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The goal of our group is to better understand how learning mechanisms and brain plasticity change throughout life. We aim to address this goal by studying visual perceptual learning (VPL) as a model in children, young adults, and older adults using a combination of psychophysics and brain imaging. VPL is a powerful tool to investigate mechanisms of learning and plasticity in a controlled fashion in a well-understood model system (the visual sensory system). Insights from VPL have broader significance, because many mechanisms involved in VPL are also involved in other types of learning.

Our research is supported by the following organizations:

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft: Emmy Noether Program

Hector Fellow Academy: Hector Research Career Development Award

Julitta und Richard Müller Stiftung

Universität Regensburg: UR Fellows Program 

If you are interested in our research or if you would like to participate in our experiments, please contact the group leader by email: sebastian1.frank@psychologie.uni-regensburg.de

Emmy Noether Group

Faculty of human sciences
Institute of psychology

Universitätsstraße 31
93053 Regensburg