You have reached the website of Annette
Werner and the ColourLab at the Institute for Ophthalmic Research
at the University of Tübingen.
Our research is concerned with human and animal visual perception, namely colour vision.
Current topics in our basic research include colour constancy and object recognition in real scenes,
the origin of colour ambiguity (i.e. #thedress), colour learning and cognition, colour preferences and crossmodality.
In an interspecies approach towards understanding the general principles of colour coding, we study colour and 3D object recognition in an invertebrate animal model, namely the honeybee Apis mellifera.
Our clinical research focuses on cone functions and gentherapy, as well as the effects of ageing on visual functions.
On the following web pages, you will find
a brief overview of the ColourLab, the research we are
currently involved in, as well as examples of publications
from previous work on both humans and honeybees.