Dr. Sarah Weigelt

Homepage: www.neuromance.de


Research Areas

  • Development of vision
  • Social perception and cognition
  • Visual illusions and Gestalt phenomena
  • Motion processing
  • FMRI in children and adolescents
  • FMRI adaptation
  • Autism

Academic CV

2012-2013 Visiting Scientist
Institute of Psychology, University of Münster
2009- Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, MIT
2008-2009 Postdoctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt
2005-2009 Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt
University of Maastricht
2003-2004 Diploma Thesis
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt
1998-2004 Psychology and Philosophy
University of Düsseldorf


Weigelt, S., Singer, W., Kohler, A. (in press). Feature-based attention affects direction-selective fMRI adaptation in hMT+. Cerebral Cortex.

Weigelt, S., Koldewyn, K., Kanwisher, N. (2012). Face identity recognition in autism spectrum disorders: a review of behavioral studies. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36:1060-1084.

Weigelt, S., Limbach, K., Singer, W., Kohler, A. (2012). Orientation-selective fMRI adaptation in primary visual cortex revisited. Human Brain Mapping, 33:707-714.

Weigelt, S., Koldewyn, K., Doehrmann, O. (2010). Cross-category adaptation reveals tight coupling of face and body perception. Journal of Neurophysiology. 104:581-583.

Maus, G.W., Weigelt, S., Nijhawan, R., Muckli, L. (2010). Does area V3A predict positions of moving objects? Frontiers in Psychology, 1:186.

Doehrmann, O., Weigelt, S., Altmann, C.F., Kaiser, J., Naumer, M.J. (2010). Audiovisual fMRI adaptation reveals multisensory integration effects in object-related sensory cortices. The Journal of Neuroscience, 30: 3370-3379.

Kaas, A.L., Weigelt, S., Roebroeck, A., Kohler, A., Muckli, L. (2009). Imagery of a moving object: the role of occipital cortex and human MT/V5+. Neuroimage, 49: 794-804.

Weigelt, S., Muckli, L., Kohler, A. (2008). Functional magnetic resonance adaptation in visual neuroscience. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 19, 363-80.

Weigelt, S., Singer, W., and Muckli, L. (2007). Separate cortical stages in amodal completion revealed by functional magnetic resonance adaptation. BMC Neuroscience, 8:70.

Weigelt, S. (2007). Seeing Things: illusory contours in the human visual brain. The Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 5269-5270.

Weigelt, S., Kourtzi, Z., Kohler, A., Singer, W., and Muckli, L. (2007). The cortical representation of objects rotating in depth. The Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 3864-3874.

Awards and fellowships

2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Daimler und Benz Foundation (Postdoktorandenstipendium)
2011 Fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation ("Fast Track program")
2010 Postdoctoral Fellow of the Simon's Initiative on Autism and the Brain at MIT
2009 Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society
2009 “Cum Laude” (highest distinction) of Maastricht University