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Sabine Kastner, Princeton, USA
Elaine Hsiao

Sabine Kastner is a Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology in the Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology at Princeton University. Kastner earned a B.A. in history and philosophy from Georg-August-University, Gottingen, Germany, an M.D. degree from Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany, and was trained as a primate electrophysiologist during Ph.D. studies at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Gottingen, , under the mentorship of the late Otto Creutzfeldt. She did postdoctoral training at NIMH, Bethesda, USA with Leslie Ungerleider and Bob Desimone to receive training in human neuroimaging, before joining the faculty at Princeton University in 2000. Kastner studies the neural basis of visual perception, attention, and awareness in the healthy, adult primate brain as well as in patients with brain lesions and during development using electrophysiology and neuroimaging methods.  She has contributed to a wide variety of topics in cognitive neuroscience including the topographic organization of the human visual system, functions of the thalamus in perception and cognition, the neural basis of visual attention and object perception, and the functional organization of human parietal cortex. Kastner currently conducts electrophysiology studies that directly compare mechanisms for inter-areal communication in cognitive large-scale networks across human and non-human primates. She serves on several editorial boards and is a Senior Editor for eLife.

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