You have reached the website of Annette
Werner and the Colour and Visual Psychophysics
research group at the Institute for Ophthalmic Research
at the University of Tübingen.
Our basic research is concerned with visual
pathways in the human brain, especially those for colour
vision and night vision.
Current topics include the functional organization
of colour processing in the cortex, adaptive mechanisms
(colour constancy) and plasticity, the role of colour in
guiding hand movements, and cortical functions in rod vision.
In clinical research, we investigate the
effects of ageing on visual functions, inherited retinal
dysfunctions and visual deficiencies associated with dyslexia.
In an interspecies approach towards understanding the general principles of colour coding, we study colour vision in an invertebrate animal model, namely the honeybee Apis mellifera.
On the following web pages, you will find
a brief overview of our laboratory, the research we are
currently involved in, as well as examples of publications
from previous work on both humans and honeybees.