatopsia, achiasma, albinism) and in healthy control groups.

Fig 1: Retinal signals (middle) in a patient with central retinal defect (left), Fig 2: Visual areas delineated.Compared to healthy control (right). by retinotopic mapping with fMRI.


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Michael Hoffmann

Visual processing

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