Research Project

The eyeball retracts towards its socket during a blink and is pushed back once the eyelid opens again. This translational movement is accompanied by a rotation of the eyeball, even though the extend of the rotation is a disputed issue. Blink-related eye movements were in fact barely studied in the past due to the technical difficulties of measuring them while the eyeball is occluded by the lid.

My research focuses on the development of novel experimental techniques to study these blink-related eye movements and their integration with regular eye movements like saccades. In detail, I want to make use of recent technological improvements in MRI and machine learning in combination with EOG to uncover the movement of the eyeball during a blink.

PhD Committee

Prof. Dr. Markus Lappe
Dr. Tamara Watson
Dr. Svenja Gremmler


*1992 Cologne, Germany
2012–2017 studies in Physics at the University of Münster, Germany
2014-2015 studies in Physics at the University of Lund, Sweden
2017 Beginning of PhD research project at the Institute of Psychology and Otto Creutzfeldt Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience in Münster, Germany