Welcome to the page of Dr. Tim Christian Kietzmann. I am a PostDoctoral Researcher in the Lab of Dr. Niko Kriegeskorte at the MRC Cognition and Brain Science Unit in Cambridge. I investigate principles of cognitive information processing using tools from machine learning and pattern recognition, applied to neuroimaging data recorded at high temporal (EEG/MEG) and spatial (fMRI) resolution. I completed my PhD under joint supervision of Professor Peter König (Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck), and Professor Frank Tong (Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University). Feel free to contact me with any questions or paper requests.


Research Interests

My main research focus is on (dynamic) information processing in the brain. I am particularly interested in understanding the cortical mechanism underlying invariant object- and face-recognition. Questions I ask include: What are the basic computational and representational properties at the different stages of processing? What temporal dynamics govern visual processing and how does experience affect them? What is the role of overt visual attention in visual perception? To find answers to these questions, I use neuroimaging methods (fMRI, as well as EEG/MEG) in combination with machine learning and pattern recognition techniques, psychophysics and computational modeling.

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New paper comparing human and macaque viewing behavior out now in Cerebral Cortex (open access)


RSA paper on the dynamics of facial viewpoint encoding – accepted @ JoCN

Very happy that our EEG/RSA paper will soon appear in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Move to Cambridge complete

MRC CBU is my new scientific home

Teaching Evaluation is in – I cannot stop smiling.

The results of my teaching evaluation are in, and I could not be happier. Teaching is easy ...

DFG PostDoc Fellowship Awarded

Fantastic news: The DFG is funding my PostDoc at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in ...