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Dipl.-Psych. Christoph Witzel



Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen 
Fachbereich 06, Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Abteilung Allgemeine Psychologie
Otto-Behaghel-Straße 10F
35394 Gießen

Campus: Building F1, Room 305
Phone: +49(0)641 / 9926-115
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Education

  • 2012: Doctorate in natural sciences, department of General & Experimental Psychology, Justus-Liebig-University, Gießen.
    Thesis: Colours' appearance in the light of language and experience.
  • 2008: Magister in political science, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg.
    Master thesis: Die psychologische Brücke zwischen Individuum und Gemeinschaft in der Politischen Theorie.
  • 2006: Diploma in psychology, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg.
    Diploma thesis: What prototypes can teach us about unknown knowledge. [Abstract]

Research Interests


Research focus
  • Colour Vision, in particular: Colour categorisation, colour constancy and illumination, object colours, colour development, and subjective experience of colour.
  • Other: sensory substitution, synaesthesia, and implicit learning.

Methods
  • Psychophysics and mathematical modelling, including colour rendering and instrument calibration, and eye tracking.
  • Other: Developmental and cross-cultural approaches, field experiments, EEG.

Broader perspective
  • Cognitive effects (language, learning) on perception.
  • Language: Linguistic relativity and linguistic determinism.
  • Connectionism: Automatic perception of structure, feature creation, neural networks.
  • Constructivism, situated cognition, and Sensorimotor Theory: Environmental and cultural factors of perception and cognition.
  • Epistemology: Influence of learning and culture on insight.

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