Tagged: basic research

Can we learn to ignore objects in our visual field?

When we look through our visual environment, we often get distracted. Can we learn to overcome this distraction and if yes how does it work? In our everyday life, we search all the time. We spend a lot of time searching for our keys, our reading glasses or a subway stop. Visual searches are the most prominent task our visual system...

The single reason for why basic research is important

People, like me, who are doing basic research, get often asked about how our basic science research can be applied. Most of the time, we don’t know. Nobody knows. Maybe someday we will, maybe we won’t. This is not important. Why not? Imagine you suddenly wake up naked in a rocky, sandy place, in the middle of nowhere. It’s really hot and you start...