If one wants to understand how humans function regarding their decision making and behavior production it is not enough to ask them what they prefer or plan to do. Because the brain knows more than it admits to conscious language and, because perception is only a construct of our mind, an explicit response can be misleading, objective measures are essential to get access to the non-conscious mind that actually guides human behavior.
Why is perception so interesting? Because for us it is felt as a true representation of the environment, which in fact it isn't!
Look at the little dot in the center of the left image and move your head forward and backward. You see that the circles rotate against each other as you change the distance to the image. Seeing is the conscious, perceptive act of processing visual information and perception is the result of the brain's interpretation, it is a construct of the mind (i.e. psyche).
Peter startet his academic career with studying Biology focusing on Zoology with a main interest in neurophysiological phenomena. He wrote his Master thesis on spectral sensitivities in single photoreceptor cells in spider eyes (8 months at Yokohama City University in Japan). He then wrote his dissertation on human memory functions via using brain imaging methods and finally earned two habilitations (postdoctoral thesis defenses), one at the Medical University in Vienna (Cognitive Neurobiology) and the other at the Vienna University (Biological Psychology). Peter's main interest is in non-conscious information processing in the human brain. He uses brain imaging and other objective methods to investigate brain functions outside awareness.
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