Viola S. Stoermer

Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor

My research aims at understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms of human perception, attention, and memory. Particularly, I am interested in understanding the fundamental principles of selective attention, how attention shapes perception, and the capacity and structure of visual working memory. I am also interested in what role attention plays in connecting across sensory modalities to form multimodal objects. My research draws on a variety of methods, including psychophysics, experimental psychology, and functional neuroimaging with a particular focus on EEG (electroencephalography).

Psychological and Brain Sciences
M.A. Humboldt-University Berlin
Ph. D. Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Postdoc at Harvard University