Clara Kuper, BSc
Visiting Student

About me:

I studied Biology at Freie Universtaet Berlin and became interested in Cognitive Science and Neuroscience during an internship at Uniwersytet Warszawski (2015/2016). After writing my Bachelor thesis on visual perception in the research group of Martin Rolfs (Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin), I continued working in that group as a student research assistant. Since October 2017 I am enrolled in the master program “Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience” at FU Berlin. The last year of my studies is dedicated to practical experience – i.e. a one-year internship at LOBI.

Research interests:

I am curious about how we deal with the challenges of a changing and dynamic environment. This includes how our visual system adapts to changes that come along with eye-movements as well as the complex learning going on when we acquire a language. Practically, I enjoy working on experimental paradigms and thinking about manipulations that will reveal some of the substantial mechanisms underlying complex behaviour. Bringing together psychophysics and brain imaging is the next step I want to take in order to link behavioural observations to their biological basis.

Selected publications:

Ohl, S., Kuper, C., & Rolfs, M. (2017). Selective enhancement of orientation tuning before saccades. Journal of Vision. Manuscript in press.


“Metropolen in Osteuropa” – Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung and Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (1.10.2017 – 31.10.2018)

Speciality from my kitchen: Home-baked bread and spreads