Dr. Christoph Strauch

Martinus J. Langeveldgebouw
Heidelberglaan 1
Kamer H0.03
3584 CS Utrecht

Dr. Christoph Strauch

Universitair docent
Psychologische Functieleer

I'm doing research using psychophysiological methods, mostly using changes in pupil size or eye movements to investigate cognition and perception. I focus on visual and spatial attention: Where and how do we deploy visual attention over time? Why do we move our eyes the way we do it? This research also includes methodological questions: When do pupils change? Why do pupils change and how can we dissociate possible contributing cognitive factors from another?

Together with colleagues, I propose that pupil size indexes all fundamental aspects of attention: Orienting, alerting, and executive functioning and samples specific underlying circuits, mostly at the level of the brainstem. Read more about this and pupillometry in general here in TINS: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tins.2022.05.003

Besides these more fundamental questions, I look into ways to apply these insights, e.g., in human factors research and the field of human-computer interaction, in neuropsychology, or for ophthalmological diagnosis.