Thomas Baumgarten has always been curious about perception and how the human brain processes sensory information. After finishing his diploma in Psychology at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Thomas switched to the Medical Faculty and used MEG to study the neural underpinnings of tactile perception. His PhD thesis described how ongoing rhythmic changes of neural activity determine the perception of subsequent tactile stimulation, which highlights the generative influence spontaneous brain activity has on perception. After shortly working for the clinical Collaborative Research Center 974, Thomas Baumgarten started a postdoc at the New York University Langone Medical Center. With the support of a MSCA Global Fellowship, he currently investigates how the brain uses past sensory evidence to predict future stimulus appearance.
Sessions by Thomas Baumgarten
Workshop II: Supervision in MSCA and beyond – Perspective of postdoctoral researchers
12:45 pm – 14:00 pm