Axel Kohler, PhD


University of Münster
Institute of Psychology
Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
Fliednerstraße 21
Room Fl 127
D-48149 Münster

Phone: +49 251 83 34181
Fax: +49 251 83 34180
Email: axel.kohler@uni-muenster.de

Axel Kohler

Research Areas

•    motion processing and apparent motion
•    binocular rivalry
•    neural correlates of conscious perception
•    attention and awareness
•    individual basis of multistable perception
•    interhemispheric integration

Selected Publications

Genç, E., Schölvinck, M. L., Bergmann, J., Singer, W. & Kohler, A. (2015). Functional connectivity patterns of visual cortex reflect its anatomical organization. Cereb. Cortex, epub ahead of print.

Genç, E., Bergmann, J., Singer, W. & Kohler, A. (2015). Surface area of early visual cortex predicts individual speed of traveling waves during binocular rivalry. Cereb. Cortex, 25(6), 1499-1508.

Weigelt, S., Singer, W. & Kohler, A. (2013). Feature-based attention affects direction-selective fMRI adaptation in hMT+. Cereb. Cortex, 23(9), 2169–2178.

Genç, E., Bergmann, J., Tong, F., Blake, R., Singer, W. & Kohler, A. (2011). Callosal connections of primary visual cortex predict the spatial spreading of binocular rivalry across the visual hemifields. Front. Hum. Neurosci., 5, 161.

Genç, E., Bergmann, J., Singer, W. & Kohler, A. (2011). Interhemispheric connections shape subjective experience of bistable motion. Curr. Biol., 21, 1494-1499.

Academic CV

Since 2015 Coordinator, Otto Creutzfeldt Center, University of Münster
2013-2015 Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University
2011-2013 Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Psychology, University of Münster
2009-2011 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychiatric Neurophysiology,
University Hospital of Psychiatry, Bern
2007-2009 Group Leader „Functional Brain Imaging“, Max Planck Institute for
Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main
2006-2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research,
Frankfurt am Main
2003-2006 Ph.D. (Neurocognition) Max Planck Institute for Brain Research,
Frankfurt am Main, University of Maastricht
2005 Lienert Scholarship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville (TN)
2002-2003 Diploma Thesis, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research,
Frankfurt am Main
2001 Graduate Student „Philosophy, Neuroscience, Psychology“‚
Washington University, St. Louis (MO)
1996-2002 Psychology and Philosophy, University of Tübingen