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Prof. Dr.

Martin Eimer

Year of election: 2012
Section: Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
City: London
Country: Great Britain
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Martin Eimer has made important contributions to the field of cognitive neuroscience. Much of his research focuses on the study of visual, tactile, auditory, and crossmodal attention with behavioural and electrophysiological measures. He is also well known for his work on face processing, which has pioneered the use of electrophysiological markers for different aspects of face perception and recognition. His work on the effects subliminal information on motor activation has also been influential. In several fields, his research has opened up new lines of enquiry and new methodological approaches that are actively pursued by many other research groups.


  • seit 2001 Professor für Psychologie am Birkbeck-College der University of London, UK
  • 2000-2001 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Birkbeck-College der University of London, UK
  • 1997-2000 University Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1995 Habilitation an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
  • 1990-1997 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Psychologie der LMU München
  • 1989 Promotion im Fach Philosophie an der Universität Bielefeld
  • 1986 Diplom im Fach Psychologie an der Universität Bielefeld
  • Studium der Biologie an der Universität Münster sowie der Psychologie an der Universität Bielefeld



  • 2014-2017 Projekt des Economic and Social Research Council und der DFG: “Tracing the template: Investigating the representation of perceptual relevance. – Die Spur der Schablone: Untersuchungen zur Repräsentation perzeptueller Relevanz“
  • 2013-2016 Projekt des Economic and Social Research Council: “Component processes of human face perception in typical and a-typical individuals”
  • 2013-2016 Projekt des Economic and Social Research Council: “Images in the mind: The control of visual object selection by attentional templates”
  • 2004-2007 DFG-Projekt „Elektrokortikale Korrelate bei der visuellen Suche nach pop-out-Zielreizen“
  • Projekt “Neuropsychological work with the very young: unterstanding brain function and cognitive development”

Auszeichnungen und Mitgliedschaften


  • seit 2012 Mitglied der Nationalen Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Leopoldina
  • 2005 Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Excellence in Higher and Further Education




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